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 Malaysian Development Model: What Lessons Can Africa Learn

 (I joined the most shitty/disgusting/traumatic/painful/inhumane training to hone my skills in writing & folks there + countries behind them thought I needed a training on how TO FUCK!)

I’s disrespected, picked on, mocked, laughed at, everyone just invented fake stories, did the most inhumane/disgusting/absurd acts to make my time there hell, & most of all FAIL.

Am not the PICKUP lady! (You know the pickup lady)

 

Is it my destiny to be played with all my life & that my whole life is destroyed by MUSLIMS & NON-MUSLIMS?!

WHEN WILL I BE FREE FROM ALL OF THE CRIMINALS WHO DID TO ME WRONG/ILL/ & EVIL?! WHEN?

 

 

 

Prepared by: Samia Hassan

March, 2014

 Introduction

Africa is a very resourceful continent, very rich in many resources; to the point that the former colonial powers which colonized the continent came back to extract the abundant resources and untapped fountain of resources that is not fully utilized by its own inhibitants”Africans”, masses of individuals who were from the former colonies that colonized Africa had migrated again to resettle in the continent and find job opportunities that their own countries Western couldn’t provide for them, they managed to find jobs in Africa which had failed to do the same thing for its own citizens!

We must not skip and ignore the reality and tragedy that so many African youth are so willing to escape the harsh living conditions in Africa and die in thousands to become prisoners in refugee camps in foreigner countries, who may or may not accept them as refugees, when Africans can’t find jobs in their countries, the former colonizers had found many without facing any hardships,  but all this have not yet convinced the people of Africa to take a step and rediscover, and explore the continent; and hence it was left to be forever described as place of disease, wars , genocides, illiteracy, famine and poverty.

There are so many countries which lack the same abundant resources that are available within Africa, which faced the same colonial background, no much aid from developed world in regards to undertaking serious development projects that can improve the lives of millions in the continent and to make significant contributions that can lead to tangible shifts in the quality of live within the continent.

In the following pages I will take one country that have made a gigantic leap from humble conditions in both (Economy, Education, Health, Infrastructure,etc.) to becoming an example set for many countries that seek to have better and brighter future to its citizens.

I will try to highlight what Malaysia had done differently to become what it has become.

UK Wants What the US Has Got!

So UK has decided to include ‘Ayn Rand’ to the syllabus of their A- Level students.

Mrs. Rand books and school of thought is regarded as the ‘Bible’ that guides many of the great minds within both the ‘Business & Technology’ sectors, as well as many politicians within the west, and particularly in the United States. But one has to ask why is the UK doing this?! It’s quite obvious; UK wants its own ‘Silicon Valley & Wall Street’, desires to become the center of innovation and wealth, and the way to do that, is to trace back what shaped the thinking and behaviour of the minds behind such phenomena’s; Ayn Rand’s philosophy, so better to prepare the younger minds of the future leaders of tomorrow and to equip and arm them with an arsenal of her thoughts!

Rand’s core idea in regards to her philosophy lies in ‘Self Interest’, which in order to make it somewhat ethical in the eyes of the audience she had described it as ‘Rational Self Interest’, the only thing that one should care about is their own interest. Ayn Rand stands firm beside the philosophy of ‘Adam Smith’.

One more thing about Rand’s philosophy; she firmly believes that ‘Government’ should have less role, and boils down that role to providing ‘Protection & Security’ , one needs to ask then ‘Protection & Security’ for whom and what for?!

Rand is the engine that drives the minds behind the tech and business industry that are thinking now of ways to finally get rid once and for all from the human age labour to robot age labour!

Mrs. Rand has produced a movement and type of thinking that glorifies being ‘Selfish and Unjust’, imagine if those she had assigned as the providers of ‘Protection and Security’ for the millionaires if they too say: their ‘Self Interest’ doesn’t lie in taking the role of the bodyguards of the rich?! Since as per her philosophy, we are all after our individualistic interests! What if the providers of ‘Protection and Security’ just decide that they will not sacrifice their lives for the others?!

In Ayn Rand’s world survival has only to be to the fittest, the rest should just vanish, and you shouldn’t bother yourself of what is happening or going to happen to them, you should only care about your ‘Self Interest’ and never sacrifice yourself for others!

Is Ayn Rand philosophy the only door and path to innovation and wealth, and if so, what will be the implications and impacts on such societies that adopt her way of thinking?

What are the costs of ‘Randism’?

 

Reference:

1-https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/mar/05/new-right-ayn-rand-marx

2- https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/10/new-age-ayn-rand-conquered-trump-white-house-silicon-valley

3- http://www.paulnathan.biz/commentaries/138-ayn-rands-philosophy-in-a-nutshell.html

On ‘Automation’

I listened to this video that contained a segment discussing that thing that some folks who call themselves experts, businessmen and entrepreneurs had been selling for long time ‘Automation’ and how all jobs will be taken by machines, the economic expert forecasts that will lead to what is known as ‘Realization Crisis’, because who will buy your stuff?! The machines?!

The ‘Technology’ they will use to deprive workers from their jobs,  will topple their empires.

 

Realisation crises occur whenever the owner of the means of production (call him/her a Capitalist/boss/entrepreneur or the way you want) does not manage to realise his/her own commodities on the market, namely, s/he doesn’t manage to sell them and get a profit out of them.’

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I myself believe in the following: ‘Every creation that has been invented, carries the seeds of its destruction within it.’