The letter below should explain itself. Here is a link to the relevant article.

Dear Sir,
Every so often Evangelicals Now inserts an article of such appalling quality I feel tempted to send in a letter from “Disgusted of Bow”. Today is such a day.
It seems there is a “fatal” flaw in western democracy. A certain cause of death? Apparently. Our democracies are under sentence of death because of modern welfare systems. And what sort of sociologist or deep political thinker has seen into this tragic future? Why non of those shallow analysts. Rather a member of that one profession whom we can trust with our economic futures , a banker!
Referring to no scripture but serially invoking the bête noir of Evangelicals Now, post-modernism, Steve Gandy assures us from his lofty perch that “Deficit Financing” is to blame, as if our banks were not chronically addicted to gambling huge multiples of the money deposited with them.
He deprecates politicians who use offshore funds to avoid paying tax. Much larger sums are being squirrelled away by senior bankers. And it is the banks who organise and run such schemes.
The real target of the article is the Welfare State. Yet, the banks are recipients of state welfare on a massive scale. By means of buy-ins, bailouts, quantitative easing and near zero interest rates (only for banks of course) the poor taxpayer is paying for the ignorant or criminal errors of “senior banking executives” in London.
Lastly, no article like this is complete without a veiled reference to the “German menace”. Sure enough, it crops up in the very last article. We are replaying the Weimar Republic years and we know who came next.
Dear Editor, if you do not have enough material for your newspaper why not leave a page blank? Scrap paper is always handy.
Incidentally, could you give PostModern Relativism a rest? People have always been moral relativists when it comes to money. Conversion to Christ is the only cure.
Your slightly depressed brother,
Erik Pattison.

 

 

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