Politics ‘stifling $100 laptop’

From BBC News :

A lack of “big thinking” by politicians has stifled a scheme to distribute laptops to children in the developing world, a spokesman has said.

Walter Bender of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) said politicians were unwilling to commit because “change equals risk”.

But, he said, there needed to be a “dramatic change” because education in many countries was “failing” children.

In an interview with the BBC, Nigeria’s education minister questioned the need for laptops in poorly equipped schools.

Dr Igwe Aja-Nwachuku said: “What is the sense of introducing One Laptop per Child when they don’t have seats to sit down and learn; when they don’t have uniforms to go to school in, where they don’t have facilities?”

“We are more interested in laying a very solid foundation for quality education which will be efficient, effective, accessible and affordable.”

The previous government of Nigeria had committed to buying one million laptops.

When I first heard about this plan, I thought; “What a good way to educate poor children, especially in areas that had easy broadband access.”

But apparently, some politicians, mainly the ones in the countries that need these laptops the most, don’t like this idea. Why?

Sure, these kids need schools too, but in this age of the ‘virtual classroom’, isn’t that a better plan than no school at all?

IMHO, there’s something more here than the supposed desire to build brick and mortar schoolrooms, and not relying on computers totally.

I’m reminded of the saying by Thomas Jefferson; “If we’re going to have a successful democratic society, we have to have a well educated and healthy citizenry”.

These aren’t principles the worlds’ elites obviously believe in. 

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10 responses

  1. The worlds’ elitist organization, the New World Order, have made it known that the worlds’ population must be reduced by 2/3’s in the shortest amount of time possible. This isn’t hearsay, this is stated fact by none other than Jason Society member Henry “Warcriminal” Kissinger in 1992.

    There also has been a pogrom of genocide against Africans since the old colonial days. This is also a fact and a daily occurance if one deigns to open their eyes.

    So the reasoning must be ‘why educate Africans if we’re only going to eliminate them anyway?’

    Or am I just reading things that aren’t there?

  2. I am so happy to read this story, one I have missed.

    Speaking generally, the last thing Africa and other depressed nations want is an educated citizenry or to have their citizens connected in a real way to the developed world. I suspect this is also true for developed nations who have for decades raped and pillaged Africa, which would not be possible, or at least much less possible, with educated and connected Africans.

    The Nigerian official’s statement is laughable. But it is very telling. And beyond shameful.

  3. I hate to go all girly on you, Dad, but this post made me cry.

    Such opportunity! Such possibilites! Wasted!

    And you can bet that there is more to this story that one African’s ridiculous obstructions.

    There are diamonds and oil and other natural resources to get out of Africa and that can’t be accomplished with educated Africans.

    Goddamnit!

  4. Can’t add anything to your comment, Dad. There is an oligarchy in charge of running this planet, and they have an agenda.

    You said it.

  5. The world population with everyone having a laptop with a broadband connection would be the Elitist’s worst nightmare, but with the advent of nanatechnology it is sure a possibility. I can’t see this happening to a starving population though, especially with no fresh water, and air that is lacking oxygen.

    Kissy makes me sick every time that he speaks using his pseudo wisdom. Everybody knows that mother Nature was much more natural in primitive times, especially the Americas where technology and agriculture left a small foot print. All things change and nobody can have any effect on them except for making better vibes and harmonizing with the natural order of things. Any other attempts, especially by those with a mission (RE: Elitist’s), will end up compounding the problems that we already recognize. So building more dams, using irresponsable science like HAARP, building nuclear weapons, etc. will only contribute to the demise of mankind on a planet where we have become more of a parasite than an intelligent source for what we call good. Left alone harmony and peace will prevail I say as I type atcha and send useless thoughts through innertube…G:

  6. Raping Africa for its resources, using up the people and throwing them away like toilet paper has been a 150 year business for the globalists.

    What struck me with this story was that the nation’s own government(s) continue to be a willing participant(s) in keeping their own people down, feeding them to the globalist machine, even when there’s at least some people altruistic enough to truly help them out.

    Beyond criminal and evil.

  7. Send all the peace and harmony through the ‘Tubes all you want Geez. 😎

  8. geez:

    What you say is true.

    “Global Warming” (and all the aspects of it) is real, but it isn’t imminent, at least in ways that can’t be controlled for the near future. The possibilities, the tremendous! possibilities, that the OLPC offers is here and now.

    All of us should be doing what we can to support and promote this truly awesome project.

    I’m so appreciative of this post, dad….as sad & mad as it has made me.

  9. One thing to remember about African leaders is rarely are they installed without, at the least, manipulation by countries such as our very own.

  10. I must confirm that Henry is enthusiastic about culling the world of billions of “useless eaters”, along with his NWO sponors, the Bilderbergers et. al.; using his own words! When elitists like Henry et. al., view the world, it’s simply an “I’ve got mine and more, fxxk the rest of you”…!

    This is how Bushco ticks and a host of incredibly wealthy, shadowy oligarchs that both own and control the entire planetary paradigm, lock, stock, and barrel! They are the landlords and we are their renters.

    In the end they will go down the tubes along with the unwashed masses. Mother Earth takes no prisoners when she decides to rollover in her planetary bunk…! : )) She’s one big, zoftig mamma and if momma ain’t happy then the rest of us won’t be either…!

    Carl Nemo **==

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