"The New Kleptocracy"
"The largest financial theft in American history"
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Actually, there's nothing new about it. It's the same old Kleptocracy from the beginning.
Michael Hudson, the economist and professor, has pointed out the parable Jesus told about the king who showed mercy on a debtor who then went out but didn't in turn show mercy to his debtors. So the king reversed his decision. It is a very appropriate analogy to the bailout of banks that are still foreclosing on people.
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. (Matthew 18:23)
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. (Matthew 18:24)
But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. (Matthew 18:25)
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. (Matthew 18:26)
Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. (Matthew 18:27)
But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. (Matthew 18:28)
And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. (Matthew 18:29)
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. (Matthew 18:30)
So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. (Matthew 18:31)
Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: (Matthew 18:32)
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? (Matthew 18:33)
And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. (Matthew 18:34)
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (Matthew 18:35)
Michael believes that it is painfully obvious that the pork that was tacked onto the Congressional bailout to get Democrats to go alone constitutes bribes. I agree. It is bad government. It is corruption. These are selfish people being bought off by selfish people.
You may listen to him.
Of course, we are to forgive them as we want to be forgiven. Nevertheless, the truth is the truth about their greed and sin. Our forgiveness does not relieve them of the responsibility to repent and atone. If they don't, we aren't the ones who will punish them. The demons will do that. Also, throwing a few scraps and bones to the common people and poor won't satisfy the requirement. God is not stupid.
Thanks to Information ClearingHouse for the link.