Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wealth and glory

When I hear our dear politicians saying how much poverty is the enemy of humanity, that makes me smile.

I believe wealth is the real adversary of mankind. It's the appanage of man's greed, man's covetousness. Do you really think we fight for religious reasons or for political ideologies? No! These are just excuses we make. We fight for territorial conquests. And if those territories are fertile or have natural resources, in short if they are prone to produce wealth, o, how much do we covet them even more. 

And that is the second reason why we fight.

The first being for glory and domination: the appanage of pride. And what is pride? I am the best. And since I'm the greatest I am meant to rule the rest of you.
And my family is the best of all family: this is when you see the rise of those dynasties that created the nobilities of lords, merchants or usurers.
Then, the area where I'm from is the nicest. Then, my village or my city is the most wonderful. I cannot help myself to remember those football fans fighting among themselves because the team of their beloved city was loosing the game. The region from where I am is simply the best.
Then my country is the greatest, which leads to patriotism.
My people are simply the most wonderful, which can lead to xenophobia.
Then, I have the best culture (and by this I mean not only the art but also the way of living and the laws and the constitution that result as well as the traditions and moral values). That is when you could see those Europeans colonizing the world saying: "We're going to civilize those savage". Those same European calling themselves now westerners and thinking that their values are 'universal'.
Of course the only reason they behave like this is because they are the strongest. If another race had conquered the world, they would have behaved the same: it"s human nature.
Then my race is the best, leading to racism.
Finally the god I believe in, the religion I follow is the only true one, leading to religious fanaticism. But of course, it's not a question of religion, just a question of pride.

Wealth and power are the two main evils in this world. Suppress them and you will take away from man the two real reason why we fight since the beginning of time. And the wars will cease, and criminality will disappear, and nature will prevail again.