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Why Sending Aid to Under-Developed Nations is Immoral
It sounds like a dangerous title, “Eugenics,” because we have been programmed by media for decades that Eugenics is bad. But there are two kinds of eugenics that can be practiced: Active Eugenics and Passive Eugenics. It is the Active kind that have been the hallmark of monsters like Hitler and Stalin. However, lets discuss the only moral form of Eugenics: the witholding of aid to under-developed nations.
For decades, we have seen the campaigns on television, the teary-eyed Sally Struthers, begging us to open our hearts and our wallets to “save the children” of some despotic hell hole in Africa or South America. This campaign has been profitable for the sponsoring agencies. Foreign aid foundation presidents enjoy rather extravagent salaries. And the whole thing rests on the premise that people are altruistic and short-sighted. That is, they only care about the short term goal, the “feel good” sensation of believing they have helped even one child to be fed for another day. It is a strongly engrained emotion among the religious people of affluent nations, and their engrained altruistic beliefs make them feel guilt for their economic success. So they give money, to the tune of millions of dollars ever year.
Now here is the problem. Anyone who has been to a state park in the Northwest United States has probably seen a sign warning visitors not to feed the bears because they will become dependent on the visitors and forget how to provide for themselves. The same principal applies to people. And a famous witicism, “feed a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.”
Aid to under-developed nations is feeding a man a fish. Unfortunately, the problem is much worse than dependency. When starving populaces are fed with food they did not produce themselves, they breed faster and become even more needing of food. Their numbers multiply quickly and food aid must be ramped up to keep the level of starvation in check. But it’s a nasty viscious cycle and it is cruel to the primative people themselves.
Why is aiding starving people cruel? Because aid begets more starvation which demands more aid. Feeding primative people enables them to have a false sense of civilization and that false security enables them to breed more rapidly. But they have not evolved to generate their own food supply. Aid is increasing their numbers without increasing their IQ and their knowledge.
For those who remember the popular TV series Star Trek, we can draw one very nice principal: the Prime Directive. It is the highest law of space travel in the Federation of Galaxies: non-intervention. Observe. Communicate. But DON’T intervene. Hands off. Leave each species to evolve at its own pace. This is a law which we on Earth would be wise to observe. Our failure to do so has created numerous crisis around the world. In fact, feeding the poor has resulted in many more starving, because the populations receiving aid start breeding in a manner and at a rate that would not naturally occur with food scarcety limiting breeding behavior.
Nature knows best. The continents are separate for a reason. Different peoples evolve at different rates because of this. Society has this foolish notiont that it must lift every being to the level of ‘civilized man’, but it is a faulty assumption, because some peoples have another 10,000 years of evolving to do before they are ready to fit the description of ‘civilized’.