"We Africans know what the problem is, and no one else should speak in our name. Africa has men of letters and science, great thinkers and stifled geniuses who at the risk of torture rise up to declare the truth and demand liberty."
Please read this editorial in the New York
Slime Times no less
Live8, the personification of the left, THEY LOVE IDEAS BUT HATE PEOPLE. Seriously. think about it.
Don't insult Africa, this continent so rich yet so badly led. Instead, insult its leaders, who have ruined everything. Our anger is all the greater because despite all the presidents for life, despite all the evidence of genocide, we didn't hear anyone at Live 8 raise a cry for democracy in Africa.
Don't the organizers of the concerts realize that Africa lives under the oppression of rulers like Yoweri Museveni (who just eliminated term limits in Uganda so he can be president indefinitely) and Omar Bongo (who has become immensely rich in his three decades of running Gabon)? Don't they know what is happening in Cameroon, Chad, Togo and the Central African Republic? Don't they understand that fighting poverty is fruitless if dictatorships remain in place?
Even more puzzling is why Youssou N'Dour and other Africans participated in this charade. Like us, they can't help but know that Africa's real problem is the lack of freedom of expression, the usurpation of power, the brutal oppression.
- Neither debt relief nor huge amounts of food aid nor an invasion of experts will change anything. Those will merely prop up the continent's dictators. It's up to each nation to liberate itself and to help itself. When there is a problem in the United States, in Britain, in France, the citizens vote to change their leaders. And those times when it wasn't possible to freely vote to change those leaders, the people revolted.
hat tip: onebusybee
Islamic Nations Slaughter and Enslave Christians
- ......In Sudan, Christians are sold into slavery or murdered for no other crime than naming the Name of Christ. Over two million have been murdered, and 200,000 have been sold into slavery by their government. An organization named Christian Solidarity International (PLEASE visit C.S.I.'s website listed in Resources Section) has raised money to buy almost 60,000 slaves from their captors and free them. One 22-year-old Protestant girl, a virgin, was captured by government soldiers and raped repeatedly for five days as she was marched through the jungle tied to twenty other slaves. Many women and children died during this march. She was then used as a slave and forced to study Islam until bought out of slavery by C.S.I. You can read her complete story and those of other slaves on C.S.I.'s website.......
TimMcD my bloodbro (actually I have no brothers but you get my meaning) has a proposal I fully support;
Davou Bulle, his wife, and their 10 children each climbed into the van, exhausted from another full day of work on their family’s farm. He started to pull away but was soon jarred to attention by the sound of gunshots hitting the tires. They were being ambushed because of his faith!
The Muslim attackers soon aimed their weapons at the driver, in hopes to first kill the Christian “infidel” then kill his entire family. In an attempt to protect his father, son Gyan lunged at the bullets to shield him, but the bullets found their way to their intended target, killing Davou. Gyan trying to help his father took 14 bullets during the ambush. Davou’s wife Mary was hit in the eye during the attack.
My simple plan to save the Sudanese from starvation. See the attached maps. One is of the spread of Islam in Africa with my changes made. The other show where the oil fields are in Sudan and Nigeria. This is where the war for freedom must be fought.This is not rocket science. It will work as long as Ambassador Joe Wilson and his stupid wife don't get involved. Where the oil is, that is where you allow new states to form based on basic human rights, democracy and capitalism. Give everybody over age 12 shares in the oil revenues. Before you know it, they will have significant educational and business opportunities because the citizens actually own the resources. They'll pump oil like crazy, creating jobs, and will have the money and support to defend themselves.
me? I think it's a great start. It's an answer..Throwing money at the despots, radical governments, murderers and dictators is the most ruthless and evil course we can take.
We know better now, we know what fails and what works.............in a word