July 11, 2008

I volunteer YOU...

Apparently Barackma has been proposing a push for "voluntarism," or some such.

Charlene would like me to mention how repulsive we think obligatory voluntarism is. Having three children, we've been treated to a ton of that stuff by schools. Both for parents and kids. (I kinda liked one school, which said that our "donation" to the "annual campaign" was set at $400, and we will get a bill. That's honesty, and there was none of our time wasted on fund-raisers and galas and similar idiocy.)

It's not just the work (often pointless) but also the saccharine sentiments that go with it. If I'm in the mood to be philanthropic, or whatever, I'd prefer to do it all on my own, without any liberal fluff-brains telling me I'm saving the planet or helping the poor victims of capitalism...

Posted by John Weidner at July 11, 2008 6:49 PM
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