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May 13, 2012

Breaking the Simple French Code

For those of us who decipher codes, hatred of rich bankers feels like a sanitized version
of a much more ancient and visceral hatred. Consider that 93% of France’s Muslims voted for Hollande. I guess that they hate the rich too. -- Had Enough Therapy?: An Exodus From France

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 13, 2012 8:10 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Utter, complete and absolute bullshit. Speaking personally, and I think others think the same (perhaps to a lesser extreme): I don't give a damn what race or religion any particular banker is or follows. I do think, however, that the very least that ought to happen to each and every banker above counter-assistant level is that they be stripped of everything they possess except the clothes on their backs, and permanently banned from ever handling anyone else's money in any way or for any reason whatsoever on pain of imprisonment. And board-level bankers ought to be hanged. All of them. I don't give a shit whether they are Jews or not.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at May 13, 2012 12:03 PM

Nothing to do with banks or bankers. Government prints the money, defines what it is, and distributes it with conditions. Some are written, some are not. All are understood by bankers. They now live as far up the government ass as is possible, which is the only sensible place for them to be. Government will sacrifice a few now and again for show, but not from the top of the list of contributors.

Private capital, by its nature, limits government. Government understands that instictively.

Posted by: james wilson at May 13, 2012 1:09 PM

Fletch, you'd better wipe the spittle off your chin.

Posted by: pst314 at May 14, 2012 4:34 AM

Shortly after 9/11 a French ambassador ranted at a party about "that shitty little country Israel" and how it was responsible for the world security crisis. But Fletch will never admit that there is Jew-hatred in France, no matter what the evidence.

Posted by: pst314 at May 14, 2012 4:39 AM

pst314 - There is Jew-hatred in France, and in every other country in Europe (Britain included). France might be worse because if its severe infestation of militant Muslims.

But hating bankers is not by any means the same as hating Jews. Many who don't even think about Jews from one week's end to the next hate bankers. For good reason, too. And in any case, most bankers are not Jewish.

One of the West's many problems is the ever-increasing infestation by various sorts of parasite; government bureaucrats, lawyers, tax accountants, academics who teach nothing useful, and most definitely various sorts of financier. Too many parasites will kill the host, eventually; I happen to think that Western civilisation is going into the terminal phase of that disease.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at May 14, 2012 7:36 AM

Right on Fletcher, it's much better to be on the Government Cheese.
Then you can layabout and complain that those stinkin' capitalists are destroying everything.

Posted by: Peccable at May 14, 2012 11:30 AM