I hope to help more people
understand why charity directed at Africa continues to be the blunder
that it is and always has been. Prepare to swallow a bitter concoction
if you read this article…
the world has classified Africa as the host continent for dictatorships,
genocides, poverty, AIDS, and political and social unrest. Much of the
white West continues to blame Africa’s ongoing struggles on the
complexion of Africans, which is assumed (without evidence) to result in
I often see how racism, bigotry, and
religion allow humans to have the most contemptible views of each other.
Worse, the derogatory assumptions that result from these unreasonable
ideologies are then used as an excuse to forever enforce the
discriminations they authored.
The people who show affection
towards such discriminatory opinions are frequently the ones caught in
the act of flavouring the data surrounding the subject. This is usually
done by circulating spurious chain mails that reference sources
supposedly ‘silenced’ because of their ‘political incorrectness.’
claims that scientific evidence suggesting an intellectual gap to exist
between various races of humans (and which is being suppressed for this
reason) is, of course, utter nonsense and the deductions of minds in
collaboration with racism.
The reality is that those
‘controversial’ sources have been rejected by mainstream science exactly
because they are biased misrepresentations that try to prove a point
not alluded to by global data. We already know what causes IQ
differences between races: nurture, culture, environment, nutrition,
education, etc. Even more critical to the topic is what IQ actually
measures? IQ most certainly does not measure absolute intelligence
(another strike for those who judge people by IQ results alone), and IQ
tests are often culturally biased and don’t take into account
environmental variables and the effects they have on the performance of
the test takers.
It thus stands to reason that the colour of
one’s skin or the shape of one’s nose or the texture of one’s hair has
no effect on brain function, and the only reason people would even
suggest something this preposterous is to promote a stigma that certain
races of our species are closer to apes than to ‘humans.’ Of course, it
gets hilarious when one hears that the ones labeling other races
‘half-ape’ don’t consider themselves associated with primates in any
way, shape, or form, and that they revile evolutionary theory exactly
for its claims that all Homo Sapiens are in fact primates.
it or not, science does not permit or empower one to select the bits of
it that appeal to one’s predeterminations. Religion and politics are
where one should go to in order to filter facts down to a trickle that
promotes a narrow-minded assumption not born from honest research.
A lesson in African aid
groups are responsible for the dissemination of internationally funded
aid in Africa: On the ethereal side of things are the missionaries and
religious organizations with an interest in Africans, and on the
corporeal (to be read corporate) side are the businessmen and
profit-driven companies with a vested interest in Africa’s resources,
not Africans themselves. Both groups are guilty of using charitable
funds to erect structures in their own image that are then simply use to
secure more donations and funding with—money that will never reach the
I admit there are cases where the aid is
received by a charitable organization and not wholly absorbed by their
administrative overhead or expansion efforts. In these rare cases the
odd road, school, hospital, or community center is built. But this is
far from good news for the poor masses, and here’s why:
impoverished population cannot benefit from a school when its young are
starving to the point of having developed marasmus. Many of these
schools are situated kilometers away from most of the rural population
meant to benefit from their existence and demand of the already starving
students to undertake a potentially fatal daily voyage, kilometers in
distance, and hours in duration while carrying heavy books and bag just
to reach the classroom. Then, if they even make it to school and later
back to home, these physically exhausted students would need to spend
hours learning and doing homework instead of helping their parents tend
to the failing crop that is their only hope for survival until the next
harvest—and god forbid there is a drought.
Need I even elaborate
on the other ‘improvements,’ like community centers that teach African
children how to use Microsoft Office—a commercial product which entire
community could not collectively afford or in any practical way benefit
from? Need I even elaborate on the effectiveness of soup stands and
prayers in getting an economy going? What about the effectiveness of a
police station filled with untrained staff desperate for a paycheck,
would they be able to ensure a stable governance of that budding
Let’s us also not forget (for it is convenient to do
so) that these improvements to infrastructure are basically business
ventures meant to turn a profit, and that profit is to be sourced from a
population that cannot even afford to feed its members. How then can
the intended beneficiaries be expected to pay taxes and charges for
essential services and aid?
Schooling is not free, healthcare is
not free, and going to church is not free (god needs money even from
the poorest of the poor). Billions of dollars have been misspend in this
way, and when the organizations pull out and move to a more profitable
spot, it leaves headquarters and bastions for gangs, warlords, and
dictators who now demand their turn in the chieftain seat and have the
requisite infrastructure to do so unfailingly.
The only things
the poor masses of Africa have ever pleaded for from the developed world
are (1) aid to prevent them from starving, (2) security to ensure a
peaceful existence, (3) medicine to prevent and treat curable diseases,
(4) and investment to help stimulate their broken economies so that they
can overcome the political stalemates paralyzing their countries and
preventing them from prospering like the rest of the world. Africans are
willing to build the infrastructure and render the required services to
themselves as they rise to the point where first-world infrastructure
would become of use to them, not a hindrance—and then they’d already be
out of the darkest part of the woods.
