It’s the Christmas season again and cheer is upon us. Merry Christmas to all!
And while some are dancing around their atheist rock or whatever, you might notice that we are being subjected to the annual rerun of the famous 1946 Frank Capra movie, It’s A Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey.
For those unfamiliar with IAWL, it is a black-and-white version of the modern-day anti-capitalist classics like the Reagan-era film Wall Street. These are movies made by filthy rich left-wing Hollywood types who wish to portray capitalism as a system only for Greedy Rich Republicans while the rest of us suffer.
If only it were so. In IAWL, the evil capitalist curmudgeon Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore) dismisses the “sentimental hogwash” of George Bailey, whose family bank, Bailey Savings & Loan, has provided loans for years to the working folks of fictional Bedford Falls.
When Potter takes control of the Savings & Loan, it easily could be any media-depicted American robber baron/monster from John D. Rockefeller to ExxonMobil’s Lee Raymond. Basically the plot line is simple and subtle as a skunk: Rich people stink.
George Bailey is portrayed as the humble good guy who cares about the people in his town, as opposed to Potter. As IAWL reaches its climax, the Savings & Loan runs into trouble. George’s Uncle Billy misplaces the $8,000 that is supposed to save the bank from closure by regulators, and George, seeing his family’s business ruined, contemplates suicide.
When George is preparing to jump into the icy river on Christmas Eve, his guardian angel Clarence shows him what life in Bedford Falls would have been like if he had not lived, with the town run by Potter and the housing development for the working people just a slum called Potter’s Field.
Well, you get the ham-handed socialist message. It’s the usual stuff.
This Christmas, however, we’ve received two interesting wakeup calls, and it is not pretty or predictable from the standpoint of the media.
In one story, a real-world Scrooge, Bernard Madoff, a 70-year-old Wall Street guru, made off with a whopping $50 billion in investment capital in what has been called the world’s biggest private ponzi scheme.
Madoff had among his clients several big American hedge funds and some Euro banks, and so the loss of $50 billion will affect many wealthy people and come at the same time as the current financial crisis.
According to the criminal complaint, Madoff “deceived investors by operating a securities business in which he traded and lost investor money, and then paid certain investors purported returns on investment with the principal received from other, different investors, which resulted in losses of approximately billions of dollars.”
And while this case certainly would have many on the brink of declaring the death of capitalism and the Republican party that supports it, it is worth noting that, according to newsmeat.com, Madoff gave $118,450 in campaign contributions to Democrats and $6,300 to Republicans between 1996 and 2008.
But how can this be? How can he be giving so much money overwhelmingly to Democrats? Aren’t lefty liberals like Madoff all good-hearted George Bailey types?
Hardly. The Democrats who today control much of the American financial system have brought ruin to our nation and are corrupt as hell. Madoff is just the latest example. Top officials at Fannie Mae, Lehman Brothers and Countrywide were all Democrats and were making sweetheart deals with other Democrats. Barney Frank in the House and Christopher Dodd in the Senate – both Democrats – were supposed to be regulating Fannie Mae but instead were covering up for its losses and then letting it slide into a $200 billion disaster.
At the same time, a whopping 60% of the campaign contributions in 2008 from employees at the top nine Wall Street firms went to Democrats. And remember that a dollar contributed to the Democrat party today funds a much more far-left party than the Republicans are right.
The history of Democrat corruption is long. Our original Democrat royal family – the Kennedys – have inherited a fortune built on Wall Street fraud in the 1920s. Back then Joseph P. Kennedy manipulated securities markets in such a way that every dollar that went into the Kennedys’ $1 billion inheritance was a dollar lost by some other sucker when Old Joe pulled the plug on his own ponzi scheme. That’s a lot of hurt folks. No wonder the Kennedys think they owe the world favors. They do.
Question: Since Madoff was a BIG Democrat donor who traveled in Democrat circles, were most of the scammed people rich Democrats? So far, three major libs have been named – Steven Spielberg, Mort Zuckerman and US senator Frank Lautenburg. Will Obama bail them out?
Madoff even ripped off a bunch of Jewish charities! Nice guy, hey?
Now to add to the Christmas gloom, Sarah Palin’s Wasilla Bible Church in Wasilla, Alaska, has been severely damaged in an arson fire which caused an estimated $1 million in damage.
Governor Palin visited the site and apologized to her fellow parishioners if the fire was connected to “undeserved negative attention” from her vice presidential run.
Just think. In America today, a political figure has to apologize for running for office!
If you are a Republican, that is.
The Wasilla fire is very likely to be connected to Palin-haters and other atheists who are on the march this Christmas. After the media trashed Palin throughout the campaign, some nuts obviously don’t consider her defeat enough. They are evil people who may be taking their cues from the radicalized media and attacking churches in the spirit of anti-Christmas, perhaps an extension of the anti-Christian demonstrations perpetrated by gays in California over the victory of traditional-marriage Proposition 8.
The Wasilla church even had been criticized in the media for promoting a Love Won Out Conference organized by the conservative group Focus on the Family that promised to “help men and women dissatisfied with living homosexually understand that same-sex attractions can be overcome.”
In 1995, the national media propagated a summer-long series of false articles insinuating that white racists were burning black churches across the South. This caused a great national stir but investigations into insurance records showed that the fires statistically were nothing out of the ordinary, and that many of the fires were accidents that were being misrepresented as arson by activists seeking to make a national case for a rebirth of white supremacism.
What will the media report about Palin’s church? Will they report on who the real perpetrators are, and their motives, if they are caught? And will the media report Madoff’s Democrat leanings?
For decades, we have had a media, from Frank Capra to today’s New York Times, that are insistently constructing a false portrait of conservatives, capitalists and Christians as bad people who care not a whit about their fellow man, while they portray Democrats as loving people whom the world cannot live without.
If only it were true.
By the way, where were all those investigative media to look into the massive corruption of Democrat Illinois governor Blagojevich during his 5 years in office?
Merry Christmas to all!
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