Just what this country needs. A bleeding-heart pop star with more money than sense.
I recently wrote about the Upper Hutt man who had failed to sell his idea of the private sector funding school lunches to local businesses.
Seems he has since started up a give-a-little-page to fund his Fuel the Need sheme. And Lorde has donated $20,000 with a message that she is "passionate about all kids having access to food at school".
I'm passionate about parents taking responsibility for their children. Every time something like this happens we chip away at the societal expectation of 'responsibility' being the flip side of 'right'.
It is each person's right to have children but it is increasingly everybody else's responsibility to look after them. And this super role model has just given that attitude the stamp of approval.
If she wants to give away her money it'd be better spent funding a local community group that goes into the homes of these 'hungry' kids and finds out what's going wrong; what needs to change and shows the family how. And stays involved until the situation is resolved.
I applaud her generosity but she needs to think very hard about what comes next.
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