Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Third Horseman

The Economic Collapse blog says, "Tonight millions of American families will shovel huge piles of food into their mouths without even realizing that starvation is rapidly spreading in Africa" — Will 2012 Be the Year That We See Mass Starvation In Africa? 12 Signs That the World Is Running Out of Food. "Meanwhile, the speculators and the big Wall Street banks feel no guilt at all when they drive up the price of food in order to make a few extra bucks."

Said the Vicar of Christ recently, "How can we remain silent before the fact that food has become the object of speculation and is tied to the movements of financial markets which, lacking clear rules and moral principles, seem fixated on the single objective of profit?" — Pope Criticizes Food Price Speculators.

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Blogger Francis-Xavier said...

If His Holiness actually meant what he said, his assistants would summon Samuel Brownback, who markets himself as the non-plus-ultra-Catholic politician, to the Vatican, and forcefully upbraid him for his vote for biofuels, which takes food out of the mouths of hungry Africans but puts moolah into the coffers of the mega-corporations so near and dear to his career. But I digress with this flight of fancy...

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Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Sadly, those days are over. It's up to us laymen to expose Brownback for the scoundrel he is.

12:00 AM  

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