Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Projection Meets Reality...

Well, the U.S. has been engaged in a new Marshall Plan for most of the past decade. Between 2002 and 2010, the U.S. spent roughly $19 billion to promote development in Afghanistan. Many other nations have also sent thousands of aid workers and billions of dollars.

Much of the aid effort was premised on the assumption that development would foster stability. Young men with jobs wouldn’t plant roadside bombs. Communities with growing economies would reject the Taliban. This assumption was based on the modern prejudice that bad behavior has material roots. Give people money and jobs and you will improve their character and behavior.

In Afghanistan, as elsewhere, this assumption seems not to be true. A conference of experts brought together last year in Wilton Park in Britain concluded that there is a “surprisingly weak evidence base for the effectiveness of aid in promoting stabilization and security objectives” in Afghanistan.

Violence doesn’t stem from poverty. It stems from grudges, tribal dynamics and religious fanaticism...


Yes, magic thinking doesn't actually work. The belief in "equality" is based upon, well, nothing. In fact it stands in the face of mountains of historical evidence to the contrary as well as present observation which aptly demonstrates that different races have different capacities and notions of civilization.

Case in point,

An army of peacekeepers will complement a police contingent at this year's Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration in an effort to avoid a repeat of violence that marred last year's event.

It takes an army of peacekeepers, RIGHT HERE IN THE HEART OF OL' U S of A -in the 21st century-, to keep Africans from running amok, destroying property and randomly raping and killing. And this after decades in which the USA turned itself inside out, spent trillions of dollars and tossed out the rule of law all in an effort to make Africans equal to the White man.

It didn't work.

Race is not a social construct. Societies are racial constructs.