More importantly, at what point do people begin to recognize that because sending money to Haiti is the root of the problem, it cannot be part of the solution?
[…] The earthquake is not a sign that people should begin helping Haiti. It is entirely the opposite. It is a powerful warning that people must stop trying to help Haiti. Instead, they must leave the Haitians alone to help themselves, which, of course, it is possible they may not be willing to do after decades of dependence on external support.
Hey, it hurts him more than it does them, remember. Anyway — it’s safe to say that WorldNutDaily’s readers are no doubt nodding along, feeling smugly superior to those voodoo children who are too stupid and immature to be trusted with money, and too lazy to find the severed lower halves of their legs so they can start pulling up on those bootstraps.
Meanwhile, if you click through to his column, you’ll be greeted by ads that promise to teach you how to build a solar panel in ONE DAY to save 99% on your power bill, and how to discover what self-defense masters and the Army DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW. I’m tempted to see if refreshing the page will give me the inside scoop on how to add three inches to my equipment, make a hundred bucks an hour stuffing envelopes at home, get a master’s degree online, and create a perpetual motion machine from the parts of that junked car on my front lawn. I mean, if I’m going to get that solar panel done in one day, I might as well find something to do on Sunday!
So while your initial reaction might have been to gasp in shock that anyone could be so heartless toward victims of a horrific natural disaster, I think it’s far more understandable when you realize that these people have probably already given tons of money to Nigerian princes-in-exile; in fact, that’s probably where they developed a suspicion about foreign black people supposedly needing money to begin with.