OXFAM and other do-gooders

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Why now? Something, which has been happening for ages and nobody blinked an eyelid, now gets into the news:

Oxfam sex scandal is bigger than Weinstein’s Hollywood sex abuse claims:

…international aid supremo Penny Mordaunt will demand dossiers of evidence on ALL allegations of sex abuse, both past and present, including the Haiti cover-up.

Refusal will cost them millions in government cash. But Oxfam is not the only major suspect in the dock.

The minister named giants like Christian Aid, Save The Children and the British Red Cross, who also have questions to answer.

This furore is spreading. The biggest, most unaccountable charity of them all — the cash-guzzling but useless United Nations — is facing claims of wholesale sex abuse by aid workers.

Big Charity has grown fat, arrogant and ungrateful on the huge dollops of cash dished out to them by taxpayers.”


Oxfam has been rapped repeatedly by the Charity Commission for campaigns that could pass as Labour Party commercials. In 2014 it was forced to delete a tweet blaming Tories for a “perfect storm” of benefit cuts, zero-hours contracts and unemployment. More recently it claimed capitalism caused world poverty, when evidence proves the exact opposite is true.”

That Hungarian misanthrope could have something to do with that but he, better than many others, would know that charities and foreign aid generally are detrimental to people/victims well-being and thus grist to his mill. After all, many books and articles have been published since the two oldies, but still goodies – Graham Hancock – The Lords of Poverty: The Power, Prestige and Corruption of the International Aid Business (1989) and Michael Maren – The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity (1997) so only hopelessly naïve simpleton can believe his or her donation is doing good. Well, it is doing good to the charity elite. A simpleton may get his warm inner feeling and the lords of poverty get warm and wet feeling.

quill.1We also wrote: Fog of Chaos – Sceptical Charity at Christmas 20-12-11 and Fog of Chaos – The well dug well 14-12-12

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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5 Responses to OXFAM and other do-gooders

  1. Fragil Mind says:

    The charity industry is too big to fail.

  2. Big Horvath says:

    The evil of all-encompasing welfare is now so ingrained that most people can’t imagine the life without it. Socialism with a human face is still the murderous socialism. But who expects the people to think?

  3. Hans Friede says:

    Witness the Ethiopian famine of the early ‘80s which was met with Western aid, spearheaded by Sir Bob “send the F@#king money” Geldof and his Live Aid concerts.

    It is well known that “aid” workers spread aids, syphilis and measles. Furthermore, their organisations increase human suffering generaly – /Richardson –

    “At the time of that famine, there were 40 million hungry people in Ethiopia. By 2010 that number had doubled. Today, there is famine once more and yet the population is projected to double again within 20 or 30 years. How is that possible? Only through Western Aid is the obvious answer. Unfortunately, Western aid will eventually be either overwhelmed or withdrawn. When that happens, Ethiopian tribes will fight and kill each other for whatever food remains just as you or I would in that situation. The largest tribe will likely win that fight. That is how tribalism has worked for most of human history.”

  4. Clim Huriss says:

    Another red soros herring. Charities do immense damage to the purported recipients, so it is good in the long run, that most of the money ends up in the Swiss banks accounts of the Lords of Poverty. However, the latest “news” are just the subtle attack on heterosexuality. Aging, ugly female do-gooders don’t exploit poor African men? Journalists ignore the obvious.

  5. Sad Yank says:

    Who is surprised? Charitable work detailed : https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11998/britain-charities-scandal

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