"The D.I.Y. Foreign-Aid Revolution: Why wait for governments or established charities to assist rape victims, orphans or impoverished women when you can start an NGO in your basement and do it yourself?"
OK, glad we can save the world without governments or other large institutions. If only we could save the world without donning ethnic garb and having impoverished children nuzzle us for the camera.
Do-gooder please. Jesus helped people across cultures without these costume changes. Beware of all social enterprises that require new clothes.
Someone at my house just looked over my shoulder, read my post and mentioned “That girl looks like the girl I went to Ghana with. In fact, that girl looks like all 17 girls I went to Ghana with.” Zing!
[ 1/2/11 Postscript: This rant was misplaced. After spending some time with people who are living abroad doing service for years, I found out that everyone dresses native. I meant to direct my venom at this new 20th/21th century 3rd world redux of the classic Grand Tour. Even that venom is probably misguided. Unfortunate affectations aside, its a good thing net/net. ]