by Ted Carr, member of The Christian Left
The forces of greed and vanity which have been oppressing the people for many thousands of years are not letting up. They are pushing as they have always done, to dominate their neighbors, just like apes.
The rich are more like brutes than are the rest of us. It is pure animal instinct that drives the will to dominate others, and will not be overcome by winning an election once in a while over them, or by waiting for God to tame them. We must match their bestial tenacity with our own fierce love of our families and our weaker neighbors.
We must be good shepherds defending the vulnerable members of God's flock against lions and bears, who are men, seeking to bring down the needy.
Do not let up until they let up. That is how we will overcome our wealthy, and vain, neighbors. If they do not let up, and they aren't, then we will not let up. Do not envy the rich, they are receiving their reward in this life, but are losing eternal life by oppressing the poor and needy.
“Better the little the righteous man has than the great abundance of the wicked.” Psalm 37:16.
TCL: The only thing we would add is an emphasis that we must do all of the above in a manner that is non-violent. Violence is not the way of our Lord. Tenacious non-violent action works. All it takes is enough people to stand up and say, "No more."
With this in mind, be aware that the forces of oppression are gathering. They go by many deceitful names. The Campaign to Fix the Debt is one of them.
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