“If two men in a world of more than 7 billion people can provide €300million to restore Notre Dame, within six hours, then there is enough money in the world to feed every mouth, shelter every family and educate every child. The failure to do so is a matter of will, and a matter of system. The next time someone tries to pretend like you need to choose between homelessness or immigration, nurses’ pay or a tax cut, a children’s hospital or a motorway, remember this moment. The money is there at a click of a finger. It just isn’t in our hands.”
This is what I mean when I say that working in the nonprofit world radicalizes you. I’ve been saying for years that it’s a fucked up system when billionaires can destroy countless lives to make their fortunes and then get asspats and buildings named after them for doing exactly what they want with money they got exploiting people they now claim to want to help.
Between the big criminals and little thieves
It’s the big thieves rule the land
With one hand they put a penny in the pot for the poor
But with their other take another and a thousand more
The power to fix our society should not be in the hands of people who got rich exploiting that society. PAY YOUR WORKERS A LIVING WAGE AND STOP DODGING YOUR TAXES AND WE WOULDN’T NEED YOUR BILLIONS TO SUBSIDIZE SCHOOLS AND FEED THE HUNGRY.
Have just googled one of the place I work for’s donors that has been in the news lately and yeah, billionaire.