Built on Sand

Speaking truth to Caesar. There are many who claim to do so. Here is one who does.

Pope says world financial system built on sand.


Pope Benedict XVI today said that the global credit crisis shows that the world’s financial systems are "built on sand" and that only the works of God have "solid reality".

Opening a Synod of Bishops in the Vatican the Pope referred to a passage from St Matthew’s Gospel on false prophets, saying ”He who builds only on visible and tangible things like success, career and money builds the house of his life on sand”.

He added: ”We are now seeing, in the collapse of major banks, that money vanishes, it is nothing. All these things that appear to be real are in fact secondary. Only God’s words are a solid reality”.

Myself, I would prefer the world financial system was built on gold, rather than on the promises of Caesar to send out tax-gatherers that the whole world unto the seventh generation be taxed.

Hey, my left-leaning friends, I have a question for you to ponder. If the American Ponzi Scheme Social Security system, if not the world economy, is based on receipts to be gathered from generations yet unborn, and if (as Sen. Biden so says) it is a patriotic duty to pay taxes, then does it not follow that it is unpatriotic not to allow the unborn to be born?

In other words, if your whole political economy is based on putting a burden of debt on unborn generations, does not the existence of your political economy rest on the idea that the unborn generation shall and must come to be? If the Big Brother you worship and serve cannot remain solvent, indeed, cannot survive at all, unless the next generation outnumbers the current, is it not treason to Big Brother to remain infertile? Does it not then therefore become a prudent and proper matter for State control to ensure that women marry, marry young, bear often, have large families? Does not abortion, gay marriage, and even contraception become enemies of our savior, The State? Does not loyalty to the Brave New World promised by our Glorious Leader demand an orgy of fertility?

Something to ponder.