For those of you who missed Brother Jesse’s article on Gaddafi over on Global Grind please check it out for an alternative perspective. It is a misunderstanding to think that those of us interested in an alternative perspective are condoning Gaddafi’s wrongs - we are not. It’s all about metrics and if Libya had the highest life expectancy in Africa under Gaddafi then he must have done some thing right. It’s important to consume as much as one can of both sides of a story in order to understand peoples motives. With the likes of Mugabe still alive it would be very naive to think NATO genuinely went into Libya because they were concerned with human rights when Zimbabwe ranks the top of every negative social indicator and their dictator reigns supreme. So it is important for us to see behind the facade of a moral agenda and go deeper:
Gadhafi nationalized Libya’s oil reserves and used the oil revenue to build schools, hospitals and repair infrastructure for the Libyan people.
Money from Libya’s oil revenue was directly deposited into the bank account of every Libyan.
He raised the life expectancy from 44 years to 75 years.
He raised the literacy rate from 20 percent to 83 percent.
All people in Libya had access to doctors, hospitals, clinics and medicines. And it was free!
Basic food items were subsidized and electricity was made available throughout the country.
Gadhafi set up huge irrigation projects in order to support agricultural development and food self-sufficiency.
Gadhafi spent billions on the Great Man Made River project where his engineers brought water up out of the desert for the people. Would a ‘madman’ do that?
Any Libyan who wanted to become a farmer was given free use of land, a house, farm equipment, livestock and seed.
Under Gadhafi, womenhad full access to education, employment; and Gadhafi enabled them to serve in the armed forces.
Gadhafi was the first and only leader in the Arab world to formally apologizefor the Arab role in Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
Gadhafi put up a 21st century communications satellite—the first in Africa. This upset European companies who now lost a stream of income that came from their outrageous fees imposed on Africans.
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