Fraternal Psychopathy as Charity

One growing and disturbing phenomenon of Nigerian university campus grown fraternities (UCGFs) is their transformation into “charities”. It is a purely psychopathic phenomenon, set up by psychopaths purely for the benefits of a cabal of psychopaths who run these fraternities. It is just another ruse for fraternities to hit the goodwill of funders of charitable agencies with criminal and fraudulent activities in the name of do-gooding.
The fraternities in Nigeria and their branches in the diaspora have numerous members who suffer painfully with HIV/AIDS, cancer, organ failure, organ transplants, trauma due to accidents, severe mental illness, paralysis, strokes, blindness, amputation, not to talk of complications with advance cases of heart disease, diabetes, malaria, impotence, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis etc. Yet, not a single one of these fraternities has any program or policy of support, assistance or compassion towards their members suffering with mild to severe illness and disability. These are the same fraternities that want funders’ and donors’ money to “help members of society” even though they do not care in any way whatsoever about their own sick and disabled. Whatever happened to “charity begins at home?” Most accurately it is actually “psychopathy begins at home”.
These fraternities as a hard and fast rule routinely humiliate, mock and abuse their ill and disabled members with impunity for no other reason than their vulnerability and incapacity; evidence of such is overwhelming and abundantly available. Yet, the psychopaths who run these fraternities expect to be trusted with the “welfare care, protection and rehabilitation of the needy in society”. The fraternity that as a strong enforceable rule discards its members suffering from HIV/AIDS and leaves them to their fate dramatically then has grand ambitions for large “funding” to care for “members of the public” that are victims of HIV/AIDS. These fraternities “care” about the sick and homeless but not like their sight, conditions, difficulties, smell or bare necessities. Money, criminally acquired money, is their only concern, the sick and disabled or just the useable “facilitators”. Profiting criminally from the most vulnerable in society is simply disgusting and should never be tolerated anywhere.
Unfortunately, funding agencies, donors, corporate regulators and governments have been perennial victims to be ripped off by psychopaths seeking self-enrichment and grandiosity in the name of good causes. Fraternities everywhere are catching in on the game; their time for criminal windfalls has come. In the absence of thorough scrutiny, what could anyone expect?
Which agency is next in line to be ripped off once again and which fraternity is going to catch the next unwitting target?
Grimot Nane

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