Music to the power of eighth

23 Jun

Yes, I’ll talk about that lame concert.

The first justification to do it was because the 8th richest countries of the world (or so) decided to “forgive” 18 poor countries their debts, the lucky ones were the following: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana, Honduras, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia; Fourteen are in AFRICA, four in Latin America.

I think this is wrong since the beginning, there’s no reason to celebrate or to say justice has been made, it’s not one step forward, it’s not one step back either, it’s nothing, and I shall explain why.

Rich nations have abused this countries for centuries, they didn’t become poor “overnight”, in the case of Africa, for example, the rich exploit their diamond mines, people have to work in the lowest of conditions to get the precious materials our of their own land to hand it over to them, rich nations make sure these countries are never politically stable, that way they can be manipulated easier, so in the end we have millio
ns working 14 hours a day to get a cup of rice at night if they are lucky, there are abusive economy policies and governments that couldn’t care less if rich countries give a fair treatment to the people, but of course, all of those things, stealing from them, abusing them, has a price, and poor people have to pay for it.

Today those 18 countries are supposed to not owe anything, would that make a change in the kids that work picking up bananas for the rich countries?, are they going to get any of that money they were paying invested in their communities?.

Only time will tell, only time will prove those people are not going to see a change in their rights or life quality, the only thing this seemed to be good for is to make a lot of headlines making presidents of rich countries the heroes of the world. I don’t want to have sinful thoughts but for a moment I guessed the pressure it’s getting so big from their abuses that they decided to throw some breadcrumbs to their detractors.

And I quote Bob Geldof: “Tomorrow, 280 million Africans will wake up for the first time in their lives without owing you or me a penny”, oh yes, Mr. Geldof, I’m sure the people that doesn’t has a bed, that works for days without sleep and whose life expectancy is of 33 years (in some cases according to the UN), will wake up feeling bouncy and like a weight has been taken off their shoulders.

Talking about the concert. The motives behind the so called debt of those countries are already criminal, why do a concert that can seem as a supporter of those decisions being made by the rich?, or it is yet another ego thing, to make headlines, to get a “we’re the saviours of the poor” feeling, to be admired by how much mercy these “special” people have. To be honest, I don’t know, but a single good reason for something so silly doesn’t comes to my head.

It’s another “be a part of history” event, who cares about the reasons, just do it.

What this people also don’t seem to understand yet is that poor nations don’t have to be saved and don’t have to be rescued, they NEED to be left alone, their forests need to remain in one piece and not making furniture for the rich, their water has to be for the residents and not for the richest country near, their land has to remain unpolluted, rich countries have to learn to live with what they have, their decent wages workers, their toxic waste, their lack of oil, and leave the poor countries grow, stop repressing them and stop invading them for a route out to the sea or a million tons of gold and silver.

It’s not about doing anybody a favour, it’s about being fair and just.

Now, all of those bands at the big concert and the first world leaders can go and… save your own people.

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