is it the duty of richer countries to clothe, feed and educate the third world

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it is the duty of the rich to help the poor
175 54%
every man for himself
146 45%
Voters: 323.
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#1
or should the third world continue to fend for themselves, sitting most of the times in war-ridden lands where nothing can grow and with no natural resources?

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#2
Seeing as richer countries are often very responsible for their situation... yes.
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#4
Good luck with this can of worms Corey.
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#6
No. we should help, but ultimately the world needs most people to be uneducated and poor, otherwise you just end up with everyone being poor
#7
In the 3rd world countries that are in debt because British and American governments lent them money at crippling interest rates and even though people are dying of starvation are still so greedy to want their interest, yes. Of course it is their duty to sort out their mess.

In other countries I don't think it's a duty but I think it should be done anyway out of common decency for humanity.
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#9
Richer countries are obliged to. Honestly, do rich countries really have anything else that's positive to spend their money on rather than some useless bullshit?
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#10
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You say that so many times it's lost all it's meaning.
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#11
It would be better if they didnt exploit their land and resources to being with.
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#13
It's the duty of everyone to stop being greedy jerks and stop hoarding what they have in wars. It's not fair to kill our troops in a war they don't understand in a place that we started a war with. IMHO, war is equivilent to polititians having a schoolyard fight with their friends invited.

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If we stopped everything we do that keeps them war-ridden and poor they'd probably sort themselves out.

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#14
I don't think it should be that way - if the levels were swapped. would Third world countries be doing the same for us? It should be up to the countries government/whatever to look after its people, not rely on aid from other countries.
#15
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#16
Yes, it is. It's also the duty of a nation's government to take care of their poor.

It should be up to the countries government/whatever to look after its people, not rely on aid from other countries.

third world countries don't have that ability.
#17
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No more than the religion or politics thread.
#18
It isn't the duty of the rich to help/feed etc poorer nations, but morally I think that it is a responsibility to provide the means to help the circumstances, such as slating off debts that a country obviously not pay that where from god-knows how long ago (like we did with Africa) and helping them build schools and educate the locals so they can start to have their own future. We dont need to hand-feed them all the time, and nor do they want that.
#20
I say no....but I voted it is the duty of the rich to help the poor <---cause I agree with that
cause I don`t think they need it....well they do now but.
you know normally I can talk about this subject for hours but I got to much on my head (school stuff and other crappy ****) now so I`l join this discussion later
well I`l try it anyway.......
I think that if we never ever started to move our white asses down their they were way better off.
#21
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In the 3rd world countries that are in debt because British and American governments lent them money at crippling interest rates and even though people are dying of starvation are still so greedy to want their interest, yes. Of course it is their duty to sort out their mess.

In other countries I don't think it's a duty but I think it should be done anyway out of common decency for humanity.


Do you know what most 3rd world countries did with the money Britain lent them? Bought weapons. Big weapons. To fight other countries.

Hardly their prime objective, is it? I'm not cold hearted enough to say "told you this would happen" but all the blame can't be placed within the 1st world countries. They should've used the money to fund factories to feed it's nation, for one thing.

EDIT: spelling errors. What's wrong with me today? >_<
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#22
the pool is misleading. Rich SHOULD help the poor, and in some cases rich countries ought to help the poor, but some might be responsible by their situation
#23
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Do you know what most 3rd world countries did with teh money Britain lent them? Bought weapons. Big weapons. To find other countries.


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#25
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No more than the religion or politics thread.

I don't visit the religion thread and the politics thread is usually pretty civil. This thread shall be fun to watch though.
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#26
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The cunts always win =/
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**** you Kensai. You and your...your...finding of other peoples mistakes...ing.

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#29
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Yes, it is. It's also the duty of a nation's government to take care of their poor.


third world countries don't have that ability.


you know I think we`re just trying the expansion of cappitalism......off course the live is pretty screwed now over there but ain`t that our fault? if never showed them our world of greed and materialism and indoctrinated them with things like: YOU NEED MONEY, EDUCATION, RELIGION and that kinda stuff they were better off then they`l ever be. Before our visit, they had everything they need, Food, a house and eachother. Off course some people are mortally sick and some childrens are dying, but that`s happening here to.
#30
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I agree


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I don't think the rich should be forced to help, but it's nice if they do. The poor need to really be doing more for themselves instead of just settling for being the poor.


no, I'm talking about 3rd world countries, not hobos.
#31
not so much a duty, more of the right thing to do
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#32
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#33
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you know I think we`re just trying the expansion of cappitalism......off course the live is pretty screwed now over there but ain`t that our fault? if never showed them our world of greed and materialism and indoctrinated them with things like: YOU NEED MONEY, EDUCATION, RELIGION and that kinda stuff they were better off then they`l ever be. Before our visit, they had everything they need, Food, a house and eachother. Off course some people are mortally sick and some childrens are dying, but that`s happening here to.

Well, they do need money and education. And I think you're exaggerating greatly by saying that they had "everything they need [sic]" before we got there. It was still bad then; it's just worse now.


I don't think the rich should be forced to help, but it's nice if they do. The poor need to really be doing more for themselves instead of just settling for being the poor.

That's ridiculous.
#34
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I agree


no, I'm talking about 3rd world countries, not hobos.



oh, well, I suppose they can still be working on become of the 2rd world, but I still think other countries don't HAVE to help, but it's nice if they do.
#35
if the u.s. wasnt spending so much money on other countries and crap here maybe our economy wouldnt suck so much.
#36
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Do you know what most 3rd world countries did with the money Britain lent them? Bought weapons. Big weapons. To fight other countries.

Hardly their prime objective, is it? I'm not cold hearted enough to say "told you this would happen" but all the blame can't be placed within the 1st world countries. They should've used the money to fund factories to feed it's nation, for one thing.

EDIT: spelling errors. What's wrong with me today? >_<
Actually *most* aid given by western governments historically is given on a "we give you x money and you use it to buy y services from our country"

So it's selfishly given and actually keeps the money in our economy, and if it's used to buy weapons, then that was the arrangement with the government who supplied the aid.
#38
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if the u.s. wasnt spending so much money on other countries and crap here maybe our economy wouldnt suck so much.

You obviously don't understand the current economic situation.
#39
Yes, I do feel we share the responsibility to help clothe, feed and educate Third World countries.
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#40
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if the u.s. wasnt spending so much money on other countries and crap here maybe our economy wouldnt suck so much.
Ignorant horse crap.
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