Post modern charity – how it degrades and demoralizes.

Interesting video on post modern charity.

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek investigates the surprising ethical implications of charitable giving.  It makes an interesting case of how charity has changed in modern society.

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  1. He is suggesting that private property should not be used as a remedy for poverty. And, unless I am too capitalist to see beyond, the only other property is state-owned property, which is ultimately derived from the consent of the governed. So I would not view this as a post-modern look at charity, but a meta/socialist observation with post-modern examples.

    Further, he is correct that we are heading to a zero-point situation ecologically, but what is missing, and I don’t fault him for it because he did grow up in a Leninist paradigm, but there is a part of American Optimism that bequests us with remedying the problem with smart-capitalism; and that quest is payback for a trend that we started when unabashed (or super-destructive) capitalism became acceptable in the late-1800’s. We just need to roll up our sleeves and make it happen.

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