In today's instant gratification, materialistic society, that dog don't hunt.
Many people in the media, political spectrums and religious organisations play up on wealth envy, class envy, ill-gotten gains, etc....but where did it come from?
Some say it's as old as civilisation itself.
Some say it's something Karl Marx put forth in his writings.
Some say it's something the Progressives ginned up.
I say it's more like "all of the above".
While I don't doubt that Mug-wuh the cave man was jealous that his neighbour, Wug-muh had a bigger and nicer cave, I don't really think Mug-wuh wanted Wug-muh's income taxed at a significantly higher rate.
So why is all this talk about rich paying their fair share, etc., so prominent in today's public conversation? Are we really seeing the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer because the rich are cheating the system or are just plain old jerks who want us plebes to drink dirty water, breathe dirty air and drive death-trap vehicles?
The rich need us as much as we need the rich.
They need people to work to help them make money.
We need jobs, so we can get paid, to spend on food, housing, cars, bling, etc.
That money we spend goes to....erm..people who own businesses that employ people that want to get paid so they can....you get the picture.
Then along comes government....they produce no goods, add no value and make rules they themselves don't follow, but expect us to. They, with the help of their agents in the media, spread propaganda and lies to divide the population; blacks/whites/red/yellow/brown, Catholics/Protestants/Jews/Muslims, rich/middle class/poor until there's one big fuster cluck. Political anarchy ensues and the government is the only one who wins....lefties and righties. The people get screwed and don't even get kissed.
If we really wanted to get back to basics, we should take a little walk through the Ten Commandments every once in a while. Today's society is an anathema to them. Everything that is popularised is a direct cancellation of a Commandment. We need to work on reversing that. If we do, divorce goes away, gay marriage goes away, crime goes down, atheism goes down, and yes...wealth envy goes down.
Jesus said we'll always have the poor but we won't always have Him. Hmmm.....sounds different now to me than it did before. Perhaps if we have more of Him, we'll have less poor?