By Daisy Luther
The social media manager of Charitable Humans didn’t sound particularly giving in a series of despicable tweets directed toward Texas yesterday.
This isn’t the only nasty-spirited tweet by the organization, which describes itself as a “progressive tax-exempt nonprofit organization seeking new and innovative approaches to address issues in our world and advance humanitarian causes.” Someone grabbed a screenshot of the other shocking tweets, too.
Psst: I’d just like to point out to the misguided tweeter that Hillary Clinton actually carried the election in Houston with 707,914 votes to Trump’s 545,955 votes. (source)
While I completely support the right of any person not to donate money to a cause they find repugnant, to publically espouse such a vile opinion like that is in the poorest of taste. What a stunning stream of hatred from the spokesperson of a group that is supposed to help people in need.
This is more evidence that some people on the Left just really don’t think like the rest of us do and can justify any opinion in the name of “social justice.”
Then (not-so-) Charitable Humans sort of apologized.
After a righteous outcry on Twitter, Charitable Humans closed down all of their social media accounts and then posted an explanatory, half-hearted apology on their website, entitled “We’re Horrified by Our Twitter Actions.”
There are no words to express the distaste and hateful words that our Social Media Coordinator unleashed on what was supposed to represent Charitable Humans, an organization that has engaged in global humanitarianism activities in war-torn and severely impoverished nations since 2005. The purpose of our charity was, and so remains, to make the world a better place by focusing on a larger mandate of cultivating a global citizenship initiative along with an online platform for active engagement, and a platform to help people and nonprofit organizations like ours further the reach and impact of good deeds.
We don’t condone the denouncement or imperilment of any human, individual or group; ultimately because that serves no useful purpose and is rather an impairment to progressive change. Our views extend equally toward those that do good and evil in the world, for both have much to teach us about the state of humanity. We’re not for a moment implying that the targets in which the Tweets offensive content are either good, bad, or otherwise because we don’t believe those words are more than labels based upon an individual’s perception of another. Our organization views people for what they are: humans. Everything else is merely a means by which to divide us into opposing factions.
We take full responsibility for this outrageous lack of leadership, for which there is no excuse, though there is an explanation we’d like to put forward in the interest of transparency. We are not a large organization, and we’ve invested much time and sacrifice trying to undertake an endeavor that is much greater than we have the resources or team members to focus on at the capacity needed… (source) (This source has since been removed and the Charitable Humans site appears to be regrouping as of June 2019)
I noticed that they didn’t mention whether their social media manager had been fired or not.
Instead of leaving it at that, they added more to their response as social media erupted over their horrible series of tweets, citing irony in the most ironic way possible.
As an organization, we’re doing everything in our ability to make our official position known and remove all content espousing such hateful, insensitive, and offensive viewpoints. Beyond that, what people choose to believe about our organization despite our efforts are up to them. If the actions of one individual give cause for others to condemn the whole our organization, the work we’ve done, and what we have the potential to do in the future; no response or remedy is going to matter.
What’s becoming obvious is that the risky proposition of continuing any endeavor, charitable or otherwise, in an environment where perfection is expected without a single misstep, is tenuous indeed. No good or progress within society is attainable wherein forgiveness is not attainable. It saddens me that there are people who will allow a single bad act to negate more than a decade of positive impact and humanitarian accomplishments, but nonetheless, we respect peoples’ right to form their own code of conduct and worldview.
It’s rather ironic that, in the same irrational generalization that denounced an entire sect of people, rightly offending a great many, the response by many has been to also measure the sum totality of our organization by its tweets. I point this out not as an excuse, but to highlight how divisive and impractical it is to achieve anything productive when groups take precedence over human individualism.(source)
This isn’t the first time the Left has been happy about a tragedy.
Personally, I’m having flashbacks to the Gatlinburg fire, when a bunch of “progressives” tweeted gleefully about how well-deserved the tragedy was for those who were pro-Trump during the election.
People who dislike Trump seem to think that the Gatlinburg fire is just desserts for the locals in Tennessee who voted for Donald Trump. I’ve written previously about how those protesting Trump’s election really feel about the people they believe caused Hillary Clinton’s defeat, but this takes things to a sub-human low.