To assume and insist that
Africans sit and waste away in front of CNN’s cameras just to get free
handouts from rich nations is a contemptible claim and one void of any
humanitarian inclinations. I doubt any creature capable of experiencing
suffering would idly sit by and just look really pathetic so as to get
benefits without actually working for them—but such are the claims of
the experts who don’t even bother to read about what is really going on
north of the South African border.
In the west we don’t hear
much of anything about the success cases in third-world Asia where aid
was used in a revolutionary way: Placed directly into the hands of those
who need it most with NO intermediaries save for the volunteers
unloading the trucks and handing out the bundles cash to the people on
ground zero. This form of DIRECT intervention has miraculously lifted
numerous Asian communities out of deficiency, then dug a grave for, and
buried, the poverty they once knew. These lucky regions now have viable
economies, trade, agriculture, and farming. These villages and provinces
may not be enviable abodes to us in the developed world, but the people
there keep themselves secure and productive with their jungle courts,
their lynch mobs, and their community patrols. They don’t have
democracy, but the best part is that they don’t need it!
the billions of dollars intended for AFRICANS, not AFRICA, delivered
into the pockets of the people themselves we would likely be seeing the
same miracles as those observed in select third-world Eastern regions
that also once relied exclusively on international aid to gain their
dignity as humans.
But Africa has never gotten a fair deal and
is continually shorthanded in every transaction it makes with the
developed world. So it is no surprise that charity to Africa has always
been about giving the poor emotional encouragement, moral instruction,
and bowl of soup every other day; and then the whole sham is topped off
with more beseeching directed at the sky (prayer) to alleviate the
remaining desperation of the poor.
So let’s be clear on this;
most of the aid destined for Africa is received and absorbed by those
charitable organizations on the ground who have always done a great job
at advertising African poverty and its hellish effects to the rest of
the world for the sole purpose of attracting more donations and
investments to benefit everyone but the people in the photos and videos.
These lugubrious entities need the African situation to be desperate
and heart wrenching—their very paychecks and bonuses depend on it!
don’t think I am unaware of the fact that there are, indeed, a few
sincere and honest (though utterly ineffective) charities.
Unfortunately, all of them are of the unwavering persuasion that
charitable deeds and donations must be stretched out to milk the
resultant and imaginary karmic effects and pay off heavenly real estate
in a paradise resort situated in another dimension. After all, it’s the
thought that counts, not the actual material assistance rendered. Am I
With the testimony of a few poster-boy beneficiaries
fittingly discounted, none of these organizations have shown
statistically detectable results in the regions where they operate. I
say the whole lot should be fired for doing an utterly pathetic job! In
every other instance we demand that useless politicians, policies, and
practices be eradicated. Why then do we not demand that charity be
overhauled similarly? We know for a fact that it does not work in its
current form, but we feel to good knowing that someone is at least doing
something wholly ineffective rather than nothing at all.
this brings us to a conspiracy that seems more credible than most: If
poverty is eradicated in Africa, what happens to the natural wealth
under the African soil that remains untapped by the African people? Too
many people and first-world governments lose if the world has a rich
Africa, because Africa already has all the resources in its ground that
other countries fight wars over to get. And dumping bags of maze to be
allowed to take precious mineral resources is much cheaper than fighting
wars with more developed and capable nations. There would be a dramatic
change in the world if Africa were to be allowed to pick itself up from
the ground and stand to its full height and punch at its match weight.
I hope that it is finally clear to many caught up in other people’s
lies and agendas that a black epidermis is not to blame for the
non-effect of charity in Africa or the lack of progress there either;
the intermediaries, proxies, and certain world government, however,
should collect the guilt check and cash it in.
A history lesson for Western skeptics
their own defense—though their position is indefensible—the propaganda
relays, racists, bigots, and classists will often resort to what they
think is a clever rhetorical question meant to disarm people like me:
“But how did Europe build its civilization, which is so superior to
Well, permit me to educate you on the European history you evidently assume started at the peak of the Victorian era.
living white person’s ancestors—were painting their faces with muck and
bashing each other’s skulls in, for centuries, before Christianity (a
fucking moral breakthrough at the time) came along and felled the
macabre Druidic religions that kept Europe living like the
alabaster-skinned savages that they were. And Europeans fought tooth and
nail against Roman attempts to civilize them, and so Europe remained
stuck in its savage ways, and seemed much beyond hope for a very long
When the Dark Ages finally came to Europe, it came as a
cultural, technological, and moral revolution, so backward was much of
Europe at the time. And after the Dark Ages, Europe’s crowning jewel—the
British Empire—under the exploits of which all Caucasian successes have
been born, was still pretty far off and uncertain. And when that
eventual greatness finally came, much of it can be attributed to the
Empire’s greedy appropriation of human and natural resources belonging
to weaker and less sophisticated nations and peoples.
