Hey ATS, I haven't been for a dip in Skunk Works for a while so I thought it's about time to piss some people off as usual!
Now I don't think there can be many among us who haven't been guilty of the Deadly Sin of Gluttony. Come on, have you never finished off a few more
cookies than is fair? Taken an extra spoon of ice cream leaving less for your family?
Well I know I have, more than once.
But when I talk about greed, I mean serious greed. You know, the type of person who will break any moral code for a buck. Who doesn't care who
suffers as long as the bottom line looks good.
People who put material wealth, possessions, money above everything else as a guiding force in their lives.
I don't begrudge the rich among us the spoils of their good fortune, hard work and good decisions. Not at all. But is there a limit? I mean
seriously, if there was a Greed Gene, would mankind be better off having it removed altogether?
I'm not a fan of communism, socialism, in fact I'd like to keep politics out of this (Deep sigh as I fear this will be impossible!), but a society
where there is no greed would benefit everyone, wouldn't it?
Since the first time our ancestors realised that they could put a bit of grain away for the winter months, hoarding, saving and eventually greed have
been eating a hole in the conciousness of man.
Why is this on ATS? Well simply, that the greed of perhaps less than a thousand individuals is stopping the world from being an amazing place to
In 2009 Forbes
That's a net worth of $237,900,000,000,000
This year the world's billionaires have an average net worth of $3 billion, down 23% in 12 months. The world now has 793 billionaires.
, I'm sorry, imagine what that could do for the world. Now it surely isn't fair for these 793
people to give it all over to the world's poor, but seriously. Think of the diseases that could be cured, problems that may be fixed, great
discoveries that would be made if they gave up %10, %20, %30.
These people are at the top of the NWO, maybe not the very top, but I tell you if they fell off the pyramid it would be a long ride down for them.
This NWO that CAUSES all the problems, then tries to get us too PAY for the privilege of fixing them ( Eg Global Warming), when they have
'$237,900,000,000,000', now THAT should be in Skunk Works my friends!
The solution? I really don't know, but I do know that without greed the world would be a better place, without these 793 hoarding the world's
wealth, we would be on Mars.
I'm aware that the activities of these 793 probably employ %50 of the worlds population, but I'm sorry, hoarding that amount of wealth is
despicable, in fact it's inhuman, which if you believe some of the stuff out there on the boards, is a fairly apt description of those 793!
[edit on 16-10-2009 by kiwifoot]