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Monday, August 07, 2017

Camp of the Saints, East African Division: How Western “Compassion” Made the Hellholes of Ethiopia and Somalia Much Worse, so that Compassionistas Can then Profit Even More, by Bringing the Savages to America

From an Old Friend

Just sent to me by a correspondent. From three years ago:

By Kevin Myers
Posted by Managing Editor on 10. August 2014
Africa Unauthorised

Kevin Myers (born 30 March 1947) is an Irish journalist and writer. He writes for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times, having previously been a columnist for the Irish Independent and a former contributor to The Irish Times, where he wrote the “An Irishman’s Diary” opinion column several times weekly. Until 2005, he wrote for the UK Sunday Telegraph.

His articles criticise left-wing opinion and the “liberal consensus”, sometimes incorporating hyperbole, sarcasm and parody. This essay recently appeared in The Irish Independent:


Somalia is not a humanitarian disaster; it is an evolutionary disaster. The current drought is not the worst in 50 years, as the BBC and all the aid organisations claim. It is nothing compared to the droughts in 1960/61 or 73/74. And there are continuing droughts every 5 years or so. It’s just that there are now four times the population; having been kept alive by famine relief, supplied by aid organisations, over the past 50 years. So, of course, the effects of any drought now, is a famine. They cannot even feed themselves in a normal rainfall year.

Worst yet, the effects of these droughts, and poor nutrition in the first 3 years of the a child’s life, have a lasting effect on the development of the infant brain, so that if they survive, they will never achieve a normal IQ . Consequently, they are selectively breeding a population, who cannot be educated , let alone one that is not being educated; a recipe for disaster

We are seeing this impact now, and it can only exacerbate, to the detriment of their neighbours, and their environment as well. This scenario can only end in an even worse disaster; with even worse suffering, for those benighted people, and their descendants. Eventually, some mechanism will intervene, be it war, disease or starvation.

So what do we do? Let them starve? What a dilemma for our Judeo/ Christian/Islamic Ethos; as well as Hindu/Buddhist morality.

And this is beginning to happen in Kenya, Ethiopia, and other countries in Asia, like Pakistan. Is this the beginning of the end of civilisation?

AFRICA is giving nothing to anyone outside Africa — apart from AIDS and new disease. Even as we see African states refusing to take action to restore something resembling civilisation in Zimbabwe, the Begging bowl for Ethiopia is being passed around to us out of Africa, yet again. It is nearly 25 years since the famous Feed The World campaign began in Ethiopia, and in that time Ethiopia’s population has grown from 33.5 million to 78+ million today. So, why on earth should I do anything to encourage further catastrophic demographic growth in that country? Where is the logic? There is none.

To be sure, there are two things saying that logic doesn’t count. One is my conscience, and the other is the picture, yet again, of another wide-eyed child, yet again, gazing, yet again, at the camera, which yet again, captures the tragedy of children starving.

Sorry. My conscience has toured this territory on foot and financially. Unlike most of you, I have been to Ethiopia; like most of you, I have stumped up the loot to charities to stop starvation there. The wide-eyed boy-child we saved, 20 years or so ago, is now a low IQ, AK 47-bearing moron, siring children whenever the whim takes him, and blaming the world because he is uneducated, poor and left behind. There is no doubt a good argument why we should prolong this predatory and dysfunctional economic, social and sexual system but I do not know what it is.

There is, on the other hand, every reason not to write a column like this. It will win no friends, and will provoke the self-righteous wrath of, well, the self-righteous, hand wringing, letter writing wrathful individuals, a species which never fails to contaminate almost every debate in Irish life with its sneers and its moral superiority. It will also probably enrage some of the finest men in Irish life, like John O’Shea, of Goal; and the Finucane brothers, men whom I admire enormously.

So be it.

But, please, please, you self-righteously wrathful, spare me mention of our own Irish Famine, with this or that lazy analogy.

There is no comparison. Within 20 years of the Famine, the Irish population was down by 30%. Over the equivalent period, thanks to Western food, the Mercedes 10-wheel truck and the Lockheed Hercules planes, Ethiopia’s population has more than doubled.

Alas, that wretched country is not alone in its madness. Somewhere, over the rainbow, lies Somalia, another fine land of violent, AK 47-toting, khat-chewing, girl-circumcising, permanently tumescent layabouts, and housing pirates of the ocean. Indeed, we now have almost an entire continent of sexually hyperactive, illiterate indigents, with tens of millions of people who only survive because of help from the outside world or allowances by the semi-communist Governments they voted for, money supplied by lending it from the World Bank!

This dependency has not stimulated political prudence or commonsense. Indeed, voodoo idiocy seems to be in the ascendant, with the president of South Africa being a firm believer in the efficacy of a little tap water on the post-coital penis as a sure preventative against AIDS infection. Needless to say, poverty, hunger and societal meltdown have not prevented idiotic wars involving Tigre, Uganda, Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea etcetera.

Broad brush-strokes, to be sure. But broad brush-strokes are often the way that history paints its gaudier, if more decisive, chapters. Japan, China, Russia, Korea, Poland, Germany, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the 20th century have endured worse broad brush-strokes than almost any part of Africa. They are now — one way or another — virtually all giving aid to or investing in Africa, whereas Africa, with its vast savannahs and its lush pastures, is giving almost nothing to anyone, apart from AIDS.

