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#2587: Corbett replies to Grey on critique of basic charity : another reply
Thank you for your insights on this topic. I read the corbettlist daily to
learn...I have only been involved with Haiti for 5 years, and appreciate
hearing views from the people who have lived there, and continue to live in
I have no earthly idea about how to change the structure of a country,
especially one that I know so very little about.
I am on the charity side, but guess I don't see it as such. To me, the
haitian people teach me much about life. I see hope and survival. I see what
little I can do to help a child recieve necessary surgery(for example), or
whatever, as not more than a bandaid. But I also hate to see people suffer.
But you see, this help is not aimed only at Haiti...many of us do the same
stuff here in the US, Mexico, Russia, etc. And, I am not a wealthy person,
but do feel blessed and believe we are all meant to help one another. And by
the way...I don't believe in shoving any beliefs on anyone. In fact, most
don't...maybe just a few radicals...
I was getting discouraged, and thought that if you all don't want us there in
Haiti, that maybe I don't need to work tirelessly to send meds, school
supplies, etc. I get no pay for any of this....and work many hours. The
US-Bashing just got a little overwhelming lately....makes me wonder of the
economic status of those doing the bashing, or where they are living?
Bob, I'd like to remain anonymous on this....not up to the fights with some
of these folks...i'm just trying to learn. thanks,
~One of the silent ones~