(Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe received $717,500,000.00 in foreign aid in 2012 alone)
“The global income gap has already devoured trillions of dollars in foreign aid over the decades, without any sign of improvement. If something isn’t working for so long, any rational person would reexamine the theory behind it. Not the champions of equality, however. They continue to demand foreign aid with the moral smugness of someone who owns the exclusive rights to the definition of “fairness.” But there is a reason why aiding despotic quasi-socialist regimes has never resulted in a prosperous nation.
So far it has only resulted in a bizarre symbiosis between the self-righteous champions of “fairness” in the West and crooked Third World authoritarians. The despots long ago figured out that “equality” is a great excuse to violate property rights, “fairness” is a license to abuse the law, “justice” legitimizes dictatorial rule, and “redistribution of wealth” allows looting. They have learned that foreign aid is reward for doing all of the above while keeping the people hungry…”
“…Naturally in the absence of individual rights, opportunities and the rule of law, the office of “president” becomes a magnet for an endless array of warlords, military thugs, and leaders of nationalistic mobs driven by collective greed and selfishness. Most of these leaders have no idea how to run a country, don’t care, and may never have wanted to – if it weren’t also a magic key that makes its master the virtual owner of all the foreign aid, gold, diamonds or whatever else Western geologists can find in the bowels of the state-owned land. This helps to account for the record number of military coups, civil wars, and bloody atrocities happening in the Third World today.”
From Oleg Atbashian’s Shakedown Socialism