Meanwhile, Africa’s peoples are outstripping their resources, and causing catastrophic ecological degradation. By 2050, the population of Ethiopia will be 177 million; the equivalent of France, Germany and Benelux today, but located on the parched and increasingly Protein-free wastelands of the Great Rift Valley. So, how much sense does it make for us actively to increase the adult population of what is already a vastly over-populated, environmentally devastated and economically dependent country?

How much morality is there in saving an Ethiopian child from starvation today, for it to survive to a life of brutal circumcision, poverty, hunger, violence and sexual abuse, resulting in another half-dozen such wide-eyed children, with comparably jolly little lives ahead of them. Of course, it might make you feel better, which is a prime reason for so much charity!
But that is not good enough. For self-serving generosity has been one of the curses of Africa. It has sustained political systems which would otherwise have collapsed. It prolonged the Eritrean-Ethiopian war by nearly a decade. It is inspiring Bill Gates’ programme to rid the continent of malaria, when, in the almost complete absence of personal self-discipline, that disease is one of the most efficacious forms of population-control now operating. If his programme is successful, tens of millions of children who would otherwise have died in infancy will survive to adulthood, he boasts.

Oh good: then what? I know, let them all come here (to Ireland) or America (not forgetting Australia!).

Yes, that’s an idea.
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

jerry pdx
I've got to get one more word in on the pitiful decline of Late Night talk. As a huge fan of the recently, and sadly, departed Don Rickles, I found an old clip from the 70's of him appearing on Johnny Carson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8vZzP5yvJw&t=932s
He was appearing with Dom DeLuise and (a youthful looking) Glen Campbell. It was a riotous appearance, as it always is with Don Rickles, but I couldn't come up with a better way to sum it all up than an anonymous commentator who posted this comment:

"Tonight show 1973: Don, Dom, Ed and Johnny sit around smoking and busting each others balls"

"Tonight show 2017: Jimmy Fallon plays Pictionary with Kendall Jenner, Megan Fox and Sheilleene Woodley"

Best commentary regarding the decline of Western civilization I've read for a long time.

Anonymous said...

"But, please, please, you self-righteously wrathful, spare me mention of our own Irish Famine, with this or that lazy analogy."


Ireland the nation and people never did recover fully from the potato famine. Population is half now about what it was during the time of the famine.

Anonymous said...

, "that disease [malaria] is one of the most efficacious forms of population-control now operating."

Half the human population that has ever lived [100 billion] have either died from malaria or complications from malaria.

Anonymous said...

" Indeed, voodoo idiocy seems to be in the ascendant, with the president of South Africa being a firm believer in the efficacy of a little tap water on the post-coital penis as a sure preventative against AIDS infection"

Juju in some places. Muti in others. Black magic or healing magic. And AIDS IS A DISEASE CREATED BY THE WHITE MAD SCIENTIST.

Anonymous said...

"It will win no friends, and will provoke the self-righteous wrath of, well, the self-righteous, hand wringing, letter writing wrathful individuals,"

Kevin is going to lose his job over this one. And be hounded the rest of life by those he thought were his friends.

Anonymous said...

"AFRICA is giving nothing to anyone outside Africa — apart from AIDS and new disease."

Millions of migrants now. And tens of millions to follow. Irish greet them with open arms.

Anonymous said...

" the effects of any drought now, is a famine. They cannot even feed themselves in a normal rainfall year."


Pastoral people that have over-grazed the land a long time ago. Population far too great for the land. "The land shall vomit them out".

With sound land management something could be done. But he Somali is too damned resistant to change.

Anonymous said...

jerry pdx
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/08/07/four-strippers-fatally-shoot-good-samaritan-after-he-stopped-help-change-tire/23069089/
Let this be a lesson to you guys, if you see strippers by the side of the road with a flat, don't stop to help. Certainly don't invite them to your home and let them stay. Especially if they look like these ones. I don't know what their bodies are like but those faces...yechhh

I'm guessing the "Good Samaritan" wasn't acting completely out of the goodness of his heart and was demanding non monetary compensation for services rendered and the ladies disagreed, with fatal results. I looked him up online, he is black man but apparently a non too streetwise one. https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1646&bih=936&q=ralph+edward+cross+55&oq=ralph+edward+cross+55&gs_l=img.12...908.3692.0.4890.22.22.0.0.0.0.127.1340.19j2.21.0....0...1.1.64.img..1.14.1007.0..0j0i5i30k1j0i8i30k1j0i24k1.UkQwClRLYeI#imgrc=a6YCRDs54T-y5M:&spf=1502216501987

Anonymous said...

Somali in particular and dangerous. Very volatile and respond to the slightest provocation [as perceived] with extreme violence.

Richard Francis Burton the Victorian era explorer referred to them as that "tempestuous people". Richard got a spear through the cheek when he encountered them.

jeigheff said...

Did you ever see the movie "Mountains of the Moon"? The incident of Richard Francis Burton receiving a spear through his cheeks was depicted.