Is Money the Root of all Evil, or is it the Meaning of Life?

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Progressives have a strange relationship with money. On the one hand, we loath the white males who have it, envy their wealth and power, and hate the work we have to do to get it. But on the other hand, we love celebrities, sports stars and politicians who have lots of money. We love the fact that Bill and Hillary Clinton made hundreds of millions of dollars in government somehow, and that Hugo Chavez’s daughter is the richest woman in Venezuela, as they probably earned it. We also love that someone can get millions of dollars for pretending to be other people in movies, but we hate the fact that someone can make money by starting a business – that’s just not fair. We complain that money is the root of all evil, and leads to war, oppression and inequality. But we want to rectify the problem by redistributing the very money that we think is evil, often to ourselves. We think it’s cool that rap artists boast about how much money they have, but we think it’s brash to talk about how much people are earning at work.

Progressives used to be more explicit about the evils of money, choosing to live in hippy caravans instead of working for the man. We wore worn out tie dyed shirts, and subsisted on marijuana, while solving all of the world’s problems by rolling around in the mud to rock music to raise awareness. For a while, it was like we’d transcended the need for money, or at least it looked that way.

Today however, things have changed. We now take out huge student loans and spend our allowances on $1000 iPhones, $5 meter tall Starbucks soy lattes and $40 haircuts. Being a progressive has become so expensive that we’ve been forced to ask for a $15 minimum wage for our McDonald’s and Barista jobs, just to keep up with the latest fashion trends. Progressives are known to spend a lot more than conservatives, and have a much lower savings rate. We also get into debt more, and are less likely to pay it back. In addition, government workers also get paid more than their private sector counterparts, and get unbelievably generous pensions, job security, paid leave and flexible work hours, but still regularly protest about being underpaid.

So how do you square our seeming love for money with our hate for it? Well, it’s complicated, but there’s an underlying principle here. We understand the power of money. We want it, but we also hate it when our enemies have it. We want it so much that our lack of it hurts, and our feelings are other peoples’ responsibility. If we want money, and we feel envious and angry, it’s your fault for having money! You need to give something back to society, because you took that money from society. You didn’t earn it like the capitalists say you did – you stole it, and now you need to give it back. Hillary earned her money, Hugo Chavez earned his money, and Tony Blair earned his money. You didn’t, and you need to pay.

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Pbier

Great article. The answer is of course to tax rich people 99% (at the very least) on all their wealth and income. This will motivate them to get off their lazy butts and work harder, instead of just stealing from the poor. If they could somehow create a business worth say $100 billion, they’d still get to keep $1 billion, which is way more money than anyone actually needs.

Jeremy Corbyn in the UK is proving just how smart he is with money by making a generous pledge. If elected he plans to buy a house for every single homeless person in the UK.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/28/jeremy-corbyn-announces-labour-will-buy-every-homeless-person/

This is great news and I have no idea why nobody considered it before. There is no way that anyone would pretend to be homeless in order to benefit from this deal.

The Colonel
The Colonel

MIC uses a shitload of expensive equipment to keep this country free. We never get enough funding for our pacification projects. We have hundreds of bases across the globe that can house the homeless. You can’t trust Corbyn he doesn’t pass the polygraph test. He’s a commie. Give us the money.

Bill Gated
Bill Gated

The staff at AT wrote out million dollar checks for Abu Berete. They can spare a few trillions for MIC, you have come to the right place to pan handle.

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

So that’s where those Zimbabwe dollars went

Back to Africa.

trav777

And every homeless person is that way because they cannot afford a big house!

TedCruz
TedCruz

Limousine-Marxist wannabe sissies. So sad.

Pay your damn student loans NOW.

#hate-speech

Black Lives Matter

I just know that I trust our government to manage our money and distribute it fairly. Thankfully, the Clintons, Obamas, Strzocks, and McCabes still outnumber Trump and can undermine his racist policies from within.

