Black People : Bush In Africa

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by LostInThought, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. LostInThought

    LostInThought Active Member MEMBER

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    I'm just wondering what is the general feeling on President Bush's African tour.

    Is it the sign of a brave new direction, or just the 'White Man's Burden' revisited.
     
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    Neither
     
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    A publicity stunt
     
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    yaphet al-wynn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LostInThought Active Member MEMBER

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    If it is a publicity stunt what does he hope to gain?

    The whole thing smacks of paternalism. I was very uncomfortable hearing Bush giving his "helpful" advice to Ugandan citizens. We probably could learn more from their methods. I read one report which stated that Uganda has lowered it's HIV adult infection rate from 30% to 6%! Now that's results! I'm sure they could use our money, but it doesn't appear that they need our guidance.
     
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    It is both publicity stunt and a distractor. If we can be drawn into this debate, some of the heat will be taken off the state of the economy and Iraq. Remember Rawanda! Where was our aid then?
     
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