Thordros [he/him, comrade/them]

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Cake day: July 26th, 2020

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  • If you drop a few thousand bucks into a homeless addict’s lap and expect them to snap their fingers and magically get all their shit together, you’re as naive as a toddler. Of course a chunk of it is going to go towards vices and self-care. What were you expecting? “Ah yes, this has immediately solved all my problems, let me put down a security deposit on a condo and invest the remainder in my 401k.”

    Sending a stranger money on the Internet is very rarely going to solve anything other their immediate, base level needs. I’m not saying it isn’t helpful (and it is in fact extremely cool), but expecting a shot of cash to be as transformative or revolutionary as a real life mutual aid network is magical thinking.