Is the “Free Market” the highest moral order?
How about a man and a woman ( a husband and a wife) with an “average” IQ working their hearts out.
Both work. At least forty hours a week.
But they can’t afford to buy a house. Or get decent medical insurance.
Then there are the Dictators and the Sheiks and the CEOs of Bank of America…
They ‘work’ hard too.
But…what they get is riches beyond measure for the ‘average’ human being.
So…is some people’s “hard work” more valuable than others?
Should someone like Lewis from the Bank of American make more than $5,000/hr when men, also trying vailiantly to take care of their families make minimum wage?
Who decides this?
Okay, okay. Add up all of the variables: family, education, native talent, skill-sets, desire, drive and strengths…
And then PROVE to me that one person’s ‘work’ is thousands of times more valuable than someone else’s.
Oh, please don’t tell me that some person’s “innate skills” are more “valuable” than others.
Maybe…more valuable in the sense of producing more or moving things forward - (but that because of more social advantages or connections…)
It comes down to the false “social constrtuct” that the person earning the most money is the “best” person.
The false, but obviously most powerful notion, that “He who dies with most toys wins.”
Can’t we ever, EVER, get past the notion of valuing folks acording to money, looks, power and possessions?
Can we EVER leave some better values to the future generations?
You’d think that followers of Christ would be “on board” with loving justice and eqaulity. After all, Christ was the first to say, “There is no male nor female, no Greek nor Jew, no slave nor master… but all are EQUAL in Christ Jesus.”
Republican Christians… shame on you. Christ said ALL were equal in Him.
After Pentecost…(and the Power that you all claim to believe in)… all Christians sold everything and “…held everything 'in common.”
Was that Socialism? Communism?
It wasn’t anything but saying that we are all equal.
It didn’t last long. That’s for sure.
But… It happened.
IF you believe the Bible. (Which most Republicans claim to believe.)
I HATE that Christianity has been so misrepresented by Republicans. (And others.)
Christ preached Love, Tolerance.
But mostly…just Love.
So… back to the current, everyday news in this Nation - Oligarchies, Plutochracies, the top 1% of this country in terms of wealth…NONE of this is right.
No One - including the Kings, Queens, Sheiks, Four-Star Generals, Presidents, Movies Stars, Sports Stars, BIG Political Stars are ANY BETTER than the billions and billions of other folks who live out their comparative ordinary lives every day.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. The “Hoi Poloi” - the masses - the “average” people - the “workers” - they are ‘meant’ to be led…
Can’t you wise, connected, monied, more well-traveled, more sophisticated, more powerful people LEAD the “Hoi Poloi” into something better than what we are experiencing now?
And, by thus, are your intentions known.