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Sad But True

Today, thinking about the reality of a restructured and soon to be resurected economy. Who will suffer the fall out from this shutdown, how many lives will be lost to what Yuval Hurari calls the myth of capitalism?

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Sad But True

When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.

- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

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The Crunch of Capitalism will Rain Down on You - A planksip Möbius

Sad But True

Inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)'s quote, "When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.". The titled responsion is

Today, thinking about the reality of a restructured and soon to be resurrected economy. Who will suffer the fall out from this shutdown, how many lives will be lost to what Yuval Hurari calls the myth of capitalism?

It is often said that the rich wage war against the poor; therefore, it is very possible that we will soon witness a battle of attrition between the two sides and they will go to war for their own survival and well being. It's hard to predict how it will turn out, but the rich could make a mistake by not being ready, and not prepared for the coming fight. The question is do you think they are going to win or lose, and what will happen to those who live in poverty?

When the rich wage war it is the poor that die. This is what many people have been told, and many think that it's true. What they fail to realize, is that a rich person could be very poor and still be able to afford healthcare, food, shelter, clothing, and all of the other necessities of life. So why don't they die? The answer lies in the fact that they are very smart and educated in order to make money to keep the planet running.

With this knowledge in mind it is very interesting to watch the growing divide between the rich and poor in our society; in fact it's getting worse. I think the reason that the rich wage war against the poor is because they are doing so well financially, and they can afford to pay high taxes to keep the government running, while the poor people are suffering and starving for their lack of money; thus they are unable to survive.

The good thing about the rich wage war is that those who are doing poorly are able to take steps in order to improve their circumstances. It's sad to say that so many people have to live in poverty, but then again, what else are they going to do? In some cases it may be necessary for them to give up on their dream of owning a home, having money for vacations, and buying all of the necessities of life, because they cannot pay the high taxes required to buy the necessities.

This does not mean that it is the government's fault that economic conditions have deteriorated, it's just that people aren't as smart as they once were in their decision making, and they are not as willing to change, as they used to be. They know they must make sacrifices, and do whatever it takes to stay alive and stay poor, but they just don't know how to go about it.

There are those people who are not willing to sacrifice and are simply stuck with economic situations that can only get worse, so they become even more dependent on their government for basic necessities. So what happens? The government doesn't care. It does nothing to help these people, but it will do everything possible to control the poor, and needy, while making more money, and providing benefits to the wealthy.

So it seems to me that if the rich wage war against the poor, that's where we're headed. They are controlling the means of life for their own enrichment, and then passing off all the problems of the world to those who live in poverty.

If we want to live in a peaceful world, people struggle, and fight for a better way of life, because that's what being human is all about. We're not going to be able to do that if we are going to let the rich wage war against the poor. Maybe, just maybe, things will change for the better and we can get on track to a better future, one where all the people that work hard to get a fair share of the riches.


Jean-Paul Sartre

Published 3 months ago