When The Going Gets Rough...
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Posted by J. J. Jackson @ 10:41 AM
...the Socialists and Communists of the world put their hands out.
Bush Criticizes U.N. 'Stingy' Comment
So what is all the hubbub about? Jan Egeland who is the United Nations' emergency relief coordinator made the following comments which was later claimed to not be directed at any nation in particular
``We were more generous when we were less rich, many of the rich countries.''
``And it is beyond me, why are we so stingy, really. ... Even Christmas time should remind many Western countries at least how rich we have become.''
Well. Don't that just beat all! Poor countries, and the United Nation coming our and criticizing the "western" countries because we aren't giving enough money. Instead of looking at why they themselves cannot pay for their own disaster relief because of failed economic policies and a failure to generate their own wealth they come complaining to the "west" to please give them some money.
Of course if they wanted to share in our wealth so badly maybe they should consider applying for statehood? No, that won't do because first of all their leaders would never want would never want to give up their little bit of power and secondly because we don't want be taking care of their impoverished 3rd and 2nd world butts on a daily basis.
No, instead they leave it up to some unelected United Nations bureaucrat to make the call and deride the "stingy" west. When what they should be doing is being thankful that we as a mostly Judeo-Christian society believe in being charitable and giving them help because it is the right thing to do.
In 2003 the United States gave nearly $16 BILLION to developing countries in the form of disaster relief and that's not including AIDS funding for people that still have not learned how to be monogamous and decide to boink everything with a warm hole. Who came in next? Japan. They gave just under $9 Billion.
Some may give "more" based on percentages of GNP (Gross National Product) which is defined as the dollar value of final goods (or services) produced consumed in a nation during a period of time, however in a "free" market like the U.S. the GNP doesn't directly belong to the government. See, here in America, it belongs to the people. This is not some socialist nation were the government can just give away a percentage of the GNP as it likes.
No. This is America. So before some former head of the Norwegian Red Cross comes around here telling me and this country that we are "stingy", perhaps they should think about that which they say. And when they do, they will realize that without that $16 billion dollars we gave to the "world community" last year, there would be a far greater amount of suffering.
Perhaps we should take our ball and go home. I wonder how the "world community" would feel about that? Problem is, we are a Judeo-Christian society and that wont happen because charity is something that we do because it is right. And our generosity is something that the dictators and left wing despots of the world will exploit until the end of time.
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"In hearings last month, the U.S. military reported to Congress that it is now spending more than $5.8 billion each month — an average of $8,055,555 an hour — in Iraq. So the $35 million in aid destined for the tsunami victims is equal to what the Pentagon spends on the average morning in Iraq — about four hours.
Put another way, the $35 million is less than the amount the U.S. military spent during the six hours it took for the tsunami to cross the Indian Ocean on Sunday."
War in Iraq to defeat terrorism (a Constitutional fundtiona of government) equates to humanitarian aid ( a dubious Constitutional function at best) in what way. Care to explain?
Next time log in...that is if you think your points are valid enough that you would care to assign your name to them.
My name is Bernie.
There, now my views are legitimized.
I noticed you ignored the comments made for a second time and instead resort to simply speaking for the sake of speaking. Why do I think you will do it a third and a fourth and a fifth if you continue to post.