Our kenosis is their prophet.

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The rich are different, but they enjoy the morality plays big media presents for the rest of us as much as we do. But the rich like it in a different way, for them the plays are ironic comedies not cathartic tragedies. For them, the deus ex machina is not our fair yet kind invisible karma-dude who, after the explosion but before the kiss, rights all wrong. The rich, instead, worship Mammon, Moloch, or Ploutos; it always money no matter how it’s personified. Kenosis–their emptying of our pockets–is their profit.

The irony here that the rich enjoy knowing our fantasy is pure fiction; that this world where machine as gods right wrongs, chief among them, these days, is to prevent predatory accumulation of wealth, is but a dream. The real waking world is one where Mammon, et al–here manifest as a multi-armed mini-drone, not much different from gods of olde–rules. In this our world gods doesn’t punish the rich, but reward them well for their faith.

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