— I WANTED TO SEND A CLEAR SIGNAL. I WANTED IT TO BE CLEAR: SOMETHING QUITE SPECIAL IS GOING ON HERE! HE IS HERE!, THE ONE BEFORE WHOM WE FALL TO OUR KNEES! PAY ATTENTION!..........
(Pope Benedict XVI explaining kneeling Communion to Peter Seewald)
Thursday, March 22, 2018
How to get banned by the Hoover Institution
(say bad things about zillionaires) Friends, This morning I found a good article by Victor Davis Hanson, writing for the Hoover Institution.
where Mr. Hanson makes the point that the new silicon valley super-rich are more powerful than any 19th Century Robber Baron......
"Which raises an interesting point: People like Zuckerberg are actually far more powerful than their looks suggest. The robber barons of the nineteenth century are disparaged today for their greed and power. But Amazon, Facebook and Google operate virtual monopolies, the influence of which exceeds the oil, rail, steel, and banking trusts of the Gilded Age. The chief difference is that companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, or Apple are worth more in inflation-adjusted dollars than were Standard Oil or U.S. Steel, and their global reach now affects 6 billion people, not a continent of 60 million.... "
So I decided to give Mr. Hanson some encouragement and got banned for posting the following....
Nice article, Mr. Hanson. Maybe 'social conservatives' are finally seeing that their alliance with libertarians and 'fiscal conservatives' was cobbled together and was unnatural. The super-rich's interests are not ours!
Why does Hoover allow hundreds of commenters with names like 'hominid' and 'southernnationalist', but not 'kneeling catholic'? BEATS ME!!!
Maybe I need to ask Mark Shea, who also banned me recently :-(