26.05.12

It's not the kids in Niger vs. the greeks, but all of us together!

"The greeks should not expect sympathy" says the IMF managing director Christine Lagarde. "I think more of the little kids from a school in a little village in Niger, who get teaching two hours a day, sharing one chair for three of them, and who are very keen to get an education. I have them in my mind all the time. Because I think they need even more help than the people in Athens."

I agree. They can use all the help you might give them. But just thinking of those poor kids in Africa does not help in improving their living conditions. I myself would not be angry with the international interference of the people managing the globe, if they made this little step in minimizing the inequalities: Send money to the poorest african countries. Not lending them money (because we now know of the vicious cycle that the money lent by the IMF draws the people living in the countries that receive them), but removing money from your fat accounts and giving them as property of the poor countries.

Because, Ms. Lagarde, the rich countries are not rich because they have higher abilities: they are rich because they stole the poor countries' wealth of any kind (minerals, nature, labor). The rich countries are not rich because they work harder or are more efficient at their work, but because they had better ways of exploiting the people who do actually work providing goods and services for the rich countries.

Not to mention that the low level of life in Niger and other african countries is largely a consequence of the policies of the IMF and the corruption of their leaders who mostly supported by the western elite. If Ms. Lagarde prefers to help the infrastructure in Niger, she is welcome to do so, instead of giving money to Greece so that it can pay back the french and german banks. But please, Ms. Lagarde, do so! And don't do it in the form of a loan, just give them the money that the rich countries saved by exploiting the poor ones (people and countries).

In fact, I believe that a great step towards world peace would be to form the United States of the World, one universal coin, a unique fiscal and tax system, and all the money of the tax payers would go to building infrastuctures all around the earth, wherever is most needed. This would be really something worth to envisage, and would allow for everybody to cultivate his/her own abilities. On the other hand, the (fiscal etc.) control would be the same for everybody, so corruption would be either in no country or in all of them.

But in the way to unite all the countries on earth, we can simply start from a real union of Europe, where the countries would be politically and fiscally united (and not only economically). So at the same time that the german car manufacturers would have the advantage of exporting their cars to with no border control and taxes, the southern countries would share their hideous debts with the rich northern countries who have multiply taken advantage of the ecomically united european territory.

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