The National Karma: Sarcasm Helps?
The temptress hangs out in the place where she's bound to be seen; between immediate interests and the vaster reaches of the future. The genesis of karma begins there—where choices still exist.
For some, the tension is palpable.
Not every entity experiences the conflict. Inadequate imagination renders the region plain and pointless. Refusing to consider matters recognized as relevant comes hand in hand with living for the moment. The mind of the unenlightened sophisticate chants the doggerel,
"It's an accidental universe. Only a fool would believe otherwise."
They don't need to care. They're under no obligation. But, out of the munificence and abundance, the self-righteous, ethically developed and financially endowed, make generous donations to various charities. The poor should be kept from starving within a nation’s borders whenever possible. Shelters for the homeless, sometimes the jails and wards do a fair job at keeping the bums off the street. They should be thankful for that.
Sometimes it’s necessary to sacrifice small portions for the greater harvest. Corporations are people because they're living to make money. That’s the whole reason for their existence. In that regard, they also resemble nations. The sooner people understand that, the better. Good business practices demand attention focus on the bottom line. Profit is sacrosanct.
Peace needs to be fought for just as hard. It needs safeguarding, just like money. If anything gets in the way, or threatens people’s safety, they need to be taken out.
Sometimes religion gets in the way of economics. That’s happened more often than not. As far back as the 19th century, before the United States was fully united, before all territories were admitted into statehood, at a time when the Civil War was devastating the finances of both sides, trade with China was being threatened by a religious faction, the Christian zealots called the Taiping. America's leaders didn’t feel great about intervening, joining Britain, France, Russia, Spain and some others to quash the Christian crazies in their attempt to take over the empire, but couldn’t trust them to hold to the agreements already secured concerning the trading of opium for tea . . .