The Good Samaritan

Even the people doing good has to consider the cost in a capitalist society.

I’m getting it now. Since this will be posted at Facebook and Linkedin as well, I need to put the cartoon first, don’t I? Who wants to read all my burbling about the process behind it? No one and it isn’t Twitter, is it? Way too wordy!

Anyway, the text was about how volunteers and ideal foundations have to consider in the level of cost and thus, obey the rules of the capitalist society they work in. So I thought what symbolises non-profit work, altruism in action? The Good Samaritan, of course. And wouldn’t it be absurd if the Good Samaritan would have to begin to consider the pluses and minuses helping the poor man he came across? Good idea, I thought.

I was a bit surprised when my colleagues had some doubts. They feared that it might be misinterpreted and people would think Middle East and Isis and what not. If I would consider a new idea? No, I wouldn’t, because I had my hands full with other things, so I asked if people today don’t learn the least about the Bible? Not that I’m that religious, myself, but… and I had even written I ❤️ Samaria on his hat!

Not young people, they said. So, what if I add The Good Samaritans on the donkey’s plaid? And I added The Samaritan Volunteers on his tunic for good measure. Saved it and sent it, but then they decided to risk the wrath, ire and condemnation and published the first version, but I liked the end result, so here goes.

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