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This is not a thing.

No one ever throws money at problems with no strings attached.

"We can't just throw money at (thing we have defined as) problem!" say people who will never, ever, ever, provide significant resources for actual problem to people actually involved who know a single mortalfucking thing about the situation.


"Social problems" are a result of 1. Violence and 2. Poverty, which is another word for economic violence.

So Rule 1 is "Don't be an asshole." Or, more realistically, "Take note of the ways in which you are being an asshole/supporting people and systems that are, then Make Sustained, Accountable Efforts To Be MUCH LESS OF AN ASSHOLE."

And Rule 2 is "Throw money at problems. Don't stop. If you run out of money, find more. If you stop, DON'T YOU FUCKING DARE BE SURPRISED THE PROBLEM DOESN'T STAY FIXED."

Date: 2016-10-20 01:56 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
YESSSSS.

Date: 2016-10-20 02:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redsixwing
>>"We can't just throw money at (thing we have defined as) problem!" say people who will never, ever, ever, provide significant resources for actual problem...

Yeah, that seems to be the overriding pattern.

>>"Take note of the ways in which you are being an asshole/supporting people and systems that are, then Make Sustained, Accountable Efforts To Be MUCH LESS OF AN ASSHOLE."

And this is an excellent, if difficult, solution to it. (See also: why crowdfunding is cool, why infrastructure is vastly necessary, and most of my other social/political bugaboos of the past five years.)

>>mortalfucking

Pwah!

Date: 2016-10-21 10:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amarie24
-lifts the champagne glass- This, this, this, this, this.

The mortalfuckers.

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