Infective Maltruism: Is Charity Still Charity When It Is Performed for Uncharitable Reasons?

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Reprinted with permission Mises Institute Thomas Buckley

Looking beyond the “aw, neat, what a great person” façade of effective altruism, one clearly finds a level of narcissistic cynicism and a drive to the permanent power that financial immortality affords that is only matched by the amount of funds being dispersed.

The gifts offered by today’s billionaires—the Silicon Valley crowd, et al.—sound great (-ish—very -ish), but to discount the obvious underlying reason is to fail to grasp the insidious nature of their beneficence.

In the past, the rich tended to fund things—museums, schools, libraries, parks—when they gave their money away. These things were meant to accomplish two goals: to keep the benefactors’ names alive so future generations would “look them up” and to generally uplift society. Museums were given to the masses not as a monolithic lump, but as discrete individuals who could choose—except for fourth graders on field trips—to take advantage of them or not.

But effective altruism eschews such methods, focusing on causes and organizations—organizations that can be controlled indefinitely by controlling the flow of funds—in an effort to exert current and future societal control. Joining the Silicon Valley obsession with physical immortality is now the idea of financial—and therefore sociopolitical—immortality.

The creation of philanthropic LLCs to divvy up tech and other zillionaire dollars perpetuates the “lives” of donors by allowing them to forever control politics, policies, and culture. This control also becomes a form of eternal nepotism, as it has the side benefit of really, really helping donors’ individual descendants keep at the center of power and finance (the “Smith Initiative” will always hire a Smith and will always have a Smith on its board).

A key aspect of this “maltruism” is its ability to extend control through soft-sounding enterprises. How can something with “open” and “democracy” and “save” in its name—and a nonpartisan, nonprofit entity to boot—be anything but good?

As to philanthropic LLCs, they are seemingly the preferred way of doing the charity business of our current (and, they hope, forever) overlords. In a nutshell, they are not traditional charities, but organizations that can mix for-profit and nonprofit activities under the same umbrella. For example, in theory, by making money investing in x, you can give more money to y.

Even better, you can decide whether or not to leave your profits in the “charity,” enjoy certain (admittedly limited) tax benefits, and—unlike regular charities—you don’t really have to tell anyone where the money comes from or, more importantly, where it is going.

Better still, you can do something charities really can’t: play politics. Such LLCs are legally entitled to engage in political activities like advocacy, lobbying, and, in the case of Silicon Valley’s own Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), significantly impact present-day elections (a very big more better).

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A guilt-ridden-but-not-THAT-guilt-ridden plutocrat can get helpful advice on how to create LLCs from many sources, including the California-based Milken Institute (yes, also ironically, THAT Michael Milken). The handy fact sheet notes that “(A)n LLC structure provides not only flexibility but also greater integration of various social change efforts to expedite progress . . . LLCs hybridize for-profit and charitable activities, allowing philanthropists to generate financial and social returns.” All are advantages very much tailored to accomplish the goal of building a for-profit charity.

The donors who control where the money goes are insulated from any internal or external criticism by their ability to turn off the spigot whenever they wish. In other words, don’t irk, for example, the Gates Foundation because they are going to be around forever, and your grandkid may need a job someday.

The politics of this putative philanthropy are brazened. If one looks at those who have taken the Giving Pledge, one sees a list that could easily be mistaken for a list of the owners of the private planes that jet to Davos for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting.

The WEF, it seems, could be called the hub of the many rich and important spokes in the wheel that have fundamentally changed international politics in the past twenty years. From the Great Reset pandemic response to emphasizing the growth of the social economy, the influence of the WEF and the people who support it cannot be underestimated. (Note—10 percent of the economy of the European Union is now classified as social economy or the third sector, so guess what types of entities, what stakeholders, make up the social economy.)

It should also be noted that personal direct campaign donations are also part of the overall program of sociopolitical power; though in the United States, the 537 people elected by the public to federal office are seen as mere speed bumps to be gotten around or avoided entirely (hence the growth of the regulatory and deep state and their intimate ties to the tech community).

