Simeon_Strangelight said:pitbullowner said:
Most of the aid is one big con. In some African countries the EU sent them frozen chicken and milk from European overproduction. It bankrupted local farmers achieving the opposite of self-sustainability. Then you have the gamut of corruption - they can easily take either money or goods in order to get more.
Good projects encompassed building of wells, though even then - who said that local companies wouldn't want that business? The Chinese have found a way to pay pack for raw materials via construction projects which they build themselves, so that they can profit off it again.
Ultimately self-responsibility and self-reliance must be taken into account. The globalists also do their utmost to stop industrialization of Africa, so I would wager that they hold back the development instead of helping.
Its even darker than this. My father worked in the DRC and Zaire during their nasty run in the 90's. When aid shipments would show up, the local gangsters took all of it. The aid organizers helped them load their trucks. Local kids would be lucky if a ripped bag dropped grains on the ground. Kids would nearly kill each other for these grains. Heartbeaking. My dad still talks of wanting to murder and rampage the aid organizers more even than the gangsters.
These gangs would use food aid as leverage to starve people into submission. They would burn their crops, kill their farmers, chop off limbs of young boys until they had to submit.
All this under the smug eyes of the NGOs.