Smart Muggers Don’t Pick On Navy Seals

5 Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? 7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong? James 2:5-7

The rich “exploit” the poor by “dragging them into court” … Unlike the poor, the rich can bribe the judge and hire Johnnie Cochran to defend them!

Not to say that all wealthy people abuse their power this way… It’s not that the rich are inherently more evil than the poor, but they have more means and opportunity to hurt more people without breaking a sweat.

Nor is it to say that the poor don’t sin, but this particular sin doesn’t usually happen among the poor since they don’t have the capital to win court cases…

Of course, not all the rich oppress the poor… There are many many wealthy people who appreciate their success and leverage it for the good of the many…

But historically a large proportion of the rich got that way by depriving the poor directly or indirectly in one way or another. They’re easy targets because they have no power to resist…

Smart muggers don’t pick Navy Seals as targets… They choose the weakest mark.

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