It is no secret that the developed world sends aid to
Africa. They do so almost religiously. Even at a time of
turbulent economic outlook, they still do. The question is why? Are they that
nice? Does anyone really mean to tell me, the reason they pump in so much money
into African and Latin American coffers is because they love the continent?
Could be, but if they loved the continent so much that they give so much aid,
why not just cancel the overriding debt of these countries? If they care so
much, why don’t they import health experts and give free healthcare services?
Simple truth is, they give the said ‘aid’ to control the people.
Kwame Nkrumah, who coined the term ’neocolonialism’ put it this way:
“…The result of neo-colonialism is that foreign capital is used for the exploitation rather than for the development of the less developed parts of the world. Investment under neo-colonialism increases rather than decreases the gap between the rich and the poor countries of the world…”
Foreign aid as it is being disseminated these days inevitably finds its way into the hands of economic powers who in turn reinvest it into the originating country in the first place. It’s a cycle people. It’s a cycle. And since the money has been given to these less disadvantaged countries in the first place, there exists a form of unwritten IOU between the giving and receiving countries. It’s like burning a candle at both ends for the receiving countries of these bond fees called aid.
Then there is the UN. The UN is a lameduck organization created to serve as a platform for international cooperation being controlled by the governments of the most powerful countries on earth. The security council of the United Nations has five permanent members. How can it then be said that all countries are uniquely independent. Five countries have permanent membership of the most powerful council on earth and the remaining countries share ten seats among themselves on a rota basis. You be the judge and tell me the will of the powerful nations will not be imposed on the less powerful ones.
Only a fool will not admit there are internal problems in
Africa. Leadership problems. But
let me ask a simple question; is there any African leader scarier than Saddam
Hussein? And didn’t ‘they’ get him out? And of course part of the excuses was
that they were doing it for the good of the Iraqi’s. Muammar Kaddafi ditto.
Here is my opinion, which could obviously be wrong; the leaders of the
developing world do the bidding of the leaders of the developed countries. And
the developed counties’ leaders in turn do the bidding of powerful economic and
social forces behind the curtains. Like I said, I might be wrong; it’s just
what I think.