Speaking the hard truth about Africa

Update:  You might want to see comments on Myers article at American Renaissance here.

It’s almost a year since I wrote about an article by Kevin Myers from Ireland.   And, I thought about Ireland the other day when I saw a puff piece about some new batch of refugees arriving there.  (I didn’t post on it because it was the same old-same old).   Then today, a reader, sent me this article from Ireland’s  Independent by Myers.   Thanks Josh.

Myers doesn’t pull his punches does he?   This is how it begins, but please read the whole article: 

No. It will not do. Even as we see African states refusing to take action to restore something resembling civilisation in Zimbabwe, the begging bowl for Ethiopia is being passed around to us, yet again. It is nearly 25 years since Ethiopia’s (and Bob Geldof’s) famous Feed The World campaign, and in that time Ethiopia’s population has grown from 33.5 million to 78 million today.

So why on earth should I do anything to encourage further catastrophic demographic growth in that country? Where is the logic? There is none. To be sure, there are two things saying that logic doesn’t count.

One is my conscience, and the other is the picture, yet again, of another wide-eyed child, yet again, gazing, yet again, at the camera, which yet again, captures the tragedy of . . .

Sorry. My conscience has toured this territory on foot and financially. Unlike most of you, I have been to Ethiopia; like most of you, I have stumped up the loot to charities to stop starvation there. The wide-eyed boy-child we saved, 20 years or so ago, is now a priapic, Kalashnikov-bearing hearty, siring children whenever the whim takes him.

And then he says about Somalia:

Alas, that wretched country is not alone in its madness. Somewhere, over the rainbow, lies Somalia, another fine land of violent, Kalashnikov-toting, khat-chewing, girl-circumcising, permanently tumescent layabouts.

Indeed, we now have almost an entire continent of sexually hyperactive indigents, with tens of millions of people who only survive because of help from the outside world.

Write to Mr. Myers:   kmyers@independent.ie

You may wish to write a letter to the editor at the Independent here:  letters@independent.ie

See our coverage of the recent anti-immigrant riots in South Africa here.  And, Somalis in America here.