Although temples and treasure awaited those successful in finding...getting there another story, indeed. In the thicket of socialism...found a paradigm for 21st century approach to life...a way to get from there to here...arrival at any speed.
The would-be master with envious mob must always promise more to keep interest bubbling and frosty...adding to ranks easily done...by reducing once self-starters to dependent-knaves...the step-and-fetch-it crowd....legions of enslaved. You hear the masters calling them...U.S. Senator Schumer tells his sheep their entitlement about to end...they'll be living in the streets...they'd best riot and tire-burn...lest they lose their handout...with...hands 'round barrels...some taking turns.
Might there be another voice...a voice of one crying in the wilderness...beyond Jordan (JOHN 1:28-29)...beseeching Americans to join the march to make salt...to fight against those would-be masters whose mission to reduce the producer to a beast of burden and raise themselves to the pinnacle of power?(EXODUS 32:24).
JOHN 1:23:...the scouts of Caiaphus were dispatched to find out why Temple receipts were dropping precipitously. There were fewer and fewer parishioners willing to sell their belongings to get 2 shekels so they could pay the priest and get some mumbo-jumbo prayer. John the Baptist stood in a puddle and plunged people into the depths and when mere water was all there was rebirth arrived for free...salvation with mere water...but...delivered...though...JOHN THE BAPTIST seed.