I want to start (and intersperse) this blog on the etymology of greed with quotes from some historically accepted great minds. “If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment.” ― Confucius
That “resentment” has begun with now president-elect, D.T. I will no longer advertise his brand, or dignify him by writing his name. He is D.T. – like E.T., a sick alien – but not a friendly alien who just wants to go home.
I’ve long known D.T. and his unbalanced, self-centered view of life. I knew him from college and from his casino days in AC. To me, considering D.T. to be successful would be like considering a cancer to be successful because it considers to grow. In fact, D.T. is employing one of the great characteristics of cancers, they mask themselves as benevolent agents to avoid detection. “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” ― Edward Abbey, The Journey Home
Today, they have just begun to get to the truth, which if they will just follow the trail to D.T.’s taxes, will indeed disclose that he has very real ties to Russian and is a sort of Manchurian candidate. It was revealed that D.T. and Mitch McConnell rebuked the CIA’s statement that the Russians hacked the election to favor one side. McConnell stonewalled any effort to even consider the matter. No wonder. McConnell’s wife was put on D.T.’s cabinet. This smells like a crooked back-room deal to anyone with an objective .
And it goes further – much further. We have also learned that Rex Tillerson (CEO of Exxon) may be D.T.’s top pick for secretary of state. Tillerson is a good friend to Putin. Both these men clearly suffer from greed disease. They jointly tried to coordinate a 500-billion-dollar oil drilling somewhere near Siberia. Environmental considerations and pressure from Obama quashed that deal. So Putin made a deal with D.T. The deal was this: Putin tries to get D.T. into office, and if successful, D.T. makes Tillerson Secretary of State so they can do this deal together. Screw the environment is their m.o., just as a cancer screws the host’s body.
We have here a perfect storm – three of the most greedy and needy people on earth, plotting for their benefit to the detriment of all of us. How we allow this to happen is beyond me. And when will it stop? “He who is not content with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” ― Socrates
Me, for one, I have joined the California National Party, and if D.T. is not arrested before he takes office, which I still hold hope for, I will work for the CNP to get Californians out of the entrapments in the USA that always play out in the regimes of those obsessed with greed. We have seen this before, but so far, never in America. Californians, to their credit, were not taken in by this charlatan and we should not have to be his stooges, even for four years.
What I see coming here is the initial phases a dystopian USA – one that reminds me of the politics of The Hunger Games.
And now it gets even worse. When people have greed disease they don’t have any idea when enough is enough. Same with cancer, right? They just keep sucking the life out of the host organism, and in this case the host organism is both the earth (the body) and the petty people (anyone but them and theirs) who inhabit it. “The Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
The Etymology of GREED
So now let’s look at the actual etymology of GREED which is very close to NEED in that Gandhi quote.
I break GREED down into two factors. GR+EED. The EED factor is a derivative of the very common word EAT. So, what is the nature of GR? I can say it best with this image from my book “Deciphering the English Code”.
The origin of the word GREED goes way back into the Stone Ages in Africa, where GRR had a singular meaning in the animal kingdom. When an animal makes a GRR-sound, it has one thing in mind: it wants to GROW its image in the mind of the listener. There are a few reasons an animal will want to do this – it might want to scare away a fight, it might want to let an animal know there is no sense fighting and be submissive.
That millions-year-old animal meaning of GRR – that meaning of GROWTH – is preserved in a huge percentage of English words that start with, or have GR as a factor. That is one of the most amazing things I discovered in researching my book. GR has been carrying that meaning for as long as men have been on earth – and well before that. It’s as old as the animal kingdom. This meme goes back to the dinosaurs!
GRR led to words like GROW and GROCER. Because grass grows green in the ground, all those GR-words came to be. And GIRLS were named for growing the next generation.
GREED’s etymology is now quite easy to understand. GREED means GREAT EATER. And again, is that not what a cancer does? The last word in the image, HUNGER – I think of as deriving from the sound of the GROWL in a hungry stomach – along with a sort of UN/negative sense. And hunger is what happens when we allow greedy needy sick people to become our leaders, dictators …. or presidents. We see it everywhere on planet earth.
It’s about to happen here folks. Reveal D.T.’s taxes before January 10th and he will not only step down, that draft dodger may even flee the country.r
I find it unfathomable that the Russians can hack into our politics and “we” cannot or will not hack into his taxes. It is also unbelievable that the media is acting like we have to accept the outcome of an election hacked and therefore rigged – by Putin. With what was presented today, it should be clear that D.T.’s taxes contain the trails we need to uncover the Russian hacking plot on our election. Why on earth would he not reveal them if he had nothing to hide? If we don’t want to end up like Kateness, a prisoner inu a world run by the greedy, we must act now and in solidarity. And Obama, you dont need permission to se ehis taxes! You are still president and there is a clear and present danger to our democracy! And you should ask the electors to hold off their votes, until the Russian hack is fully explored.
And with that, I leave you with a song I wrote, when I was on chemo – about the nature of greed and sharing.
Please – pass this along. Facebook it. Twitter it. Write your (Democratic) congressman. Someone must know a guy who knows a guy. D.T. asked Russia to hack in. Were we not listening? We have hackers too. And the IRS does not even need a hacker to scrutinize taxes. An undercover investigation by a determined POTUS for the national security would do it. Let’s get this done ASAP. This job has “by any means possible” status.
You have to catch a cancer early, right? It works that way with greedy people too. They are effectively the same thing. If we start right now, before this cancer takes root and begins to metastasize, we can save the USA – and the future of the world. – JA