Why don’t we warn each other that there is danger ahead?
What is the reluctance to help our fellow man navigate the pitfalls of life?
Is there some kind of penalty we believe that will be issued if we dare relate our experience with life’s difficulties, with life’s tragedies?
For example, charity.
I’m talking about charities. That whole host of IRA tax exempt C3’s that range from religious organizations, to business groups, to community organizations etc. that are purported to aid and lend assistance to the needy, the downtrodden.
This is a warning, you may be shocked about the following facts that are not in dispute.
Charities don’t pay taxes.
Charities keep 90% of the money they collect.
Charities only help their cause with 4 to 10% of the money left over.
Charities often partner with corporations as long as they give them money.
Charities don’t ask who is giving them money including dictators.
Charities have CEO’s with enormous salaries.
Charities are the largest fund raisers for terrorist groups around the world.
Charities are a legal criminal syndicate fostered and protected by our elected officials for the sole purpose of funding their candidacy.
All of what I just said sounds like a bunch of liberal non-sense, I know it does.
My charity would never do such a thing. Or has it and you don’t really know?
Why would the Red Cross take in millions of dollars, keep 90% for overhead costs for their executives and only spend 10% on disaster victims? Because they can legally.
It’s a great place to hide money for the rich. It makes us feel good that we gave our money to help.
But like handing the keys to your car to your young person, you tell yourself you believe they will do the right thing and not speed, or text, or have too much sex on your cloth seats.
Charities benefit from our denial. Criminals benefit from the sheep keeping their heads in the sand. If we don’t ask questions, if we don’t want answers, criminals thrive off of our collective ignorance.
Oh, by the way, every damn charity no matter if it’s for cancer or unwanted dogs and cats all take from the good people to enrich their offshore accounts. No exceptions.
Find that charity where everyone in the administration of the charity keeps no money, no goods or services for themselves you might have real angels. Otherwise there are none on earth only in the stories we tell each other.
That being said, Christmas is upon us once again.
From a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens –
"At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge, ... it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir."
"Are there no prisons?"
"Plenty of prisons..."
"And the Union workhouses." demanded Scrooge. "Are they still in operation?"
"Both very busy, sir..."
"Those who are badly off must go there."
"Many can't go there; and many would rather die."
"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”
Sound like anybody you know?
Charity was an act of human kindness given to each other personally.
Then the criminal amongst us, the sociopath, realized that our empathy could be used to monetarily benefit them. It was corporatized, legalized, given a C3 number.
What was good was corrupted into a tool of psychological manipulation.
If Scrooge realized that he could keep 90% of the profit from a charity, he would have been the largest philanthropist in London.
At this time of year, in fact, at any time of year take a moment and pause in your busy day. Listen for that soft voice that whispers words of admonition.
Volunteer. Hold a hand. Say thank you. Smile. Tip. Hold open a door for someone older than you.
Take a first step in considering charity is best given through our own hands.