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.
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
Why can't they just stick to
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.
Instead of just concentrating on charity,
they get involved in politics.
"Christian Aid is gravely concerned about the Israeli government's
unilateral disengagement policy, including its
stated commitment to retaining the majority of illegal settlements in the West Bank".
This is not something about which Christian Aid should take a position.
- Christian Aid Watch blog,
focusing on their anti-Israel bias.
Read it all.
Christian Aid is also linked to the anti-Israel group
sums up the attempted Second Holocaust
in 1967 as follows:
"The Six Day War was the inevitable conclusion of
years of tension between Israel and its Arab neighbours, setting the tone in the Middle East for years to come."
So it wasn't an attempted genocide by
Islamic supremacists then,
openly saying he wanted to destroy Israel?
It was just the product of some abstract "tension"?
I think you'll find the "years of tension" came from the very
existence of a dhimmi state.
Pressureworks sum up
"The aggressive approach of Israel's ruling Likud party leads to the first Palestinian intifada,
or uprising, bringing Israel global condemnation."
"I wish to express my disgust at the dismissal of
from your front bench. That poverty and desperation caused by years of Israeli aggression - the biggest source of instability in the Middle East - leads people to suicide bombings is obvious. Without trying to understand the conflict in this way, we have no hope of achieving peace in the region. Jenny Tonge's comments on Palestine were not only reasonable but express the feelings of many people in this country, and probably the majority of people across the world."
Nick Dearden is wrong.
There are hundreds of millions
of poor and desperate
people in the world,
but most of them are inherently decent people,
struggling to make a living and feed their families,
and harming nobody.
War on Want's
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.
They started off just helping poor people in the third world, but:
"Following a re-elevation of its work in the early '80's, however,
AFrI changed its approach from a charity to a justice perspective.
Realising that, despite the aid given by AFrI and many other agencies, the situation in
[Third World] Countries was getting worse rather than better.
AFrI decided to focus on some of the major causes of poverty. We identified
unfair distribution of wealth, wastage of resources on the arms trade,
[Third World] debt, unfair trade and environmental destruction,
as some of the major causes."
Thus missing the two
major causes of all poverty and famine on earth:
(1) lack of democracy, and:
(2) lack of capitalism.
In one short paragraph Afri encapsulates the stupidity
of the entire western left
when it comes to the third world and poverty.
When Ahern turns to Healy, you know he's lost the plot
- Alan Ruddock, September 5, 2004, exposes one of Fr. Healy's economically illiterate statements:
"In spite of dramatic cuts in taxation rates, revenue kept coming in
and allowed us to record sizeable current account surpluses"
"The UK branch of the organization is active in the boycott and sanctions movement against Israel and its website promotes radical NGOs and anti-Israel publications. The result of these activities is to further conflict, in sharp contrast to the claimed objectives."
The chairman of Pax Christi is Bishop Luigi Bettazzi,
who apparently said:
"To the Israeli friends I say: Be aware that one day it will be said that the Nazis have been exceeded, that they killed 10 for every one of them and you killed a hundred."
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
by Eddie Guilmartin and Edwina Hynes,
a standard text for
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
Blocked on Twitter by the regressive left and Islamists:
I love debate.
I love ideas.
But the Western left
and their friends the Islamic right
do not return the favour.
Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block.
See Who blocks me on Twitter.
I will debate almost anyone.
Stick to ideas and I will debate you.
But I do have rules.
See Who I block on Twitter.
Twitter is broken, 2016 to 2022:
I am on Twitter at
Twitter was a great place for debate before 2016.
You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas.
Starting in 2016,
Twitter became increasingly broken.
It became full of reporting and bans and censorship.
In 2019, Twitter even started
for no reason that was ever explained, or could be appealed.
By 2022, everyone was looking for a better place to debate.
Twitter is saved, 2022:
bought Twitter and started to end the censorship.
It looks great so far.
Twitter seems to be saved.