Yesterday my wife saw something about children starving in Somalia, and it made her very depressed. This started a discussion between us. She was trying to find a solution to the problem of starvation in Somalia, and my final answer was “The best thing you can do is not look at those videos.”
Reality is ugly, but it’s where we live, so we must accept the truth of our existence. Here is the truth about Somalia:
Somalia is a poverty-stricken, violent, oppressive, Islamic hellhole. There is no way to give those people food or money without it ending up in the hands of warlords and terrorists. Our government tried to help, and the end result was that the terrorists got the supplies, and the bodies of our soldiers were dragged through the streets while people kicked them.
Bringing these people to the US may seem benevolent, but most of them will get on welfare and breed. Furthermore, most of them seriously want Shariah law. Coming across a border does not magically change who and what people are, especially if they are rewarded or excused for being the way they are. These are violent, low IQ, Islamic people, and they continue to act in a violent and criminal fashion after being brought to the US. It is against our interest and well being to bring them here. On a more general note, I don’t think Africa on the whole is a good source of immigration. I would give immigration preference to people from 1st world countries, and would severely curtail immigration from the 3rd world. No Muslim should ever be viewed as a refugee. The bulk of them are killers and terrorists, or people who approve of the killers and terrorists.
Aside from the fact that those children in Somalia will never get any of the aid money or food you might send, most of them are going to grow up to be Islamic maniacs who think it’s OK to kill people for insulting Muhammad. Some of them will grow up to be pirates and menace the citizens of other countries out on the seas.
I doubt you will get any Christian missionaries into Somalia, because they don’t want their citizens abandoning Islam, and even if you did get in most people would want to kill you as soon as they find out why you’re there. On the other hand, they won’t necessarily even bother to speculate why you are there, as they can use you as a hostage regardless of your reason for being there.
Really the only way to help those people would be to free them from Islam. North Africa used to be mostly Christian, at least, ostensibly, as did Syria and the Levant. Muslims invaded forcefully, and after their initial killing spree, they put all the Christians and Jews under the Jizya tax. They had to pay a tax in order to keep their religion. The other choices were to convert or die. But what kind of choices are those? So if a guy lost his job it would mean a death sentence, or to surrender and start worshiping a different/false god. Aside from that, there was institutional discrimination barring Christians and Jews from holding government positions, and preferential hiring that favored Muslims in the private sector. People would convert to Islam due to socio-economic pressures, even if they could pay the Jizya. If a Christian or Jew converted to Islam, and decided it wasn’t for him, then he’s stuck. If they wanted to leave Islam there was a death sentence.
Coming back to Somalia, we could colonize it and put them under a reverse Shariah, which would make it impossible for them to build or repair mosques without our permission, put a tax on them for being Muslim, ban them from marrying non-Muslims, and discriminate against them in the area of employment for being Muslims. But would we really be willing to kill them for remaining Muslims and failing to pay the tax, or for converting back to Islam after having left it? That would be the quickest way to de-Islamize Somalia, and that’s how the Muslims transformed North Africa from Christian to Muslim. The idea of forced conversion and killing people for their beliefs sits ill with me, and to do so would not be a proper Christian behavior. Forcefully converting people is Islamic, not Christian, and if we adopt Islamic methods then we’re not spreading proper Biblical Christianity. On the other hand, even a Soviet style communist takeover which bans all “religion” and forces everyone to be atheists would be an improvement for Somalia and the surrounding region.
At the end of the day the best we can do to balance the pragmatic with the morally acceptable is to have nothing at all to do with countries like Somalia. Sending aid without conditions is pointless, and enforcing any conditions without conquest is futile, and on top of that I have no desire to subsidize the next generations of psychotic Muslims. Hitler was a child once, as was Genghis Khan, Joseph Stalin, and Muhammad. If any of those people had never made it to adulthood the world today would be a better place. Furthermore, if I have extra money I would rather spend it to breed my own children than support the progeny of someone else, especially if I don’t have any say in what ideology those kids are being raised in. I have more of a vested interest and potential for legacy in propagating my own culture than an alien culture.