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November 12, 2014 / Fantelius

God’s First Day of the Second Week

Detail from the Golden Calf statue at Gossip Square (Skvallartorget) in Norrköping, Sweden.

Detail from the Golden Calf statue at Gossip Square (Skvallertorget) in Norrköping, Sweden.


The Bible tells us what God did in the six days before he rested, but doesn’t mention what he did next. As we don’t know we must guess based on the results. He must have said, ”Let the resources that I have created go the greediest among the people.”

Yes, of course this is satire, Dorothy, but it’s as good an explanation as any to explain why 10% of the world’s population owns 87% of all resources. The 1% alone owns nearly 50%. This configuration, with some variation, can be found in nearly every country of the world. On the other side of this perversion, half the people of the world have nothing, or less than 1% if you think that is something. The dance around the golden calf has become an international war dance.

That last sentence was not satire. The metaphor means that the prevailing money-oriented world generates war. War is a product of the system. Or should I say the fruit of the wild and poisonous weed of greed.

I’m sorry but I don’t seem to be able to tear myself free from these metaphors, because I don’t know how to tell you the simple truth, but as I don’t know any other way to do it, here goes.

If we don’t figure out how to create a people-oriented world, the greed-diseased winners of the money-oriented system, the people running the world, will take us all down, including themselves. It’s a war, Dorothy, a war between things and people,
between having and being,
competing and cooperating,
hate and love,
advantages for the few and health for the community,
evil and good,
a privileged few and justice for all,
an unsustainable environment and a harmonious nature,
painful extinction and a glorious future
or, simply stated,
a war for the survival of humanity.
If we can’t survive as a healthy collective, a strong family in which everyone is secure in their needs, we can’t survive at all.

On the first day of the second week, God may have said, ”Let the struggle for survival begin! If people can’t learn to live in peace and cooperation with each other in harmony with nature, they don’t deserve this world.”

 

“When you abandon the love of life for the love of money
the divorce costs a heart and a soul.”
Dartwill Aquila

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