Friday, January 23

Charity and dishonesty.

The Devil's Kitchen has set up a Good New Thing: fakecharities.org:

Welcome to fakecharities.org, a directory of those so-called charities that receive substantial funding from either the UK or EU governments.

These charities are usually brought to our attention through interviews in the mainstream media (MSM) in which they support the position of the government that funds them.


For those of you who don't already know, these charities are used by the state as a smokescreen. To say to the public "This proposed legislation of ours must be brilliant, 'cause we support it" would, of course, be transparently silly. So what you do (if you're in government) is you fund a "charity" and you say "This proposed legislation of ours must be brilliant, 'cause this charity supports it." In other words, the state uses taxpayers' money to bribe organisations to tell it to do bad things to taxpayers. For some reason, this pathetically childish ploy actually is good enough to fool most of the people most of the time.

fakecharities.org will keep a register of these "charities" which are in fact just arms of the state. I for one won't give a penny to any of them. For all the difference that'll make.

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