Via WRSA, Robert Gore posts this piece. Robert’s place should be a regular stop through your daily or weekly reads, and I normally like the stuff that Gore writes, but I have to disagree on this, and profoundly so. The problem is more than just missing the point. Missing the point just happens to be missing a very important point, one that needs to be made.
The Greeks blame not just the banker cartel, but the Jew banker cartel for their state of affairs. And to be fair, the global banker cartel is responsible for much of the financial woes we face now, even if indirectly. But that’s the important point to be made.
Goldman-Sachs (as a mere example) appears to be just as influenced by the United Methodist Church as it is Jews, but let’s stipulate for the sake of argument that Jews run the global banks. Without the direct involvement, assistance, and even incestuous relationship with the politicians, the banks couldn’t do a thing to harm the financial system.
Banks cannot make fractional reserve banking legal – only politicians do that. Banks cannot create debt-based economies – only politicians can do that. Banks cannot create money-printing – only politicians can do that. The entire crumbling edifice upon which Keynesian economics is built requires the willing participation of politicians who couple with bankers to fleece the people.
These politicians are elected by the people. This is so in America, which is behind Greece in rottenness of the system, but perhaps not by much. This is true in Greece as well. For years now, the Greek voters have elected communists to office, these communists being in bed with the money people like they always are.
People get the government they deserve and demand. While Gore seems to make much of the supposed revolution against the banker cartel in Greece, even sounding like some sort of purist ideological revolution similar to the founding of America, I know a Greek who is even now visiting Greece, and has known his community of people for a very long time.
His take on Greece is that they are suffering now because they “sit on their asses and do nothing all day.” True enough, even with people working hard all day, a banker cartel can destroy the economic system of a country. But his point is that the people elected communists to office because they want a state-run system. They got what they asked for. It’s unimpressive to argue now that the poor Greeks are victims of either the government or the bankers. The Greeks are victims of the choices they made.
So too will Americans be victims not of the government, nor of the bankers, but of the choices the voters made in the voting booth. And those raging against the machine will suffer in the wake of judgment on the balance of society. God’s judgment is sometimes corporate and collective. The bankers and government are like the Babylonians. God doesn’t approve, but He uses them to create the consequences that teach us all. In the end, they will suffer punishment.
None of this is to say that the bankers aren’t thieves. Of course they are, just like the government. Likewise, the voters are thieves. Anyone who votes to get something for nothing is a thief. And no one should be surprised that when two groups of thieves get together, someone wins and someone loses. The collective moral weakness begets the collective sin, and both groups of thieves will suffer in the postmortem.