It’s been almost two weeks since cyclone Idai slammed into the port city of Beira and created an inland ocean. Wiping out entire villages, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless and without food or water. Idai showed the world what happens when you leave a corrupt government unchecked. As Idai passed, there wasn’t any aid or help rushing in from the government of Mozambique. Instead, this African country turned to the west to beg for help. Neighboring Zimbabwe was also hit hard with survivors telling tales of villages and growth-points that disappeared in the blink of an eye. And as we all sat in horror watching these events unfold, it became clear that there wasn’t enough help coming. South-Africa was (still is) facing a energy crisis and the only help that came from them was in the form of non-government organizations and private donations. The world needs to face the truth, African governments only care about their own pockets and not the people. China is colonizing Africa, sending fleets to fish of the Mozambican coast and cutting down thousands of trees only to export them but to this day has not give one cent of aid to the people of the very country they are stripping clean.
It breaks my heart to see the clips of people desperately trying to get out of the water with babies and children on their backs or fighting each other for food. And realizing that this is only the beginning. Take a good hard look folks, this is the future of not only Africa but the world. We do not have enough resources in Africa to help ourselves let alone each other (S.A has yet to send proper aid to Zimbabwe). This will become the norm in the world. More storm will come, less help will be available and thousands will lose their lives. I salute all the organizations for sending aid to Africa but let’s face it, it’s like trying to plug a dam using toothpaste.
And a side note to the BLF who said whites created cyclone Idai and must thus pay…I have yet to your “people” rushing to help those affected by the cyclone. A lot of light skins running around helping people. This should not be about race but I’m just saying.
I’m deeply sorry for those who lost so much but this is our new normal. As we keep destroying the earth, over populating her and pushing resources to the max more storms will come. More natural disaster will hit us until balance is restored. Unless we actively start to do something about it. Say no to greedy governments like China, stop playing politics and stand up to our own corrupt governments, demand that retailers respect nature and stop using plastic, pump the brakes on live as we know it.