It’s not about the money, money, money,
We don’t need your money, money, money.
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag.
Ain’t about the (ha!) cha-ching cha-ching.
Ain’t about the (yeah!) ba-bling ba-bling,
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag. —Song by Jessie J
Let me start this post off with one clarification, and that being…money is NOT the root of all evil as has been misquoted on many an occasion, but rather it is the LOVE of money that is the root of all evil. Were the above song true in the hearts of the great majority of the world we would be better off than we are today! Money is also NOT what makes the world go around, but rather LOVE is what makes the world go around and money could be a part of how we could demonstrate that love were it used for the purpose of healing, helping, saving, and feeding the ones that could use it.
I guess that the current global economic situation is only underlining and making evident one aspect of how the love of money is evil. When you have certain individuals who would rather lay off thousands of people from their jobs than to give up 7 digit bonuses that they really don’t even need, then there is something that is not quite right. Not only is it not right, but then you have the government bailing out these banks and firms only to have them come back and do it all over again! Did we run out of coffee or what!?
This has been how things have been for quite some time which unfortunately can only lead to more economical, political, social and health problems. We are, through selfish personal gain, willing to sacrifice the air we breath, the water we drink, the people we say we love, the health of the less fortunate and the list goes on and on.
Did you know that the electric-powered cars were first invented and potentially on the market place as early as the 1950’s? It was dropped of course and the news not thoroughly defused for fear that it would damage the more profitable petroleum market! The internal combustion engine has been providing us with a great part of our earth’s erosion and the cause of a long list of health issues throughout the earth. All this sacrifice for the benefit of an elite group who couldn’t get over their love for money to the pint that they are willing to sacrifice millions of lives.
Did you know that cures for a number of terminal diseases have been discovered and not announced since this would put a devastating dent in the income of the pharmaceutical industry, it simply is not “convenient” for them to be released. It is instead better for them to give a partial healing or relief in small doses at high prices to keep their pockets lined with a continual flow of cash. In addition, your continued contributions are greatly appreciated as that will keep some people employed and others ridiculously wealthy as they continue to pull on your heart-strings for continued contributions for additional research.
Did you know that over half the medication prescribed by your doctor are not only not necessary but potentially harmful to your health? But that is how your doctor earns a large amount of his/her income as he is rewarded through handsome commissions by the pharmaceutical industry to keep you pumped full of pills. If you take one pill you need a second to counter act the side affect of the first and then a 3rd and a 4th!
Did you know that money counts as the leading cause for divorce? Arguments over financial issues in a marriage count for 57% of all divorces! The love for money often supersedes that of the love between two people and has been the cause of breaking up homes and families! Then it also counts for the greatest litigation in settling the final dispute of a divorce case. See this report here.
Did you know that wars are for the most part initiated for financial gain and not so for a “righteous” cause. Promptly after the attack of 9-11 and attack was launched in Afghanistan which was most understood due to the fact that Al Qaeda was known to be hiding there. Shortly thereafter, rumors of “weapons of mass destruction in Iraq” surfaced thus winning popular support to invade Iraq. The rumors ended up being only that, and the world at large has now understood that the real reason was a series of business deals and of course to make certain that the petroleum continues to flow towards the west. If we fought wars to help people then why did we wait 12 years to intervene in Bosnia, never intervened in Rwanda, turned a blind eye towards Sudan, well I guess there just was no money to be had there! How sad!
The list would go on and on of instances where money took priority over love and has been destroying the world, not making it “go around”.
So it is ALL about the money, money, money,they just want your money money money, couldn’t care if the world dies, just as long as their account thrives!
Sad but true! How about you?