The insatiable lust for money is the lead foot of capitalism. It's pedal-to-the-metal in a dog-eat-dog race to the bottom, where We the People (of planet Earth) are expendable. Let's call a turd a turd. Capitalism is moneyism.
Think of moneyism as a profit-oriented rendition of evolution by natural selection called, survival of the fattest, where competing by cheating is the natural order of things. In the corporate jungle, ruthless cutthroat predators exploit, loot, and pollute with reckless abandon while preying on the small and weak, and each other, shivering grannies and sniveling orphans be damned.
Frustrating as that may be, complaining about corporate greed is like complaining about a brown-nosing yes-man. It’s redundant.
To taste of the intoxicating power of cold-hearted moneyistic greed, play the board game Monopoly. In a nutshell, one lucky "a-hole" accumulates an obnoxious amount of wealth and property and then sucker punches anyone who dares play their coveted “Get out of jail free” card. Game play ends when all the losers go bankrupt.
A moneyistic society is one that’s ruled by greed. This self-absorbed prime directive makes decision making easy-peasy. For example, should we nourish, empower, and protect children, or make a killing? That's a no-brainer. Heck, if it’s more profitable to impoverish the entire planet, so be it. That’s how moneyism “works.”1,2
When profit comes first, people and our beaten and battered Mother Earth don't. You can’t have it both ways.3
Keeping It Real
Quotes that tell it like it is
1. Capitalism [moneyism] is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
Al "Scarface" Capone
2. Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That's the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
3. "We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both."
Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941), Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)