It is said there ar seven deadly sins.
Lust ~ Unlawful sexual desire, such as desiring sex with a person outside marriage.
Gluttony ~ Wasting of food, either through eating too much food, drink or drugs, misplaced desire for food for its taste, or not giving food to the needy.
Greed ~ Greed is when somebody wants more things than the person needs or can use. Dante wrote that greed is too much “love of money and power”.
Sloth ~ Laziness; idleness and wastefulness of time that a person has.
Wrath ~ Inappropriate feelings of hatred, revenge or even denial.
Envy ~ Hating other people for what they have. Dante wrote that envy is “Love of one’s own good perverted to a desire to deprive other men of theirs”.
Pride ~ Dante’s definition was “love of self perverted to hatred and contempt for one’s neighbor”.
Perhaps ALL of these should be listed as bullet points under the root called Selfishness. This is that which causes so much chaos and harm in the world.
Indeed, humanity has been given amazing examples of selfishness in ALL governments the world over. They have adopted a “do as I say, not as I do” policy … extreme selfishness … under the guise of “working for the people”.
They have constructed through the generations, lack for the common human. They take all but what is needed for the bare necessities, and by this I mean, they leave just enough so people can “pay” their bills … utilities, rent, insurance … sometimes leaving barely enough for food, creating the necessity for food banks.
This selfish system of lack causes much stress amid a family unit, or in an individual struggle to keep roof over head and food in the cupboards.
Often people have so little, they are forced to choose between having enough gas to go back and forth to their ‘job’, purchase needed medicines or actually having food to eat.
This Selfishness of politicians and government officials has ripped minds apart with the stress and anxiety they cause.
People turn to alcohol or drugs to ease the worry, but it only exacerbates the problems, the hole grows deeper.
Depression sets in … fights break out, harm is done.
Guilt sets in … shame of not being a good enough provider, shouldering blame for lack in the family … beating self up and feeling worthless, or unworthy.
Businesses often pay the bare minimum, choosing to deny health insurance benefits, keeping the work hours just below what are needed to qualify for benefits, because they, too, are being over taxed.
It is a horrendous scam on the people.
While those “in charge” grow wealthier, and wealthier.
Balance is needed.
If these so called leaders cannot release their selfish desires, greed and need for power, and a desire for control over lives, the people will start to demand it.
And of course, the selfish have a military and police force that has yet to be disbanded (which they are trying to do, truly not giving two shits for the safety of their law abiding citizenry).
I say kick all of the loafing selfish pricks and prickettes out of the government. Obviously they don’t know how to do the job … either that, or I am completely justified in saying they are screwing the populace on purpose.
The people have been “trained” by the worst of the worst.