31 October 2010

The double whammy

Those who don't belong to civil society tend not to be involved in enterprises that are wholesome, that engender productive output, that elicit deservedness. Jews didn't belong to civil society so they were always susceptible in their public relations to being cast as unwholesome, unproductive, and undeserving. The bankers who had accumulated the nation’s superfluous wealth by serving as the government's tax farmers rather than as investors in productive enterprise were also susceptible to being cast in that negative light. 
The Jewish bankers thus had a double whammy. 
Speculative capital falls into a similar category. It's all about where the accumulation of wealth doesn't come from the generation of real value. 
Bottom line? Civil society is the arena of deservedness in the productive as well as in the political realm. 

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