Certain government exceptions are made, though. In the case of the sandy nations of the Middle East, the government’s money is actually theirs. And in the case of poorer leaders, all they have to do is bow down to hedge fund and NGO-driven Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) financial processes like Sri Lanka did, and then they get to sit at the big kids’ table.

In fact, the web that weaves from WEF to NGO to foundations to media to government to consultants to stakeholders to experts to the financial world to politics and back to effective altruism is both unmistakable and intentional.

Some of the moneyed meddlers do not exactly fit the above mold. George Soros, at least, is extremely up-front about using his money to buy influence, destroy the American justice system, corrupt the media, and, in general, attempt to bring down Western civilization as we know it. Soros made his money in finance, including his infamous shorting of the pound in 1992 which netted him $1 billion in a day or so, even if it came at the expense of the British people—and here’s his website.

Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) also practiced effective altruism; of course, he did it with stolen money, but he says he meant well. Bankman-Fried, however, could be seen as a mirror universe of a Soros or a Zuckerberg or Bezos or eBay’s founder Pierre Omidyar or Reed Hastings and his wife, what’s her name, all of whom really began buying global power—sorry, donating to worthy causes—only after they had actually made a ton of real money.

SBF clearly knew early on that he was going to need legal, social, political (the amount of money handed over to Democrat/woke causes is enough to make eyes water), and media protection at some point . . . and he clearly got it as he is now sitting in his (also very politically/Silicon Valley–connected) parent’s multimillion-dollar home in Palo Alto instead of rotting in a rat infested, nonvegan Bahamian jail. (It’s also clearly why he was arrested the day before he was scheduled to testify in front of Congress—nobody “on the inside” wanted that to happen, no way no sirree.)

It is the future that is at the center of this issue. The organizations and people involved talk about impact investing, data-driven giving, and using evidence and reason to plan their permanent programs.

They don’t talk about giving for today—they talk about investing in the future.

Because they don’t think it is our future. They know it is already theirs.

Author:

Thomas Buckley

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In June of 2021, Paypal blocked CDMedia's accounts and froze our funds. You can read about it here.

The action was part of coordinated attack on our company's ability to distribute content, collect revenue, and conduct basic business functions.

It didn't work.

CDMedia is thriving, and we have almost zero connections to the legacy Silicon Valley economy.

They can't hurt us anymore.

Now Paypal is attacking the rest of the America First movement, by attempting to put in place a mechanism to steal $2,500 from customers who don't agree with them politically.

This won't work either.

In fact, now Paypal is attempting to backpedal. It's pathetic.

PayPal on Oct. 8 said it was not implementing a new policy that would have enabled the company to seize money from users who allegedly promote “misinformation” or “hate," wrote Zero Hedge.

“An AUP notice recently went out in error that included incorrect information. PayPal is not fining people for misinformation and this language was never intended to be inserted in our policy,” a PayPal spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an email.

“Our teams are working to correct our policy pages. We’re sorry for the confusion this has caused,” the spokesperson added.

This is an obvious lie. Of course they meant to do this, and only pulled back after public outrage.

Paypal peaked a long time ago, along with Netflix, Disney, Walmart, etc.

Paypal is dead.

Find another platform for Payment processing. They are out there.

While you're at it, get off Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mailchmp, Linkedin, and Patreon who also de-platformed us.

Unplug from the matrix, and join us in the alternative economy. Email us at [email protected] for ideas.

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Gab Announces ‘Parallel Economy Fund’ To Back Tech Startups Opposed to Silicon Valley Leftism

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Free speech social media network Gab has announced the launch of a “Parallel Economy Fund” to back tech startups and other ventures that reject the surveillance economy and leftist values of the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe.

Gab announced in a recent blog post that the company is furthering its efforts to create a parallel economy to offer people a choice to engage with tech companies that share their values. Gab is putting its money where its mouth is in response to the argument that if conservatives don’t like the censorship and snooping of the overwhelmingly leftist Big Tech companies, they should build an alternative.

Until recently, there have been very few alt-tech companies with conservative-friendly values. Gab itself has previously been blacklisted by its own web host and payment processors but has since built its own infrastructure in order to operate without fear of censorship...

To read more visit Breitbart.

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IO Episode 50 - Interview with Jason Miller, CEO of Gettr

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Host L Todd Wood speaks with Jason Miller, former Trump strategist and spokesman, on his new social media platform and Twitter killer - Gettr.

This video is part of the series Information Operation.

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Gab Building PayPal Alternative

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The alternative social network, Gab.com, is launching an alternative to PayPal by the end of the year, according to an email from CEO Andrew Torba.

Torba and his company have been banned by essentially every 'progressive' business platform out there, including payment processors. Even his family's Visa cards have been cancelled.

The globalist goal is to starve American patriots of revenue and a way to make a living.

You can read the press release below from this morning's Gab email blast.

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When Gab was banned from several banks earlier this year it inspired us to get right to work building our own free speech-friendly financial infrastructure. The age of financial censorship has long been coming and Gab was the canary in the coal mine on this issue over three years ago. When the financial censors came for us, few stood up to defend us. We were told to “go build our own” if we didn’t like it so that’s exactly what we have been doing.

Facing financial censorship is nothing new for Gab.

Gab has been banned from Paypal since 2018 along with many other payment processors including Stripe, Square, Coinbase, and more.

We are even banned from accepting Visa and Mastercard despite operating a fully legal American business that sells software services and merchandise like hats, mugs, and shirts as our business model.

Gab literally cannot accept credit or debit card transactions to sell you a hat on the internet. Thankfully we had options: checks and bitcoin. New and old technology coming together to defeat financial censorship. It’s not perfect, but it works and we are about to take it to the next level.

If you’re reading this it’s inevitable that one day all of these things can and will happen to you too, which is why we have been working so hard to build a solution for everyone.

As I’ve been writing about for a while now: we need to build an alternative economy. In wake of this vaccine mandate madness that fact has never been more clear. Our human rights are being ripped from us and I’m not going to stand by and watch it happen.

Businesses, venues, sports teams, employers, and even our own federal government are all moving towards forcing people to choose between living and working in the existing economic system or being cast out for refusing to inject an experimental substance into their bodies.

Choosing between feeding your family and retaining your bodily autonomy while remaining true to your religious convictions shouldn’t be a choice any human being has to make. It’s evil, it’s wrong, and you should be speaking boldly against it.

If they want us out of their system, then so be it: we will build our own. Now is the time to stand up tall and walk away from this chaos. With our dignity and self-respect in hand we will work together to forge a new path forward that secures a future of freedom for our children.

At Gab we are making great progress on GabPay, our Paypal alternative, as one of our many initiatives in the fight against the tyranny of the global elites.

At the moment we are jumping through a lot of legal and regulatory hoops, but things are moving quickly. Building your own Paypal is not as simple as “build the software and ship it.” The software side for GabPay is actually done already and works great. It’s the red tape that takes time.

An alternative to Paypal has never been more important now that the ADL will be combing through your financial transactions and ruining people’s lives for financially supporting people and organizations they don’t like. I’m actually really glad that Gab has been banned from Paypal for years, because it protects all of our customers from the prying eyes of the demons at the ADL. As always, God had a plan and getting banned only led us to build GabPay.

We are waiting on the lawyers to do their thing and aiming for a launch by end of the year, but I just want you all to know that something is actually being done about this madness.

Everyone loves to whine and complain about Big Tech censorship, and politicians–including President Trump— love to raise money on the issue, yet no political or legal “solutions” ever result in any concrete change or substantive action.

At Gab we are builders. We don’t sit around and whine about problems, we actively build solutions to those problems. Gab is the only community with a proven track record of not bending the knee to groups like the ADL and we’ve paid the price dearly for it by getting banned from every app store, payment processor, and even banks because of it. Despite it all we continue to survive and thrive by the grace of God and thanks to the support of people like you.

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Whistleblower Exposes Google As Acting As A Foreign Intelligence Propaganda Outlet

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Google is working for the Chicoms says whistleblower on War Room Pandemic.

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VIDEO: Gab To Offer New Payment Processor To Help Banned Conservatives In Coming Months

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Gab.com CEO Andrew Torba talks about improvements coming to Gab TV in the coming months, as well as a new payment processor, to help conservatives banned from Paypal and other payment platforms.

Torba says initially the payment processing capability will only be for Gab products but will eventually expand.

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Twitter Tries To Spin The Street As Censorship Drives Users To Other Platforms...These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For

Twitter Tries To Spin The Street As Censorship Drives Users To Other Platforms...These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For

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Wall Street works on future expectations of growth. Therefore, spin on future growth becomes important for one's stock price.

The spin machine went into overdrive yesterday as Twitter tried to cloak a massive drop in user growth from 'America Firsters' leaving the platform in droves, calling it a 'pandemic-related' issue.

“Looking ahead, the significant pandemic-related surge we saw last year creates challenging comps, and may lead to [monetizable daily active usage] growth rates in the low double digits on a year-over-year basis,” Twitter said in its earnings report. 

The platform warned that the low point in growth will likely be in the second quarter, reported The Hill.

We have been writing frequently about our belief that the Silicon Valley heavyweights, those involved in the massive censorship (an Information Operation) over the last decade, have peaked. Their best days are behind them. Americans don't want to be censored. They want to speak freely.

Twitter silenced a president duly-elected by the American people. Very simply, that is not okay, and they are voicing their anger with their feet, as they move to the plethora of new social media available to them.

Populists are building a new economy, and social media is at the vanguard of this movement, to get away from 'woke capital'.

In the past few years, Twitter has been moving from reporting 'user growth' on a regular basis to a new metric of 'monetizable daily active usage.' They will most likely be able to pick up a lot of low-hanging advertising fruit to juice revenue off of a loyal following in coming quarters, but the simple truth is people are leaving Twitter in massive numbers.

At some point Twitter, and Wall Street will have to acknowledge they have committed economic suicide, by alienating half their audience.

Populists believe starving the corporate oligarchs is the best path forward to preserving the republic.

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Gab CEO Starts 'Common Sense' Styled Pamphlet For Physical Distribution To Bypass Censors

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Gab CEO Andrew Torba is serious about stopping the erosion of our Consitutional rights under the current Marxist coup we are experiencing.

One of those ways in his mind is to copy Soviet dissident Samizdat (or speech not approved by the communist government).

Samizdat, which is Russian for “self-publishing,” got its name after being used by Russian dissidents amidst the rise of censorship in the USSR. Dissidents would self-publish “banned” information, or what some might call “hate speech” today, and risk their lives distributing it.

The communist oligarchs in Silicon Valley produce the trackable “printing devices” and “typewriters” of today, only with more precise and detailed data. This data is then used to silence political and Christian dissidents and movements in the United States.

The oligarch elites may be able to censor, smear, and deplatform us all online, but they can’t seize all of our home printers. They can’t stop us passing out some pamphlets at church or in the streets. They can’t stop you from making stickers and posters.

Version 1 is called - The Silent Christian Succession. You can read it by downloading the PDF on the tab below.

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UPDATE: FrankSpeech.com Online!

Mike Lindell's New Social Media Platform Taken Down On First Day...FrankSpeech.com...State Level Attack Assets Involved?

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UDATE 0955 EST - FrankSpeech.com online! Lindell says he will just livestream now as social media app being attacked. Livestream for 48 hours disseminating information.

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Billionaire entrepreneur Mike Lindell has publicly made no bones about taking on the globalist Deep State with his new social media platfor - FrankSpeech.com. The social network is billed to be a combination of a Twitter and Youtube experience, allowing free speech and influencers to broadcast and earn money without fear of retribution.

This is obviously a threat to the globalist takeover of the West, and the world for that matter, so the platform was sure to be massively attacked.

This seems to have happened as the platform is down at the 9am launch time this morning.

With this much attention to the launch, one wonders if state-level Deep State assets are behind the attack, as during the massive election fraud during the 2020 general election.

CDMedia will report on Frank's progress in the near term as it will revolutionize social media and 'de-platform' the power of Silicon Valley, if allowed to exist.

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