“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Dom Helder Camara
Their Humanity Why do you fear that helping another will cheat you of all that you dream for yourself, and that your small piece will be taken by those less deserving of their humanity, that it takes away your veneer of appearing caring when you give so little and the self-righteous judgements you offer, that their poverty is clearly deserved, and besides, it is your superpower to divvy droplets of coin like cheap salvation so long as someone is watching your performance? Why do you imagine that the world is just for you? ©Paul Vincent Cannon
Note: Following Camara’s famous comment I note that it is still the case that it is easy to pillory or dismiss people who become concerned for the plight of others as ‘leftist’, ‘communist’, ‘socialist’, ‘social democrat’, ‘democrat’, ‘Christian democrat’, Greens and etc., etc.