Red Cross has crossed the line from a charity to a political organ. I do not concede that they do any good work. From my vantage point, they are rife with corruption and neglect their alleged mission in all cases to further their image preening and fundraising goals. Those I know who have been victims of disaster have received precious little help from this supposed charity. Like United Way, they are drawing money from organizations that actually help people and redirecting it into the pockets of their administrative staff. The real tragedy is that our society is increasingly blind to the need for authentic charity and think we can write a check to relieve us of our duty to help our neighbors.