Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Inapplicable adjectives

America is still frequently referred to as a "Christian nation."  Whatever validity that description may or may not have had in the past, it hardly seems applicable today, when:

- The 'newspaper of record' can't clearly enunciate the central tenet of the faith
- Fewer and fewer Americans admit believing said central tenet
- Far from respecting the imago dei, life is held cheap... both at home and abroad 

Many are also still under the mistaken impression this is a capitalist, free-market nation.  Yet just as government power has become larger and more centralized, so has economic power.  The symbiotic collusion between Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, which has roots as far back as Henry Clay's "American System," has now reached the point where our system is more properly termed a Financial Oligarchy.  Think I'm exaggerating?  Do a search for just how many 'former' employees of Goldman Sachs alone are in high positions of authority both within our own government and in other nations.

We now have government of the bankers, by the bankers, and for the bankers... the real "1%."

So quit calling America a Christian, capitalist nation.  You tarnish both those terms by continued association.

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