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Giving your wealth away – Sam Harris

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I enjoy listening to Sam Harris podcasts, even though his (sometimes) “poor me” griping, and his self justification against criticism, grates. He asks good questions, and is courageous enough to discuss the politically incorrect undiscussable issues of our time. 

I am a fan for that reason alone.

Today I listened to his interview

Being Good and Doing Good: A Conversation with William MacAskill

It was about what we could do for the world if we simply gave our time – but mostly our money – to good causes.

Well, there is no way to comment on the podcast – but I’d like Sam Harris to know, that many people don’t share their financial wealth with do-good-charities because they are a corrupt bunch of self feeding money-making “Charity-Industries”

The Charity-Industry is one of the new industries of the modern age. One could include all the Tobacco Control off shoots in that group. They employ many to plan how to spend our money. And they have CEO’s and a hierarchy of staff paid eye watering salaries, with the money they receive from the mugs that give it them.

We lived in Africa. Africa is a big empty hole that can never be filled until the siphoning off of money offered to it, by those making a profit from all the caring people who give, give, give, is stopped.

The whole modern system of “charity to the poor” is corrupt.

The Furlongs are not mugs. Charity begins at home.

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Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

2 thoughts on “Giving your wealth away – Sam Harris

  1. ‘Africa is a big empty hole that can never be filled until the siphoning off of money offered to it, by those making a profit from all the caring people who give, give, give, is stopped.
    The whole modern system of “charity to the poor” is corrupt.”

    Fully agreed, though my general sense of things is that money poured into Tobacco Control is wasted with even higher levels of self-reward and corruption than most charity money to “feed the hungry in Africa” etc. The charities get looked at more closely, there’s more oversight and criticism of waste. The Antismokers are just seen almost universally as wearing the white robes of the saints who are fighting one of the only true devil figures of our time, Evil Big Tobacco. In the popular mind Big T probably ranks somewhere around the level of ISIS in morality, while Big Antismoking probably ranks higher than The Pope. Seriously… on both counts!

    It’s a tough fight and there aren’t that many of us willing to keep bashing our heads against those odds, but if we keep aiming at their weakest points (usually centered around their most outrageous lies and intrusions into our lives) we’ll eventually luck out and break through: sort of similar to a lot of little guerrilla bands facing a huge mechanized army… You just keep throwing sand into the treads of the enemy tanks and eventually some of those tanks will break down and you can force your way into their undefended interior. That’s basically the main point of the last major section of TobakkoNacht: looking for some of those vulnerable areas and exploring where the sand can have the most effect.

    – MJM

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