Melissa Dykes reported:
Not only are people saying the Gatlinburg fires are “karma” for the “racist” Trump supporters who live there —
And saying Trump supporters “brought this on themselves” and are being punished by God for voting Trump —
But people are actually out there laughing about Trump supporters’ houses burning down in the Tennessee fires, and even star Michael Ian Black is making glib, dickish jokes about it.
Check out the whole sad, disgusting report here and weep for humanity.
From a prepper point of view, keep in mind that these smug, superior individuals will be the ones that feel entitled to your food and emergency supplies. While they like to portray themselves as tolerant and kind to minorities and immigrants, don’t be fooled. Their scorn for working-class, middle America couldn’t be more blatant. (source)
What a sad state of division we are in when even tragedy doesn’t pull us together. It makes you wonder if we can ever again be united.
But, mercifully, all Americans aren’t like that.
Thankfully, the people of the Gulf states are working hand in hand to aid the official response. In fact, Texas has been the kind of wonderful example of dignity and self-reliance that makes me proud to be an American.
There are many heartwarming stories of the Cajun Navy rescuing people trapped in their homes and even one of them pulling an elderly woman who was floating face down in the water and resuscitating her. Neighbors are helping neighbors, and people from all over are coming to help.
With the level of devastation (and it isn’t over yet) it may take a while. But I know that Texas will recover from this devastating disaster.
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I think this all stems from multiculturalism, putting one group/clan/tribe into competition against another or against all others. This problem is clearly visible in the Muslim community with Sunni and Shia at odds over whose interpretation of Islam is correct, with violence as the final solution of choice.
The mental disease of Progressivism seems to be radicalization without a chance of a cure. They are so sure of their radical ideas of social justice, economic justice and gender justice that any counter argument is considered heresy. No option for non-believers except convert or die.
While I feel sorry for them and their misguided philosophy, if we get to a SHTF situation, I don’t plan to negotiate for what is mine.
This is a sad reflection on our country.
Many Christian leaders all over the nation have said that the August 21st solar eclipse is actually a warning that America should repent.
The August 21st eclipse was the first total solar eclipse where people in EVERY STATE in the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) were able to see at least a partial eclipse.
The solar eclipse on August 21st is exactly 40 days from Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement” and is a time of repentance. On the Biblical calendar (see Leviticus), the 40 days leading up to this day are to be “a time to search one’s heart and draw close to God in preparation for the coming Day of Judgement.”
The number 40 comes up numerous times in the Bible. The number 40 signifies waiting, preparation, testing or punishment – before a major change.
No, anyone telling people to repent because of some theory about eclipses is not a Christian leader.
The Creator uses the creation and celestial objects He made to send signs and warnings, He always has all throughout history. Well documented in the Bible and many other documents of history. The Aug 21 eclipse was uniquely timed as 40 days to the Day of Atonement of His biblical calendar and therefore should be considered a sign and most definitely would have been to our ancestors. If the eclipse was 39 days or 41 days from the day of atonement then it could have been dismissed… but exactly 40 days? 40 is the number of years the Hebrew nation wandered in the wilderness because of rebellion and sin against the Creator. Are we as a nation not also rebelling against the very Laws He put in place thousands of years ago and that He said would stand forever? The Creator said to be righteous as He is righteous, to separate the clean from the unclean, to live sacred/holy lives and to flee from the profane and perhaps He has sent us a sign to wake us up to our spiritual plight and you say our Leaders should not tell us to repent? We are swimming in iniquity and sin as a nation and we don’t need a sign to tell us that, but He sent us one because He loves us. Of course our Christian Leaders should be telling us to repent.
The “one person” with the vile opinion represented the entire organization with the damaging tweets. Therefore, the entire organization is responsible, not the “one person.” How many people run this sham organization? One? Two? These tweets let it slip that their goal isn’t to give charity to humans, but to promote their liberalism. They got caught.
I may not like what you say. I may not like they way you say it. I may not like the way you look, the way you talk, I might not even like your accent; hell, I might not even like You! However, you can probably say the same thing about me.
So what can we do about it? RESPECT One Another and their ways. To be Tolerant, to be Understanding, Learn to give before taking. Be an educator instead of a dictator. Show respect towards one another, show some manners toward one another, don’t be so quick to criticize, instead some some compassion, perhaps the individual may be coming from a place of pain, frustration, anger. Take the time to see why they are lashing out and see if you can help them. Maybe all they need is a friend, someone to talk to, someone to vent to.
