Monthly Archives: July 2008

Letter to the Editor

Watching the movie Hotel Rwandavindicates my conviction of the futility of present international relations in this new age of factional conflict. The plight of Rwanda, in international context, is frustratingly minor due to its largely subsistent and politically volatile population. A comprehensive aid package – addressing security, stabilization, and commerce – is necessary to quell the nationwide bellicosity. With no present polit

Watching the movie Hotel Rwanda vindicates my conviction of the futility of present international relations in this new age of factional conflict. The plight of Rwanda, in international context, is frustratingly minor due to its largely subsistent and politically volatile population. A comprehensive aid package – addressing security, stabilization, and commerce – is necessary to quell the nationwide bellicosity. With no present political centrality, Rwanda would require a task force of Rwandan and neutral foreign ministers to administer repairs to its infrastructure – the core of effectual recovery. Allow major peacekeeping powers and compliant Rwandan militaries to defend and control the country. Organizations such as the U.N., World Bank, and UNESCO should provide governmental stabilization, economic sponsorship, and public education. Responsible business enterprises should extend opportunities and investment to reinforce domestic commerce by improving both entrepreneurial and nationalized industries. All aid should be made in congruency with what ultimately succeeds in comprehensive peace and cohabitation of rival social groups, not the colonial-era political manipulation and social distortion that instigated this conflict – and ultimately, genocide.

The deleterious effects of the Berlin Conference and subsequent extortion of African infrastructure for political and colonial profit continues to manifest itself as social wrecks in roughly the same form: inconsistency. Inconsistent politics, the Apartheid. Inconsistent economies, South Africa. Inconsistent society, Rwanda. The industrialized world may renounce its colonial sins past, but only action in Africa’s recovery can substantiate it.

ical centrality, Rwanda would require a task force of Rwandan and neutral foreign ministers to administer repairs to its infrastructure – the core of effectual recovery. Allow major peacekeeping powers and compliant Rwandan militaries to defend and control the country. Organizations such as the U.N., World Bank, and UNESCO should provide governmental stabilization, economic sponsorship, and public education. Responsible business enterprises should extend opportunities and investment to reinforce domestic commerce by improving both entrepreneurial and nationalized industries. All aid should be made in congruency with what ultimately succeeds in comprehensive peace and cohabitation of rival social groups, not the colonial-era political manipulation and social distortion that instigated this conflict – and ultimately, genocide.

The deleterious effects of the Berlin Conference and subsequent extortion of African infrastructure for political and colonial profit continues to manifest itself as social wrecks in roughly the same form: inconsistency. Inconsistent politics, the Apartheid. Inconsistent economies, South Africa. Inconsistent society, Rwanda. The industrialized world may renounce its colonial sins past, but only action in Africa’s recovery can substantiate it.

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