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Feb 25 2013

Transferring Power to Those Who Take Our Money

Stephen Bauman, President and CEO of World Relief, provided a disturbing glimpse into the liberal psyche at a “Justice Conference” Saturday. He told of making friends with an African recipient of American aid:

“When you [Westerners] speak, we must listen,” Bauman recalled his friend saying. “When you give, we have no choice but to receive.”

“He began to unpack this idea of a power differential. No matter how well intended I was, and still am, we have to grapple with how you close that power differential gap. And that is not easy to do,” Bauman said.

Some of the ways to do that, the World Relief CEO said, is to bring those who receive aid into the strategy and planning, and to give them power. Too few who work in relief efforts are talking about transferring power, Bauman believes.

If savages in remote African hellholes were in a position to determine how to spend aid money most constructively, they would be competent enough not to need it. But how charities choose to mismanage money they acquire voluntarily isn’t nearly as large a problem as the coercive application of this notion of “transferring power” from those who produce wealth to those who do not. It can only result in an unstable master–slave relationship, in which idle parasites are the masters, and slaves have no incentive to work.

Bauman’s politically correct but morally and economically depraved mentality helps explain people who voluntarily donned chains by voting for Obama despite working for a living.

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Bauman’s creepy ideology calls for giving away control.

On a tip from Matt L.

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  • Alborn

    This is exactly why we cannot solve the problems. The power over these people is the only way the left can keep control. I worked in all levels of state and county social service agencies for 30 plus years. The federal government does not want these people off the welfare roles. We could have educated and train several generations of independent productive people but the government was always dumbing down education and sending production jobs to other countries. Now we have several generations of people who think government is the answer not self reliance and independence. Same is also true with foreign aide. It just goes to govt and the people who need their lives lifted never get help. Corruption.

  • Flu-Bird

    Your typical bunch of socialists give away power to their leaders who already have too much power

  • Skyfall

    If you go back to the original article (Dave’s link), you’ll see it’s also about us being bad “white saviors” and how we need to embrace the African ideal of “honesty” over “truth”.

    This is what Obama wants. Race hate. Division. America brought to her knees and “fundamentally transformed” into a third-world sh#t-hole.

    Got White Guilt?

  • Skyfall

    …and that’s very well (and frighteningly) said, Alborn.

  • Golden Socialist Utopia

    Looks a little light in the loafers comrades.

  • Python

    David I’m not 100% sure I read it the same way as you. I don’t have a problem with those receiving the assistance having some say into what they beleive is the best way to utilise the aid. It’s abit like someone coming into your home and telling you I’ll help you but you stay out of it.
    However there are without doubt those in somne countries who are totally incapable or unwilling to direct the aid in the right places. Way too much aid etc has gone into some dictators bank account.

  • Skyfall

    Python, re-read the article.

    (a) We’re “white”, and right there that makes us bad…and that’s according to the simpering white progressives.

    (b) We need to realize that “honor” trumps “truth” and act accordingly.

    (c) We’ve given…GIVEN…trillions of dollars in foreign aid and gotten exactly NEGATIVE bupkis for it (i.e. they hate our guts).

    (d) If these places we give money to had the ability to direct funds where needed, they’d be together enough not to need our help.

    (e) The author implies that their brand of “justice” trumps ours.

    (f) Bottom line: if I’m paying for you, I get to call the shots. If that doesn’t suit you, don’t take my money.

  • Flu-Bird

    As was said in THE WIZARD of ID was REMEMBER THE GOLDEN RULE,WHO EVER HAS THE GOLD MAKES THE RULES

  • Nergal

    I say screw these people. They hate us for being white anyway. If you look at the word for “white people” in most of their languages,it’s equivalent to “wrathful ghost” or “evil zombie”. That was their first impression of us, and it went downhill from there.

    Cut ‘em loose and let ‘em fend for themselves. They’ll come around then, and if they don’t,oh well. There’s plenty of Westerners in trouble right now too.

  • Jodie

    I wonder who these recipients are that are so offended by the image of a “white savior”. Perhaps the World Relief organization is giving assistance to the new “Asians”, i.e., Muslims who are easily offended by white westerners.

  • Claymores

    Hay Joe Blow,

    Do the words “domestic enemy” ring any bells for you?

  • Conan

    Put this scumbag in a black SS uniform with the “death’s head” insiginia on his hat and boom!, Himmler II.

  • KHarn

    There was an anti-American Brit (Serrenity, I think her name was) who posted here for awhile. I once asked her what happens when here “liberal” cohorts finaly bankrupt us and we no longer have money to give
    Europe and everyone else. She said they would go to RED CHINA for aid.

    The only things the commies ever gave anyone were AK47s and “how to” communists texts.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    And what a power structure it is.
    Thanks to the world’s cancer called liberalism, Kenyans will now starve thanks to a ban on GM grain imports based on an outright fraudulent French study.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2012/12/09/seralini-paper-influences-kenya-ban-of-gmo-imports/

  • Son of Taz

    Good picture of the moonbat. When printed, it’ll make a good practice target.

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