There are people that want to be what they are and you can’t help them. So don’t give them ammunition to feed their anger, their justifications, their vision of the world, as they see it. Just like a small child throwing a temper tantrum, just take the higher road. Ignore them, pay no attention to them. All they want to do is to create a seance on a world stage to become famous for their fifteen minutes of fame. Just turn your back on them and walk away. They too will walk away when no one is willing to listen to them. We will be all the better for it.
Well I guess that only fair considering “Other Charitable Humans” can’t even consider providing aid to any Blue “Socialistic Welfare” State, let them clean up their own mess. I will pray for everyone, regardless though ;-}
Seriously the bottom line is that a crisis doesn’t give a rat’s arse in HE double hockey sticks if we are Republican, Democrat, Green, Yellow, Red, Brown, Black, Orange; it doesn’t care if we are rich or poor, Christian or something else, healthy or sick, male or female; it doesn’t care what country, state, providence, county, city or town; it doesn’t care if we are law abiding or criminal – it doesn’t even care if we are human or not – A Crisis Just Is and it hits everything and everyone in the affected area!!!!
So in a crisis we can either respond helpfully with our time, energy, monies or other donations or we can kiss the crisis off as “it’s not me so I don’t care”. The thing is there Will Be A Judgment Day and eventually we will pay for our decision, good bad or otherwise.
I hope and pray that all humans will remember this and act accordingly.
So I guess all these people who are so mad at this particular insensitivity, have conveniently forgotten how many times minority groups like the LBGT community and women’s equality and reproductive rights supporters have been blamed for everything from floods, fires and even 9/11. Right wingers are just as cruel and insensitive as these remarks were. Both sides need to get a grip on their humanity.
@Freedom woman, When have these groups been blamed for floods? 9/11 ?? I saw a nation pulled together at that time. Yes, I’ve taken issue with the irresponsible spending in the blue cities. But I for one would have never wish ill will to anyone going through a disaster (hurricane harvey).
Remarks made in Sept 2001 between Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.
What Mr Falwell said on Thursday on The 700 Club, while chatting with the programme’s host, Mr Robertson, was this: “What we saw on Tuesday, as terrible as it is, could be minuscule if, in fact, God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve.”
Mr Robertson responded: “Jerry, that’s my feeling. I think we’ve just seen the antechamber to terror. We haven’t even begun to see what they can do to the major population.”
A few moments later Mr Falwell said: “The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularise America, I point the finger in their face and say, ‘You helped this happen.’ ”
To which Mr Robertson said: “I totally concur, and the problem is we have adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government.”
If one conservative political reporter is to be believed, the devastating drought in California may have something to do with the state’s support of same-sex marriage and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.
You’d imagine that anyone working for World Watch Daily, a “biblically relevant” news site that focuses on Israel, the Middle East and the White House, wouldn’t have the most open mind. It’s no surprise, then, that in an interview with Understanding the Times with Jan Markell, the site’s Bill Koenig suggests the Golden State’s ongoing, four-year drought is just one example of how America is living in an “unchartered” time and a period of divine “judgment” from God, Right Wing Watch first reported.
“We’ve got a state that, over and over again, will go against the word of God, that will continually take positions on marriage and abortion and on a lot of things that are just completely opposed to the Scriptures. Unfortunately, a lot of times when it starts in California, it spreads to the rest of the country and even spreads to the rest of the world,” he said. “So there very likely could be a drought component to this judgment.”
I could keep these coming all day long but you get the picture. The so called” religious” wrong are some of the cruelest and most mean spirited people in this country. So while it stinks that anyone has such negative responses to disaster and suffering, it’s not surprising that some people are just fed up with the judgemental holier than thou attitudes of so many on the “right”.
Wow! You actually found something. And you only had to go back 16 years to find it. Great job! Lol, I had to look up Farwell, I didn’t remember him. I’m sorry I didn’t respond sooner, I was actually in a shelter helping sort clothes sizes and non perishable food. But I guess that’s the difference, someone who will research and go back 16 years to try and validate a point. While I have changed all my advertising to help hurricane victims, as well as my time gathering and sorting the necessary goods to help someone. It’s simple you can choose to help or be part of the problem. I won’t waste anymore of my time with you.
