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The irony of money…

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Isn’t it ironic how money affects people? It can make your best friend or business partner plot your demise. It can provoke your spouse to slowly poison you for insurance money. It can make you suspicious of everyone around you. It can be a hereditary tool used to force you on a path you would otherwise avoid. It seems the more you have, the more you grow stingy with it.

People with very little money–give without hesitation to churches, to the beggar on the street corner, to charities, to the girl scouts selling cookies. They give thoughtful gifts and enjoy in festivities without financial concern because they know it is about enjoying life and the people you care about–not about the bottom line on your bank account. Give these same people more money and they ask to split the check and can’t find a spare dollar for the beggars…its just not in their budget to give this month…they have bills to pay. No mention to the bills they always had to pay before…

Give that person even more money and suddenly giving is a tax write-off and nothing more. They stop seeing the beggar altogether. They rarely, if ever, take notice of the girl scout or her cookies. They begin to think in terms of what they do not have rather than what they do have. They grow irritated at the thought of parting with their money at all. They do not want to eat out with their friends. They stop throwing parties. They think in terms of money lost and their vernacular reveals their monetary obsession.

Why in the town of Plenty in Wealthy Land do the paupers celebrate with nothing and give without thought–throwing parties for all to share their loaf of bread and water but the rich hold tight their purses begrudging even the beggar’s presence?

The English have had enough!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Some 4,000 marchers were outside the Bank of England in protest for “Financial Fools Day.” “This is about making it shameful to be a banker,” said Annabel Acton, 25, a consultant. “I’ve come here today so we can engage in a peaceful protest and vent our anger against the greed of the financial institution.They are dealers in death…”

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I wanted to share this news story because it is worth sharing. The English have had enough of the greedy banking institutions leeching them poor. It is disgusting that they have gotten away with it as long as they have. I commend all those people standing up for justice—standing against the financial tyranny. I know this would not work in the United States because our government carries big guns and they are not afraid to use them against us (or anyone).

Thank you for having the courage to stand up for all of us who cannot stand with you. The elderly who saved all of their lives and are now destitute. The parents who worked hard to save for their children’s educations who are now scrambling to pay for their children’s college just to keep up in this failing economy. Thank you for standing up against the greed—the corruption. You are doing the right thing—no matter how the media tries to paint it. Enough is enough!