This is something that's been in the back of my mind for many, many years; albeit not very Christian.
I remembered reading this some time ago, a recent discussion brought it up again and I re-found it.
Kevin Myers (born 30 March 1947) is an Irish journalist and writer. He
writes for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times, having previously been a
columnist for the Irish Independent and a former contributor to The Irish
Times, where he wrote the “An Irishman’s Diary” opinion column several times
weekly. Until 2005, he wrote for the UK Sunday Telegraph.
His articles criticise left-wing opinion and the “liberal consensus”, sometimes incorporating hyperbole, sarcasm and parody. This essay recently appeared in The Irish Independent:
Politics and History, zz_Archive2015
Posted by Managing Editor on 10. August 2014
Somalia is not a humanitarian disaster; it is an evolutionary disaster.
The current drought is not the worst in 50 years, as the BBC and all the
aid organisations claim. It is nothing compared to the droughts in 1960/61
or 73/74. And there are continuing droughts every 5 years or so. It’s
just that there are now four times the population; having been kept alive by
relief, supplied by aid organisations, over the past 50 years. So, of course, the effects of any drought now, is a famine. They cannot even feed themselves in a normal rainfall year.
Worst yet, the effects of these droughts, and poor nutrition in the first 3 years of the a child’s life, have a lasting effect on the development of the infant brain, so that if they survive, they will never achieve a normal IQ . Consequently, they are selectively breeding a population, who cannot be educated , let alone one that is not being educated; a recipe for disaster
We are seeing this impact now, and it can only exacerbate, to the detriment of their neighbours, and their environment as well. This scenario can only end in an even worse disaster; with even worse suffering, for those benighted people, and their descendants. Eventually, some mechanism will intervene, be it war, disease or starvation.
So what do we do? Let them starve? What a dilemma for our Judeo/
Christian/Islamic Ethos; as well as Hindu/Buddhist morality.
And this is beginning to happen in Kenya, Ethiopia, and other countries in Asia, like Pakistan. Is this the beginning of the end of civilisation?
AFRICA is giving nothing to anyone outside Africa — apart from AIDS and new
disease. Even as we see African states refusing to take action to restore
something resembling civilisation in Zimbabwe, the Begging bowl for
Ethiopia is being passed around to us out of Africa, yet again. It is
nearly 25 years since the famous Feed The World campaign began in Ethiopia, and
in that time
Ethiopia’s population has grown from 33.5 million to 78+ million today. So, why on earth should I do anything to encourage further catastrophic demographic growth in that country? Where is the logic? There is none.
To be sure, there are two things saying that logic doesn’t count. One is my conscience, and the other is the picture, yet again, of another wide-eyed child, yet again, gazing, yet again, at the camera, which yet again, captures the tragedy of children starving.
Sorry. My conscience has toured this territory on foot and
financially. Unlike most of you, I have been to Ethiopia; like most of
you, I have stumped up the loot to charities to stop starvation
there. The wide-eyed boy-child we saved, 20 years or so ago, is now a low
IQ, AK 47-bearing moron, siring children whenever the whim takes him, and
blaming the world because he is uneducated, poor and left behind. There is
no doubt a good argument why we should prolong this predatory and dysfunctional
social and sexual system but I do not know what it is.........................................................
End of part one.