Friday, February 5, 2010

The road to hell and all that

It appears the Baptist missionaries who tried to remove Haitian kids from their home country will be tried there for child abduction. One might charitably label their actions as being well-intentioned. However, as some are noting, there's something a bit fishy about their actions in the first place. One does have to wonder why these folks would have refused to work with existing NGOs, if they were so eager to help. At best, their actions come across as obscenely arrogant, and at worst, those of ideologically driven human traffickers. Either way, the picture is not pretty. Even more obscene - none of this nonsense does a damn bit of good for Haitians who have not only been subjected to a horrifying natural disaster but many years of exploitation by corporations and western governments.

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