G8 and IBM ads
I don't know how many of you remember the recent IBM ads with Knights of the Round Table.
There is one where it's acknowledged that there is a grievous threat approaching the kingdom.
King Arthur asks what weapon shall be used? A consultant addresses the king and suggests a catapult. When asked what ammunition shall be used, the consultant heaves a large bag up onto the Round Table that jingles and jangles. Arthur looks at the consultant and asks with an incredulous tone "You propose to throw money at the problem?" "Precisely" says the consultant. Arthur puts his head in his hands.
And once again, we see the lefties in control of the G8, including GWB, where they propose to throw money (other peoples money, your money, taken by force) at the problem of African poverty. Now, never mind that nowhere in history, especially recent history is there ANY evidence that giving someone else's money to poor strangers has ever alleviated poverty.That they admit as much as they are being told by long hair aging millionaire hippies to forgive/cancel debt from development loans that never worked and the development didn't happen, despite the fact that the plan was that they would create a paradise of development and the loans would be paid back with interest! Matter of fact they, and all such programs, only make the victims of government largesse poorer (namely the wealth creator, the worker and job creator). And by recent history, I would have hoped that GWB would have said to the G7, in that light Texas drawl,"Look y'all. We over there in good ol' America have found that in the $6,000,000,000,000 War on Poverty that, well, poverty wins. All the money, and all the programs in America just haven't changed human nature. Dang it. We've had the same success passing laws about day light savings. But, we don't get anymore sunlight.Dang it again. All we can do is take from sunrise and give to sunset. It just don't work. Seems it hasn't worked in any of your countries either. Y'all know, seems to me that every single plan we've ever come up never works. And yet, we keep coming up with them there plans. And we keep promising that this new plan, or any new plan, will be the one that works. And also will cure all the problems that the old one, all the old ones, didn't. Or the problems that the old plans created. Ya know, these plans and us, well they kinda remind me of Lucy and Charlie Brown and a football. Y'all remember Peanuts? Oh. Didn't get that comic in the Sunday funnies in your country, did ya? Well let's try something else other than what those rich music hippies over there are proposing (By the way, anybody know where and when they're giving up their millions for African poverty? Anyone know? They aren't? Oh.). Private enterprise seems to work well. Hey, isn't that the way those ol' music hippies made their millions? Private enterpirse? Free markets? Seems free enterprise does work. At least if you've got a Fender Stratocaster or two and a few millions watts of amplification. Free enterprise? As long as we in the government stay out of the way. Whaddaya think guys?"
A wonderful analysis is G8-Socialist Gospel at www.thomasbrewton.com/ .
Also, what is the largest source of foreign aid? www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1435769/posts The source will surprise you. Then again, maybe not.