The wealthy cannibalize society by hoarding wealth and stealing its dignity.
Through all of recorded time, this has been a fact.
It has never stopped.
Please realize this fact.
It has never stopped.
Why should it?
The wealthy are a crafty type of parasite for the most part.
They feed off their host to the point of making the host weak.
But the rule for the wealthy is not to bleed the host so much that they die.
In recent centuries the French Revolution is a good point, in fact, demonstrating how the wealthy lost control of their greed.
Centuries of no justice, enslavement, destruction of the common good to enhance the coffers of the wealthy made a lot of ordinary people in France really upset.
So upset that they believed chopping the heads off the wealthy would lead them to a better society.
It got rid of the immediate problem of the local wealthy ignoring the needs of the host they were feeding on, but it wasn't a cure.
Killing is never a cure.
Government sponsored killing is a part of the cycle of justice put into place by the wealthy so that the larger society never addresses the source of the problems we all face.
People who cannot and will not share.
Some of us may recall the words of the golden rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Or as the wealthy use that same sediment but with a twist, do unto others before they do unto you.
Wealth does a terrible thing to people.
It enhances their character flaws.
Sharing is not a trait that we are born with.
It is a fact.
If you are not aware of this, then please look into the current human genome project on how we are all born selfish, Are Babies Born Good by Abigail Tucker, Smithsonian Magazine 2013.
Sharing has to be taught by caring people.
Some of us get the lesson while others are naturally predisposed to be resistant to sharing.
Sharing means to give up some of your resources to help another.
On a hostile planet with a rapidly changing environment, resources to keep you alive are critical.
It's sort of obvious why an inborn trait of not sharing would be a universal fact in all of humanity everywhere.
It allows the individual to survive and pass on its genes.
However, this biological method of survival is antimatter to a society.
Society is all about cohesion right?
The rugged individual who is the self-made man who is always winning, the top dog, the alpha male, the wealthy is the complete opposite of what a community stands for.
The wealthy tell the poor we are better than you because we won't share.
So in point of fact, the wealthy are the best at being humans who survive.
They survive at the expense, the lives that they destroy.
Is there a cure, is there a way to prevent this cannibalism?
There has been a cure right in front of our faces that have been in competition with those that are self-serving.
Love is the answer.
Love derives from our better angels.
We all have the instinct not to share.
But right there from the very beginning, a whisper tapped us all on our hearts.
The wealthy shout in our faces to follow their example, to deny each other and our selves to serve them.
Some listen to those callous voices thinking they will be like them one day.
Yet in the quiet spaces of all of our lives, the voice of love asks us to do more.
Love asks not to do one thing but to do many things at the same time.
Love knows we can walk and chew gum at the same time.
Love knows we can share bread with the lost.
We can heal those who cannot pay us back.
We can protect those that cannot defend themselves.
We can lift the hopeless and hold them in our arms till they feel safe.
We can wipe away the tears.
Love is stronger and more profound than the instinct of the wealthy not to share.
Love is a code that existed in this universe long before the earth did.
Love is a code as complex or as simple as those who want to hide from it versus those who want to walk with it.
Pile a wealth that never can be taken away.