As the bubbles of more obvious uselessness are threatened with bursting, defenses go up. Those in threatened bubbles hire professional opinion-influencers in the media bubble to let taxpayers and legislators know that ”People need to be able to access our services!”, along with “It’s not fair to deprive people of things they need!”
Jobs in the media bubble may be disguised with terms like “journalism”, but the jobs are all based on being paid for sending such messages.
Some justify bubbles because those in them need to raise their children. On the other hand, most who live in obviously useless bubbles, like Global Freezing/Warming, are not the kind of people to have children. Mostly, they waste their money on vanity. They are the first to marginalize mothers and fathers, whom they don’t mind impoverishing. Still, we must love our neighbors, even if they’re thieves.
As costs of salaries, benefits, and pensions escalate, more people realize that there are a lot of useless bubbles whose costs are eliminated by automating, deregulating, and privatizing. As we understand more about what’s going on, we may find ourselves demanding, ”We have to get rid of those useless bubbles! They’re robbing us blind!” It’s hard, but we must love our neighbors, even if they’re thieves.
Increasing numbers of people in any modern society get incomes by forcibly taking, with varying degrees of force, money from their neighbors. It does little good to be upset by this. Make-work jobs that impoverished every citizen in the Roman Empire did not keep Christ from ordering those who would obey Him: ”Love your neighbor, do good to those who hurt you.”
It’s obvious that those who steal from their neighbors are breaking the Commandment “Thou shalt not steal”. Jesus has told us to get beyond that.
Those who hate their neighbors for stealing from them are guilty of breaking His command to “Love your neighbor.” Christ makes it clear that His is the more important of those two Commandments.
We must love our neighbors, even if they’re thieves.