Right when I finish a debate (here and mostly here in the comments) with an Objectivist (a brand of capitalist) who said there are no soup lines the the U.S., which I told him was completely false, Democracy Now has this on its website:
Meanwhile, here in this country food pantries are reporting major food shortages. Aina Duggan says the Food Bank for New York City has seen a sharp drop in food donations over the past year.
Aina Duggan: "We have less food in our warehouse. We're practically seeing empty shelves every week in the warehouse, when we used to be brimming over and able to turn food around really quickly. What that means is that there's less food in food pantries and soup kitchens around the city, and you literally have people standing in line for hours at a time waiting for food, only to be turned away because the food runs out."
Now I know the Objectivist didn't mean there were no soup lines in the U.S. because there isn't enough soup.
Do you suppose he'll have what it takes to come back here to say, "I had no idea. I stand corrected."?
It isn't a problem because we can't make enough soup in the U.S. It's a problem because capitalism is based upon selfishness, and why should the selfish at heart give soup to the homeless and hungry, many of whom are just little kids who feel the pain of hunger much more severely than do adults.
Let them eat cake. Do you remember that ignorant line?
We need to let the poor back onto the land to grow food for each other. The rich aren't going to just give over enough land for free. The government isn't going to do it either, not until the government is the whole people acting as real Christians where there is zero coercion. Therefore, people must give enough to translate mammon (pent-up, unproductive psychological value) into farm land and the things needed by the poor and Christians to grow food for all.
If you don't agree, tell me why? Tell me a better way. No one ever does. Most people come here and just advocate for selfishness. Where are the people who are for the giving and sharing Jesus taught and the way the first generation of Christians lived — with all things held in common, from each as he had and to each as he and she had real need?
Nothing is going to happen without people chipping in regularly even if it's a tiny bit. Nothing is going to happen without people joining in to plan and organize and divide the labor amongst themselves by consensus through the unifying movement of the Holy Spirit of truth acting within each heart.
Jesus told us to bring forth together as one. Where are you all, fellow real Christians?