no body should own a diamond mine to begin with, but it is the old European vicious cycle from the earlier times.<quoted text>
Because a lot of people on top don't necessarily work harder; they are just very adept at standing on the shoulders of others. Do you think that the owner of the diamond min in Africa really works harder than the poor schmo who does all the digging? If you do nothing, that is one thing, but as long as you are working there should be MORE (not necessarily perfect) equality.
the equality may be achieve through education not through greed, of course when someone is force to work as slave labor it leaves the person free of the moral burden it brings with it.
otherwise there should be no excuse for participating in such a rape of the earth.
again what is missing here is the value system for all those involved in this sad trade, diamonds as beautiful as they are, aren't any longer a womans best friend since so many people are being abused and killed over it, it has loss it's luster they shouldn't even be use to represent a lasting love in a marriage union.
maybe this is why there are so many divorces all over, maybe is a curse...the curse of the diamond.
in Africa the problems arise from their focus on war and their unfriendly defensive nature.
they don't want to be exploited by foreigners but now they do themselves...or did they always do it?..... I saw it in a movie a while back.