Category Archives: fake charity

Oxfam’s Caligula orgy of money-grubbing

Big Charity at play

Oxfam speaks as from the moral high ground; its actions are very different

Dalrymple notes that Oxfam, the state-funded faux charity, actively promotes

the single most disastrous economic idea of all time, that the economy is a cake and a slice for me means crumbs for you.

Oxfam speaks

as from the moral high ground, but is far from morally unimpeachable. The group’s self-presentation is grossly dishonest.

Charity is no longer charity

Dalrymple draws attention to the single most important fact about Oxfam, that

the majority of its money comes from government — from the forced contributions of taxpayers in various countries. An organisation so financially dependent upon forced contributions cannot be called a charity at all.

An odious soi-disant charity, then, one which

systematically misleads its volunteers. It promotes highly contentious views on the one hand and is less than scrupulous in its dealings with its supporters on the other.

A state-dependent racket that exists for its staff

Oxfam so loves the poor, writes Dalrymple,

that it is safe to predict that it will never abolish itself no matter how rich humanity becomes.

There is no market, he says,

in which there is no rigging, either formal or informal, but I suspect that Oxfam’s preferred solution to an inevitable degree of rigging is complete rigging by philosopher-kings such as themselves.

The appeal to envy and hatred

Oxfam’s propaganda, Dalrymple points out,

is an incitement to envy, one of the seven deadly sins.

It doesn’t sound much like charity at all, does it? It is in fact, Dalrymple points out,

more like a government-subsidised scheme for those who work in it.

Up at the Oxfam villa

 

Please give generously to Unicef

Hope for every bureaucrat

Dalrymple writes that staff of the United Nations Children’s Fund are in evidence in the streets of London and other Western towns and cities,

with beatific smiles on their faces, rattling their tins.

Please, if there is any decency in you, be charitable and donate. Dalrymple explains that Unicef needs to raise funds — large sums are needed — for Unicef employees’

  • annual leave
  • dependency allowances
  • medical insurance
  • dental insurance
  • pensions
  • rental subsidies
  • education grants
  • home leave
  • life insurance
  • paid sick leave
  • family leave
  • family visits
  • maternity leave
  • paternity leave
  • adoption leave
  • special leave

All these things cost money; please give as much as you can. And as you hand over your cash, dismiss from your mind the fact that Unicef is, as Dalrymple reminds us,

the perpetrator of one of the greatest mass poisonings in human history: arsenic in the water from ground wells in Bangladesh.