Here is why I am opposed to helping in Africa with Ebola or other nations. Supporting countries that have proven not to improve is not only a waste of money, it has also proven to be a waste of American lives.
The People of those countries need to stand up and overthrow their government and put in place one that protects and serves the people. If 20 years ago the people of those countries would have come together and established a well organized country - as Japan did after being nuked or Germany after having all their major cities turned into ruins after WW2 - they would have a civilized society with many of the basic infrastructures that reduce the spread of disease.
But they did not and they will not. So now decades later, when their own choices not to work together has put them in this position, I hold no pity for them. When I look at suffering people all I see is those who have not acted for the betterment of their society, their fellow citizens and their children's future.
In this age there are so many resources available to those who wish to form a flourishing country or those who want to improve themselves. They have chosen not to accept such resources and use them, but to expect further "aid" in the future without lifting a finger. Handing them food and aid does not work if they do not want to help themselves. This is proven in our own country with the expansion of the welfare state where we now have untold millions in second and third generations of not moving ahead because they are handed their sustenance with no demands in return.
Call me callous or harsh, but everyone has free will and if you choose not to use it then you deserve no pity.
I could not agree more! The USA has wasted countless billions in aid to ungrateful Third World countries, while our own people have been neglected.
Most of the money merely goes into the pockets of corrupt politicians, yet Obama wants to send them more. Time to call a halt to the giveaways.
Posted by: Laurence Almand on October 19, 2015 02:34 PM
The US will continue to provide BILLIONS of tax payer dollars as aid to Third World hellholes and to prosperous countries like our so called "ally", Saudi Arabia.
We are funding Islam and Communism in these countries, while draining the wealth of the United States.
None of this is coincidental, or the results of naïveté, incompetence, idiocy or incompetence.
This is deliberate and will continue.
The United Nations speaks of "Communitarianism" for the world, just a watered down, PC word for worldwide totalitarianism.
Please read Joan Veon's book, "The United Nations - Global Straitjacket."
Posted by: JD on June 5, 2016 06:13 PM