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Greed Beyond Need and the People Who Lead. Sins Against Humanity

Updated on August 10, 2013

Dangerous and potentially deadly Oil Rigs


Will (we, the people) ever find the courage to fight a system that is destroying us exponentially? Or are we simply destined for doom and destruction?

Are we all as stupid as those who lead us think we are?

Or is apathy and indifference simply inbred into humanity?

There are those inbred qualities that are unmistakable and obvious: skin color, hair and eye color, body sizes and shapes, et al.

Then there are those that are not so obvious: mental disorders, unhealthy conditions such as diabetes, weak hearts, genetic anomalies, et al.

We also know that the learning capacities of people differ in depth and severity. We range from genius to autistic, to idiot savants, to those who are totally mentally incapable of learning anything.

I have reached the conclusion that aggression, greed, and apathy, are also part of the human inbred structures

The creation of man was certainly not a perfect one. So with fallibility inbred into the human race, we need to take another look at who we are letting rule over us.

We are under the impression that only the strong will survive and that may be true, but is it best to create an entire race of aggressive, greedy and indifferent individuals who only know self serving without compassion?

In today's world those strong and aggressive people are only leading us toward annihilation.

This prologue is not without purpose - it helps explain why the world is, as it is today.

Although those who rule, view the rest of us as incompetent fools who are easily duped, they are not entirely wrong, nor are they entirely right. We certainly have learned to create and improve technology, but allow that technology to control our lives and those who "sell" it to us improve their power over us.

When enough is enough:

We are truly an evolutionary species in technology, space exploration, and sciences, but retarded when it comes to intellectual growth and expansion of our minds. It is that old fear of the unknown that prevents the expansion of mind and how these new inventions can actually benefit every one of us, not just those who can afford to buy them.

When technology endangers us as a species, and greed borders us on extinction, we must stand united and say "enough is enough". The meek shall never inherit the earth - nor shall the apathetic.

When greed and aggression surpasses need:

We have the aggressiveness and greed of corporate America in charge of our lives. Like putting a fox in charge of the hen house. Can we really afford to continue the apathy, indifference, and fear, that halts our change for the better?

The state of Florida is experiencing the increase of sink holes in the Tampa Bay area, off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The reporters and those in authority do not want people to panic, or understand, why this is happening, so they are reporting on the news that this is from "limestone erosion" caused by "water infiltration". This kind of journalism in not only inept, but insulting to those of us who live in Florida.

Though what they offer may be plausible, what they are not telling us is the truth, as usual. This is my crude drawing of land next to the oceans, to show just how deceitful these money mongers are about how fragile this earth truly is.

Pockets of Oil

Oh, the arrogance of Man
Oh, the arrogance of Man

When all that oil is sucked out of the ground it leaves a huge pocket of "nothing'.

When the earth (in those other states that border the ocean - or the "limestone" that Florida is built on), starts falling into the voids created by oil extractions it causes those "mysterious" sink holes on the surface. They are deadly to those who just happen to be above those pockets of nothing left by the greedy who will stop at nothing to add to the wealth they already have. And losing the lives of those on the surface that are in their way, is just considered "collateral" damage.

Hence the title: Greed Beyond Need. A sin against humanity.

But, there is more - we are all culpable (to blame) for these events.

We are blinded by the need for instant gratification and the dream of "easy living". But dreams have a price that may be too high for anyone to pay, if those extractions are allowed to continue.

We have those aggressive and greedy (and highly indifferent) people in charge of our lives and our destinies.

When Governments allow corporations to rule them, and us, it is a recipe for disaster; especially when there are viable alternatives to halt this madness now, not after the damages are done, and beyond repair.

300 Miles to the Gallon? And why are they NOT available to us today?

Electric car that gives 400 miles per hour? Or Oil? God Help us Please

Those greed monsters have more than they will ever need for hundreds of years beyond their life expectancies, and yet, they destroy us, our livelihoods, our dreams, and our futures for more.

So the cui bono of the wealthy is to destroy the planet for their insatiable appetites.

( "cui bono" pronounced (kwee bo no): a principle that probable responsibility for an act or event lies with one having something to gain) [whether that something is irrational, insane, illogical, or detrimental to others, is real or not, is inconsequential]

We are distracted from the truth by politics, and false moralities contrived to do so, by those who have the most to gain - power and wealth - well beyond deserving.

Corporate America owns the G.O.P., the government, and the supreme court

The Democrats are rapidly converting

Faux (imitation) conservatives are played like marionettes designed to distract and confuse; and doing so quite well for Corporate America.

Logic seems to be lost and the fall of America is close at hand.

Evil will triumph once again.

God Bless America - we certainly need some 'blessings' now.

by: d.william 03/07/2013

ExxonMobile liars, thieves - their self serving and destructive greed


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    • justmesuzanne profile image

      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the share! :)

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and your positive comments.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Well done! Voted up and awesome! :)

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south


      Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

      And with all that said, the average person, middle class, poor, and the elderly are left with just one option: to simply shut up and suck it up cause there is nothing else we can do about it.

