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But here’s the dirty little secret of the left: they don’t want our living standards extended abroad. They think we’re sinning against the planet. By maintaining these standards.
They also know that the only way to extend American standards abroad can only be found in extension of capitalist principles and liberal modes of government abroad.
Take a look at Kenya, where these girls are having sex in exchange for Kotex. No matter how many boxes of Kotex we ship over there, these girls will never see them– the corrupt government will steal them and sell them, bulking up personal bank accounts in the Caymans. Honest and transparent – truly limited – government is a hallmark of the West, and it must be implemented before living standards can be raised.
When the British were last in charge of Kenya, during the period 1950-55, life expectancy at birth for females was 44.2 and 40.5 for males. Today, life expectancy at birth in Kenya is a mere 55 years. Over the past 55 years, life expectancy has risen just 15 years. British rule was sometimes racist, and marked by poverty and turmoil. But take a look at another British colony, Hong Kong. In 1950-55, life expectancy in Hong Kong was 61 years; today, it’s 82.7 years. Hong Kong hasn’t had a great government the last several years, but it was ruled by the West for nearly all of that time.
If we want to solve serious problems around the world, the first step is to stop beating ourselves up, pretending that we are the problem. We aren’t. We’re the solution. Millions around the globe beg for us to apply the Western solution rather than wasting our time in useless self-flagellation.
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