Lies, Damned Lies, and Wikipedia (supplemental)

by Reid Fitzsimons

The article posted the other day discussed in some detail the financial trickery and misdirection associated with the recurrent fund-raising drives of Wikipedia, and how Wikipedia is not true to its oft-stated claim that it is "Not For Sale," and that "it doesn't belong to the highest bidder, the advertisers, or corporations." They have a number of pitches suggesting to the masses it's a grassroots effort and relies primarily, if not exclusively, on a multitude of small time donors: the common man, so to speak. This is all complete fabrication, and I thought perhaps I could give them a hand by rewriting their fundraising narrative to reflect the truth. So here is what they would say if they were concerned about things like honesty and integrity:

Wikipedia is not for sale! because it has already been bought. We never mention the fact that we receive millions upon millions of dollars from elite and massively wealthy globalist corporations such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook, because that might dissuade chumps like you from making your small donations. Nor do we mention that we've received millions of dollars from perhaps the wealthiest, most powerful, and pernicious left wing/anti-American/white superiority activist in the world today, George Soros. We like to project the image that we are pretty much a shoe-string operation for the "little guy," and certainly don't advertise the fact that we have something like $250,000,000 in assets in addition to our $100,000,000 "endowment." Are you able to give us just $3? Because if only 170,000 people do this we can cover the annual compensation of our COO without touching our $350,000,000?

Did I (Jimmy Wales) mention we launder our money through the Tides Foundation, an extreme leftist organization that caters to enormously wealthy people and institutions? What about the fact that our operating expenses are a mere fraction of our assets and income, but we want to keep getting richer and richer by suckering people like you into making small donations? Kind of like a corrupt televangelist who gets rich by conning lots of average people to make small donations, thinking they are buying salvation while they are really helping buy a private jet. Please help us maintain this wonderful money-making scheme we've developed that uses volunteers to do the bulk of our work while we pay numerous staff members salaries in the $250,000 to $400,000 range, all under the guise of being a "non-profit." Sure, we're not perfect in terms of always achieving objectivity, but can you really expect unbiased information considering the politics of the elite and privileged we've hopped into bed with?

So please, ignore our deceit and misdirection, and just pretend we are a wonderful "non-profit" that only wants to control- I mean share- the knowledge of the world. And remember, every dollar you give keeps getting me invited to the exclusive World Economic Forum gala meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Sweet!

One thought on “Lies, Damned Lies, and Wikipedia (supplemental)

  1. Carole Ann Milljour

    Hi Reid, I like your take on this. Anyway, is that something along the lines of how the Clinton's Chairity Foundation got their funds???? Such sad people who stoop that low to feed off the fat of the land, which, because of these types of non-profits, are making the land thinner than fatter!

    I don't know how those people can sleep at night! Talk about needing alcohol or drugs to tune out their pathetic dreams of grandeur so they can always have the best of the best no matter what the cost! ...or should I say, who pays for it.

    I'm far from perfect, but I don't love money. To me, it's always been a vehicle to get me where I need to be and sometimes, I had to work more jobs and longer periods of time to get where I needed to go. However, as most people who are now enjoying retirement know, they probably wouldn't have changed a thing even if they could have. I know I wouldn't!

    To me, it is better to be self-reliant than to be relying on anyone to take care of me or better my lifestyle! Too many people, I think, try to have it all without working for it, but I don't believe that they ever find happiness and contentment that way! I don't know what they find so alluring about cheating others cause nothing ever lasts forever! Good luck to them when they pass from this life into the next! I don't know, but I'm sure God does ...YIKES!


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