It's me, stupid!

'The irony is that Bono and his defenders, for all their good intentions, fail to see the deep and lasting harm they do to Africa when they lobby Western governments to bail out and boost up the Dark Continent. In the unexpressed but implicit worldview of Bono, Africans are helpless children, unaccountable for their own actions and in need of salvation from superior and compassionate Westerners. Bono wants us — the taxpayers of the West — to eradicate AIDS in Africa, when if they cared to do so Africans themselves could easily do so by embracing a culture of monogamy and responsibility, and it wouldn’t cost ONE red cent. But don’t hold your breath.

My view is that Africans, like all human beings, are responsible for their own actions. The corruption and misery in Africa is a direct result of African behavior, and will only change when Africans alter it.'

- Matt Patterson, 'Saint Bono and His Endless Crusade.'

Comments

Pilot said…
Aceepting the supposed linear equation between the west and Africa is like thinking "oh, its hot here so it will rain someday because of the evaporation"

Of course, only Africans can change Africa. But a little help from others is not a bad idea.

Tags: Logical, farcical
Winter Rain said…
Self help is the best help.
I don't want work my butt and my children's butt off for some giant sinkhole...and to feed some non tax paying celebrity's idea of help...
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Prof.Ray Titus said…
Sure a li'l help may not be a bad idea...but with your tax dollars, not mine!
Pilot said…
Optimising tax money usage is never going to happen. And we all know how well American tax money is spent by those at the helm...enough said.

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