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August 7, 2021 / Fantelius

Empires, Monuments of Greed

Auri sacra fames = Latin meaning, “the cursed hunger for wealth”, Aeneid (III, 57)

The love of money is the root of all evil = Christian meaning, “Thou shall not be obedient to those diseased with greed.” Timothy 6:10

You cannot serve both God and mammon = Jesus meaning, “You can’t be both good and greedy.” Matt 6:24

“Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America. Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created. Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers, if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up,”

― Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

The evils of greed (hunger for wealth; blood thirst; Mammon worship, etc.) have been known for at least 2000 years. Despite the repeated warnings of the hero’s of humanity, the modern world, is run by greed-diseased proponents of a money-oriented, private ownership, order of society. The latest empire in a succession of empires since the very first word of history, sugar-coats its rotten deeds with flowered words, but, like every other empire without exception, is evil.  Empires are evil. They are enterprises of conquest to own the resources of the world and command the obedience of the those living on their territory or using their possessions.

And so we live in a money-oriented world, where Homo sapiens, who are 99.97% similar and equipped with community-oriented minds, suffer the dictates of a handful of greed-diseased rulers claiming to be the saviors, claiming to be <insert a nationality>, or <insert a religion> or <insert democratic/freedom-loving/progressive/philanthropist/ or any other noble word>, but are oriented toward the accumulation of possessions, power and wealth, whatever the cost to those who have to pay.

Homo sapiens, those of you who understand the nature of our common heritage, and the dignity of our universal family, build the world you want our children to inherit! Start now! You don’t have to ask any representative of the prevailing money-oriented order anything. Start living the way our family should live. Turn you backs on the money-oriented order ruled by the greed-diseased “owners” of the world. Share the wealth of the world, the wealth of our heritage.

Health is wealth. Security is wealth. Peace is wealth. Friendship is wealth. Freedom is wealth. Love is wealth. Respect is wealth. Justice is wealth. Nourishment is wealth. Knowledge is wealth. Love is wealth. Education is wealth. Solidarity is wealth. Laughter is wealth. Kindness is wealth. Motivation is wealth. Employment is wealth. Truth is wealth. Love is wealth. Trust is wealth. Opportunity is wealth. Happiness is wealth. Honesty is wealth. Love is wealth.



A well-dressed truth surprises when naked.

“Dartwill Aquila


The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

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