The Rich Never Get Poor?
Rich men rarely become poor if a 2008-type of financial crises occurs.
But they will mind if they lose even a dollar in a financial crisis. They will think that they are challenged. They will get angry. They will try to find an enemy and they surely will: the poor.
When rich people lose a dollar or $1 million in a financial crisis, they will take it grave. They will try to find an enemy to regard the poor as their enemy. So, they ask the government to supply big money to the financial market in sacrifice of national budget for social welfare to support living of the poor. But as rich and very rich guys regard the poor as their enemy, they do not mind how much poor people are adversely influenced.
Accordingly, after a financial crisis, the rich continue to be rich but the poor become poorer.
What is worse, some rich men tend to think that they are special and they are blessed by the God. Some rich people think that it is their privilege to be rich and neglect the poor, which is given by the God. And when they face a financial crisis, they are offended as if their sacred privilege is harmed. So, they try to find their enemy and find one in the poor. So, as if following a crazy religion, they enthusiastically try to make themselves richer at the expense of the poor.
This is one of major reasons why problems in this world cannot be solved. Because a problem is mostly related to the poor. And rich people do not want to help their enemy, namely the poor.
Even without a financial crisis, egoism wrongly justifies the cold mind set of the rich. And, competitive society further wrongly promotes their sense of victory over the poor. Once they accept a philosophy that it is natural that there are only two types of people: the rich and the poor. They will feel no remorse over their being rich while others are poor.
Ultimately, a widening gap between the rich and the poor endangers safety of the world. It might even destroy civilization since it is linked to a mad philosophy.
And finally any sound people will be surprised to find how foolish rich men become eventually. And, they will be convinced that it is so dangerous to allow such fools to keep such a great amount of money.
But, only Christ can condemn and punish the rich, since the poor have no money to buy any effective weapons.
Rich vs Poor contrast
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Mat 6:2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.