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Was: “sell what YOU have, give it to the poor, follow Me”

October 16, 2011

Now :  “feel guilty for what you didn’t earn,  rail at the “greedy” & follow …..something…”‘

“Mr. Hall is a well-educated young man with a privileged upbringing who said he was following a calling greater than getting a job and making money

(Mr Hall is the trust fund baby ranting incoherently at Hot Air – who knew it was a ‘higher calling?’)

Here’s another one

the origins of the ‘The 1%’ or ‘99%’ meme…. dates back to 2006 or so with a documentary called The One Percent that was put together by a rich, white inherited-wealth millionaire named Jamie Johnson. One of the heirs to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, guilty rich boy Johnson currently fights the man by writing a column …for the revolutionary periodical Vanity Fair. …

His basic premise is that it’s not fair that some people inherited money and some people didn’t. ….Jamie Johnson himself is possibly the best case against inherited wealth since Paris Hilton’s sex tape

Ancient rich and powerful pagans would tell their minions they were better off because they were gods. Some claimed to be  favored by the gods.  Many strove to get good favor from the gods using rituals, offerings, sacrifices of people/animals/material goods. Others tried to not get killed by the gods. How many ancient battles ended up with a kings’ son or daughter ritually sacrificed on the wall to prevent the city from being taken – trying to please ‘the gods’?

The Christian era bounced between polarities – from near karmic ‘we are rich because God blesses – we must have been good!’  to  “help the poor – all men are equal before God, this life is not the sum of eternity” – a theme giving birth to many great hymns & spirituals

What do you get when you combine radical secularism, the need to feel important & part of the transcendent, but this life is all you’ve got, and you’re not as genius as Steve Jobs, as financially savvy as Warren Buffet, as lovely as Brangelina….?

Pillars of Unbelief: .. Life is like a bubble, empty within and without; but its meaning is self-affirmation, egotism, blowing up your bubble, expanding the meaningless self into the meaningless void. “Just will,” is Nietzsche’s advice. It does not matter what you will or why.

it explains the OWS movement and what it emulates in its difficulty having clear demands beyond post-modern “peace, love and happiness, man“. It’s the logical end state of the anarchist thinkers who so often look up to Neitzsche

…The softening of the brain which ultimately overtook him was not a physical accident. If Nietzsche had not ended in imbecility, Nietzscheism would end in imbecility. Thinking in isolation and with pride ends in being an idiot..” ~GKC: ‘Orthodoxy.’

if you’ll indulge one last GK Chesterton – this is an excellent assessment of how Joan of Arc lived the ideals that both Tolstoy and Nietzsche looked up to but neither had the courage or strength of character to achieve themselves….imagine if these 20 somethings would DO something beyond their own self fulfillment and self importance?

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