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09.04.11

Africans Insulted by Philanthrocapitalism

Posted in Africa, Bill Gates at 1:32 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Gates at Harper's Magazine

Summary: Genuine African blogs explain that they wish not to be treated like they are desperate for American corporations and aristocrats to ‘save’ them

MAKING MONEY by pretending to help the poor is one of the specialities of the Gates Foundation.

Bill Gates is hijacking the voice of Africans to impose negative things on them. We’ve covered this in posts such as:

  1. Bill Gates Sells Drugs in Less Developed Nations (for Profit)
  2. How the Gates Foundation Privatises Africa
  3. With Microsoft Monopoly in Check, Bill Gates Proceeds to Creating More Monopolies
  4. Gates-Backed Company Accused of Monopoly Abuse and Investigated
  5. Reader’s Article: The Gates Foundation and Genetically-Modified Foods
  6. Monsanto: The Microsoft of Food
  7. Seeds of Doubt in Bill Gates Investments
  8. Gates Foundation Accused of Faking/Fabricating Data to Advance Political Goals
  9. More Dubious Practices from the Gates Foundation
  10. Video Transcript of Vandana Shiva on Insane Patents
  11. Explanation of What Bill Gates’ Patent Investments Do to Developing World
  12. Black Friday Film: What the Bill Gates-Backed Monsanto Does to Animals, Farmers, Food, and Patent Systems
  13. Gates Foundation Looking to Destroy Kenya with Intellectual Monopolies
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  15. Bill Gates Takes His GMO Patent Investments/Experiments to India
  16. Gates/Microsoft Tax Dodge and Agriculture Monopoly Revisited
  17. Beyond the ‘Public Relations’
  18. UK Intellectual Monopoly Office (UK-IPO) May be Breaking the Law
  19. “Boycott Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in China”
  20. The Gates Foundation Extends Control Over Communication with Oxfam Relationship
  21. Week of Monsanto

Here is an African voice explaining why this is wrong.

Society has a very one dimentional conversation about privilege.
Looking at me from an American perspective, it would be easy to assume that I hold no privilege.
I’m Black, a woman, from the third world. All these things are true and indeed if you were to base your evaluation of me on popular media images of Africans and particularly African women, I’m a miserable creature indeed.
However, if you take seriously Chimamanda Achidie’s call for a balance of stories you might take a different perspective of me.
As an educated, professor of Politics at an American university, I do wield considerable class, educational and other privileges relative to the rest of the world’s population.
You see, the problem is that society as a whole tends to have very narrow views of privilege.
This narrow view of privilege pervades philanthropy as well.

Gates Keppers found this article about rich Americans who treat Africa like it’s some kind of a zoo. They are posing for the camera to boast about superiority and alleged generosity. Africans are not stupid and they can see what’s wrong with it. As Gates Keppers points out, Bill Gates is sponsoring this, too:

Water First International
Date: November 2010
Purpose: for general operating support
Amount: $2,500
Term: 1 month
Topic: Advocacy & Public Policy
Region Served: Global, North America
Program: Foundation
Grantee Location: Seattle, Washington
Grantee Web site: Not available

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Grants-2010/Pages/Water-First-International-OPP1029939.aspx

“Advocacy & Public Policy” means lobbying and PR. We have already explained this before. How low can one sink? Even the press in African is bought by Gates. Monsanto et al. approve.

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