This is a great point, Freedom Woman. It’s awful regardless of who does it.
While I have VERY LITTLE interest in the “PROGRESSIVE Movement”, I have to agree that this “Media Manager” did a phenomenal job of exposing the ULTRA negative viewpoint of “Progressives”…(this is by NO MEANS my “first Rodeo” with the Progressive mentality); but THIS “manager”,[oxymoron?], threw out the BABY, TUB, SINK, FACET, AND their creds, in one fell swoop, revealing they’re DEEPEST convictions on “CHARITY”…That ONLY those THEY deem “proper”, receive from THEM.
I worked for 40 yrs. in Christian Missions, (12 yrs. out of Country), and with MANY NUMEROUS, “less than desirables” who were difficult, at best.
BUT! EACH & EVERY TIME I discovered that THEY TOO have deep & profound feelings, and that OFTEN TIMES the simple fact that their feelings/convictions were denigrated or “look down upon”, (without sincere effort to understand how they CAME to those convictions/feelings), WAS THE PROBLEM!
While I do NOT necessarily approve of prostitutes, drug addicts, pimps, or “dealers”, thieves, and genuine “bums”; I spent quite a lot of time learning from others reasoning or thinking, to eventually draw them out and away from their social hostility, and towards a more kind, & loving social climate….atmosphere.
AND! GUESS WHAT!! While they didn’t ALL make major changes, (in other words, didn’t LEAVE their bad habits), they DID, ALMOST ALL, draw close to me, (btw they KNEW my disapproval of their bad/dangerous habits or ways), and we DID find a common ground, where in, we DID learn to CARE, & even LOVE one another! BUT!
There was NO POLITICS or POLITICAL discourse with ANY of them…it NEVER ONCE came up. While they GENUINELY had sincere gripes or dislikes for certain Political entities, or persons, we didn’t EVER get caught up in those peripheral realities, as they were more distractions than SUBSTANCE…and THEY KNEW THAT!?!
In MANY CASES, they taught ME much about GENUINE REALITIES of life, as I grew in maturity; (I began as a 24 yr. old, FULL TIME FIELD MISSIONARY…pretty “naive”)! But, the “street people” OFTEN taught me COMMON SENSE, & “street wisdom”…just because I ACTUALLY CARED about them, and they began to reciprocate, & care about me!
LOVE is NOT “politically CORRECT”! Love is FAR TOO open to the REALITIES of human NEEDS, to get caught up in silly political “plinking”…[NOT a misspelling]…LOVE is ONLY satisfied with the GENUINE HEART MATTERS of life! BUT!
LOVE is what MAKES life, GENUINE!
btw…the word “CHARITY” is ONLY found in GREEK, & is ONLY “agape'”, which means “dear”, “love”, [affection; benevolence]. (Strong’s Concordance; GREEK: #26, Page 1)
It just goes to show you that there are real Americans who will go out of their way to help anyone who needs it regardless of political bent.
Then there are the wacky “un-Americans.”
BTW: Daisy, Thanks for the PDF. We have relative in the area who may end up needing that info, Unfortunately.
I really doubt that a rescuer would ask the political affiliation of a person needing rescuing before the rescuer would help. Can you see it now: “are you a republican?” “No?” “Well, bye then. I’m only rescuing republicans.” That would be absolutely ridiculous.
“Charitable?” That’s just about the most hate-filled blather I’ve read in a while. I never heard of that “organization,” but it was THEIR employee or volunteer. I haven’t read anywhere that the social media manager has been released and is no longer with CH. There’s no point in defending him/her or attacking those of us who criticize and pushback. Why did he/she feel the freedom, representing the group, to express such hate and lack of compassion? We now know what those people stand for. We know you.
OK then. Can’t wait for California to fall into the ocean.
When they take the low road we______??? Obviously some people dig a ditch under the road. I don’t feel this (hopefully) sarcasm is helpful or productive.
Charity should be helping others because they need it, not for any other reason. That’s why there are still charitable food donations to the starving people of North Korea.