Abu
Abu

Money is another idea of slavery, and the only way it works is debt. That’s why debt stimulate economy. Money is also energy, it also grow from trees because paper come from trees which money is made out of.

Bill Gated
Bill Gated

Money can also be used as toilet paper, since it is made of paper!

Black Lives Matter

This is so true and so important. Will you pledge as President of Guinea to replace capitalism with a gift economy?

Abu
Abu

BLM, capitalism work for me because most people are really lazy and dishonest those our modern days. I like the money system and I think it is the best system in the world, it make the world go around and the most important part of it is money make people work. You share your ideas to the world for example, if you know how to sing, built anything, educate yourself, be positive and productive you will get that rewards in money, respect, and property. Steve Jobs is the best example for that (RIP). But and if you just want to sit there and do nothing we can not built the world like that. Capitalism is the only way BLM. And we must contribute to make the world working place.

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

Oh OH! Abu said the C word.

Black Lives Matter

You raise excellent points as usual, but Bernie Sanders says that capitalism is evil. I trust Bernie to run everything, just like how his wife ran Burlington College. With Bernie in charge, we would all have three houses, just like Bernie.

trav777

our money is actually made of cloth, a lot of cotton, which is PICKED BY BLACKS.

Consequently blacks are owed all of the money in existence as they were the only people who ever picked cotton ever.

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

It is worthless without the plastic security strip designed by Jews.

Bill Gated
Bill Gated

MDB overdosed on marijuana and got the title all wrong. It should be “Evil is the root of all money”.

The actual biblical saying is “Love of money is the root of all evil”, but who really follows the Bible in this age of spirit cooking?

Black Lives Matter

According to the Bible, a one-world government controlled by secular humanists like George Soros is evil. Do you believe that too?

If you want to know the truth, I suggest you check out the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Jesus was Black.

Bill Gated
Bill Gated

One-world government controlled by secular humanists? Yes, it is being tried, but I doubt whether the kind of control they imagine is possible. The layers of eunuchs in governments, judiciary and law enforcement, whose asses twitch in sync with the globalists, can try controlling the population only so much. At some point some real men and women (who may be in ordinary folks or in government, or judiciary) will laugh at the attempts to control them, and find workarounds.
Also technology is breaking down in unexpected ways, so pretty soon the global surveillance infrastructure will become useless. There will be lots of data, but no one to make sense of it, and people will become too lazy to try and interpret that or act on it.
Most technology lovers are mentally ill, they overdose on it.

drb6

In some ways, Bible is quite progressive. For example,

“How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” Luke 18:24–25

sounds like what Bernie would say. The perfect solution would be to prepare the new translation of the Bible, by omitting or fixing the wrong verses and enhancing the visibility of the other ones.

Verses such as

“Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 1 Timothy 2:11-15

To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” Genesis 3:16

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Ephesians 5:22-24

It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife. Proverbs 21:9

“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 22:5

are an abomination and should be replaced with up-to-date texts, vetted by an inclusive, all-minority committee.

Abu
Abu

It also said what will it profits a man to gained the whole world and loos his soul.

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

Many are already past that point so have nothing to lose.

Black Lives Matter

Our Hungarian sponsor, George S., indicates that it’s quite profitable.

Black Lives Matter

The Bible is so backward on womyn’s rights it makes me sick. This is why people need Islam.

Stick Your Proof In My Pudding
Stick Your Proof In My Pudding

Trump represents the root of all evil.

Dreamers represent the meaning of life.

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

I have a DREAM

of a wall

backed by another wall

Backed by a third wall

all coated in barbed wire, further backed by watchtowers with machine guns, moats filled with piranha and everything further backed up by patrols of concerned citizens looking to collect bounties on those who still managed to get past.

Black Lives Matter

Walls are racist. Building a wall is like Wal-Mart putting the African-American hair care products behind a locked glass compartment. We need more sharing.

Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness
Mules! Proof of Allahs Kindness

but less stealing

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