“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face-forever!” George Orwell.
“Capitalism and the wage system must be must be abolished. They are twin monsters which are eating up the life of the world. In place of them, we need a system which will hold in check men’s economic injustice. That allows some to be rich in idleness while others are poor in spite of unremitting labor,” George Russel, “Capitalism and the Wage System.
From COVID-19, we’ve learned many things. It’s here to stay, as the biblical forerunner, ‘The beginning of sorrows,’ Matthew 24:8
Real economics: Thousands lost their jobs and with them their employment health insurance. Which happens to be very inadequate when medical needs strike. Because of their high deductibles and co-payments. A major illness can quickly eradicate the plans limited benefits. Leaving individuals and families with insurmountable debt equaling bankruptcy. With creditors hounding debtors for money sometimes using very provocative tactics. Resulting in a lifetime of sorrows which no American should have to endure.
Lesson learned: Americans need a Sen. Bernie Sanders style government sponsored health insurance. Which will not occur through a second trump administration. And most likely won’t happen with a Biden administration. Unless he picks a Stacy Abrams as his V.P.
Bury the capitalists arguments about socialism as the forerunner to communism. It’s all about equality. After all the idle rich have it, so why shouldn’t laboring workers stuck with unremitting labor enjoy the same equality.
Answer: Because the capitalistic system sees laboring Americans as commodities for production of goods and services. And when they are no longer productive furlough them. The best way to turn the tables on the greedy, at the expense of laboring Americans is through unionization of the work force. Of course capitalist, argue that also equals socialism which is another step towards communism.
Working Americans know better. Because we all know, that Republicans are the very dictators, that are responsible for inequality of all kinds.
So, what side of the fence does Jesus represent?
Jesus picturesquely declared that helpful behaviors in themselves define socialism. Accomplished through the illustrative ways a Samaritan.
Telling us that a certain man journeyed and fell among capitalistic Republicans, who abused him and beat him. Leaving him half dead. A true Trumper saw him and crossed to the other side of the street. A Trump appointed federal judge did the same.
But a socialist Samaritan passed by, and acted compassionately. He bandaged his wounds, and provided transportation to a hotel. There he took care of him, and the next day, as he was departing he paid the hotel clerk. Saying to him, “Take care of him, and whatever you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.”
So Jesus asked, “Which of the three was a neighbor to him who fell among thieves? Someone answered, “The socialist, who acted mercifully.” Jesus responded, “Go and do likewise!” (cp. Luke 10:30-34).
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