Monday, October 31, 2011

To the Pharisees, RE: #Occupy Wall Street

By Mila D. Aguilar


Your population hangs wretched with widespread unemployment and you claim:

Never in the history of the world has there been a system that alleviates human suffering, such as yours.

Your productivity has been down for decades and you jeer:

Never in the history of the world has there been a system that allows for human creativity, such as yours.

How many nations have you destroyed with your arrogance?

How many peoples have you decimated with your weapons?

How many histories have you mangled with your greed?

“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.” (Acts 4:32)

Never in the history of the world?

And you claim to be Biblical?

How could you ask:

“You assume that the wealthiest 1 percent giving up their wealth would solve the problem. How do you know that to be true?”

You have never heard of the rich young man?

“If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Mt 19.21)

Who do you follow, with Ph.Ds after your names? Is it really Jesus?


You are given a narrow path to the lost, and you make a detour.

Who is your god? Is it God, or your country?

Who is your lord? Is it Jesus, or your 1 percent?

- October 30, 2011
10:30-11:16 pm

[Digital Painting by Tala Roque]