Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/17/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/17/2011Just a couple of weeks after Standard & Poor downgraded America’s sovereign debt, the Justice Department has announced that it is investigating the ratings firm over its treatment of mortgage securities. The government says that the investigation began before S&P announced the downgrading of U.S. debt.

Meanwhile, despite the efforts of the Swiss government, the franc continues to rise against the euro. This has created the opportunity for Swiss citizens to cross the border into Germany and take advantage of the exchange rate to shop for bargains.

In other news, demonstrators once again attacked the high-speed rail project (TAV) which is under construction in northern Italy. Part of a chain-link fence at a viaduct was destroyed, and a protester who was hurt in the demonstration was also arrested.

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4 comments:

MrG's said...

of course they are going after S&P, they embarrassed the messiah and you just can't have that.

hadley said...

Regarding Glick's comments on the English, Golding and his "Lord of the Flies" was explicitly written after WWII to make the English (English gentiles,rather) feel like Evil Nazis.

As Golding explained in contemporaneous interviews, he considered all white Christians to be Nazis under the skin and instead of feeling proud of fighting and dying to stop Hitler, they needed to be taken down a notch.

Glick wants more of the same.

Read a few pages from this scholarly book on Golding in which he explains his motivations.

You must learn that you are no different than any other Christian Nazi and are not only capable of, but looking forward to slaughtering the innocent Jew.

You Christians, even the nicest of you, your English schoolboys with their British "fair play", are hideous beasts barely contained by a thin veneer of civilization.

Enough with pushing the Evil White Christian Anti-Semite stuff. Let Golding and our other enemies do that. You don't need to contribute.

Don't you understand? No amount of guilt will ever be enough. No amount of guilty atonement for your mother's sins will ever satisfy.

No matter what you do to love up to Israel, it will never be enough. Your children and your children's children will always be guilty. That is Golding's lesson. That is why they ram "Lord of the Flies" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" down your children's throats year after year, decade after decade. That is why most American states mandate annual Holocaust education for all gentile schoolchildren over age 8.

Lawrence said...

Glick... "Don't you understand? No amount of guilt will ever be enough. No amount of guilty atonement for your mother's sins will ever satisfy."

Yeah, we Christians do understand guilt, atonement, and our mother's sins. Jesus spells that out for us pretty clear.

But just because you aren't "white" doesn't somehow make you less influenced by your sinful humanity.

Whatever sinfulness Christians have because of their humanity, all other humans share that same condition. If you condemn one slice of the human family in this way, you condemn all of it.

So maybe the person who misunderstands true sin, guilt, and atonement isn't us Christians.

Maybe it is people like Glick who are missing the ultimate point.

goethechosemercy said...

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But just because you aren't "white" doesn't somehow make you less influenced by your sinful humanity.
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One little point, sharp enough to bring down the multicultural delusion.