Watch the video of this incredible advert
so fucking sad
Just shows me that people love to bitch, but they don’t like to really do anything about what they’re bitching about.
Its really sad.
I keep seeing this photoset and the thing I hate most about it is the assumption that none of the people walking around here are “The Poor”.
Where are they? Where are we? The Poor?
Is there a place they keep us? Somewhere else? Always just a little bit farther away from the people who are assumed to be the ones helping?
Always just outside the window, looking in at the people discussing What Should Be Done, you know, About Them?
Or maybe “The Poor” are right here, in front of you, telling you to fuck off with your “Help The Poor” bullshit. I’m helping the goddamned poor right now. I’m helping myself, I’m helping my family, I’m helping my loved ones, I’m helping my friends.
We’re right here, despite this sense of social separation you’ve manufactured to make yourself feel various ways about yourself.
Photosets like these even remove the minute amount of context you might have gotten from the video, knowing that some of the people who got pissed off at the “Fuck The Poor” sign were angry because they are poor.
Yeah. This photoset is garbage. Meant to appeal to people who feel really satisfied and self-congratulatory when they see the apparent “apathy” of people in response to appeals to charity.
Speaking as someone who grew up poor, lived in shelters, and has generally never had quite enough, I second this. It’s been my experience that the people most willing to help the poor and poor themselves. The people most likely to be volunteering are poor, the people most likely to be protesting are poor. That’s just anecdotal, but still, it’s pretty powerful even anecdotally.