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In order to have more later, we are told,
we must have less now.
The wealth must be further centralized, we are told,
before it can be redirected.
We are told those who have the most
must have more, if we wish any.
They must have it all, then they will give some back,
we are told.
As islands are piled ever higher
and vaults are crammed ever tighter
with the profits of our labor, of our living,
we begin dying.
We begin dying because the corporate hospital
will not spend it's profits on a sufficient, adequately trained staff.
Because Insurance companies will not spend their profits
on those most in need.
Because employers believe subsistence living is all
that is required for a viable workforce.
Because wars generate income.
Because birth is the cutoff point for childcare.
Because we don't have the resources to purchase
the bootstraps required to pull ourselves up.
There is no empathy in the greedy soul.
The weight of obscene wealth crushes compassion.
It's omnipresence breeds fear and contempt
in it's possessors, for through some breach, in
their sanctity, in their oversight, they may lose a crumb.
In their cold, sterile minds they are our betters.
Thus we die for our betters' sin, so we might improve.