Short take on why (most) charities are bullshit

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I don’t know what’s worse. Seeing ads for products targeted at “consumers” (because that’s all we are, right?) or these ads that use pathos to make you feel guilty and possibly extort a few bucks from you and you can’t even trust it without extraordinary research on your part.

Who knows how the money itself is spent. Some organisations are outright dodgy. Furthermore charity itself, while noble in intent, seems to be just a great, big bandaid effect because if the people with real money and power truly wanted to tackle poverty they’d be going against the very forces that afforded them to the advantageous positions they occupy in the first place. At that point pride and greed come into play.

Not to mention the mental gymnastics that must go into becoming a tyrant and simultaneously thinking you’re a good person and glorifying yourself (Steve Jobs comes to mind) as you bend the knee to investors and maintain the interests of the elite above all whom always value their own financial security and social status over real world problems like poverty which are the direct result of wars fought simply because some dicks have childish disputes about claims to money and power.

But don’t mind me, that blind kid who I have to see every day in my news feed needs 50 cents. 


Submitted: April 23, 2021

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D. Thurmond aka JEF

It's true, everybody has a hand out for your charitable donation. That is why when I give, then I research who spends the least on management and distribution. In other words, how much of my dollar actually gets to where it should be going.

Fri, April 23rd, 2021 8:56pm

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Yeh that’s the gist. Most people take charities at face value and tread around eggshells when the topic comes up.

Fri, April 23rd, 2021 6:27pm

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