“That a whole roomful of people should sit with their mouths open like a nest of young birds, peering into a picture box the invariable message of which is the desirability of Something Else or Someplace Else; that a government should tax its people in order to make a bomb powerful enough to blow up the world; that a whole country would attempt a civilization with the exclusive aim of getting out of work — all that is strange to [Jack], unreal; he might have slept long and waked in a land of talking monkey’s. He is troubled and angered in his mind to think that people would aspire to do as little as possible no better than they are made to do it, for more pay than they are worth.”—Wendell Berry The Memory of Old Jack
“Thirty-seven percent of our budget goes directly to central African-related programs, about 20 percent goes to salaries and overhead, and the remaining 43 percent goes to our awareness programs. […] But aside from that, the truth about Invisible Children is that we are not an aid organization, and we don’t intend to be. I think people think we’re over there delivering shoes or food. But we are an advocacy and awareness organization.”—Invisible Children on their budget.