- September 4th, 2014
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Today I was listening to the people at NPR interviewing some group concerned with children’s rights around the world. Of course right now this group’s preoccupation is with Boko Haram, the African militant group that raided a girl’s school and captured 200 girls and went to whereabouts unknown.
In the NPR interview, the NPR anchor mentioned that there is mounting pressure from international facebook campaigns, as well as support from the US military doing fly-overs looking for 200 little girls.
Well NPR, I have news for you: the members of Boko Haram are not going to return their slave girls because of a facebook campaign. In fact, they won’t even frown as a result of this campaign. Nor are they probably very worried about the fly-overs from the US military, who is unlikely to intervene even if they do see the slave girls.
NPR seems to be in its own world where people actually care about online petitions and facebook campaigns and what Obama said. Rarely are NPR’s stories about what is actually happening, usually they are about what some politician said. The complete lack of news from NPR is astounding. NPR’s anchors’ lack of empathy for third-world rapists and plunderers is also astounding. To extend this idea I suspect NPR anchors have trouble understanding the point of view of anybody not members of their world of non-profit charity awareness raising fundraisers for liberal think tanks. Boko Haram will continue to rape their little girl slaves until either the locals grow some balls and stand up to them and shoot them or some foreign military does so. The locals likely will not bother since they live in a world where it makes sense to rape babies to cure AIDS and eat the body parts of albino people to cure other sicknesses.
The best way to cure the Africa problem is to cut off food aid to the entire continent and allow the population to return to sustainable levels there. Then you won’t have slums of people raping and killing each other to the same extent that they are now, and you won’t have Ebola outbreaks, and you won’t have Africans trying to remove the last bit of nature preserve to farm their yams on. Let Africa return to sustainable levels and you won’t have bored Africans turning to militant Islam, chopping each other up with machetes, etc. Let Ebola solve the problem. It really is the most humanitarian solution in the long term.