One of the major tenets of hardcore leftwing thinking is the belief that everything that came before us was evil, superstitious or oppressive. Case in point: Don't be too pleasant or you could be accused of committing a 'microagression' against someone.
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Most people have no idea of the amount of philanthropic giving that is going on around them daily. Mitch Daniels has a great article on how local philanthropy can work without trying to save the world.