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Comic Relief

Jul 12, 2005
Canvey Island
This has almost certainly been covered before, what's the SZ view on Comic Relief in particular as it's almost upon us, and charities in general?

From a personal stand point I've never given a penny to Band Aid, Children in Need or Comic Relief. My personal belief is that charity should begin at home. I've seen heart wrenching scenes of starving children from the Belgian Congo, Biafra, Chad, Sudan. Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and numerous other countries for nigh on 50 years. Yet nothing happens, whatever despot is in power will divert funds, aid meant for the worst off of their people to their own friends and family, while stripping their country of most of it's assets and riches. These dictators are generally supported by outside countries, it just depends on which dictator is in vogue with West or East. Nothing will change and despite the laudable efforts of many people will go on starving to death or have the privilege of their government committing genocide upon them.

I also get fed up with "celebs" doing their bit, crying their crocodile tears and then ****ing off back home to their nice comfortable existence. :angry:

Over to you the great SZ public.