Making America Great Again by David Moore
Making America Great Again
There’s Enough for All the World
A couple of centuries ago diamonds were a rare resource. Then, extremely abundant diamond mines were “discovered” in South Africa and other countries of Africa. These reserves threatened to make diamonds cheap. Cecil Rhodes, the opportunist, while others trafficked in African slaves said, “I prefer land to niggers.” He upended and butchered families and nations in a land grab that rivals the worst the world has seen. Zimbabwe was once named Rhodesia for him, because he led British South Africa Company, and because today’s heroes can be tomorrow’s scoundrels. Rhodes established the DeBeers cartel collaborating with other cartels in order to control international prices of diamonds, otherwise the diamond in your ring wouldn’t cost much more than its gold mount.
Diamonds are artificially expensive. They are not the only thing that should be affordable.
Energy should not be costly. There’s plenty of food. Medical care and education don’t have to be expensive. A proper understanding of the message of Jesus reveals that he died because the powers wanted to limit the supply, to their own benefit. They were determined to eliminate any threat to a status quo that lined the pockets of the few and kept the many starving.
More and more of us around the world are seeing that we can all do well. When Jesus said, “You will always have the poor among you,” he knew his hearers would remember Deuteronomy 15:11, which says, “There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with other Israelites in need.” This was his life's mission. He identified with the poor. He was the embodiment of the poor, and he wanted them to see that. By honoring Jesus’ body, the poor were instituted forever.
Away with graceless Christianity, so full of suspicion and devoid of mercy! Out with the old, and in with the new hope of Jesus. Even with its persistent sorrows, ubiquitous disappointments and lingering aches of the soul, life is hopeful. This will be increasingly realized in the days to come as more of us discover how not-alone we are. Faith is generous. Hope is strong. Love is limitless. There’s no need to be selfish and stingy because the supply only increases, and access to it, as we share.