if one percent rule the earth, what do they gain by treating others horrifically?
They have chosen to treat the poor horrifically instead of kindly, what are the benefits to them?
- Anonymous5 years agoFavorite Answer
One percent do not 'rule the earth.' Both the extremely wealthy and the extremely poor are instruments in the hands of the truly powerful. Those people are the vast majority, who choose together to surrender their power on a daily basis for their own personal ambitions. While they allow themselves to be manipulated, threatened, judged or sacrificed for 'greater' causes, they do so only as an excuse based on their current underlying beliefs. Most believe in visions related to either human governance and systematic knowledge, (known widely as 'science,' and maintained by 'government license'), or in visions related to criminal enterprise maintained by criminal powers and devices, (known as 'mad science' or 'licentious liberty'). There are a small number of people who believe that success can only come from playing one against the other until a final balance is achieved. This amounts to basically the same concessions of power, though their personal identification with one or the other is often obscured, or they shift between law and lawlessness depending on their own perceived advantage.
To those walking this evil path, the 'poor' are expendable for the greater vision and are simply seen as the 'weak' or those less able to survive in the long term. Their systematic demise benefits everyone daily, as their lineages go extinct and the land, titles and opportunities they would have claimed fall into the hands of others. In the short-term, the benefits are undeniable. However, a natural law first described by Jesus tells us a different story. Modern people refer to it as a law of motion or thermodynamics. It states that, 'For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.' Jesus described it this way:
'Do not judge. With the judgment you use, you will be judged. With the standard of measure you use, it will be measured again to you.' (Matthew 7:1-2).
Jesus tells us that those who will actually survive are the well hidden 'meek' lineages, which are the obedient to God, who view all others as equals to themselves and demonstrate this belief in practical and tangible ways using their own personal resources. They alone will survive the 'great testing' predicted to arrive once all surviving lineages come to the end of their natural course during what the Bible describes as the 'last times.' Jesus tells us the meek lineages will inherit the earth, (Matthew 5:5). Those being exterminated are not the 'meek' described by Jesus. They are most often the direct counterparts to the 'rich' who equally allow themselves to be exploited by the majority in exchange for fleeting historical fame, personal or group legacies, or simply empty promises of some future 'social justice' that never actually arrives at all.
By publicly maintaining the appearance of the 'rich and the poor' battling for survival, the majority is able to keep most people away from a strong desire to become either one. This is done through an equal public defamation of both, which also includes an undesirable kind of invasive 'praise' as well, (known as 'celebrity'). The lives of those types of people are not their own. The majority has no interest in anything other than being entertained by their activities, most of which are self-destructive and delusional. This is designed to keep power concentrated and centralized so that it can be more easily controlled and directed by slight shifts in predominant public opinion. Those trusted with periodically causing these shifts in public opinion are also specific social roles carefully developed by the majority over time as they have experimented with what creates the most desirable overall conditions for the vast majority. The poor suffer because the majority wants it that way. The rich find pleasure in their harm because the majority wants it that way. Jesus refers to this entire system as 'mamonas,' (Matthew 6:24) and describes it as a 'broad road to destruction,' (Matthew 7:13-14). Modern people now call it 'progress.' Upon it we find planet poisoning mega-industry, inescapable arms races, weapons of mass destruction and states of perpetual war disguised behind various names, (only the most recent of which is 'terrorism').
Jesus describes the only alternative to this evil system as a 'narrow gate' which few choose to enter and which most even fail to notice because they already view themselves as either important functionaries in the 'majority' or self-important and especially privileged functionaries acting for the benefit of the 'majority.' These include both the 'selfless' who surrender their lives for the majority, (or for their chosen demographic within the system serving the 'majority'), and the 'selfish' who represent either heroes or villains, which serve to inspire the majority or reflect its shifting experimental beliefs. Jesus tells us that we can reject the entire evil system through something called 'repentance.' This is how we enter the 'narrow gate,' which He explains is the only Path to individual liberty and personal identity, to abundant and healthy life, to unity, to a sustainable peace, to brotherhood, to a form of direct natural genius rather than wasteful and sacrificial experimentation, and to the only society without vulnerabilities to sudden collapse caused by unequal treatment and unequal valuations of others. Modern people do aspire to this same society but their choice to use unequal treatment to somehow mysteriously arrive at it majesties is the cause of their repeated failure and the proportionate destruction they manifest with each new 'advance.' The hidden construct which Jesus exposes for us, He has chosen to call the 'kingdom of heaven' or the 'kingdom of God.'
Entering its earthly version requires repudiating our current role in the evil system by stepping away from any viewpoint, project, narrative or group identity that makes us either a functionary in the 'majority' or in what you have described as the 'controlling minority.' The one thing that all of these roles have in common is 'side-forming,' which is the basis of all warfare. Once we choose a 'side' we become part of the struggle for power for our chosen demographic. We can do this either by playing victim or champion. Most do this in simple mundane material ways by supporting their cause using their personal resources. Fittingly, Jesus explains that how we choose to use those personal resources is also how we enter the 'narrow gate.' He tells us that we cannot experience God's 'true riches' without first doing this, (Luke 16:11). We must first withhold our resources from any project or endeavor that represents a 'side,' instead using them to practice something called 'almsgiving,' (Matthew 6).
Jesus describes almsgiving as secret lifestyle dedicated to only those in our immediate physical surroundings who have been deemed 'expendable' by the system and are being exploited to stir up social reactions to their plight. By secretly addressing these issues, we defuse the social conflicts and shift the energies to peacemaking, all without making anyone feel beholden to any other person or authority through public exposure, pressures of fame or oath-taking, (also forbidden by Christ, Matthew 5:34-37). This returns power to the individual who is then liberated from the power of the majority, which can no longer reach them as before through either government authority or criminal powers. They exist inside of unique dramas where God reveals both His existence and tangible rewards for obedience. He does so exclusively through these separate dramas, known publicly until as recently as the early 19th century as 'natural liberty,' when it was abandoned by the majority for a mysterious experiment called 'progress.' Natural liberty is the path we encounter after a 'tight squeeze' through the narrow gate. Its unique dramas exist only between the well established dramas of government and criminal enterprise. We can only remain within these dramas through direct genius and inspiration, rather than experimentation. This direct genius is known as 'faith.'
Faith is experienced only by first recognizing the evil of the system and feeling great sorrow over it enough to change how we use our own personal resources. By making this action personal rather than demographic, nothing can be obscured from our view and we must honestly look upon the system for what it truly is. Natural liberty is a place without 'public spin.' This brings sincere repentance and entry into a brand new set of experiences. This is the poorly appreciated but world renowned phenomenon described by Jesus as being 'born again from above.'
- JeaLv 75 years ago
Just have a look at the Pope...where does he get all that gold and those riches? From the poor people worldwide that he defrauds every day,
Religion is a crime against humanity, and humanity is now realizing that in spades. The foul rule of religion nears it's end.
End times for religion, but not for reality.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Money just magnifies a person's personality - some people become benefactors and try to do good.
Some rich people feel that they are self made and look down on ordinary people and consider them to be ignorant and lazy.
And then there's Bill Gates who was ruthless and evil in business, then became very charitable
- 5 years ago
Who? I happen to one of the 1% and I have never in my life treated anyone poorly, let alone horrifically. Generalize much?
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- Anonymous5 years ago
Control. It's always about control.
And the control leads to "More".
More food. More sex. More money. More more more.
It is an inherited evolutionary trait, common in most mammals.
Top dog. Leader of the pack. King of the Beasts.
You don't get these positions by being the nicest.
- Ms MavenLv 55 years ago
Their only benefits, as you refer to them, are self gratification. Whether this displays itself as sexual gratification or provides a sense of power and control it is still self serving at the cost of others.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Convenience. less bother. why don't you fully understand Middle East geopolitics or Latim American Christianity? why bother, eh.
- marsel_duchampLv 75 years ago
Because they have one very simple guiding principle summed up in one word - "more". It is the ideology of a cancer cell - growth for the sake of growth.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Same as what Bible tells to Christians that they are superior and better than everyone else and that they have dominion over them.
- swoltLv 75 years ago
More money for them. They're addicted to money the way others are addicted to gambling.
- RuthLv 75 years ago