I find it real fucked up that people have to crowd fund for basic necessities, education, and medical care. Like, there’s all this excess money in the world, why the fuck can’t we give it to the people who need it most?
Sometimes I go through different crowd funding websites and look at te things people are rising money for. Medical bills, rent money, light bills, grocery money, the list goes on. It breaks my heart. It breaks my heart because I have nothing to give and because the people who do won’t. It breaks my heart because they shouldn’t have to resort to these measures in the first place.
It’s why I’m a big believer in a basic income for all. That would help eliminate so many issues in our society. If people didn’t have to worry about basic necessities, they’d be free to do so much more with their lives. Public health would get so much better because stress levels would inevitably drop and people would be able to afford healthcare. I believe that if we really wanted to, we’d be able to get this done. The problem is most people don’t really want to do it.