Karmamatterz » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:56 pm wrote:I don't think that anyone here is of the mind that the Notre Dame should not be restored. Gross wealth inequality, hypocrisy, the dehumanization of brown people and the ever-accelerating accumulation of capital can still be added to the discussion.
How about everybody that is constantly harping about wealth inequality go earn your own million or two then donate it all away? That would be more practical and effective. You could then choose all your favorite charities and have at it.
The money is out there to earn, why don't you just go do it? Or does it simply make people feel better to rinse and repeat the same worn out agenda points over and over?
The apples to oranges comparison between the "art" of Notre Dame to those of modern buildings lacking any original creative elements is a mockery to the discussion.
Also of interest is that certain relics and statues were removed shortly before the fire. Perhaps it was all just part of the project plan to take down and ship off the statues of the 12 apostles a few days before the fire.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/arts ... atues.html
People can't just go out and earn a few million quid. What a stupid thing to say. If it was that easy everyone would be a millionaire, but strangely enough, no matter how hard people try they almost never succeed. It's as if the game is rigged or something (or just that the majority aren't sociopaths).
There is such a thing as too rich, as evidenced by the people now casually throwing around billions. No one needs that much money, and more importantly, no single person should have that much potential power without being elected. If you have that much money you can buy entire countries and their seats at the UN with some well placed "investments", have laws written and passed with armies of lobbyists, think tanks and bought politicians and get a free pass or a limp slap on the wrist for criminal behavior.
Also: the fact that charities exist and are seen as a normal part of society is obscene.