“The love of money is the root of all evil.” Without
exception, every homeless person left on the street, every starving child, every medical patient turned away, every affliction
today caused by economic depletion, politics, crime, war, hunger, and disease is a fulfillment of these words. A life
and death conflict is growing between those who run the finances of the world and those who struggle to survive: many of whom
right now view death to be a savior from their pain. Therefore, the responsibility for today’s economic crises and its
ensuing aftermath rests with those in authority who know the flaws of the monetary system and its limited distribution policy;
and yet, there is a refusal to restructure the manner in which the common people’s needs can be met.
How often we hear how there’s no money to pay for the technology
that is said could restore the environment to a pristine condition and provide the whole world with clean energy. So, what
we hear is that the world is suffering economically and environmentally simply because there’s not enough money to remedy
the situation? Then there are the many welfare programs and charity organizations whose devotion to the needs of the
poverty-stricken is becoming increasingly limited. How often we hear that they will suffer far more than others, especially
in those third world countries where their ability to provide life-support is quickly fading away. In essence, the more
we need to help others the more we are being hindered by our structure of finance that actually forbids us to fulfill our
convictions of conscience concerning right and wrong. It is always dangerous to go against conscience.
Fact: the global financial crises could go away in a single day!
The poor could be provided healthcare, the hungry could be fed, and the homeless provided with a home. And after the
poorest classes are stabilized, the restructuring of monetary disbursement could advance up the classes to provide a simple
equality between all people where none are left out in the cold. By applying practical wisdom to balance financial distribution
in accordance with talent, skill, and productivity, this will prevent laziness caused by the welfare complacency. The grand
objective is to remove the gulf that separates the extreme rich from the extreme poor.
But this is not the agenda for those who oversee the monetary system. So now we have to ask ourselves, why?
And just what is responsible for hindering the remedy that could easily set the world’s population on a course of mutual
safety where all are truly safe in one another’s care? Among the most repeated lessons of history tells the bitter
story of how the wealth of the few came at the sacrifice of the many, and how belligerence and tyranny always leaves
destruction in its wake!
This relationship between the rulers and the common people finds its historical parallel nearly two thousand
years ago, in the meeting of two men. The relationship between these two men illustrates precisely what is taking place today
on a global scale. These two men were the Roman Governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate and a falsely accused dissenter of civil
and religious authority, Jesus Christ. Pilate held a dialogue with Jesus concerning his fate of life or death.
We can view Pilate as representing the world’s rulers while Jesus Christ is the representative of the common
man. Said Pilate to Christ, “Know you not that I have the power to crucify you, and have power to release you?
Jesus answered, You could have no power at all against me, except it were given you from above.” We know the fate
of Christ in Pilate’s hands. Will the common man today find a similar end?
Historically, man has ever lowered his accountability from a standard where all could be safe with one another to
a standard allowing the passions for power, pride, envy and greed to overrule the nobility of love, compassion and reason.
Even today, the simple remedy to provide food, medicine, shelter and the basic comforts of life are being denied to tens of
millions by a system of governance that masquerades as virtuous. The hard reality is that today’s government declares
that in order to uphold our society the decision to sacrifice innocent life is necessary. But history does not bear this out. Upon examination there has always been a selected
few hoarding the wealth for themselves while the needs of the poverty-stricken are abandoned to their ill fate as if it is
some how deserving. This is the common knowledge seen throughout history, and explains every revolution including the American
Revolution, the French Revolution, and the rise of Communism.
In summation, the age-old method of control over people through financial restrictions cannot continue in the dilemma man
is now facing with the ecological tragedies sweeping over the globe. The cost to life has become too great. The
procedure of our daily walk should be subservient to the goals desired. And the supreme goal of man’s desire
is to know our sense of worth—the value of our being. It is this desire that predominates human aspiration.
And when government refuses to secure the equality for all its citizens in the essentials of life, man’s supreme dream
is robbed and the future of our children endangered.