Sometimes I sit back to observe, think and meditate on the state and affairs of this world and to be honest I am really baffled and astonished at how bastardized this place called earth is. On Forbes, I just read an article on an Abu Dhabi Oil Sheikh who at he’s will and might have just inscribed he’s name on an island fully owned and funded by the sheikh. On this island, it is reported theres a resort, a stable for horses and a golf course. Further down as u read along (please read full article on the link provided below), you’ll see where it says he owns 200 cars with seven Mercedes SELs painted in the colour of the rainbow. He must be living the life as we all say right but then contrast that to the east African drought. Somali recently said to have been going through famine. Children dying for lack of food not three square meals we take for granted but just one in a day. We’re not talking of education or shelter or clothes or those basic amenities. I’m speaking of FOOD.
Equatorial guinea happens to be one of the smallest country in Africa but its the third largest producer of oil in the continent. It has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world but guess what, over 70% of its population leave in extreme poverty. Why? Because the ‘country is under a despotic government notorious for its flagrant disregard for human rights, oppression of journalists and extreme levels of corruption. It is said that the bulk of the country’s wealth is sourced primarily from its oil revenues generated by multinational oil companies like Exxon Mobil, but is unevenly distributed among the President, his family and close associates. The rest of the population suffers in silence’ Same as the sheikhs who believes the oil belongs to the family of the king (or however they organize their government) and not the people.
Who owns crude oil, who makes crude oil, who put the oil in the ground for people to drill out. Who allocates this natural resources. I come from a country where an oil block is used as gift to a single man. Then they come back to claim they give away millions in Aid to this poor African countries. Sometimes, I wonder when there will be justice and every man can leave happy with their family irrespective of where he or she resides.
Imagine the innocent people of Libya, Syria, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Japan, portugal, Greece, Somali, Kenya and so on. Even though and I do understand we don’t have as much millions or billions to give out, lets empathize with this people and do the little we can to help out.