Monday, May 16, 2016

pope chastises western 'generosity'

Pope Francis criticized Western powers for trying to export their own brand of democracy to countries such as Iraq and Libya without respecting indigenous political cultures, according to an interview published on Monday....
Francis has frequently attacked what he calls "cultural colonialism", in which Western countries seek to impose their values on developing ones in return for financial aid.
The pope said that "ghettoising" migrants was not only wrong but was also misguided in the fight against terrorism.
Once, "charity" was a quid pro quo for those inclined towards "heaven." Now, perhaps, it is a quid pro quo for those inclined towards oil.

1 comment:

  1. Exporting political misery isn't a kindness. Every nation has a right to cultivate their own misery. I wouldn't wish Trump on anyone.