And The Winner Is…
Meet Bono and Bob Geldof, the two guys Africa should thank for lifting $60 Billion from the people of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States.
Afterwards they demonstrated their appreciation by responding, “Getting the world’s richest nations to hand over promised aid for Africa is like getting blood out of a stone.”
Well, there you go. I personally am under-whelmed by their gratitude and can hardly wait for their next round of insults and demand for funds. You see $60 Billion just doesn’t go as far as it once did. Guns to buy, people to bribe, well you can see the problem. It should be mentioned that although both Geldof and Bono have extremely large bank accounts, neither choose to contribute to the fund.
For the kindness the people of the G8 nations are showing the people of African, I propose that Africans must at least meet the world half-way. We are talking $60 Billion here so a few minor suggestions should not be considered out of line. It must be stated that although these suggestions will work on any continent, today we are dealing with Africa because they just won the grand prize.
The first is that all Africans need to exercise a little personal restraint if for no other reason than to help halt the spread of the AIDS virus.
The second, which by coincidence directly relates to the first. How about keeping Little Willie zipped up in an effort to reduce poverty by not fathering children you are unable to support and care for.
Now I know this is asking a lot, but come on, work with us here.
Oh, one more thing. A “thank you” would be nice instead of a “it’s not enough,” but given the times that’s probably pushing it.