Sunday, March 11, 2012

occupy time

Before I talk about the occupy part of this post, I want to talk about time. Just briefly. Why does everyone get so mad at daylight savings time? Like, mad enough to want to start a petition to stop it, and go punch Ben Franklin in the face. What's the big deal? Time is relative, and I don't really understand why losing or gaining an hour, relatively speaking, is a huge deal. (shrugs)

Occupy. Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Portland, Occupy Earth. I'm all for people feeling there is wrong in the world and wanting to change it.... but I'm not sure the occupy people are going about it the right way. I'm not even sure if they should be doing what they are doing. I was reading Matthew 20 the other day, the parable of the workers in the vineyard. At the end of the day, the workers that had worked all day were super upset - because the owner paid them the same amount as he paid the dudes who worked for an hour. Hold the phone. Mr A (we'll just say that's the name of the guy that owned the vineyard) owns.the.vineyard. It's his. He can do whatever he wants with it - including paying his workers whatever he wants.

Not to mention, the workers that were mad (the ones that worked all day), agreed to work for what they got paid. It's not like Mr A said "I'm going to pay you $20 for working all day" and then he goes and gives them $10. No, he gave them $20. It's just that he also gave $20 to the people that only worked an hour.

This is what the occupy movement people miss. The huge CEOs, presidents, and guys in charge of the corporations had to work to get where they are. It's their company, they worked their way up to the top, and it's their money to do what they want with it. If they want to give to charity, that's cool. If they want to buy a jet, that's also cool. It's their prerogative because it's their business and their money. It's what makes capitalism so beautiful.

So that's my sound off for the day. :) Enjoy your missed hour (relatively speaking), everyone!

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