I see. Wow. I would have never connected it to the sociopath thing (& I really wasn’t suggesting he is, either. It was more hyperbole to express the oddness of his apparent detachment. Like “unless he’s an alien...”)
That’s fascinating. And complicated. The concept of blood money, I understand, & Judas. Wow. I never give money that much thought, although I do have a (just me, personally) thing about not writing off donations. (I’m afraid it is removes the spirit of it, I guess)
As I said, I just didn’t think much about the appeal for donations because it’s so commonplace. Or they’re very common where I live.
As a practice Roma steal all the copies of books that say truthful things about them and you never get to read them. Some of them are quite interesting. Guess they never hit our local library 'cause the copies are there. Friend of mine was chief librarian of the main branch of the New York City library and he checked for copies there and they didn't have any anywhere ~ nor could they borrow them.
If you want your book about Gypsies to stay on the shelves you have to tell the story about Joseph Mengele and the Little Gypsy Boy.
I'm not repeating that story today, but you can probably find it on the net.