Its real hard not to become totally disenchanted with the human race sometimes. It is especially hard not to feel some kind of way when you see a platform designed to help people who have legitimate needs being overrun by opportunistic parasites who see it as a means to further their materialism.
Yes I am talking about the recent GoFundme stories that have been coming out fairly regularly regarding individuals that have put up campaigns asking for things that are not needed but are wanted and arguably not necessary.
I was done when I saw the girl asking for money to get to the Paquiao/Mayweather fight who apparently has a job and just wanted not to use her OWN money to go. This campaign included a picture of her in a skimpy outfit posed for the cameras and has led to her far surpassing her original goal of $1500 which is about how much she makes a week in salary.
If that wasn’t bad enough – today comes the story of Creflo Dollar asking for his church members to donate so that he can purchase a $65 Million dollar jet. Yes you read right a brand new jet because the last one is getting old and they almost had an accident in landing and so that being the case of course the need has arisen to replace it with a brand spanking new one – paid for by his congregation and anyone else crazy enough to send this jerk money.
How many people in that congregation could be fed, clothed and housed with $65 Million ? That of course does not matter because this is another one of those prosperity pimp preachers that preach materialism and live it. Now it is just completely out of control.
You may wonder or ask why I feel some kind of way about these cases or why It would even register for me – well I cannot help but to feel salty about the both of them because I started a gofundme to help a family who lost their child to gun violence pay their legal bills and while it has been shared by over 3K people – only TWO have seen fit to donate thus far. At the urging of friends and collegues I was convinced to start one for myself so that I could go back to school and finish college – and the sound you hear is not mouse clicks going to the campaign to donate – it is instead the sound of crickets.
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