Jesus stated, "No one can serve two masters," emphasizing wealth is a bad master.
Worldly rulers have armies, currencies and favored elites whose privilege and prosperity are the other side of austerity amidst the commoners. Inequality is built into the system; riches are meaningless without scarcity.
Americans once overthrew rulership by overseas nobility but, unfortunately, preserved privilege based on race and property. Unchecked growth of corporate ownership has allowed irresponsibly greedy financial manipulation and imperial conquest for private profit, creating a world where whole populations have lost rights to their own lands, water and governance. Foreign anger stirs while gold and lives melt away at the altar of war.
Politicians outspoken in proclaiming their patriotism and faith are also quick to strip workers' rights, to send jobs away and pass laws protecting their corporate masters from taxes and justice in court for harm done. Profit overrules environment protection.
Whistleblowers are accused of class warfare. Corporate media polishes persuasion, schools fail, history is forgotten.
One of two major political parties marches in lock step with wealth, the other struggles in the face of hired media hostile to balanced ideas. Imagine everyone having a U.S. Treasury credit card at the same interest rate banks pay. Is that unfair?
Republicans blocked programs introduced by Democrats to help the majority, even after repeated compromise, preferring to run against an administration they could accuse of failure.
President Barack Obama may be a reluctant hero, but he's not a high priest of stockpiled money like Mitt Romney.