      It is really pathetic that we have a government supposedly: "for the people" and yet those who caused this damage have felt no financial pain at all - instead they are having record net profits, giant bonuses, and laughing all the way to the bank.

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      Sanxuary 4 years ago

      Well its easy, buy out or rent public land for nothing. Extract it for free with low pay and no benefits. Use public infrastructure for free and at a Corporate tax rate pay nothing if possible. Name one that paid the 35 percent corporate tax rate in this Country, good luck. Sell your poison get a subsidy and pay no taxes. Still greedy send your money to off shore accounts. As long as you keep buying your politicians this will not end in favour of representing anyone remotely close to being an American citizen, since paying for all this probably makes you one in the first place. After its all stolen you get the mess to live in.

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      My source? common sense and logic.

      My common sense is as acute as those who report that the sinkholes are created by water infiltrating the ground. If you think about it for one moment you will see how illogical that explanation is. The feasibility of cave ins are greater when there is a huge vacuum made deep underground, than water seepage.

      It is the same principle as why the tunnels in coal mining collapse on the men who risk their lives making a living to enrich the wealth of those who exploit the workers and the people who use that coal,( and the oil).

      And yes, friggen fracken does the same thing, so we are getting a double whammy.

      Do you actually believe that the corporations who extract all that oil would allow the media to even suggest they might be the cause of sink holes? It does not take much intelligence to add 1 and 1 and arrive at 2.

      Greed WILL be our inevitable undoing.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      i scribble 4 years ago

      Interesting insight into causation of sink holes. Not that I doubt it, but what is your source? I assume fracking would have a similar result?

      I certainly agree with you about the soulless greed of corporations and its destructiveness to the planet and humanity.

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      First of all i want to thank your for taking the time to read my article and leave your comments. That means a lot to me.

      It certainly was not meant to offend anyone on a personal basis and was not directed to everyone who lives on this planet.

      I use the word "we" as a colloquialism (a familiar and informal conversational characteristic) not to be directed at anyone in particular and including myself into the fray.

      And you are right to point out that America is different than other nations. As i live in America, my articles are mainly directed at American social problems, American government, and American politics.

      We are all well aware that there are countries that are better run than ours (Denmark being one of them), more peaceful, and more people oriented. Unlike the fact that the U.S. is corporation owned and run by them and not by the people themselves.

      I too, try to live a "green" life, conserve energy, and promote a healthy life style in spite of all the obstacles placed before us.

      The articles that i write are meant to show how, and why, things are so out of hand here, and how the U.S. influence is spreading around the globe, and effecting the third world (less developed) in such negative ways.

      When i write things about the global situation they are quite specific in that respect. We need to all start viewing our planet as one entity and acting accordingly while maintaining our individual diversities.

      Again, thanks for speaking your mind and adding your comments they certainly have merit as well.

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      thanks for reading and commenting. It certainly is all about Greed after all is it not? There is absolutely no other reasons for us being subjected to the whims of the oil companies, gas companies, coal manufacturers, and all their middlemen who want to cash in on our hard earn dollars as well.

      Electricity should be free for everyone by using what is free and plentiful: air power, solar power, and water power - all gifts from our creator and exploited by man for profit. And also there is absolutely no reason why internet access should not be free as well. These money mongers have managed to corrupt that as well.

      We all know logically that eventually we will run out of coal, oil, and that awful "fracking" gas if those greedy bastards don't destroy the planet with their incessant greed.

      And i certainly agree that is indeed a sad period in human history.

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      mrblueishmouvesky 4 years ago

      It get's annoying when authors project themselves on to "all". For example "We are blinded by the need for instant gratification and the dream of "easy living". "

      No we're not, not all of us, a lot of us learnt as teenagers instant gratification gets you just that, and whilst fun in moderation, not much use as a long term strategy.

      You talk about "us" and "we" a lot, you do no speak for me, do not please suppose you "know" everyone or how everything is going in the world.

      America is the world's number one snag when it comes to climate change, when every single other country in the world is ready to move ahead and sign a protocol and American turns around and says, na, we like oil, soz... Then how can you post an article online that blames "everyone".

      I get your message, and I kind of agree (though sad it took sinkholes in your area to make you sit up and realise what's been going on for the last 40 years) I just don't appreciate you blaming me or others.

      I don't drive a car, I try to grow my own veg, recycle etc.. voted green in last elections, however I can't vote in the USA elections. So please explain how I am to blame for your country ruining or stalling every major world agreement to tackle the mess we're in?

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      Yes Dear 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      So true, d.williams.

      And, if you really get down to it, energy could be free. Nikola Tesla figured that out.

      Hemp could be used for so many things...etc etc etc.

      Even a wind-farm gets held up in court, and can't see the light of day thanks to oil interests....

      BUT--I'm heartened every day by small things. Just read of a huge garden on top of a Boston building.

      House here has it's own wind turbine...seeing more and more of them crop up.

      It truly is a sin. Greed and profit over people. We all must pay one way another. Sad moment in human history.