Four horsemen of the apocalypse

640px-Apocalypse_vasnetsovGonna get a bit biblical today.

Speaking with a member of the Veterans for Peace (VFP), we came to agreement that Capitalism, Government/ Politics, Money, and Debt were the core problems underlying every persistent problem humanity faces.

The VFP rep I was speaking with mentioned how difficult it is to get people beyond their defense of these four phenomena. He argued people’s belief in these four are so inviolable it borders on religion.

It’s true. Even that vaunted “middle class”, the bulwark of thriving modern Capitalist economies, is a propaganda move, a tactic of the very rich to keep the masses down. Don’t believe me? Do some research. It’s right up there with America’s strategy to keep poor whites and blacks separate in order to quell social uprising. History is full of Great Lies designed to keep people subjugated.

Yet, all things have a beginning. They also have an end.

That got me thinking.

I remember being moved by the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to Saint John the Evangelist. The Four Horsemen mentioned in the book were particularly frightening to my young mind at the time. It is said the four riders are seen as symbolizing Conquest, War, Famine, and Death.

What if that interpretation is incorrect? What if instead, the harbingers of mankind’s downfall aren’t these, but instead are Capitalism, Government/politics, Money and Debt?

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