Since the great famine of the mid-1980s, Ethiopia's population has soared from 33.5 million to 78 million.
We did more in Ethiopia a quarter of a century ago than just rescue children from terrible death through starvation: we also saved an evil, misogynistic and dysfunctional social system.
...at least 80pc of Ethiopian girls are circumcised, meaning that no less than 24 million girls suffered this fate, usually without anaesthetics or antiseptic. The UN estimates that 12pc of girls die through septicaemia, spinal convulsions, trauma and blood-loss after circumcision which probably means that around three million little Ethiopian girls have been butchered since the famine...
So what is the moral justification for saving a baby from death through hunger, in order to give her an even more agonising, almost sacrificial, death aged eight or 13? The practice could have been stamped out, with sufficient political will, as sutti in India once was. And the feminists of the west would never have allowed such unconditional aid to be given to such a wicked and brutal society if it had been run by white men.
But, instead, the state was run by black males, for whom a special race-and-gender dispensation apparently applies...
When I went to Ethiopia just over 20 years ago, I saw many things I never reported -- such as the menacing effect of gangs of young men with Kalashnikovs everywhere, while women did all the work. In the very middle of starvation and death, men spent their time drinking the local hooch in the boonabate shebeens. Alongside the boonabates were shanty-brothels, to which drinkers would casually repair, to briefly relieve themselves in the scarred orifice of some wretched prostitute (whom God preserve and protect). I saw all this and did not report it, nor the anger of the Irish aid workers at the sexual incontinence and fecklessness of Ethiopian men. Why? Because I wanted to write much-acclaimed, tear-jerkingly purple prose about wide-eyed, fly-infested children -- not cold, unpopular and even "racist" accusations about African male culpability.
Thus we are heading towards a demographic holocaust, with a potential premature loss of life far exceeding that of all the wars of the 20th Century. This terrible truth cannot be ignored.
As was written here before, but re-edited for context,
Naturally “The Poor” are always (in the minds of White liberals) essentially the Cratchit family; humble, good natured Bob and wobbly Tiny Tim out in front, dovishly croaking, “and God bless us, everyone.”
Never (in the mind of the White liberal) are “The Poor” the thieves, drug dealers, rapists, murderers and crack-whores, who, in real life, comprise about 99% of those labeled “The Poor” or “The Misfortunate.” Never do White liberals think of what hideous abuses and atrocious behaviors they are enabling when they “give to the poor”.
Nope, to the White liberal the means justify the ends. And if that involves importing a group of refugees from a ramshackle country who will, once here, go about raping and/or killing American citizens, well then, so be it. To the White liberal, their warm fuzzy sense of “having done the right thing” is far more important than the rape or murder victims whose sufferings and deaths were a byproduct of their 'Charity'.
If you have something with which you can afford to part with, then give it only to those whom you know (as in close friends and family)....and those whom you know who actually need it and will use it correctly....