Hardly the sort of history to impart a sense of utter superiority for one’s skin colour, is it?
A history lesson for South African skeptics
me similarly take a moment to preempt those South African whites who
would argue for their own supremacy, all because their forefathers
supposedly built ‘everything’ in Africa, which, is used to propose the
idea that their offspring have the unfailing right to enjoy a privileged
life in an otherwise impoverished country.
Before I elaborate,
I’d like to add that unlike those people who lay claim to an ancestral
contribution not directly related to them, my grandfather actually built
most of Onderste Poort. So with this direct contribution to South
Africa from my own bloodline, let me elucidate to you how my grandfather
(and every other white South African’s forefathers) accomplished these
Oom Gert: Phweeeeet!!! Philamon, het jy daai daggha mooi gemix daarso?
Philamon: Hy’s mooi gemix, baas!
Oom Gert: Nou maar gaan kry vir Job en Elias en begin werk aan daai voorportaal; die gebou gaan nie himself boun nie, ne?
Philamon: Is reg, baas.
is our proud brick-stacking history in Africa, my fellow white South
Africans. I can see that our forefathers were leaking spinal fluid as
they grafted to ‘build’ the country. To me it looks like Philamon’s
decedents have just as much a right to be proud of the South African
landscape as we do, for they helped build most of the infrastructure
along with us. I am, however, not afraid to admit this and share the
resulting credit and (hopefully one day) prosperity.
So it would
seem a bit of honesty is due when we teach our children about the
origin of infrastructure in South Africa: The settlers committed ink and
carbon to paper to draw up the architectural plans, and the locals
combined brick to mortar to help realise those plans. It was a
partnership and should bring us together as South Africans, not divide
And just to rub it in, let us not forget that at night some
of your white forefathers and their indigenous female aids—perhaps as
unwilling as her modern-day farmworker equivalent—helped bring a
part-endemic-part-exotic race to the Cape: the Coloureds.
before someone accuses me of racism, do note that I consider the
intermixing of human genetics to be very important for the longevity of
our species. But some super proud people suffer a stroke at the thought
that the authenticity of their pedigree may at some time be called into
Never before have I met a group of people so adamant
that their race started fully clothed, properly educated,
technologically advanced, culturally refined, and gainfully employed as
some of the oh-so-proud and arrogant whites in South Africa. One would
swear that they were created perfect by some external agency and placed
here to rule over the grasping masses who could only ever hope to aspire
to work as maids and labourers for the aristocratic whites…. Oh, but
wait, that is exactly what happened during apartheid.
don’t know where your blemish-free pride comes from, my fellow white
South Africans, but let me say it in no uncertain terms; such pride is
the product of a desperate imagination and willful ignorance of your own
history. You need to look beyond the settler Corvettes that came to
port in the Cape of Good Hope to see that you, too, were once savages;
you too were once a hopeless people that every developed nation at the
time dismissed as savages unworthy of being classified as humans.
British Empire was quite lucky that it successfully fended off attempts
to invade its lands and secure a firm grip on the natural resources
buried under ‘its’ soil. That is the fundamental and stark difference
between the British Empire and the currently unrealized African Empire.
To deny such is to be deliberately obtuse and spitefully proud of an
unfair historical advantage and continued meddling to cripple the
Africa had to develop in modern world while
pinned under the heels of much more advanced and powerful nations, yet
most people demand to know why Africa cannot raise itself from the
ground. With much of Africa having been conquered and exploited, not
merely threatened by equally advanced enemies, most African countries
never had to invent and advance arms and technology to the same extent
as Rome and Europe had to centuries ago just to ensure their survival
and … later … dominance.
Today, Africa is artificially advanced
militarily by nations and black markets willing to supply it projectile
and thermal weaponry in a reckless manner. This is why Africa is in such
disarray as external forces arm—to the teeth—rebels and warlords alike
to help keep Africans divided and distracted from the economic injustice
that seems to be forced upon them.
But as sad a case as Africa
is, at least its plodding along. The might British Empire, however, is
dead, and much of Europe and America can’t even distinguish between
their own people and those from foreign nations anymore.
youth of Europe and almost half of the USA are charity cases every bit
as incapable of self-sustaining as the their African contemporaries, but
the difference is that Europe and America already has the
infrastructure, technology, and civilization that Africa is expected to
make do without—so what excuse(s) can Europe and America use for their
ongoing poor economic performances? America is now $16-Trillion+ in debt
and has no way to pay it back if inflation is properly accounted for.
in a council flat in the UK/USA and persisting on a monthly cheque
provided by your welfare department allows you to endure your own
economic non-viability at a much more dignified level than your African
equivalents do, but you are still equally useless and have really no
higher platform from which to judge and demand progress in Africa when
you yourself can’t even progress with all the aid given to you.
As I have given you, the reader, much to contemplate, I think I’ll leave you to it.