Wednesday, January 10, 2007

We are saving the world..

Every year, millions of money are sent to those we believe 'need it most'. For children in Asia, homeless in Russia and HIV-infected in Africa the money we send is a blessing. We all know they need and deserve it more than we do, we've got too much anyway. We have chosen to believe we are doing the right thing, the money we sent are saving parts of this unfair world. The question is, are we doing it right? How do we really believe we can create a perfect world? Couse isn't that what we really want? A world without poverty and with medicines for all? How can we do it? By sending money?

So many people have different answers to this question. Some, quite many, means the best thing is to make sure there's education for all. Others mean we should build houses or villages to the poor people, or bring them clean water. All though, most people send their money without questioning what or where they are going. As long as the charity-organisations use them wisely, and give them to a project they believe in, it's okay. Anything more to ask of you shouldn't be necessary. So you are saving the world with your eyes closed. Do you believe in turning Africa into a west-inspired continent? Should we use our money to built villages and cities in China just like the ones we see in England? Should the Romainian children go to schools like the ones in Japan? Or should we just give them our money and hope they will make the best out of it? How can white men ever be able to do it the African way, or the Asian way, and still do it right?

Madonna obviously thinks she is doing the right thing, now when she recently adopted a little African boy. Angelina Jolie, mother of two adopted children, disagrees. Angelina is now attacking Madonna for adopting a child 'illegally', reports Daily Mail. She said the singer should never have visited an impoverished African country with the sole intention of choosing an infant. Her comments follow accusations that Madonna used her fame and money to speed the adoption of one-year-old David Banda late last year.
'Madonna knew the situation in Malawi, where he was born,' said Miss Jolie, who has adopted two Third World youngsters of her own.
'It's a country where there is no real legal framework for adoption.
'Personally, I prefer to stay on the right side of the law. I would never take a child away from a place where adoption is illegal.'
Miss Jolie, 31, also made clear she was shocked by Madonna's decision to take David from the country where his father still lives.

I'm wondering; is it right to adopt a child away from it's home and country, even though it will get a welthier life in the white mens land. I can't help mentioning the wise statement which goes like this: "If you give a man a fish he will have his dinner for the night, but if you give him a fishing rod, he will have dinner for the rest of his life".

Taking a child away from its country does not solve the problem, it is just a temperery sulution just as a 'west in the east'-solution. We will never be able to save the world thinking one by one, day by day. It's all about tomorrow.

1 comment:

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