Carol Platt Liebau: All A Matter of Priorities

Saturday, December 09, 2006

All A Matter of Priorities

So the townhouse of the UN chief is undergoing a $4.3 million renovation. Says a lot about the UN's priorities, especially when one considers the funding shortfalls that mean that little children in Africa will go hungry during the second half of December.

But hey -- no self-respecting UN leader can be expected to live in a house that hasn't had that $200,000 kitchen renovation, can he?


Blogger Cavalor Epthith said...

How much has the United States wasted in Iraq? $400 billion? What could that money Carol have done for all the suffering people of Sudan, Chad, Botswana, Congo-Brazzaville, the Central African Republic, Eritrea, Somalia, Burundi, Rwanda, Togo, Cote D'Ivoire, Burkia Faso and countless other states that so many of you lump into this amorphous black place called "Africa".

You want to talk about waste?
Twenty million dollars for a victory parade? Will this be with or without 2,940 American flag draped horse drawn caissons leading the procession? An underfunded 700 mile border fence for a 2000+ mile border?

Let me say this in terms that any human can understand: Children in Third World countries go hungry because of the necessity of greed that exists to maintain the aberration of Western comfort and their lifestyle of conspicuous materialst consumption. If Americans lived within their means and did not over consume, some of this excess could be used to repair some of the political, social and economic harm of the 19th and 20 th Century. You have been fooled. You were always told that you earned everything you have gotten through education and hard work, but no one ever told you the institutions upon which you stand were built on the corpses of those trampled by colonialism and then by the need to maintain hegemony at any cost.

Do yourself and your readers a favor: Stick to the talking points they pay you to prattle on about like gay marriage and the life or death issue of flag burning and leave serious matters for professionals. We all can see what kinds of troubles allowing amateurs to do the work of statesmen can bring forth.

C.E. esq.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

I don't consider a contributor to Hell's Newspaper to be professional in any way, shape, or form. To think that what is going on the in countries no one on the right "lumps into this amorphous black place called 'Africa'" can be fixed by pouring tons of dollars into what will ultimately be the coffers of the despots in charge there, is lunacy of the worst kind. The "enlightened" Cavalor Epthith (can we be more pretentious?) should keep in mind that between our government and the donations of millions of private citizens, these unfortunate destinations receive great sums of cash already. Instead of hyping the practice of wealth re-distribution, which is always a plan for failure, you'd do better supporting the notion of encouraging these places to adopt our form of government and economy as has been successfully done in Germany, Japan, South Korea after the wars there, and is now being done in Afghanistan and Iraq. It did wonders in the first three countries I mentioned. It'll work everywhere else it's given the chance.

Children of Third World countries go hungry due to the greed of the leaders of their countries and the stupidity of liberal thought that refuses to see the real wrongs being committed and also refuses to make the sacrifices necessary to bring about constructive change.

It is you who are fooled and you are fooled by your own selves. You create excuses to relieve you of overcoming your shortcomings and believe actions taken 1 or 200 years ago have any impact on today's entreprenuerial spirit. You're a fool if you think ancient history can hold you back if you want something badly enough.

So do YOURSELF a favor and resist the urge to visit here displaying your ignorance with your America-hating rhetoric. Feel guilty about the poor in third world countries? Take a collection and jump on a plane. Don't bore us with your delusions.

Forgive me Carol, if I've stepped over the line.

11:02 PM  

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