Remember the famous song by Michael Jackson “We are the world, we are the children…”?
Such a lovely song, simply classic. But this is more than just a great song. This song was created under the massive US sympathy and political reaction to the big famine in Ethiopia in 1984/85. The point of making this song is to raise money to buy food to feed those starving marvins on the sub-Sahara African continent. In fact, there has been so much similar humanitarian aiding sent to the Black Africans every year with pure compassion from US and Europe. Great job! But what happens to that piece of land nowadays?
Well, the topic once gain hit the headline today: Eastern Africa might face severe famine again because of drought. Nowadays of course there are a lot of leftists pointing finger to the Climate Change. Sure, then why it happens so frequently only in this part rather than other places, all the time?
However, I am not bashing climate change theory in this article. I am just saying the frequency of African famine do not appear to be affected by the frequency of humanitarian aids from the West.
In my view, those so-called humanitarian aids just make white people who are sitting their big ass in the sofa and drinking cold juice feel better for themselves, for they have done something charitable and compassionate. Well, good for them, but starving marvin still starves. Clearly Africans need something way more profound and systematic to sustain their ever-growing population. And self-salvation is the only way out. That’s why African countries now more look up to China. Humanitarian aids in Africa do not alleviate poverty and starvation at all; in fact in my view their presence worsens the already-shitty situation in those countries by making their people completely incompetent in feeding themselves because they are so used to be fed like a baby.
That said, I have dim hope for sub-Sahara Africa. I really don’t think their level of civilization and understanding is ready for the modern civilization yet, especially when most of the smart fellas (more scarce resource than gems and gold in Africa) tend to move out somewhere in US and Europe (though more low-skilled, dumb people immigrated at the same time as well). I just simply don’t think they are ready for it yet (their exponentially-growing population has to do a lot with Western’s aid for hospitals and medication btw). In some sense I am glad that my ancestors moved out of Africa (more known as the land of lions, zebra, giraffes, and chimps).