“If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would chose the fact that they were
the people that created the phrase “to make money.”  No other language or nation had ever used
these words before.  Men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity, to be seized, begged,
inherited, shared, looted, or obtained as a favor.  Americans were the first to understand that wealth
has to be created.  The words “to make money” hold the essence of human morality.  Yet, now the
looter’s credo has brought you to regard your achievements as a hallmark of shame, your prosperity as
guilt.  Your greatest men, the industrialists, as braggarts.  And your magnificent factories as the product
and property of muscular labor, the labor of whip driven slaves.  The man who simpers when he sees no
difference between the power of money and the power of the whip aught to learn the difference on  his
own hide.  Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own
destruction.  When money ceases to be the tool with which men deal with each other, then men
become tools of men.  Blood, whips, and guns.  Or money.  Take your choice, there is no other.  And
your time is running out.”


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  1. Olá,

    Qual é a fonte, podes partilhar sff?