In 1887 L.L. Zamenhof perceived what he felt was the need for a universal language that would allow all people regardless of geographic location or ethnicity the ability to easily communicate – the advantages of such a language are obvious.
This language Zamenhof created became known as Esperanto but never really caught on – of the billions that populate the planet only an estimated two million people actually speak it.
Yet a universal language does exist, and that language is the language of money and greed – not merely the acquisition but in more than a few cases the control and influence amassing large amounts inevitably leads to.
Money changes everything – live paycheck to paycheck and you’re just another brick in the wall, hit one of those multi million dollar lottos and suddenly you’re somebody, as though money is a mark of character.
I don’t have much respect for the banking industry or “money changers” whose goal is to become multi nation global players rather than community based and operated.
But I find it encouraging when a “financial institution” like Nordea of Sweden takes a stand of conscience and places the concerns and welfare of people ahead of profit or enabling entities like Energy Transfer Partners and the DAPL.