posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 07:06 AM
It is not the Usury that is the problem in reality. As much as the Bible says it is wrong (which is a view I endorse and agree with entirely) we can
no longer expect, in a world full of sin for the written Word of God to hold the sway it once did.
The problem is that anyone REQUIRES a loan in the first place. People who work very hard, sweat and bleed and toil, to keep offices clean, to keep
roads clear, to maintain vital infrastructure, are not paid enough to do the jobs they do, in any nation, let alone those which have a capitalist
ideal at the core of their politics. Because they are paid PROPORTIONALLY more than people in less developed nations, some could be forgiven for
making the error of assuming that they ought to be able to get by.
However, one of the side effects of a developed economy is that everything costs about a hundred times, or more, what it bloody well ought to.
Housing for instance, is incredibly expensive. It ought to be a given right, that every person who requires it, may have access to a home from which
no power can evict them. However, because it is not a right, people are asked to pay the sky high prices that we all know are just wrong. The supply
of clean water, and power and fuel, ought to be a right also, because they are basic requirements of life in the developed world, and one cannot do
without them if one is to make any contribution what so ever to the economy of the land.
These things however, are not rights. They are held before the poor, not like a carrot on a stick before an ass, but like a tormenting glass of
water, before a man who is thirsting to the point of death. Very often this means that people who have little money, are required to get loans in
order to function their day to day existence. The scum who pray on these people then KEEP them poor by charging such interest as to make their
CHILDREN incapable of planning for the future as well.
The real problem is that currently, those who do the least actual physical work (bankers, managers, CEOs, and other limp wristed, bone idle, workshy
cretins) are paid the most, while those who actually put their every last ounce of energy into their work, are rewarded with squalor, with indignity,
and with the chance to fund some idiots gambling on the stock market, with both their hard won savings (which are often pathetically small), or the
interest they pay on the loans which they have taken out, just to be able to EAT.
And these are the lucky ones. At least they have never had the illusion of things being peachy. At least these folk have never tasted the ambrosia of
the simulated freedom that "ownership" of a home can bring. Many in the developed world have found out in the last ten years, that they do not own
their homes, despite spending hundreds of thousands of pounds, and dollars on paying of mortgages (possibly the most EVIL loans ever taken out). The
hegemony has now been revealed, and suicides, and abject terror and sorrow now abound in some communities, not least of which , the tent cities that
sprung up in the US.
It is for this reason that I will never be able to respect, or be proud of capitalism. It is the very system which ALLOWS such injustice to continue,
allows the poor to be kept so despite their effort and candor, which prevents a man from building a home without consulting an expensive surveyor, or
begging money from an organisation which WILL screw the little guy as hard as it can, as long as he lacks the money to pay for representation, that
keeps the weak and needy in that black, dark and insidious place, from which very few escape. I have been the poor sap, who found himself on the
street because the developed world is such a bleak and un-natural place in which to live, where no man might have true power over his own destiny.
Usury is just PART of the great churning machine of evil that continues this appalling state of affairs.