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The Paradox of Starving Children in Africa - Propaganda?

Postby Scepcop » 20 Jan 2012, 06:48

I have a paradoxical question. If there are so many starving children in Africa, as the Western media likes to portray, then here's what I don't get.

If there are millions, or even thousands, of children and people who look like all bones in Africa, like they show on TV, then it would mean that they literally have nothing to eat right? Well human beings can only survive without food for 3 or 4 weeks right? If so, then how are all these millions of people with nothing to eat surviving to adulthood and reproducing with so many babies, who in turn survive into adulthood and repeat the cycle? If they had nothing to eat, wouldn't they all be gone in a month? How are they producing millions of more starving children with nothing to eat and lasting throughout every generation? Something doesn't seem to add up. Isn't this a contradiction of basic logic?

Interestingly enough, everyone I know who has gone to Africa say it's nothing like the media shows. They saw no starving children, and instead see an advanced industrial society with technology and development everywhere.

If that's so, then is this all a Western media propaganda? If so, what purpose does it serve? And where do they find all those people who look like they are all starving and bones?

Either way, why does the media wish to portray Africa as either a place where everyone is starving, or where savage tribes engage in warfare and cruelty? What's the purpose in that? Why don't they show the normal industrialized parts of Africa? What is their agenda and motive?
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Re: The Paradox of Starving Children in Africa - Propaganda?

Postby Jayhawker30 » 23 Jan 2012, 11:55

Well, why are some people in the world rich while others are poor?
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Re: The Paradox of Starving Children in Africa - Propaganda?

Postby Craig Browning » 23 Jan 2012, 12:23

What ticks me off most about all those commercial that solicit funds for the starving kids or abused puppies is that most of the cash raised goes in the pockets of "administrators". . . if the group honestly cared about the things they sing the sad sounds over, why are they paying six digit incomes to staff members?

Want a quick way to raise over a million dollars to feed those kids; force all the upper management to accept salaries of less than $100k and curtail the expense budgets. Stop dropping a few hundred K in making psychologically compelling commercials that EXPLOIT the kids or abused critters (not to mention some of the deliberate misrepresentation certain footage offers).

The real crime when it comes to those poor kids in Africa that will starve to death if I don't eat the crust on my bread (that's what mom used to say); take out the dictators that allow food to root on the docks rather than distribute it. . . the dictators who steal this food & clothing for themselve