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The title of this message was the title of an article listed on the Home
Page of The Washington Post online edition on Thursday, March 20th.
It is an attention getting headline for many reasons and the reasons
would vary according to the consciousness of the person reading it.
It is just five simple words filled with a tremendous amount of
assumption and I was happy to see that it was properly designated as an
"Opinion" piece ... because that is what it is, an opinion.
And one that sadly is weaving its way through the collective
consciousness. Let's look at a part of this "Opinion"
From a Washington Post article by Catherine Rampell, Opinion Writer: Income
inequality isn’t about the rich — it’s about the rest of us
don’t hate you because you’re beautiful. People hate you because
they are getting uglier.
that logic, substituting income for attractiveness, and you’ll have a
better grasp of why the 99.9 percent really resent the 0.1 percent.
Populist rhetoric is leaving U.S.
billionaires feeling persecuted, vilified and begrudged their hard-won
fortunes. Quoth Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot,
in Politico: “[I]f you go back to 1933, with different words, this is
what Hitler was saying in Germany. You don’t survive as a society if
you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy.”
His comment echoes the reductio-ad-Hitlerum
arguments venture capitalist Tom Perkins made in a recent Wall Street
Journal letter to the editor, portending a “progressive
Kristallnacht.” (Was there a special session at Davos about Third
Reich talking points?)
Yes, anti-inequality rhetoric has grown in
recent years. But it’s not the growing wealth of the wealthy that
Americans are angry about, at least not in isolation. It’s the growing
wealth of the wealthy set against the stagnation or deterioration of
living standards for everyone else. Polls show that Americans pretty
much always want income to be distributed more equitably than it
currently is, but they’re more willing to tolerate inequality if they
are still plugging ahead. That is, they care less about Lloyd
Blankfein's gigantic bonus if they got even a tiny raise this year.
In the years since the Great Recession, hostility toward inequality has
again rebounded, probably also driven by concerns that the rich are
moving onward and upward while everyone else is left behind."
The first statement in the article
also got my attention; "People don't hate you because you're
beautiful. People hate you because they are getting uglier"
... and then she writes, "use that logic" ... what logic?
Although he has since apologized for his reference to Hitler, the
billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, Ken Langone made the statement
that "you don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on
envy or jealousy." And he is right and this is the truth for
all of us. We cannot keep faith with our personal success and
financial increase when our mind is filled with contradictions.
The best we will cause to happen in our experience is confusion.
Dr. Joseph Murphy cautions us in his spiritual classic, "The Power
of Your Subconscious Mind" that what we don't reject our
subconscious accepts as true.
When the Master Mind Jesus instructed his
followers to "be in the world but not of the
world" he was speaking to just this type of nonsense that we
are hearing so much of in the world today. These types of
"opinion pieces" spread by the Mass Media is part of the
problem that the writers of these articles are decrying. To cause
people to believe that someone else is responsible for our living
standards or financial struggle only increases our struggle rather than
offering real solutions. If we foster the idea in our mind that
someone else being wealthy and successful prevents us from realizing our
own success and wealth then we are believing in limitation and we shall
find ourselves limiting the Spirit that is always seeking to give to us.
This is a hard truth. Ralph Waldo Trine writes of this in his
book, In Tune With the Infinite. I am paraphrasing here: "Know
that the Lord (Principle) will provide. He giveth liberally to all
who put themselves in the right attitude to receive from Him. He
forces no good things upon anyone." In other words, if
our mind is filled with thoughts of what others have and what we don't
have, then even the Spirit that has an ever-lasting love for all us ...
and infinite giving-ness, cannot give to us. That is, provide for
us in our mind an awareness of the right ideas, the right guidance, the
right direction, that will reveal to us the open door to opportunity or
the right idea for us to increase our success and living standard.
It is this "looking out" at the
world at what others have or may not have that increases the separation
in our mind from our Good. And this is true whether it relates to
our wealth, our health, our success or our image of ourselves. The
Washington Post "Opinion" piece is filled with strong language
that seeks to get us to accept what is written as the truth; i.e. "you’ll
have a better grasp of why the 99.9 percent really resent the 0.1
percent." There is almost
an implied thought here that if we don't grasp this nonsense that there
is something inferior in our thinking. I can't even imagine that
someone could truly believe that 99.9 percent of the people resent those
who are wealthy and successful. It is a statement of such
exaggeration that one would think it came from a politician's
"sound-bite" ad rather than from a journalist and published on
a reputable newspaper's web site.
Jeffery Bezos, founder of
Amazon.com purchased The Washington Post for $250-million dollars.
He is #18 on Forbes Magazine's list of billionnaires. His
Amazon.com was founded in 1994 and began in 1995 selling books on the
Internet. It was an "idea" ... and the idea was so
appealing to him that he left his job on Wall Street, moved to Seattle
and started the business in the garage of his home in Bellevue,
Washington. It is kind of a perfect irony that this billionaire is
paying the salary of this Opinion writer who is fostering the idea that
we should feel justified in resenting him.
Dr. Joseph Murphy in his
widely popular book, "Think Yourself Rich" wrote: "Your
thought is the most powerful instrument you have to work with,
infinitely more powerful than the latest computer. It pays
fabulous dividends to learn to direct your thoughts wisely,
constructively, and judiciously. Your thought works with
mathematical exactitude: It creates limitation and lack if you
dwell on ideas of poverty, and it brings expansion, growth, and
prosperity when you think along these lines. ... Begin to think of the
untold riches all around you waiting for the intelligence of humankind
to reveal them. There is a guiding principle within you that, when
called upon, will reveal to you the riches you are seeking."
To think that
because someone else is tremendously wealthy limits our ability and
potential for wealth and success is limited thinking that will lead to
financial disaster. When it comes to your attention that someone
is wealthy; i.e. a multi-millionaire or a billionaire ... a Jeffrey
Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, any one of the Wal-Mart Walton family,
Ken Langone or a Tom Perkins, bless them and go even one step further in
your mind as Reverend Ike did ... Reverend Ike, the well-known
evangelist from New York City, remembered that as a poor preacher he
used to walk by good restaurants and homes and automobiles and clothing
establishments and say out loud, "That's for me, that's for
me." Allow fancy homes and banks and fine stores and
showrooms of all sorts - and yachts - to give you pleasure.
Recognize that all this is part of YOUR abundance, and you are
increasing your consciousness to partake of these things if you desire.
If you see well-dressed people, think, "Isn't it wonderful that
they have so much abundance? There is plenty for all of us."
... and keep on keeping on until that right idea for you is revealed to
SO IT IS!
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