Day 79: Charity will not end Poverty
Today I was speaking to a guy employed with a company that works in conjunction with a specific charity, to get people to sign up as sponsors of poor children in various countries through a monthly donation program. He talked about how he likes his job because he's 'making a difference', and 'actually doing something' about poverty - 'and I get to pay my rent'.
What's interesting about this is that within this he did not question the fact that he 'has to pay rent', and that to pay his rent he has to work, and that within this if he can't find a way to make money to pay his rent = he will be poor and homeless. So, wouldn't the real problem at hand be the system within which money is not guaranteed equal for all in the first place, within which poverty exists as a constant fear / threat if one cannot get money to 'pay one's rent'?
I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to realize that charity is a distraction from the actual problem, which is a system that allows people to exist in poverty as the denial of access to support, unless they are able to get money
I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to realize that, the very fact that I am forced to work to earn my very survival, is abuse, as support is given freely by the earth but is taken by the greedy and self interested and made available only through a system where one becomes enslaved to a lifetime of work motivated by fear of not surviving
I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to realize that constantly trying to get people to donate money to the poor, is not a sustainable solution to poverty, as those donating money are also constantly trying to keep earning money to escape the constant threat of poverty -- wherein, poverty actually exists ALL THE TIME even if you have money -- because if you were to lose your money = you would be poor
I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to realize that charity only exists as a way for people to feel like they are making a difference, and that charity is appealing because it is easier to get people to donate money than to take on the entire system of inequality that allows poverty in the first place
I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to realize that since the earth gives support freely, no one should have to 'pay rent', and that 'paying my rent' means that I am a slave to someone who has control of the earth's free resources and is using that control to enslave others
I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to realize that the very fact that charity exists as a profitable business, means that it is not a solution to poverty, as a solution to poverty would be a universal giving of the earth's free support freely to all, eliminating the existence of 'profit'
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that in accepting the existence of charity, I allow the existence of poverty, so that charity can exist -- just as in accepting the existence of 'paying my rent', I allow the existence of 'not being able to pay my rent'
I forgive myself that I have not accepted and allowed myself to realize that with the money and time spent on doing charity work, we could be investigating how to create a system based on giving to each other equally what the earth provides for free, where everyone would have the best of everything and poverty and charity would no longer exist
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to accept the compromise of 'at least I can help others with charity', instead of realizing that I should not be doing the least, I should be doing the most - which would be to eliminate the cause of poverty entirely
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to fall for the trap of feeling good that I am helping people, within which I blind / distract myself from facing the actual problem which I know I am not addressing, which is the collective agreement that inequality must exist
I commit myself to show how charity will not end poverty, as no amount of donations to poor people will change the fact that I still have to find a way to make money to pay my rent or I will be poor
I commit myself to show that to end poverty, money must be equal for all at all times
I commit myself to show that once money is equal for all at all times, competition for survival based on fear will end, along with all the societal dysfunctions created by competition for money based on fear
I commit myself to show that all charity organizations accept the existence of 'I have to pay my rent', and thus allow the existence of poverty if one were to lose one's money and not be able to pay one's rent
I commit myself to show that charity is just a character used to make yourself feel like you are doing something, to justify not facing the actual problem that creates poverty
I commit myself to stop accepting and allowing the stealing of the earth's freely given resources to use as a means to make a profit for a few through enslaving the majority through fear
I commit myself to establish an equal money system where money is given equally to all so that all can immediately have access to support to fulfill their basic needs, and to from this platform of equality, re-educate ourselves as to how to work together as humanity as ONE and EQUAL in taking responsibility to give to each other as we would like for ourselves