Showing posts with label charity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label charity. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Something to Consider: Slavoj Zizek - "First as Tragedy, then as Farce"

In my adventures through downtown St. John's, I have found myself becoming extremely annoyed by a campaign that is supposed to address and bring attention to youth homelessness. The problem is that I am a hippie and this campaign is sponsored by banks and oil companies.

In this clip, Zizek discusses how charity actually achieves the opposite of what it intends. Making this easier to follow, the audio track is accompanied by an animation provided by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

"It is immoral to use private property in order to alleviate the horrible evils that result from the institution of private property."
 If you would like to hear and see Zizek's full talk, you can view it on RSA's Youtube channel here.
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