There's no doubt which side old JC himself would have taken. Old JC's purpose as a reformer was simple. He saw that Jews had become totally corrupted by money and by association with Roman power, and he wanted to create a religious system that would accommodate the needs of normal people. He wanted a religion that would reject money and power. In the modern world, things haven't changed. The Jews are still the money-changers, still the vectors of infinite greed, still associating with Roman (now called EU) imperial force. Over the centuries, the successors of JC have generally followed the Jews into corruption and greed, and the Anglicans are an especially atrocious example. St Paul's intimate association with power goes back 500 years: check out the origin of the phrase robbing Peter to pay Paul. Every now and then a reform movement arises, trying to take the church back to JC's purpose, but most of the reform movements fall back into Jewish behavior after a generation or so. For example, the Pentecostal movement started as a highly emotional direct God-contact for poor oppressed people, and quickly evolved into the Prosperity Doctrine and Tammy Faye. These resignations of St Paul officials are important and unusual, because they show a desire for reform inside a Jewish-style temple of greed.Nope, no reform. In fact the Bathhouse is getting ready to become the money-changers:
The [Bathhouse] of England has joined a consortium of financiers who are battling to win a bid for 315 Royal Bank of Scotland branches. RBS was ordered to sell the portfolio of branches in 2009 by European competition authorities... Lord Davies, who is a partner of Corsair Capital, is part of a consortium whose other investors include Lord Rothschild’s RIT capital; Centrebridge, an American investor, and Standard Life. It is thought to be the first time the Church Commissioners have invested directly in a bank deal.Well, so much for the hints of Christianity. Back to 100% Jew.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.