Points to Ponder Two

To be sure, Christians do not openly support, ‘Blessed are the greedy.’  Nonetheless, that is the way most of us live.  Why? Quite simply, because we are members of a society, now a world-wide one, that accepts, almost without question, an economic theory that supports insatiable greed on the part of individuals.  Sallie McFague

Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness, and pride of power, and with its plea for the weak. Christians are doing too little to make these points clear ... Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more, than they are doing now. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I am for a globalisation of spirit with regard to the one important question: The need to create a new bottom line of love and caring, and to replace the old bottom line of money and power.  We can fight the globalisation of capital with the globalisation of the spirit.  The globalisation of capital can best be understood as the globalisation of selfishness.  It encourages people to think that everyone’s out for themselves and that everybody wants to accumulate as much money and power as possible  Rabbi Michael Lerner.

The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose-especially their lives.

Eugene Debs, 16 June 1918: The speech was given to about 1,200 people and was later used against Debs to make the case that he had violated the espionage Act. The judge sentenced Debs to ten years in prison: