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Left-wing Charities

Many third-world charities have no idea how to actually make the third world prosperous.

On top of that, some "charities" also get involved in highly controversial left-wing political causes such as opposition to Israel and America.





Dry Bones Blog sums up the world of the left-wing, anti-Israel, "Christian" charities Trocaire and Christian Aid.
If only they would defend their faith, ignore Israel, and campaign against the worldwide Islamic persecution of Christians.





Trocaire (separate page)




Christian Aid

I'm sure that Christian Aid does some good work in the third world. Why do they have to spoil it all by getting involved in politics? Why can't they just stick to charity?

If a charity must make statements about politics, it should only make them about issues on which we can all agree - such as the famine-causing tyrannies of Sudan and North Korea - rather than about issues on which reasonable people disagree, such as Israel. I can't give money to Christian Aid because they promote ideas I disagree with. This is a shame. There are many other charities that do not talk about politics - or only talk about issues like Sudan that we can all agree on. Give your money to these charities instead. GOAL is one in Ireland - but there are hundreds of others.




The anti-Israel group Pressureworks highlight a photo of "Damage to police headquarters by the Israeli's F16 bombers" [sic] - as if this is something we should oppose.



Instead of promoting capitalism, Christian Aid spend your money on the climate change scare.
The former will end poverty in the third world. The latter won't.



Trocaire and Christian Aid join forces to attack Israel.
From IPSC, Sept 2011.




War on Want

  


       
War on Want's anti-Israel campaign (also here and here) features pictures saying "RESIST".
First, a "charity" should not be supporting resistance to Israel.
Second, it is well known that Palestinian resistance to Israel is actually going on, and is barbaric and extremely violent, targeting innocent people.
Such a picture encourages more killing of innocent people.



War on Want's 2006 Christmas cards have a real feel of Christian anti-semitism.



Maybe next year they can use this as their Christmas card!
This is The Jews Took Up Rocks to Stone Jesus, painted in 1886-96 by James Tissot. Now at the Brooklyn Museum.




Afri



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Ad from World Vision Ireland, Aug 2014, claims that Israel targets children in Gaza.
Tony Allwright complained and got it changed. Great result!




Irish schoolbooks

I wondered why so many Irish people believe in fake causes of third world poverty, and support fake cures.

Now I know. They are taught this in school!



This is from Earth Matters by Eddie Guilmartin and Edwina Hynes, a standard text for Junior Cert Geography as at 2013.
They survey the "causes" of third world poverty.
They produce a list of eight "causes" of third world poverty: colonisation, unfair trade, debt, corruption, climate change, population growth, arms expenditure and war.
And yet they leave out the main causes: lack of democracy and lack of capitalism.
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As for proposed solutions, they ignore all the first world thinkers who say the third world needs capitalism and democracy.
And they ignore all the third world thinkers who say the third world needs capitalism and democracy.

Instead they propose the "solutions" of aid, debt relief and fair trade, none of which will make much difference.
If they even gave the pro-enterprise and pro-democracy arguments and then dismissed them it would be one thing. But they don't mention them.
No wonder Irish charities have no clue how to make the third world prosperous.
See larger.

This was reposted at liberals.ie, 7 Nov 2013.





"Aid is just a stop-gap. Commerce [and] entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid. ... In dealing with poverty here and around the world, welfare and foreign aid are a Band-Aid. Free enterprise is a cure."
- Bono, Nov 2012, declares that capitalism is the solution to poverty.
In Sept 2013, Bono added: "I believe that capitalism has been the most effective ideology we have known in taking people out of extreme poverty".
True, but totally uncool to say it.
A rock star speaks the truth that left-wing charities deny.



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