Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Selfishness disguised as virtue

There was an article the other day that responded to some criticism of the fundraising associated with the Humboldt tragedy. Some people have noticed that the amount of money collected for the hockey team is huge and that it is unlikely the hockey team will use the money effectively. Not surprisingly, the comments section filled up with abuse. One commenter started by saying, "Canadians just wanted to show they care." That is exactly what's wrong.

"When you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing." Anything else is narcissism. You can see it right in the wording, Canadians just to show they care. Yeah, it feels really good to be part of this.

Again, look at this headline from Macleans: "Humboldt GoFundMe account expresses a nation’s grief in dollars and cents". I know, everyone feels good about this but there is nothing to celebrate here.

By the way, have you seen anything that looks like an explanation of why the crash happened? I don't mean speculation about trees blocking the view and so forth. I'm not sure why the truck driver would need a view. He had a stop sign with a flashing red light. Did he not see that?

Okay, maybe it's too early to answer those questions. But there will be answers sometime right?

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