Posted 2 weeks ago on Aug. 1, 2018, 10:02 a.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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"Original Sin" is the abandonment of the "Garden of Eden" [the hunter gatherer egalitarian lifestyle] facilitated by the temptation of leisure for leaders provided by the work of others that the former demand and organize communities to have.
It started with the rise of pastoral and agricultural communities around 10,000 years ago. It will end when non human entities [corporations] have hoarded all the wealth of resources, material goods and the monies that represent them and real human beings, not including investors, have nothing on which to live. The amoral, conscience-less psychopaths will have destroyed not just the economy but probably most life on the Planet Earth. But shareholder value will have been maximized.
"The 'Middle Precariats,' as Quart (Alissa Quart: "Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America.") terms them, are suffering death by a thousand degradations. Their new reality: You will not do as well as your parents. Life is a struggle to keep up. Even if you achieve something, you will live in fear of losing it. America is not your land: it belongs to the ultra-rich."
Do the "better angels" have a chance?