Tuesday, August 21, 2007
CAN AFRICA'S CULTURE SURVIVE HANDOUTS?
This subject reminds me of the vacationing tourist that walked up to a local that had his feet propped up and was kicked back under a tree. The tourist asked the man, "Why don't you get up and get a job?" The local said, "For what?" "To make money." "Make money for what," said the local? "So you can relax, enjoy yourself, and take it easy later in life."
The local said, "Why bother I'm already doing all that." The point I'm trying to make is what really matters in life is food, shelter, and the basics for a comfortable life. It matters not if one makes a hundred dollars a day if one can't afford enough food, shelter, warmest, and the basic comforts of life.
In my view protecting the culture and producing enough food to survive should always be the first priorities for any country. The surest way to destroy any country is to take away its struggle to survive, period. When the struggle to survive goes, so goes individual accountability and responsibility followed by disrespect for authority, moral decay, crime, drug, and on and on.
In my view any poor country that has great wealth in natural resources or by any other means should use a dual track economy. What I mean by dual track is always keep the great wealth income completely separated to be spent only on infra structural, and never to be use for handouts. In fact stay away from hand outs, period, if you want to save your culture, handouts is a white man's disease.
I don't believe there is a poor country anywhere that couldn't feed itself on its own if the government would allow producers to keep ninety percent of all profit. There would be entrepreneurs springing up almost overnight to fill the need, but those governments would never keep hand off higher taxes, no way.
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