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Charity is Dialogue

The history of Euro and American colonization of the Southern hemisphere has left a continued cultural defect in people of European descent.

In years past it was called “The White Man’s Burden”; the idea that white folk were obliged to export and impose white values and practices on those of the “darker races.” 1,057 more words


The Real White Man's Burden

While perusing an article and its replies on the Right-Wing website D C Clothesline, I became intrigued by a running thread touting the role… 609 more words


Note: This post is more or less a book review of William Easterly’s book, The White Man’s Burden, which came out in 2006 (a whole decade ago). 1,255 more words

Development Economics

Link: Why re-colonization?


I disagree.

For very simple reasons.

  1. cleaning up the mess they made will be expensive enough.
  2. we need to encourage our traitors to go abroad and helping the huddled masses would be a useful carrot, odds are they won’t return, with any luck…
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The Tale of Two Islands -- Part 1

Once upon a time, there lived two societies, each on its own island separated by the ocean. Neither remembered exactly how they got there or when the separation occurred, but both agreed that it was due to a conflict long ago when they were all crew members on the same ship. 1,395 more words


Why charity is not what it used to be

The Greek word agape was used often by the New Testament writers. In the AV (KJV) Bible it is translated 86 times as love and 27 times as charity. 729 more words

Faith And Life


Second Response to Silke Roth’s “The Paradoxes of Aid Work: Passionate Professionals”


Silke Roth does a superb job of presenting the realities of aid-workers and pre-aid-workers (those deciding whether or not to enter into Aidland) in her book, … 847 more words

Thoughts & Reflections