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Re: Philanthropy Starting In Chile

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:41 am
by admin
in guatemala the american evangelicals would come down, mostly from the midwest and southern u.s., and do some of the crasiest things. some were fairly harmeless. one of my favorites was the guy from texas running around behind two mormon missionaries handing out flyers to anyone they talked to on the evils of the mormon church. guess they sort of neutralized eachother in that case.

but the one that sticks in my mind after all these years is the compounds.

they would convince poor indians from the mountains, tell them they would have all the food, clothing, health care, etc if they lived inside their "community".

the "community" had a 20 foot high wall, with raiser wire, guard towers, and they were never allowed to go outside.

latin america has more than sufficient "help" from americans.

Re: Philanthropy Starting In Chile

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:44 am
by questionsasked
nwdiver wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:11 pm
questionsasked wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:12 pm
Space Cat wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:23 am
Haha what a thread. A textbook example of the White Savior complex.
please elaborate...
Come on......you really don't understand that comment.....did you grow up in a compound somewhere?
white male dominance with your insults? won't work with me. please be mature.

Re: Philanthropy Starting In Chile

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:46 am
by questionsasked
admin wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:41 am
in guatemala the american evangelicals would come down, mostly from the midwest and southern u.s., and do some of the crasiest things. some were fairly harmeless. one of my favorites was the guy from texas running around behind two mormon missionaries handing out flyers to anyone they talked to on the evils of the mormon church. guess they sort of neutralized eachother in that case.

but the one that sticks in my mind after all these years is the compounds.

they would convince poor indians from the mountains, tell them they would have all the food, clothing, health care, etc if they lived inside their "community".

the "community" had a 20 foot high wall, with raiser wire, guard towers, and they were never allowed to go outside.

latin america has more than sufficient "help" from americans.
you could use this forum to advance the cause of the chilean people. do you think you do that already?

Re: Philanthropy Starting In Chile

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:09 pm
by Julito
Given the history of Latin America I think Chileans do a reasonable job of advancing their own causes. It's just done differently to other places, culture again. Though I'm not sure which particular "cause" you're referring to. It seems you imagine they need to be raised up somehow, a concept the vast majority of Chileans would be insulted by, especially coming from a gringo/a.
Chileans are already aware of the difficulties they face as a developing country and the changes I've witnessed in the last 5+ years are real progress.

Re: Philanthropy Starting In Chile

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:02 pm
by admin
My wife is Chilean. She seems to think the forum does a great job of advancing her "cause", otherwise it would not be around for long.

I am Chilean. My family is Chilean. My dogs are Chilean (well, 2 out of 3 of the dogs, the third one is from the U.S. but after 10 years in Chile qualifies for citizenship).

Not a none profit organization; but, a nice day out, I still might wonder down the road and help my neighbour fix their roof and clean a few beer bottles. They borrowed my ladder, and I need it back. The fastest way to do that is help them fix their roof. I am not even joking about that. Totally true.

Re: Philanthropy Starting In Chile

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:09 pm
by admin
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Re: Philanthropy Starting In Chile

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:18 pm
by admin
o.k. moving on to something that might benefit Chile or anyone else for that matter.