"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Does Help Mean Exploitation?
We live in a country that likes to boast on its humanitarianism and good will efforts towards other countries. Our country is touted as a country with a magnanimous heart when disaster hits other countries. Nevertheless, can for once, America help a country with a majority black population in need instead of exploiting them?
While surfing the Internet, I ran across a few articles that are quite disturbing. But then, I believe that most of us had suspected some of it or at least had a few question marks in our head concerning the so-called aid relief efforts in Haiti. Like that old saying goes "All that glitters is not gold" and that saying is proving to be in the case of Haiti's aid relief efforts the truth and nothing but the truth.
A few of us had some concerns about the children in Haiti being adopted by so many white folks. Those few were wondering where did all of this newfound love for black children come from since here in America love for black folks is not exactly being shown according to our past and present history. Yet and still, my own biggest concern was children being kidnapped for child slavery which was already going on in Haiti. In addition, children dying of injuries, infections,and losing their limbs behind untreated injuries or delays in treatment.
Why is it that America thinks that helping in disasters in which the majority of the victims are black means:
"More recently, Clinton has been busy setting up investment opportunities for Wall Street corporations to further exploit Haitian labor." ~~Kiilu Nyasha-Poor People Magazine~~
"Haitians need real help trying to dig out victims who may still be alive, not opportunistic posturing and photo ops." ~~Kiilu Nyasha-Poor People Magazine~~
Oh well, hopefully, the real goodwill humanitarian bug will really hit Clinton and Bush and they'll be healed from that spirit of oppressor. At the present, it does not look like that is the case. It seems that smaller countries seem to always outshine us when it comes to real humanitarism and get less credit for it or hardly noticed. But then, if you think about it, it is always those with less who give the most and have a genuine humanitarian spirit.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?