Heinz Kiosk

But the question then becomes what needs to be done?

What would be wholly inappropriate to say that this issue is only Oxfam’s. It is not.

And what would be wholly inappropriate would be to end all aid. That would compound the issue.

And what would also be wrong would be to close Oxfam when so many have done so much good there.

Just as it would be wrong to stop charities speaking out. After all, who then would speak for the abused when it is very clear that in this case the government and Charity Commission turned a complete blind eye, unlike Oxfam, when they knew of the issue?

What is required is better safeguarding. All of society has to pay for that.

And what is required beyond that is a change of culture: a completely holistic reform.

Sigh.

But reinforcing the status quo of predominantly white male power inherent within modern capitalism, whose power structures have been copied within far too many charities, is not going to deliver that change. But that is what The Times wants.

White folks, as enriched by capitalism, are the only people who have ever had the luxury of pondering child and sexual abuse. OK, so, perhaps those not-white folks similarly enriched too.

8 comments on “Heinz Kiosk

  1. Ok, Jimmy Savile molested loads of young girls, but he raised a lot of money for charidee!

  2. But the question then becomes what needs to be done?

    Indeed.

    What would be wholly inappropriate to say that this issue is only Oxfam’s. It is not.
    Yep, fair enough.

    And what would be wholly inappropriate would be to end all aid. That would compound the issue.
    Hmm… Bearing in mind that the entire benefit of all foreign aid ever has been funding Mercs for 10,000 bent politicians and adding 250m sub-80 IQ hungry mouths to the African population, I’d say we can all survive without that aid.

    And what would also be wrong would be to close Oxfam when so many have done so much good there.
    It seems unlikely that Oxfam is the only organisation capable of giving aid, even if we judge said aid useful. Maybe just bin it and spend the cash elsewhere, eh?

    Just as it would be wrong to stop charities speaking out. After all, who then would speak for the abused when it is very clear that in this case the government and Charity Commission turned a complete blind eye, unlike Oxfam, when they knew of the issue?
    What is required is better safeguarding. All of society has to pay for that.

    Operation Yewtree cost £10m for half a dozen convictions. I’d be prepared to punt a million on investigating charities and allowing the abused a say.

    And what is required beyond that is a change of culture: a completely holistic reform. But reinforcing the status quo of predominantly white male power inherent within modern capitalism, whose power structures have been copied within far too many charities, is not going to deliver that change. But that is what The Times wants.

    Next time try in English yeah?

  3. it is very clear that in this case the government and Charity Commission turned a complete blind eye, unlike Oxfam, when they knew of the issue?

    For one very important reason which he of course knows, as it is in the public domain: Oxfam did not inform the Charities Commission about the sexual misconduct, which Oxfam was clearly aware of.

  4. Organisations ALWAYS cover up. Corporations, Churches, Mosques, Temples, charities, political parties, BBroadcasters, football clubs. You and me too, for that matter.

    Of course Oxfam was gonna ‘deal with it internally’ not tell the Commission. ‘So as not to damage the good work it does yada yada’. The wrongdoers know there will be a coverup too. That is why the organisation should be punished, in this case by taking away the money. And to stop the useless self-sustaining interference in the third world.

  5. Reduce the amount of white male power and stop taking money from charities and fuck right off, fuckwit.

  6. Rich white westerners tend to be the ones who have the resources and time available to engage in charitable activities. This is getting close to the Beeblebroxian imperative that those who have the ability and resources to engage in charitable activties must, perforce, be banned from engaging in charitable activities.

  7. Reduce the amount of white male powermoney and stop taking money from charitiestaxpayers and fuck right off, fuckwit.

    FTFY

  8. But candidly, what good have these so-called aid organisations ever actually done except to those who work for them?

    Certainly nothing for the tax payer who is obliged at gunpoint to pay for them.

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