Friday, July 25, 2008

It's Your Fault

A great example of It's Your Fault news reporting published by Yahoo News. Ben Silverman writes a story about how the evil, selfish and greedy West causes children to die.

"Allegedly, the demand for coltan prompted Rwandan military groups and western mining companies to plunder hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the rare metal, often by forcing prisoners-of-war and even children to work in the country's coltan mines."

Notice that Western Companies are directly linked with military groups. Never is it the fault of immoral governments seeking to enslave their people to make money. The Soviet Union was as pure as the wind driven snow. Bread lines? That's the West's fault too. Cuba? Castro loved his people. That is why they send messengers to us via sinking rafts. Mexico? Surely they are just trying to help our economy with affordable labor. Iraq? Don't you remember how much the people loved Saddam Hussein when they voted him into office term after term winning over 90% of the vote? Surely the northern Vietnamese would have been nicer to the southern Vietnamese if we had not tried to intervene in the advancement of Communism.

If it was not for Capitalism and Free Markets, this would surely never happen.

So what's the solution? The article doesn't say exactly. I suppose if we stop buying Play Stations the problem will just magically go away. Because you must understand, the suffering children would never be enslaved by these same "military groups" for any other purpose. You must understand it is your fault!

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