Friday, June 26, 2015

Let's stop "helping" Haiti

I see where the CBC has a story on how health care in Haiti is gonna go straight down the shitter without more help from Canada.

This story is an example of a genre of reporting that was very popular in the 60's and 70's. Us First World folks had lots and lots of solutions to the problems of those Third World folks.

Don't worry, Dark People! Big Ag will solve your problems with agricultural productivity. Big Pharma will deliver a knock-out blow to those tropical diseases that lay waste to your working population.

Let us open up a few "free-trade" zones so your unemployed masses can experience the zen of industrial discipline by undercutting the $35/month textile workers in Bangladesh!

And God forbid that you Dark People rock the boat of First World munificence by electing some wild-eyed radical like Jean-Bertrand Aristide as your leader.

After everything we've done for you, how dare you do that to us?

Yes, Canada has helped health care in Haiti. Canada has also helped destroy democracy in Haiti.

On balance, maybe Haiti would be better off without our help.

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