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Solidarity versus charity

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what are the implications and differences between charity and solidarity— and other kinds of gestures such as circumscribed cooperation, in the whole framework of your observations, will and actions?
asked 1 year ago by κύων (310 points) edited 1 year ago by κύων
Sorry, you need to flesh out this question; at this point there is nothing to grasp and is so vague that there's no real meaning to it.
1 year ago by lawrence (18,810 points)

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i am probably not getting the subtleties of your question, but here goes.
my understanding of solidarity is that it is much like mutual aid. that the point of it is that it is reciprocal.
charity is one way, and implies (at least to me) a martyrdom on the part of the giver, as well as a desire that the recipient live up to the charity, or change in some way.

but that doesn't distinguish solidarity from mutual aid much, so maybe someone has a better answer.

and as with many things, solidarity seems to be getting to be a word that people use in an empty way, to express broad (and meaningless?) support.
answered 1 year ago by dot (45,010 points)

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