We’ve just been through our latest elections in early November 2014. Money in politics has never been more powerful. Whether Republican or Democrat, you have to manage mega-millions to play the game. Pay to play democracy. One dollar one vote. The individual voter is left with a wing and a prayer, overwhelmed by political financiers and their election calculations.
And the U.S. government is only a subsidiary of a greater international money club. “The 85 Richest People In The World Have As Much Wealth As The 3.5 Billion Poorest”—as much as half the world’s population. This small cluster of power brokers could virtually buy out and own half the people on the planet. A reversed Thanksgiving with the biggest turkeys in charge. This week’s gospel is Mt 25 31-45, the Last Judgment. Goats, especially those on mountain pinnacle, remote from those below, beware.
Goat & Sheep by Philipp Peter Root
Pray that the rich and powerful will have a Gospel conversion experience, and a visit from Marley’s ghost this Christmas.
May they come to kneel before the Prince of Peace, the Savior born in a stable.
Paraphrasing JFK who died of an assassin’s bullet 51 years ago Nov. 22--ask not what your money can do for you, but what your great wealth requires you to do. [This applies to most of us in the USA, some with much more than others.]
Illumination by Kathy Brahney
Revisiting last week’s issue of our repetitive mistakes in Iraq, and other countries, attempting to enlist the various factions there to fight for our benefit, I offer this from 2003 --- ?“..occupy a country by force of arms, and then train the people there, to occupy themselves.” [ letter to the Times Herald 11-7-03]