One Nation Under Mammon

One Nation Under Mammon December 26, 2012

…with liberty for the rich and powerful and theft from the rest of us.

Twinkie CEO Admits Company Took Employees Pensions and Put It Toward Executive Pay

HSBC, too big to jail, is the new poster child for US two-tiered justice system: DOJ officials unblinkingly insist that the banking giant is too powerful and important to subject to the rule of law

Meanwhile, a homeless man robbed a Louisiana bank and took a single $100 bill from the stack offered him by the teller. He said he was hungry. Later, filled with remorse, he returned it–and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The next day, some creep who stole 3 billion dollars got a light sentence.

Despicable and doubly despicable is our increasingly corrupt system of “justice”. But then again, in a pagan culture as ours increasingly is, the strong do as they please and the weak suffer what they must. In the words of Solzhenitsyn, “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” And it will only get worse until not just dispossessed and marginal people like Roy Brown feel it, but until the powerful and rich, driven by the pride and greed, make all of us feel it.

Or we can choose to feel it now on behalf of men like Roy Brown and the people being screwed by criminals in suits and begin to say, “This must stop.”

Saints can help us with this.  St. Wenceslaus, associated with a Christmas Carol for this day, is recalled in the carol, not for amassing wealth (a primary post-Christian American virtue) but for giving it away:

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