|June 22nd, MMXI-Clck 2 Enlrg|
What's troubling here is that Nicholas Kristof has to be a pretty intelligent guy.
For him to make like he believes this crap - A, that African babies in Africa and Western babies in the West are exactly the same in every way except geography, and B, that the wisest, most morally superior thing the West can do for already high-fertility African mothers is to pay them to streamline their birthing practices so that their already unsustainably large broods are even larger still - is either the very height of one-worlder duplicity, or somebody took his family hostage and is forcing him to say these blatantly innane things.
From the article, we have a good British Doctor who like Kristof, wonders if the Turd World is such a mess because of the evil West :
Meanwhile as the truth stares him in the face, poor Kristof just doesn't seem to get it, even though he hints at the answer to the questions he poses in his own article :
Hmm... Could it be that primitive Stone-Age peoples, encouraged by Western food aid to have outlandish number of offspring they can't afford to keep alive, and steeped in low-reason, barbaric beliefs might have something to do with the conundrum that Kristof feels so badly about?
Naaah. It's probably evil Western corporations that are behind infant mortality in the Third World. Tricky Nick says so right here: