Americans don’t understand. They say “What’s wrong with liking money”?
Capitalism is a monotheistic religion. Everything boils down to money, just like everything boils down to God for the God-followers. Worship of the “bottom-line” is like a religious fundamentalist who lives every moment for God.
Money is a single entity like any other. So let’s say instead of worshipping money we worship love. Americans might then say “What’s wrong with liking love”?
Money is fine. God can be ok. Love is fine. However, it’s obsessive and self-destructive to raise any of them above everything else in life.
Capitalists destroy billions of human lives in the same way that God-followers destroy those who do not follow God. However, unlike God-followers Capitalists are always at war. They are a Crusade that never ends. Or rather, that ends only when they are destroyed.
Poor People are to the Capitalist as Satanists or Heathens are to the God-follower. Their life has no value, and to whatever extent the Capitalists have power the results are precisely as expected.
It’s not so much that Capitalists like money that’s the problem – it’s that they like nothing else. They worship one god and everything else are false idols. That’s what it means to “maximize profits” – to not let any other interests factor in – to shun all other gods. If love gets in the way of profits love is discarded. If humans get in the way of profits humans are discarded.
Socialism must also be rendered non-monotheistic. There can be no god placed above other gods.
Democracy is the promise of a new dawn. In a democracy there is a god on every street corner, many gods within each human. Love, money, humans, compassion, can all be honored because none are raised on high.
We need to stop arguing over what god is better than another. It’s a tragic argument with only bad resolutions. It’s not our place to argue that – it’s every human’s place to decide that for himself.
It’s time we built a world of gods instead of a world of emptiness. It’s time that none of our gods wants a world where only he exists.