With all of the multi-billion dollar charities out there, their actualized impact has been far from substantial. These organizations have become so excessively massive that they are afraid to accomplish what really needs to be implemented to definitively create a better world for all mankind. Doing so would deem their boundless and perpetual “business models” obsolete. Imagine how many cancer charities would cease if all forms of cancer were cured worldwide? How many hundreds of billions of dollars in annual revenue would be lost by big pharma, treatments facilities, and insurance companies in tandem?
Let’s take a moment to examine the existing paradigm of the big business philanthropy industry. Their fundraising events have become not much more than ostentatious grandstanding of the old world economic elite. Most charity events seem to be five-star functions at swanky venues where the “great and good” get together to scratch each other’s backs and make a pretense of caring about others. If they’re actually concerned about others then why not spend the night working in a soup kitchen rather than having a luxury meal with copious champagne and catching up with all their fellow rich good friends?
The vast majority of the charity industry in general reeks of corruption and propaganda on behalf of the super rich. Out of the World’s Top 50 Charities, over 40% of them are actively and openly engaged primarily in proselytizing their freewill-infringing dogma via the utilization of fear mongering and tradition-directed bigotry. The Salvation Army for example brings in almost $4 Billion annually in the United States and routinely uses its theological stances to discriminate against anyone and everyone, including their own employees, that does not adhere to their ultra-christian biblical view of morality. There are hundreds of articles out there regarding just this one example, yet the general public remains unaware as its such a common sight to see them engaged in aggressive panhandling at storefronts across the U.S. every winter season.
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In the original Live Aid concerts to help the starving people of Ethiopia, it was discovered discovered that many of the featured bands registered enormous rises in their record sales in the days and weeks afterwards. Some re-launched their flagging careers. Did all of that extra money get channeled to Ethiopia? Did it hell. And that tells you all you need to know about the real charity sentiments of these people. If they cared a damn they would have given away all of the unexpected extra cash. Instead, they enjoyed the ultimate win-win scenario. They were lauded as great, caring heroes AND they became much richer.
That has been the template ever since. Musicians fight to get featured in major charity gigs, not because they care about anyone other than themselves, but because they can get top-notch PR and increased record sales. What’s not to like? It’s astounding how many well-meaning people fall for this cynical game. Five-star extravaganzas in the name of charity? What is that all about? Why not give all the money for the five-star event to charity? Oh, but that would be no fun for the super rich, would it? They want to wear their finest designer gear, eat the finest food, drink the most expensive champagne and snort the best Columbian cocaine in the name of “charity”.
“Let them eat cake,” cackled Queen Marie Antoinette, when she heard news that the starving hordes in Paris were demanding bread. In fact, she was the one eating the cake, just as all the rich people do while the poor starve. Charity is a branch of public relations and brand positioning. Celebrities and the super rich consult with their brand managers before deciding what causes to support. It’s all about business and nothing to do with genuine charity. Photographers and fawning journalists are always on hand at these charity consumption-fests to tell us how wonderful and generous the rich are. Who can stomach the irony of bloated billionaires having five-star meals and then signing checks for the starving people of Pakistan?
Many charity bosses are paid extravagant salaries – the market rate, they say. Funny, that. You wouldn’t have thought that charities would be quoting market rates. Aren’t they supposed to be higher-minded than that? But no, they’ve got their snouts wedged in the gilt-lined money trough like all the other pigs.
This is the true nature of the charity industrial complex – a slick, dishonest con machine using high pressure sales techniques to, ultimately, furnish fast cars for playboy CEOs.
What about this for a typical charity event: Naomi Campbell (the supermodel) and Mia Farrow (the actress) attended a luxury-dining event hosted by Nelson Mandela (the politician). Also present was Charles Taylor, the president of Liberia. Apparently, Taylor was captivated by the supermodel and tried to win her favor by giving her a bag of blood diamonds, or a huge cut diamond (depending on whose story you believe). Charles Taylor was later found guilty and convicted at the Hague for 11-counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including supplying rebels in Sierra Leone with weapons in exchange for “blood diamonds”, terror, murder and rape. Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison and at the sentencing, Presiding Judge Richard Lussick said: “The accused has been found responsible for aiding and abetting as well as planning some of the most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history.”
This is the charity business in a nutshell: starstruck politicians mixing with celebrities seeking “gravitas” and trying to hit on supermodels by giving them diamonds. Where’s the charity in this sleazy little scene? It’s all self-service and no public service. Most charity has nothing to do with good causes. It is about politics, posturing, networking, brand positioning and PR. It’s a con job. The whole thing is a racket. Don’t let them fool you. Don’t play their game. These people aren’t helping humanity. They are the problem, not the solution.
The Charity Industrial Complex is the public relations department of the super rich. It’s long past time for the hypocrisy to end. If something is worthwhile, it should be funded by the commonwealth, by the optimized benevolent state. If something isn’t worthwhile and does not serve the general will, then it should end in due course. In the big picture perspective, most charity gives apathy and indifference a safe haven. It’s how the ultra wealthy try to salve their conscience. Morality, righteousness, and progress demand that it eventually be deemed obsolete by a new model of society.
Hustle For Humanity proposes to one day put an end to all of the posturing and self serving charity industries that serve the elite, and bypass the commonwealth and the general will.
How many charities out there can determinately and sincerely proclaim that they are pushing forthwith to create a world where charities will no longer need to exist…?
From all of us at Hustle For Humanity, we pledge to unceasingly hold ourselves steadfast and accountable to this cause until we have once and for all successfully and comprehensively immanentized the eschaton for all mankind…
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