Activism is a form of Research and Development to invent a new kind of society.
It’s not different from a research and development project to bring to market a new plane, a new phone or a new weapon.
Financing activism is as important as financing a new F-15.
Societies failing to do so would fall under the competition of more innovative and competitive societies, or worst be vulnerable to unpredictable social movements internally.
Activists are not an enemy, they are just messy as the floor of any research and development lab in a giant corporation or university.
You don’t want your house to be messy, chaotic as a fablab, but that’s where the shiny phones and appliances originate from.
The rich 1% finance their activists through think tanks, grants, lobbying. They know that social models are as dynamic as the technology sector. You move it or you are moved by someone else agenda.
During the last 30 years, their activists have succeeded to convert the world to capitalism extremism, creating huge organizations to support their agenda.
How could the poor finance activists who would push a more humanist model of society?