Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Obscene

And so it begins...

No sooner have people received Live8 tickets, then this starts to happen:

Live8 Tickets on Ebay

his is obscene. £10 million for a pair of tickets? I would assume that the reason they've come up so soon, is because a group of individuals have texted blocks of applications in the competition in the hope of profiteering from it. It makes sense, because if their numbers appear that frequently in the draw, then it is logical to assume they will have early success.
I'm totally against touting, it ruins it for people who have a genuine interest in whats going on. I don't mind if someone can't go to something, them selling it on at or around cost... but you cannot apply that principle here.

You could say I'm jealous, and maybe I am a little. However my main anger stems from the notion that the amount of money some decadent people are spending is a substantial amount of the Gross Domestic Product of the worst off countries.

To some people, money truly is their god, and the love of it a root of all kinds of evil. I don't deny it's a valuable resource or tool, but that is all it should be... otherwise it becomes too important in our lives.

"No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." Luke 16:13

"People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." 1 Timothy 6:9,10

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