“Even were the time to come when there would be neither poor nor rich, yet there will always be wise and stupid, sly and simple, for so there have ever been and ever will be.” – An observation from The Egyptian, by Mika Waltari, Copyright © 1949 by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, Page 288.
This was written of the time 1800 BC, when there were but 31.2 million people populating the entire planet, or a tiny, tiny fraction of today’s global population, and it is reinforced by another ancient observation taken from Ecclesiastes 1:9: “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
Those who wish to advantage themselves politically via ‘income inequality’ are indulging in untruth. “Justice is of a lower order than is truth, and untruth is lower than is injustice. “The administration of justice, even with the best intentions of correcting injustice, may often have to ignore or overlook untruths during the judicial process. We live and are capable of living with many injustices, with many shortcomings of justice; but what is a deeper and moral shortcoming is a self-willed choice to live with untruths. (All of the parables of Christ taught us to believe in truth, not in justice.)” ― Remembered Past; On History, Historians, and Historical Knowledge, by John Lukacs, Chapter I, Page 16, edited by Mark G. Malvasi and Jeffrey O. Nelson, ISI Books, Wilmington, Delaware, © 2005 ISI Books.
Those who adopt untruth to gain advantage are not to be trusted under any circumstance any time.