Friday, March 19, 2010

The billions aren’t enough

The deeply socialist state of Haiti is apparently in trouble again. Didn’t I tell you so months ago?

It seems that the billions upon billions in aid sent alongside with thousands of rescue workers and massive amounts of containers filled with food, blankets and such didn’t help much. Comes hurricanes or flooding now, which they most likely will, thousands more will needlessly die.

This is what happens when you let leftie policies run amok and warlords and corrupt politicians run the show. And aid? Please. How many hundreds of billions haven’t Ethiopia got throughout the years, and they still have ten million people starving being just one step away from the river Styx.

It’s not money these people need, it’s not blankets or foreign doctors, and they certainly do not need the ex-presidents W-chimp and the McDonald’s munching Cunt’on, do help them.

What they need are self-reliant citizens with an understanding on how to build houses. What they need is an armed populace able to defend themselves and their property against thieving lefties. What they need is freedom and a minimalistic government that stay out of peoples affairs. What they need is capitalism.

Lefties always blame some outside force. It didn’t rain enough in East Germany. The sun shines only on South Korea thanks to an American conspiracy. Stalin only murdered tens of millions of people because he was unjustly attacked by right-wing media in Europe. Pol-Pot’s schemes would have worked if only crops hadn’t died because of flooding. Cuba would be the richest country on the planet if it wasn’t for American embargoes.

But as we well know it doesn’t stop in true communist/socialist countries, the same sort’s of argument can be heard within our own borders. The schools aren’t teaching good enough because of lack of funding, the poor only need more welfare checks and they will be fine, and if we only throw more billions at the health-care system it will work perfectly.

Listening to a socialist it would seem that if only Mother Nature could be controlled and more billions could be spent then the shiny pinkish heaven of socialism would work its magic and everyone would be happy and equal.

Haiti is no exception to this asylum-thinking.

We need to send more money, they need more blankets and if only the big corporations hadn’t robbed the island everything would be fine.

The only reason I can think of why people buy these sorts of mad ideas is the immediate emotional response mechanism we have built-in in our genetic make-up.

When we see starving people, suffering families and disastrous situations and our heart bleeds, we want to help and help now. We scream about the injustice and as soon as someone says we need to send aid we nod emphatically. It seems like a good idea, it sounds like we’ve thought it through, send help now and more help later and everything will be fine.

This isn’t so. In fact, sending help all the time may actually, in the long run, hurt the needy more than if we do nothing.

I am not saying they don’t need help and there are situation whereas even the richest and most powerful nations do need assistance. What I am saying is that any help given need to be thoughtful and not only help now but, more importantly, help later.

The things and money already sent to Haiti is more than enough. We’ve probably even sent too much. What they need more of now is instruction manuals, maybe a couple of teachers and a realization that it can happen again and they need to build a society capable of cooping. They need guns, lots of them. An armed populace cannot be robbed by government. Maybe we can send seeds and some equipment, but otherwise they should fend for themselves and would be able to do so if only they had more capitalism.

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