We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Moynihan predicted that the practitioners of Alinsky’s strategies expected to be the recipients of large sums of money.
Even Alinsky, himself, was a skeptic; he knew that cash from the power structure had strings attached. In fact he considered the “virtue industry” to consist of puffed up generals out to feather their own nests, and that they had no interest in reducing poverty and losing a place at the public trough.
He had good reason to think that as in the early days the monies passed through the conduit of Daley’s city hall.
In order for many non-profits to survive they need to fundraise or apply for grants. Why they think those resources for money (and their own paychecks) is any less 'evil' is beyond me! Where do they think the money ultimately comes from? It all comes from people paying taxes in for-profit businesses or from people who make enough money to spare some change to make a donation (for profit business hired them, most likely). This idea that 'non-profit' is somehow purer and superior to a for-profit business cracks me up. They are delusional.