Friday, March 13, 2009

Comic Fucking Relief


Red Nose Day: I'm not bloody laughing

So it's that time of year when lots of celebrities do things of varying levels of amusement and people around the country do really stupid things, like sit in baths of baked beans to highlight the number of starving people in the world. Pretty insulting, haphazard way of raising money, but each to their own.

I, personally, don't do anything for comic relief. If I were to do something, though, I would try cut out the middle man and buy a gun and put it in a boat and send it to whichever despotic African regime will get propped up this year.

I think there are many worthwhile charities out there but I have never wanted to give money to these charities which allow people like Mugabe to stay in power.

Trade I'm all for. And Democracy. Bring it on.

But aid to countries where the leaders live in luxury whilst the people live in squalid conditions just seems to me to be letting the nasty bastards get away with it.

But hey, that's just my view and I'm in an even worse mood than usual.

And charitable giving's all about making the person who gives the £2 feel better, really.

Bah, humbug.

5 comments:

The Economic Voice said...

I'm going out tonight. Back to back sanctimonious gits get right up my nose.

Minstrel Boy said...

My mate was in the Navy at the time of the first 'Live aid' concert. He was on the ship that delivered the first consignment of 'aid' to the starving people Ethiopia. The ship delivered its cargo to Mombassa in Kenya and loaded it onto waiting trucks,- 1/4 of a million pounds worth of finest scotch whisky bound for the government of Ethiopia!

The Penguin said...

They didn't get a penny off me.

Ever.

The Penguin

subrosa said...

They don't get a bean off me and never have. Don't even watch it.

Minstrel Boy, I've heard similar stories which I know are true.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Nor me, and I gave a wide berth to all the twats wearing red afro wigs.