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Димитър Христев

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Is humanitarianism really helping out the poor people?

The word humanitarianism in my country brings the thoughts of "let's be humane and donate 1 euro for the poor people from Africa,or for that dying from cancer boy etc. Half of that money probably will be spend or stolen by someone but giving that 1 euro is going to make me feel better until the next campaign ". Are we really changing lives by giving that 1 euro?Isn't better to help one feed himself instead of feeding him with charity?

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    Sep 15 2011: Foreign countries and the United Nations have spent Billions of dollars on foreign aid and the so-called "Charity" in African countries. Not much has changed. When the people are empowered to become innovative solution providers, they will solve their community's problems. Its as simple as that. Don't give a man fish; teach him how to fish.
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      Sep 16 2011: Well said mate! I wish you all the best to you and to all of our friends in Africa.
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      Sep 16 2011: I totally agree with you Seun. To be honest though the last thing the U.N. wants to do is empower the people.This claim would be absurd in the U.S. for the simple fact that the U.S. government is afraid when people come together as one (A great example of this would be the G-20 summit protest in Pittsburgh in 09 and the events in Seattle, Washington in 1999. These are great examples of how martial law has a role in protecting corporate and governmental interest) . What gives countries like the U.S. and a system like the U.N. their power is the people suffering and being impoverished. Its all a method of control and power because as long as the people are suffering the more you can control them and their resources. But I agree with you, teach a man how to fish as opposed to fishing for him. Well said.
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      Sep 16 2011: most of the time, we don't even have to teach them to fish. sometimes the fishing rod is the only thing missing. but even more often, lack of warlords and dictators would be just enough.

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