posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 04:15 PM
This is how rain forests, indigenous tribes, and other Hollywood causes should be funded. By volunteers putting their own money where their beliefs
are. Making it easy to pay a little bit.
Not from forced redistribution of wealth through taxation. Not from so-called aid organizations that time and time again defraud the well meaning
public. Not from the calls of loud celebrities who throw lavish parties that cost more than the donations collected, just to promote their careers and
The internet allows some amazing things-thousands of small businesses operating underfoot and under the radar of the international mega corporations.
Communication of an individual so his voice can be heard worldwide. Corrupt and biased Big Media having it's lies exposed worldwide by a few
The internet can allow anyone with a problem and a cause to find ways to get their own aid. Regardless of their own politics or the politics of the
"aid" cartels, or the international media. I see an inner city after-school program doing something similar to raise funds, just for itself. A farm
in the Midwest taking it's case to the world. A dying people getting it's own aid, or leaving it's cultural legacy stored for the future.
The time for monopolized industry, monopolized thought, and monopolized charity to fade away has arrived. I know it will fight to preserve itself, but
with diligence and patience, ideas like the original post can be the norm instead of something rare.