Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Opus 2014-160: From Gates to Gore, part 2 of 3

But, remember, All rich people are not the same.

Consider multi-billionaire George Soros.  He also is incredibly wealthy but as far as I can see he fits the stereotype of the rich parasite.  He gets his wealth by sucking up the milk intended for poor babies.  If there is anyone who gets rich by taking from the poor, this is the man.  The robber barons of American Capitalism became wealthy while making life better for others.  He may have started out differently but what is ballooning his wealth is currency manipulation and gaming the stock market.  In ways that common folks like us don’t understand, he can make a billion dollars in a day without leaving his office.  He produces nothing.  He contributes nothing.  It is all wealth on paper but it is still wealth.  He buys low and sells high.  It may be legal but it is the kind of thing that almost makes me want more government regulation, because he does it with manipulation and psychology rather than efficiency and production.  Almost, I said.  I think he buys and sells politicians, too, so I doubt if the government can touch him.  Like Bill Gates, I don’t like his politics.  His wealth goes to push every left wing agenda on the planet.  He seems to care about nothing but George Soros.  Unlike Bill Gates he has done nothing to benefit society.

This kind of rich is a negative force in our world.

To be concluded...

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