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Forum Post: God Hates the Common Good - reprint!

Posted 4 weeks ago on Sept. 22, 2017, 10:01 a.m. EST by agkaiser (1824) from Fredericksburg, TX
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Imagine a world in which everyone profits from real estate and investments and no one must work for another. In that world we're all rich. No one labors. No one mines, farms, manufactures, practices medicine, drives trucks or does anything but live off capital of one sort or another.

That world with out work is obviously impossible for all of us. It's only possible for our employers. It's no matter that we believe we have opportunity, if we will but take it, to rise to the level of the successful people we work for. It's impossible for all of us to do that. If we did, we'd be extinct due to mass starvation in a very short time.

So why do we put up with the relatively few who do no work themselves and for whom we work? Is it because their forbears had excessive amounts of property? Did they find a way in their own lifetimes to profit from the work of enough of us so they didn't have to work themselves?

Why aren't you offended by those whose holdings force most of us to work for them while allowing them to do no real work themselves? Are they really the only kind of person intelligent enough to organize us to do the things we must do to live?

That must be it. We're morons who can't live without someone to tell us what to do and take the profit from our work. No one would do that for us if they couldn't take the increases from our works for themselves.

That's what I infer that we must believe. You must give up the produce of your hard work to be allowed to live and work in the owners' world. There is no other way. We must cooperate to make the owners richer, because we can't cooperate to enrich ourselves by enriching our community. All riches must go to the few individuals who own us and everything else. That's what God intended for the chosen few. God hates the common good.

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[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22772) 3 weeks ago

We are offended. What we're bad at is organizing together to counter the power that the employer has. It's up to us to get that balance back. It's global now and we have to work together, globally.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33169) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 weeks ago

God doesn't hate the common good.

No

That would be the narcissists who think of themselves as Gods! OH - yeah and evangelicals (or other religious fanatics) who like the Pharisees - interpret the bible to support their "OWN" beliefs and not the actual teachings of the bible!

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1824) from Fredericksburg, TX 4 weeks ago

About Dr. Pangloss:

How is it common sense that private ownership of massive amounts of property is the best of all possible worlds?