What we need now, though, are neither spectacle-seeking hipsters nor bankers in search of safe investments but for all human beings to band together to defend our right to subsist. We shouldn’t have to wait for the investor class to agree; the purpose of business is to meet our economic needs not to dictate them. That’s basic democracy.
All stems from the sickness that is the denial of consequences of continued and compunded hegenomy of the richest of the rich. The ones whose massive power and wealth put them at the “top of the food chain” of the economy. They have the reigns to determine how much the “subservient” class is allowed to share. And that amount has been allowed to dwindle, such that the amount of inequality at which we now stare is unprecedented in our nation’s history. And yet we allow it to continue like frogs sitting in boiling water. The longer it goes on, the easier it is to persuade the masses that this is the way it has to be. It’s called “status quo”. And the “reign holders” continue to invest in keeping thatjust out ahead of us, like the proverbial carrot on a stick.
The theological communities that have for decades been warning us of how the Scriptures constantly sound a “woe to the rich” in constant apocalyptic fasshion, and the “religious arm” of the “status quo” forces do their work on the churches to ensure accomodation to the “American Dream” which is rapidly becoming a dream only attainable by a select few, and the rest are but “promised” it while all the while being relegated to the service class of that dream being enjoyed by the very few.
Such is my disposition after seeing how inaccessible to the people our politics has become. It now serves the backroom elites. They dangle soothing voices before us like Barak Obama and then continue the rhetoric even as the gap grows the whole time. Until something substantive is done, this is all for show.