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I don't believe in Charity... by rationalhub I don't believe in Charity... by rationalhub
Interesting perspective, so made a poster on it :)
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Anti-socialists always give me shit, saying that churches and charity will care for the poor. 

No they don't. 
MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Writer
...and when they do, they're all selective, sanctimonious, and terrible about it, as though certain kinds of people should starve to death. 
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Especially after that shit with the salvation army denying support to LGBT people
MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014   Writer
That was one of the things I was referring to. 
sonrouge Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
After seeing it thrown around a lot, I've come to realize that "the solidarity of the proletariat" is a sweet-sounding way to say "Don't think for yourself".
TBSchemer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
"It respects the other person..."

...Except the people you seek to take stuff from through your solidarity.
kazi2000 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Correct !
Mymagic1212 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sorry... I don't understand...

What's wrong with charity, why does it go down? ._.

I mean, I guess you could be saying that.. uh... charity is giving to people because you feel sorry for them, but uh...

I think thats not really a bad thing .-. unless that's not what you mean. xD idk euugh.
billkhosby Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Galeano means that charity is the hegemonious class (top) giving to the proletarian classes (bottom), thus vertical (up-down), and that solidarity is is unity and care within one class, thus neither going up nor down, but rather left and right.

Why Galeano doesn't like charity from the top to the bottom is obvious - because it is humiliating, because it doesn't address the real issues, because it isn't genuine (often PR coups, see Trump offering to donate $5 million to any charity in return for Barack Obamas school records), etc.

I'm not a fan of Occupy, I knew it would capsize the second it emerged because it was filled with class collaboration and liberal concepts and ideas, but "rationalhub" is correct when s/he says that there is a big difference between "charity is bad" and "I dont believe in charity".

Charity isn't necessarily bad, but it shouldn't *have* to exist. It is a result of the material realities and conditions of the world we live in. And it does not address these issues, it is merely a pretty poor bandaid on a problem springing from the roots of all hierarchial and class systems.
rationalhub Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
There is a massive, massiive difference between "I don't believe in charity" and "Charity is 'bad'". And the rest of the portion offers the explanation as for why.
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