Monday, June 16, 2008

Judgment Day

Global Review today cheekily joins the ranks of the intolerant and moronic by proclaiming the flooding in Iowa THE VENGEANCE OF GOD!!

New Orleans allegedly got flooded for its lust and wrath. Likewise 9/11. And the Civil War may have been God's just punishment for slavery, according to President Lincoln.

But what about the current "tragedies"? In Iowa, boy scouts were killed and injured by a tornado and massive floods are destroying cities and crops there this week. Aren't these what insurance companies call "acts of God"? But what has God got against Iowa?

Maybe this. And this. Iowans have benefited from high food prices around the world - which they caused by leveraging a first-in-the-nation presidential caucus into massive subsidies for a swindle called "ethanol".

Iowans' avarice has come home to roost: except, where Iowans used the weakness of the Federal government and the world to screw them over, demanding ever larger farm payouts when food prices were highest, the U.S. is likely to come to Iowa's aid, with federal money and private volunteers in Iowa's hour of need. Maybe Iowans will remember this and stop fleecing America for their private benefit. But don't count on it - even ancient Israel didn't learn from God's judgment on their greed.


Chops said...

I hope no one takes this really seriously. Iowa has screwed over the world, but God reserves judgment.

It is rather for us, the living, with malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, to strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

cory said...

that's a nice addendum. but, yeah, i do find the farming lobby every bit as insidious, if not more so than other, more popularly vilified lobbies.