Which group of people constitutes the "fourth world"? Which group of people constitutes the "excess population"? And which group of people constitutes the "useless eaters"? It is true truth hurts sometimes but that is not enough reason to avoid the truth. The UN, the IMF, the WTO and all those so-called great global organizations were created to manipulate the poor and the weak and it is so sad so many of us don't see it that way. So many of us are just too blind to see and that is why we continue to suffer. I have written several articles about how the World Bank and the IMF destroy Africa. I have also written several articles about the "proxy wars" and the profiteers who continue to benefit from the blood of the innocent (You may search this website for a few of those articles).
The United Nations denies an entire continent the right to be free yet claims to be a peace-loving organization. Up till now Africa as a continent has no permanent membership in the United Nations and Africa has no veto. Africa as a continent has no permanent membership and no "significant" say at all in any of those so-called global organizations. In other words, Africa just follows orders from these so-called peaceful organizations.
The more we fight and kill ourselves, the more profit (money) they make so even as we work very hard to achieve peace and understanding, there are many up there in the top working extremely hard to make sure there are wars and even more wars so they can profit from the deaths of untold number of people. This is the situation in Africa today and that is why every now and then you hear conflicts, political violence and rumors of war all across the continent.
Let me begin with a clear example to explain what I am trying to say. Many of you have heard about Darfur and the deaths of untold number of people (some say about 500,000 although the true figure is far bigger than that). However, not so many people know the Sudan conflict was somehow "a proxy war". Some major countries and corporations outside Africa were making big money in Sudan while innocent people including tiny little babies were being butchered like animals. Let's begin with China. Sudan (now 2 countries, North and South) was/is an oil rich country and the entire economy of Sudan depended on oil. China was a major buyer of the Sudanese oil and used to pay cash for the oil.
The World Bank and the IMF (the International Monetary Fund) were set up during the end of the Second World War to rebuild the economies of Europe. However, in order for the world bank and the IMF to implement their policies, they (the world bank and the IMF) began offering loans to poor countries but only if the poor countries privatized their economies and allowed western corporations free access to their raw materials and markets. That was a poverty trap and many poor countries realized it when it was too late. We were already in chains. That was the beginning of much of the problems we face today in Africa. Now we are in a vicious cycle of poverty and there seems to be no way out. The western corporations flourish while the poor continue to die in poverty. In other words, the poor in Africa continue to feed the greedy rich corporations in the western world. The poor get poorer while the rich get richer. People continue to die from extreme poverty and hunger in Africa and other parts of the world but not so many people know the World Bank, The IMF and the WTO are behind almost all these. It is a new form of war whereby the rich western corporations use hunger and deaths as weapons of mass destruction.
We are living in a machine world and machines have taken over the workforce. Machines get the work done faster and in most cases, cheaper and better than the "human" workforce and that explains why so many companies today are cutting their workforce and adding more and more machines. Machines are great and there is no doubt about it. However, there is no better machine than the human brain. In other words, there are some certain errors only humans and not machines can fix. There are some petty mistakes machines make that humans can easily correct and that explains why it is almost impossible to replace the entire workforce with machines. Human beings are needed to run those machines and human beings are needed to correct some of those silly petty mistakes machines make
We are living in a world of technology. However, the world is just advancing in technology which means there are certain machines and technologies not yet available which also implies, there are certain jobs only humans can do at this point in time. So the human workforce is needed but unlike machines which only need "fixes" from time to time, humans must be paid for their service which is quite "expensive" for most companies in advanced countries considering minimum wages and other worker rights and privileges.
Do you know the fastest growing economy in the world today? No it is not America and No it is neither Europe nor Asia. It is Africa. Africa is the fastest growing economy in the world today. Africa is rising and rising faster than you could ever imagine. Foreign aid to the continent has declined significantly yet the continent keeps rising higher and higher. As I said in one of my posts, most of us have come to realize the need to stand up on our own feet instead of relying on external support. Foreign aid as I said does more harm than good to Africa. Since 1960, rich countries have given almost 500 billion in aid to Africa yet what did we see? That did not help at all. Foreign aid sponsors dictators, terrorists, and creates killing machines to kill innocent people in Africa. That is what the 500 billion in aid did to Africa. Why is Africa now rising? Africa is now rising because the aid has reduced significantly and many African countries have come to realize the need to come together as one people and do it on our own.
The freedom wind of democracy is blowing fiercely in Africa today and many Africans are standing up tall so as to be counted and get their voices heard. Not long ago, just about 3 out of the 53 (now 55) countries in Africa had democratic systems in place.