Anyone reading my books would know I habitually refer to the UN as "that wonderfully incompetent organization." It is a reflex to me - an automated response for a man of my background and age. I believe it is the same as when your wife and soul asks you: "Do I look fat in this dress?" You knew the answer to that one since the age of 16...."No my love, you look beautiful and I am very lucky to have you in my life." Ask any man - he will tell you this. We cannot multitask and were the first attempt with many flaws, but we know the answer to certain questions. My late wife for instance was known far and wide as "Mrs Always Right" which is the reason we were so happy together. I know my limits in life but the Incompetents don't.
There is no doubt, I have seen it, heard it from clients and read a few books written by the long haired liberals who once worked for the Incompetents that as a bringer of hope, the UN have a great track record of failure upon failure. In a normal business environment they would not last two weeks but in long haired liberal cloud cuckoo land - forever. In Africa, wherever you see their blue-bereted soldiers you know you have a worse problem than before they arrived. They are known in many cases for rape, theft, child molestation and selling equipment on the black market. They are even trained, yes trained, to surrender peacefully when confronted with thugs and do so all the time. So what practical use do they have? I don't know for I have never seen or heard of them fighting or protecting anyone anywhere. In fact I wrote in several books and certainly advise all foreign clients to run away from them when in trouble - they are that useless in protecting you and only there to make money. Rather run to the "mercenary outfits" with harsh Afrikaans accents who will get you to your Embassy safely.
The UN is a joke when it comes to fulfilling their stated mission but we have to admit that they are quite good at begging for money. They have been doing that magnificently for many decades and will do so forever in the future. When they started off after the Second World War their staff pay was fixed at parallel rates to the US Federal Government rate. Today it is vastly more and they waste billions of dollars which come from where? Mostly the USA who is silly (my polite way of saying stupid) enough to give it to them and to ignore the millions of dollar of parking tickets raked up by them in New York. What does the US get back from this investment? A lot of abuse upon abuse and even more begging for money so that the abuse can continue. It is so ludicrous from the side, that only a long haired liberal cannot see the above and will tell you, with a suitably serious face, of the need to give back to society...that they have great ideas and principles and are trying to make a difference. Yep, I believe that and that is what makes it so sad. They are trying so hard to be Mr Nice Guy.
Hence a new breed of long haired liberals arrived - the NGO's and what is known as Third World Aid. Basically they collect money from white people who feel guilty for being born in a First World country. Why I would not know, for it is not their fault. Nor is it their fault that they worked hard at the opportunities given to them and now are able to donate to worthy causes. In principle there is nothing wrong with donating. I always bestow more than 10% of my income and many of my books are worth thousands in legal time writing them - to help the man on the street for free. But why feel guilty because you are white and privileged? It is madness and even more so when your government sponsored Third World Aid becomes a "right" and only benefits the elite few in Africa.
When I wrote The Egg Breakers - Counter-Terrorism in Sub Saharan Africa I took a good look at what happened in Kenya during the Uhuru uprising, and then in Rhodesia (now the failed state of Zimbabwe - excellent beggars too) and lastly to our own South African liberation struggle. What came out was interesting for non-Africans. My conclusion was that Third World Aid is not helping my late wife's tribe to win their war on terror. In fact it is working against them as the money is not reaching the common Joe on the street. Now it must be obvious to anyone that a terrorist (or freedom fighter, whatever) does not live amongst the rich but amongst the poor or middle class. These are the people who are able to tell you who are new in the area, who speaks ill of Uncle Sam etc. Not the elite few who are in charge of the country and holding the beggars bowl in both hands and praying sincere prayers every night that it never stops. Nor the established intelligence agencies (yes we have them also) that exist only to protect the ruling class from coups. Your liaison with them is fruitless in terms of intelligence and since you are known to pay millions for any information this is abused and you are fed nonsense too. That is why the terrorists are running down south but it is all in the book.
I also wonder when I see the constant attacks from the entitled Third World countries on what was known as the West during the Cold War why they are even bothering with this aid. Surely when you donate that kind of money you expect something in return? Simple things like respect or thank you or an attitude of "I will learn from my silly mistakes which caused me to be a beggar and improve myself so I don't need to be bailed out again." Or do you follow the long haired liberal principle which Mr Roosevelt tried with one Josef Stalin back in the Second World War. To give and not to ask anything back in the hope that Stalin will "do the right thing in return." Yeah, we know how that turned out and looking back, it is frankly amazing that a man who served 4 times as POTUS could have been that silly. Of course, it was not his money to give away, but tax payers’ money, which always makes it easier for fat politicians. It is a nasty habit which all long haired liberals have - to give to what they think is worthy causes and not worry what happens further - their conscious is now clear. However, they are mistaken; it is unbiblical and secondly, silly. You have the right to ask questions and get prove before taking the word of some fund raiser on what exactly your money is buying for your country. Otherwise you are helping your own conscious and the fat NGO owners.
In Africa the short answer to the aid is nothing. You will show me nothing which was built (and is sustainable) since 1960 when the aid started streaming in. I though, will be able to show you the utterly incompetent ways to waste it on a daily base. Not to mention the bulging Swiss bank accounts and jobs for family members from the ruling elite at these very same organizations. This is the nature of your Third World Aid and it does no good - keep it. Don't bother us with it anymore for you are keeping us in subjection and benefiting only a few of the ruling elite who are making fools of you. A man who is not taught to fish will always beg for fish. Do you even know that there is a tax on painting buildings in certain African countries - because it then may looks as if they don't need the aid money? That is what your aid money caused - nations of beggars unwilling to help themselves because they don't need to. The rich white American will rescue their failed leaders if they beg a bit.
Koos Kotze is a former member of the South African Police Force. He served between 1985 and 1991 primarily as a sergeant in the Pretoria Flying Squad. During his police years, he was awarded the South African Police Medal for Combating Terrorism twice besides lesser awards. After leaving the Police Force he obtained the law degrees B Iuris & LLB at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and was a commercial law attorney for eight years. These days he is the owner of JKLS Africa and Associates, a specialist legal consultancy which specializes in reducing legal risk in sub Saharan Africa. He wrote several books on business, law, counter-terrorism and security issues. At times he is asked to participate on the Voice of America regarding legal forensic matters.