How can we justify taking fish from protein starved peruvians and feeding them to our dogs?
Are we 'taking', or are they selling. I take the view that people have a share of responsibility for themselves. Take the great country, the usa: it fought it's way to freedom from british colonisation, purged french influence, etc, etc. It is true that it is now usung oppressive/manipulative tactics anywhere it can. I don't condone that. However, getting back to peru, it's people and it's govt prefer to have low protein diets and sell the protein instead. It comes down to it being their choice, for whatever reasons.
Is it fair to say that the birth of an American baby is a greater disaster for the world than that of 25 Indian babies
No. Dispite all their screwups, americans are still as good for the planet as are any other people, perhaps better. Don't tell me east indian babies are better than american babies. India is a democracy, but it is still very fucked up. It is, among other things, american influence that is helping india advance, at the present time. I could go on, but i'm running out of breath, and i have to go to work.
Ps, people of european descent tend to be susceptable to guilt (that is why they succumbed to christianity). It is critiques like this that prey on that. While i agree that we need to help when we can, we must be aware of guilt tripping attacks on the psyche. Not everyone's problems are on the shoulders of those who are doing well at the present moment.
Pps, i heard that, in england, many people still do not have indoor toilets. Has the cry gone out to the world to help these poor indoor biffy deprived victims? No, it hasn't. Perhaps i should start up a collection ;)