posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 01:52 PM
I am going to take some of the slack for the unpopular view and post some food for thought.
I believe that there are many charities out there. There are even celebrities who start charities that pay them a fee for working in the charitable
cause, and simultaneously pay out by supporting those who are in need.
The fact remains that those who are in need are supported by the charitable work. But should the individual who starts the charity be compensated for
their efforts or not? If they are compensated for their efforts, how does that make the work they do any different from an ordinary worker in a
Are they not all to be thanked? And indeed, I get many thanks for the work I do from the company I work for... although I am paid in accordance to my
efforts (or so I believe). She is providing a valuable service by connecting clients with a means to fulfil their intentions towards children of
lesser means. Is she making the children dependent by doing so? Perhaps there is another avenue to argue over.
The little girl's efforts are important in a world that is falling apart and the people who give money are giving to a good cause. The people who
give money are in fact in control of their charitableness or lack thereof, and so they couldn't be labelled as slaves. Who is to say that some of the
contributors might not be some of TPTB (which is an anomaly we cannot account for).
There are two sides to the argument of charity: 1) It is good for the recipients because it provides goods and services they are in need of and
simultaneously provides a method to make those who contribute feel good for themselves 2) It is bad for the recipients because it gives the false
impression that they have earned something and the effort may result in people taking advantage of this support without ever having to learn how to
work for themselves. Give a man a fish and he will live for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will live for a lifetime.
But, shouldn't these helpless children be given a meal, in order that someone could teach them a better way to live a lifetime? Which comes first -
the chicken or the egg?