Trickle-up economic schemes shifted into overdrive when the pandemic knocked the chances of advancement out of sight for those who do not control an overwhelming share of the trickling stuff already. Amazon found itself wondering what to do with 90% profits that just kept on coming. Would they direct some of that wealth to the workers who make the whole scheme possible, or should they leave their labor in the lurch? Capitalism is silent on this point.
“Tough luck, chumps. Thanks for all the cash, we shall endeavor to keep it safe and secure in our coffers. You guys are great.”
My last chat on this blog brought up the topic of Covid schemes perpetrated by men of the cloth. These would be the board directors who must account for the losses that court judgments decide for victims of pedophilia. How to pay off those judgments without inconveniencing Mother Church — that is the question. A scapegoat is identified to satisfy the deity who created those scapegoats in his own image.
When funds run low, the Holy Church must replenish coffers that diminish in size. Fortunately for them, the accountants at the Vatican have learned how to make up for the money that dried up when judges began deciding on behalf of the victims of pedophile collar bearers. Those holy men know that a way can always be found to redirect sums of money into the bank faster than it can be doled out to its many victims. That is the way God wants it, poverty is a virtue. They should be thanking God for every privation.
A principle: You can simultaneously ask for millions from victimized families and also arrive at billions without any additional effort. It is such a crafty business to shunt funds away from those who lost their shirts when Covid arrived to do what it does best: take its victims for a death ride. A death dance perhaps. Rather, seek to benefit Mother Church at every possible point. Obtain tithes from congregants at the same time that priests search for the redirect button. It’s like cashing in on a blessing from God: Covid-19 benefits. God is just, is he not? Poverty is still a virtue, isn’t it? Nuns are assigned the task of instilling a bond of virtue in the poverty-stricken orphans that are dropped off with their nuns by priests who serve the patriarchal control, because Christ’s apostles were all men, it is clear that they may direct the responsibility. Women are carefully assigned subordinate roles because this is the intention of a God who may not be gendered, but he certainly is not of the female gender. That is a mystery of the Faith.
Nuns are still assigned the duty to discipline those poor supplicants who do not adhere to directives from their superiors. Even ones who ruthlessly apply punishments in the task of “Peacekeepers” must be willing to inflict maximum ordeals to keep them in line by any means possible. Arbeit macht frei symbolizes an intention to bring the recalcitrant to a Godly death. The recalcitrants are reminded that their insubordination is a personal decision for which they own the consequences, freely committed sins of disobedience. Nuns and female aides follow the directives passed down by the patriarchy, up to the point of death if necessary. Their reward (the wages of sin) are DEATH, but it is a sacred death that proclaims the Lord’s love for his flock through divine sacrifice. To bludgeon the recalcitrant to death can be viewed as a sacred sacrament.
I listen to rightwing evangelical programs in order to keep myself informed on their orthodox views and to check the bases of my own touchstones. There are no leftwing equivalent broadcasting giants, if you don’t like the smell of brimstone then I will suggest lend it an ear and see how well your own beliefs stack up to their public voices and challenges. EWTN is the old nun on the block, if you have fond memories of sisters twisting minds in their school systems expect a warm welcoming hearth fueled by sulphur in your radio. If you have purchased an automobile already equipped with SiriusXm radio, you can find the softest softballs in the evangelical white world on The Catholic Channel (129). The segments are organized by the patriarchs of church organization. As a result, women do not fare well on The Catholic Channel. Turnover is rapid and generally unannounced. Another reason I give for choosing the Culture of Death!
Mother Angelica, formerly of Canton OH, brought patriarchy-friendly broadcasters to a hundreds of airwave owners. The “good fight” to make abortion impossible is the single issue that each program feverishly shares, a litmus test that is as reliable as a home-pregnancy kit. Another thing that each broadcaster brings to his (the default personal pronoun) audience is a perpetual drone on the only issue that counts for their audience, the only issue that will forever count it seems: Roe v. Wade. They fail to mention that 5% of American women will seek an abortion at some point (or multiple points) in their fertile years. That number does not change. Another number that never changes is assigning responsibility to the women listening to their drum beat, though men can impregnate fertile women by the hundreds or thousands during their fertile years. A woman can only become pregnant around one year.
Speaking of statistics, racism is rampant and full-throated in the world of Catholic broadcasting. Blacks make up only a few percent of membership in Catholic parishes. Blacks have simply come to know that the welcome mat is flipped to the Jim Crow side when a black person darkens the church door. The events occurring at this very moment in Minneapolis make institutional racism as clear as white. Gun culture is active among their congregants, many of them like the smell of gunpowder in the morning.
The failed Capitol coup of 6 January 2021 brought the racist card to ever more games. Trump is a friend, a hero, a stalwart white force for a systemic white supremacism that many congregants share. Those who do not are accused of joining with the “Cancel Culture.” At any given point I demonstrate my membership in that cultural crime. During and after the 2020 election cycle, a vote for Trump meant a vote for religious freedom and religious liberty. Freedom and Liberty are watchwords that reveal the racist cards for each deck cut. BLM means Blue Lives Matter to the comfortably wealth-managed congregants who showed up to follow Trump on 6 January, not noticing that the racist they followed did not follow them to the Capitol grounds. No, he went to a personal family and freaks rally in the White House Bunker to celebrate carnage and opportunism for present and future political ambition. The faces in that bunker room crowd look eerily akin to the faces of crowds celebrating the carnage and opportunism at a traditional family-friendly town square lynching.
In a country where black property rights are marginalized by any means possible, where gentrification is the theft of value by means of gentrification, blacks lose entire neighborhoods to bidding wars that sell homes owned by families for generations. Property is purchased at a bargain-basement price and then sold to whites who accomplish something called “wealth management.” Another way to play the game: sew discord in potentially valuable neighborhoods and blame the marginalized for damage to property jobbed out to arsonists and similar “growth industries” in a modern economy.