Keeping in mind the good Lord will judge all people…including their heartless tweets they seem so proud of sending out for the world to view. And His opinion wont be so gracious.
Thank you, if you are not God stop judging people, it is above your pay grade.
Let them be stingy, Texans have big hearts, they would not think twice about helping other despite if they were a liberal state.so hey whatever, there are other relief organizations who are all ready on site making a difference to offer those in need help..Samaritans Purse, & Convoy of Hope are only a few I trust to contribute to. Prayers to those affected in Houston.
This is from “Charitable Humans”:
Charitable Humans does not endorse or approve of the tweets posted, which was not authorized and doesn’t represent our organization’s views or positions. We have made every attempt to apologize, remove the tweets, and everything we can do to make clear our outrage that the post was made in connection with our organization.
Nonetheless, in response to the offensive tweets, people that claim to disavow the generalizations made against groups of people, in this case, tweets that demonized Republicans, and have determined that our entire organization and all people associated with it, all share the same hatred, bigotry, and ignorance as the person who posted the tweets.
We have removed the offensive content as best we could, deleted social networking accounts, and taken other action to remove the focus of hate and divisive rhetoric that our organization stands against. Our founders, team members, and family members have been attacked and threatened for nothing more than having a connection to someone involved with Charitable Humans. None of this is helping the people of Texas, nor is it productive in any way.
Charitable Humans is a non-political organization with a long involvement in humanitarianism throughout the world. We believe in tolerance and unity, rejecting labels that divide people and seek to empower humans as individuals. We are the opposite of everything that the insidious tweets represented and have done good work throughout the world by contributing to the quality of life for one group only humanity.
We are committed to the principals that change does not result from the exclusionary division or an ideology of self, change is a product of diversity. We embrace opposing viewpoints and positions as an asset, not a threat.
Our organization works hard to not only put forth our best effort but also maximize fiscal contributions by working to reduce every cost possible. We have NO paid staff, management, or board members, every one of the people working in any capacity with our organization is a volunteer. We don’t maintain offices. Our organization is all about sacrifice, and there isn’t a single team member that hasn’t made personal sacrifices to further the organization’s endeavors. That we would throw away all the hard work, personal sacrifices of so many, and act against all that we believe, by tweeting a barrage of disgusting hate is implausible.
We have accepted responsibility for our part in this horrific incident, but those using this to further fuel and ignite the political tensions that demonize one political faction over another are only helping to accomplish the same evil intentions as the tweets people are rightly outraged over.
A lot of people are wondering, did you fire the person who posted the tweets?
The First Amendment gives freedom of speech and expression to everyone? Therefore is not every American citizen protected, so why should anyone be fired or job action taken against them? Does the First Amendment, only apply to those we agree with? I may disagree with a certain position someone takes or speaks for, but I would be hard pressed to punish them for it. If personnel within an organization do not want to assist other Americans in a time of need, the only thing I can think of to do is to boycott them and refuse to fund them.
Free speech doesn’t mean you are free of consequences. It means you are free from being in legal trouble from the government for your opinions.
So what consequences, being subjected to a blacklist, as actors and writers of Fifties or being only allowed to live in certain areas because of stance on rather sensitive issues. I would rather have someone in the open freely expounding their stance than, having it hidden an festerning to something more lethal . But everyone is entitled to their opinion and voicing it. Therefore unless it is illegal you are certainly free of consequences or there is no freedom for anyone.
Each individual can think of outlier groups on our side of the political spectrum that we cringe at. I’m a proud progressive who is politically involved and I’ve never heard of “Charitable Humans” . Their ideas are repugnant to all true progressives. And I personally think they’re a scam group that doesn’t really do anything.
It should be noted that Texas congressman Ted Cruz is a hypocrite. He refused to endorse the Sandy hurricane relief funds bill in Congress because of all the “pork”. There was none. The pork he whined about was the Smithsonian museum roof money, which was because this priceless museum actually suffered a lot of roof damage, and the rest was not immediate relief but re-construction relief, like roads and buildings and electrical infrastructure. You’ve got to have these kinds of funds. He held that bill up for a long time. Now he’s out there carrying on about how the feds need to immediately send funds for recovery and reconstruction to Houston. When he blocked a similar bill for Sandy.