|Because I know how to play the game, and I'm my own god.|
Of course, this mistaken belief in oneself as the arbiter of one's success correlates that the self-sufficiency sorts place the blame on those without enough money, especially the homeless, because they believe that the bums do not work hard enough, or are drug addicts. These self-sufficiency sorts will think these things about the homeless man or "crack addict" on the sidewalk as they themselves wait in the line at Starbucks. The self sufficients only see the undeserved and not-worked-for indulgences and addictions of others, but man does not live by crack alone, just as he does not live by work alone; even drug addicts need a bagel or a croissant sometimes.
Because they believe that they are their own gods and owe it to no one else besides themselves that they have a job that they are able to perform, they begrudge those who do not have these personal "blessings," and they see them as wholly to blame for their situations of squalor, especially when it involves the begetting of children without a trust fund or a daycare with all the feigned parental love and attention money can buy. They become angry that their money should ever go to anyone who is not as responsible or as industrious as themselves.
Hence, the self-sufficients will argue that food stamp recipients receive drug testing as they down their government-approved prescription drugs like Xanax and Ambien and cheerfully piss in cups for their lucky employers. They can sleep well at night knowing that they have health insurance and can deserve to purchase a good night's sleep. These are, incidentally, the same people who believe that the militarized police force is wonderful because they never do anything wrong.
|With drugs one can neglect the mind and its nightmares.|
And these people love usury, which was also banned by the Church, because heck, if you have money, you better make money just for having it, and you also better make sure that the others don't actually get their grubs on some just because of your generosity.
And it is true that many hard working people are bitter because of their plights as wage slaves and their rape by usury. Hard work does pay off this way as well (in bitterness), because working for money, even a little, often requires a desertion of the mind, and the mind is not so easily scorned. Only a part of you is working when you are a cog in wheel carrying out orders that might not be good if you stopped and thought about it. But if you stopped and thought about it, you might have to quit doing that well paying job, and you'd be replaced by another willing cog who would blame you for being a lazy ass.
|If I don't spray these crops with glyphosate, I'll lose my job.|
Thanks to the neglect of the mind and soul, these self-sufficiency sorts have even bought their own place in hell, so self-sufficient and well-prepared they are! Faith, be damned! I hate to see the interest.
|Hell is filled with those who neglected the work of the soul.|
"Money buys your fate in hell."
-The Lower Depths, Akira Kurosawa, 1957.
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