Good for them.
I no longer contribute to charity of any sort. Zilch.
The Indolent class relies upon assistance from many sources for all their needs. Government, private sector, friends, and relatives may all contribute. The Indolent conducts their life with assistance from others factored in to all they do.
The Indolent is additionally freed from the outcomes of their choices and behaviors. Somebody else will fix what they break. Somebody else will feed the mouths they create. Indolents are never to blame for creating their misfortunes. Indolents are freed from the Cause and Effect relationships of life.
The question becomes - How can anyone learn from experience when they are purposely excluded from responsibility? What motivation will curb their appetites when nothing stands to impede their appetites?
This is why most Indolents remain on public assistance from others all their lives. They learn from birth that others will care for them. Laws require the government intervene. Citizens and non-citizens who refuse to care for themselves, or are unable to negotiate life, receive subsidy. For some Indolents, the welfare level of income, a level classified by government as poverty, is sufficient and preferred to working. The Indolent prefers free time to do what they wish, over finding gainful employment that requires their time. Many adopt crime as a means of supplementing their incomes.
The Indolent is a Progressive Democrat mainstay and I will not enable it.
This includes tithes to the church. I have told my church finance committee that I will tithe enough to support the operations of the local building and grounds only, I will not enable their outreach programs.
I am done with it all.
I agree with you when it comes to the American “poor,” because compared with 3rd world poverty the poorest Americans are rich beyond belief. But Operation Christmas child sends poor African etc kids little things like toothbrushes, and pencils, which they accept with gratitude and wide-eyed wonder. This would not occur in the United States inner cities and we all know it. So I much prefer overseas charity to U.S. charity, even though I love my country above all others. Just a thought. . .the world’s truly poor people are not exactly indolent, just born in a desperately poor environment with wicked governments.
I agree. The receivers of all this charity is the 47%. They have no want or need to better themselves because everything is provided. And unfortuantely, their offspring is learning from young on how to play the system. I did however donate to the dollar store - Operation Homefront or something like that, they provide for families of troops. I also donate to people I know who have a rough time. I have the satisfaction of knowing that $20 is going to a good cause.
That’s really sad for many reasons and way too broad a brush...there are many things people need charity that have nothing to do with irresponsibility or things they had any control over, especially young children. You seem to have lost all concept of what charity is.
It is certainly not relevant to Operation Christmas Child and what it does.