Over the years, I’ve been in the habit of reading articles, and even whole books, without having a clue who the author is. I’ll pick up books from the library and read them cover to cover. When I’m done, I might then ask myself, “I wonder who the author is.” I never gave much thought to this habit; it just seemed natural. Now that I think about it, it seems like a good habit because the words carry their own value regardless of who wrote them. We so often decide that we dislike this or that person and so we reject him. In so doing, we might be missing out on valuable information, even if we believe that person to be a liar.
I should be sleeping right now. Alas, sleep eludes me. So I got up to read a random article and it happened to be about international adoptions. The article claims that the enthusiasm American white women have for adopting alien children is an offshoot of the missionary spirit. It says that, while such behavior is rooted in noble intentions, in reality it is detrimental to our nation. I couldn’t agree more and you can read the article here. The author is non other than the controversial David Yeagley.
Yeagley covers many aspects of this phenomenon, but one question he does not ask is this: sub-Saharan Africa has the highest fertility rates in the world. Women typically have five or six children. This being the case, why is it that African women are not lining up to adopt those orphans? Certainly there are enough barren African women who should be willing to adopt African children and raise them as their own. In most cases, had she not been barren, she would be raising several of her own children. I wonder if anybody has ever asked those African women why they do not simply adopt. I’m sure some of them do (mainly from their own tribe), but my guess is that most of them would answer, “why should I raise somebody else’s child?” In other words, it would not benefit the genetic interests of their own tribe to adopt a child of a different tribe. Therefore, such an act would be unthinkable. Those African women, being closer to nature, are in touch with their genetic selves. White women, in contrast, are divorced from their own nature. This is the flip side of the “noble intent” Yeagley describes.