Today’s Relationship Advice is about capitalism, philanthropy and logic.
TOMS shoes is a company that sells some off style of shoes at for an excessive amount and then gives a pair to some barefoot kid in a third world country. Great business plan of selling cheap, over-priced shoes to yuppies who feel bad that someone, somewhere doesn’t have shoes or enough to eat, and an ingenious method of avoiding excessive taxes.
Homeboy has made millions off the guilt-complex of the American yuppie, which is cool, but let’s be realistic. Giving shoes to barefooted African children is like treating AIDS with a bandaid. Feeding the hungry children and giving them shoes doesn’t address the problem, in fact, those actions totally ignore the core problem.
Ok, let’s feed the hungry, shoeless kids so that they can grow up big and strong… To go onto have children themselves, who also need shoes and to be fed… Realistically speaking if we want to alleviate hunger and shoelessness in Africa we need to send AK-47s, not fucking shoes.
In Rwanda people still plainly state that “sometimes a war is necessary to bring the population in line with what the land can support.” That, less than twenty years after the genocide that ravaged that country.
Genocide is actually an incorrect description of what occurred in Rwanda. During the early 1990’s overpopulation had gotten to the point where families were trying to support themselves by farming plots as small as an acre. It was common for a family of five or six living and farming on 1.5 acre plots… The average American farm is 435 acres, with over two million farms supporting a population of less than 300 million people back in 1998 (roughly the same time period)… The basic problem was too little land for too many people, which is why Mikhail Kalashnikov has done the most to cure world hunger.
Seriously. That’s why there aren’t packs of hungry dogs roaming America’s streets. Yes it’s sad that dogs are euthanized and so is Mikhail’s solution to barefooted children, all I’m saying is stop giving money to that yuppie twit in order to appease the social guilt of living in a country with indoor plumbing.
Lord Time, again, and yes, I know, he charges for digital downloads. Even after the other day’s rant about charging for digital downloads, I still post this, but this track is a chaoitic black masterpiece, 90%.