NGOs: The Missionaries of Empire

Published on Global, by Devon DB, March 3, 2012.

Non-governmental organizations are an increasingly important part of the 21st century international lanscape performing a variety of humanitarian tasks pertaining inter alia to issues of poverty, the environment and civil libertites. However, there is a dark side to NGOs. They have been and are currently being used as tools of foreign policy, specifically with the United States. Instead of using purely military force, the US has now moved to using NGOs as tools in its foreign policy implementation, specifically the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, and Amnesty International.  

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(My comment: first it is normal that new members and years going on change any human group. What we forget is the intention by some individuals to push a group slowly, patiently, in a process of years, into a wanted new direction. The best result these few ones obtain when only few old members become aware of this process, which makes it ease to shout them out of the group. The remaining members are obedient or eager enough to follow the new direction, as the majority of people still seek first a good place for action to “feel great” and then no more want think too much about the rest. This happens with too many human groups of all kind, mainly as “feeling great” had become a must as Leitmotiv during the past decades of New Age. How many of us were fallen into this pitfall?).

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