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Pursuit of wealth
Mammon is the ancient god of money and wealth. Isn't that what virtually all the world worship above anything else? The rich and the powerful prey on the poor and the weak, just as they always have. Globalization just gives them more opportunity to do so, and they're very happy about this breakdown of national borders. After all, if workers cost too much in one country, then you can just move your factory to another country where they cost less and are willing to do almost anything under any conditions to have a job. And if you have trouble there, you just take your money and go elsewhere.
They call it capitalism or the pursuit of wealth, but in many cases it's the worship of mammon and the pursuit of greed, and the poor people who are hurt or oppressed by the rich are modern-day slaves in all but name. The rich reap what they sow and the poor rise up and overthrow them.So they're robbing and robbers all the way along the line.--Not a bit of difference from highway robbery of the olden days when they just stopped caravans and robbed'm at the point of a gun or the point of a spear. It's happened in every great rich civilisation, every great World Empire, some poorer or less powerful nation finally overcame them, or their own poor overcame them.
Ted Rudow III, MA