Gee, thanks for the news flash Herr Kristof.
Naturally the U.S. is to "thank" for curtailing AIDS deaths in Africa, Nick, you idiot. Thanks a lot. While you're at it, why don't you get really truthful and expose another fundamental reality behind AIDS, Western PA (Pathological Altruism), and the run-away population explosion in the "developing world" that enables population replacement here at home? In other words, Tricky Nick, do you have the cojones to admit in print that the Starvin Marvins of Africa who survive da AIDS in Africa were incentivized, incubated and burfed as a direct result of Western munificence in the first place? And that their growing numbers pose an existential threat to non-African countries - especially European and other white countries, with their generous political asylum and social welfare policies - planet-wide?
Like the Venn Diagram concept mentioned in the title and in a previous post, Kristof seems to be concerned with only one of those three circles, and blissfully unaware (or willfully blind to, as he sneakily attempts to conceal a hidden agenda?) of the other two. Kind of like an oncologist who identifies the offending tumor in a patient's small toe, only as the patient dies of smoke inhalation because his apartment is on fire, because his entire neighborhood has been firebombed, because his entire city is under seige by a mortal enemy... Something like that (Hey! It's a new concept. We're working on it).
The West in general and the United States in particular have been the most generous high-value-producing peoples towards non-rich peoples in the history of the planet. Did the Romans - who had sewerage and water-delivery systems that were not equalled in much of Western Europe until the 1870s - allocate substantial amounts of their federal budgets to assist foreign peoples who did not look like them?
Answer: I'm no Ed Gibbons, but I'm thinking: "Not!"
Bur tricky Nick's having none of it. Like his pals at The Economist, Kristof is going to try to claim that the US is actually quite cheap when it comes to subsidizing the breeding and sustaining of Africans:
Do the New York Times' computers not have access to the internet? Cuz from the infamous PEPFAR's own website, we're seeing this :
Kristof is a lying little pussy who won't be happy until the population of Africa doubles not once every 25 years, but twice every decade. He has little love for George Bush, yet hilariously, he has this to say about one of the TOP FIVE WORST monstrosities to ever emerge from the Bush Administration (along with NCLB):
Nicholas Kristof: Distressed That Africans Are Not Reproducing Fast Enough, Since 2004.