Democracy has no more persistent or insidious foe than the money.
There, I said it. When Dante got to the God of Riches in his famous journey, he said: "Here we found Wealth, the great enemy."
The Bible too has made it clear that the rich aren't welcome in heaven. In Matthew 6:24: “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money."
The list goes on and on, for instance in Proverbs 17:5: "Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished."
But the verse that gets me most from the Bible about the rich bastards is Proverb 22:26: "Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty."
Yes, that last proverb explains why the world is sinking faster than a sixteenth-century independent woman out for a solo swim in Salem Massachusetts baptismal lake.
And why do we do nothing about it? Our free-press is now a corporate sponsored commercial giving equal time to extreme viewpoints made to destroy us for the benefit of the rich.
Fox News and the Extreme Right like to blame the left, and of course the left takes it personally and so goes in a corner and cries. Meanwhile, the USA is tanking: The Rich Are Getting Rich and The Poor Are Getting Fucked. That's our Democracy without representation.
If the press were doing its job, we would know that tax-cuts for the rich at the expense of the poor is the problem. Period. Instead, we hear nothing of this from the main press. They are too busy telling us the Rain In Spain Falls Mainly on The Plan.
Demand more, stop buying the products advertised on Fox News. It's our only hope.
"The truth seems to be that democracy has only one marked advantage over other governments: Publicity and the force of Public Opinion. so long as Ministers can be interrogated in an assembly, so long as the press is free to call attention to alleged scandals and require explanations from persons suspected of an improper use of money or improper submission to its influences, so long will the people be at least warned of the dangers that threaten them. If they refuse to take the warning they are already untrue to the duties that freedom prescribes."
~~ Lord Bryce "Modern Democracies" (1921)
Here's a quick list:
- Crest Whitestrips
- Mercedes Benz
- GMC Suv's
- Best Buy
- New Phase
- Gold Bond
- webmd.com via email or webmd.com via other
- American Express
- Holiday Inn Express
- M Professional
The Revolution is Now! Get off your ass and safe our country before it is too late.
PS., anyone want to buy a Toyota? How'd they get on there!
~~ Dr TV Boogie