19 January 2010

Survivor: Extreme Moral Preening

"Even by the standards of Third World dysfunction, what country is such a basket case that it needs outside help to set up a goat farm?"
And Dawg... maybe you could read the whole thing before you start fulminating about drooling racists?
"Wake me up when Neo isn’t a) indulging in his masturbatory sexual fantasies b) drooling over dead Blacks in Toronto."
Posted by Dr.Dawg on January 18th, 2010 at 1:23 pm
Ah yes, once again... the compassionate, intellectual left.

Hey, Puppy... sued anybody lately?

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"You gotta figure that these 'kids' fundraised and spent the equivalent of just about 100 more goats and associated feed, if not more."
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UPDATE: Fine Young Cannibals

How hungry would YOU have to be... to loot & burn down your own neighbourhood?
"The population was throwing stones at us to stop us from preventing the looting," said Gabriel Diallo, a United Nations officer from Guinea. "They said we can't stop them from looting the food because they were hungry."

The looters then burned down the store, sending a black cloud into the air that added one more dystopian element to the scene.
So what's the deal here... did somebody actually say to themselves... "How can we possibly make this 'hell on earth' worse?"


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

instead of buying tickets for a bunch of teens to go over and help why not spend the money on more goats?
what do teens of the lower mainland really know about goat farming anyway?

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon asks... why not spend the money on more goats?"

the answer, of course, is... this is more about fuzzy-bunny gestures... than actually feeding people.

just out of curiosity... how many goats could you buy with the money you'd spend on a couple of dozen round-trip tickets to haiti & associated expenses.

and hey... what about that carbon footprint? the horror.

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The Grey Lady said...

The current price of Goats is anywhere from one to three hundred dollars depending on breed and age. You can get a newborn male for almost nothing, females are prized for their breeding purposes and their milking ability. Also better meat. Sorry guys.

So you gotta figure that these "kids" fundraised and spent the eqivalent of just about 100 more goats and associated feed, if not more...

Neo Conservative said...

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"grey lady says... just about 100 more goats"

so, this little gesture... cost the starving hordes in haiti... a pretty substantial herd of goats?

i'm guessing the hungry villagers didn't get a vote on that little detail.

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The Grey Lady said...

I can fully sympathize with the position that you have taken here Neo, Privileged children being sent into a dangerous area in a seemingly protective bubble, wasting resources that could have gone to those that they purport to want to help.

Yet at the same time these young people have learned a valuable lesson about the realities of life and their limitations in effecting change with just good intentions. They will never again attempt to just mindlessly write a cheque from their full refrigerator, warm, safe, useless gadget filled homes, in self congratulations of "what a good boy am I", they will know the truth. No?

Neo Conservative said...

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"greylady asks... They will know the truth. No?"

that is certainly something to wish for.

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Frances said...

Anon at 10:01 - the Slocan Valley is NOT in the lower mainland. It's an area that went rather hippy in the 60s, but that would mean the students involved could well have a background in small farms and agriculture.

That being said, I tend to agree that better to send the money to the agency on the ground to buy more goats.

Neo Conservative said...

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here's a thought... are the fuzzy-bunny social worker samaritans doing more harm than good?

"If these guys couldn't figure out a permanent fix for a basic human need like water, I'm quite sure goat farming would be far too complex of a task for them to master."

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