The NGO-ization of resistance "NGO-ization of politics threatens to turn resistance into a well-mannered, reasonable, salaried, 9-to-5 job." http://massalijn.nl/new/the-ngo-ization-of-resistance/
NGOs give the impression that they are filling the vacuum created by a retreating state. And they are, but in a materially inconsequential way. Their real contribution is that they defuse political anger and dole out as aid or benevolence what people ought to have by right. ‎- Elestirel Gunluk
They alter the public psyche. They turn people into dependent victims and blunt the edges of political resistance. NGOs form a sort of buffer between the sarkar and public. Between Empire and its subjects. They have become the arbitrators, the interpreters, the facilitators. ‎- Elestirel Gunluk
They unwittingly reinforce racist stereotypes and reaffirm the achievements, the comforts and the compassion (the tough love) of Western civilization. ‎- Elestirel Gunluk
It begins to dictate the agenda. It turns confrontation into negotiation. It depoliticizes resistance. It interferes with local peoples’ movements that have traditionally been self-reliant. ‎- Elestirel Gunluk