Bolshevik: (n) a member of the Russian Social Democratic Party, which was renamed the Communist Party
Any attempt we make to correct the ailments of our society by merely using pity ends up with a dissatisfying conclusion for all parties involved.
Those who are pitied become resentful, and those who pity are disappointed with the results their sympathy brings.
The world is not fair because the world would not work if it was fair.
If everyone had ten dollars a week given to them, and prices were adjusted to that stipend, we would still have human beings who would steal from others–to make sure they had a double portion.
Evil is not eliminated by financial security.
Evil is not intimidated by stirring the conscience.
Goodness demands that we tap our own soul and use our free will to bless others.
The Bolsheviks arrived in Russia speaking out against the inequity of the distribution of wealth. They succeeded in putting up a Communist tent of protection, which attempted to generate an even playing field.
Trouble was, nobody wanted to play–and when they didn’t play it was necessary to eliminate them in order to continue the game.
So they succeeded in achieving some financial equity, only to invite violent conclusions.
The poor will always be with us. Without them we would not learn to be givers.
And without occasionally taking our turn at being poor, we would not have the schooling for generosity.
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