I find it entertaining that these people who are protesting against capitalism are walking around using iPhones, sipping on Starbucks coffee and sleeping in tents they bought at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
They are not being consistent to their own beliefs and I can’t take them seriously because of that… not that I did anyway. They think they are involved in some great movement for freedom when they are actually protesting to have their lives controlled by a government.
Frustrating… and sad, really.
They are advocating what they believe will be a better America under socialism. If we are to learn what America would be like from their example, we are forced to conclude that America would be a mostly anarchic, smelly, garbage-littered, sexual free-for-all, devoid of any kind of deep thinking, common sense or logic. Such are the things reported as happening in these camps right now.
Socialism is flawed in that it assumes that man is generally good and actually wants to help his fellow man. Humanity’s sin nature tells a different story and we have a multitude of examples showing us that socialism has failed in every attempt.
Truth is, if people want to help other people here in our country, there’s nothing stopping them from doing so right now with our current system of government. By protesting for another system, they are betraying their true intent and displaying their real motive – selfishness. They want things they believe they are entitled to and because they don’t have the money for them to begin with, they want other people to pay for them.
Without the love of Christ, no one can live out a lifetime of sharing. People don’t have it within themselves to do so. It is only by the love of Christ that makes someone want to truly share what they have.