Thursday, October 22, 2009

Being Goldman Sachs VI

Yesterday Brian Griffths, Goldman Sachs International Adviser, perverted Scripture by making an excuse for the outrageous multiple billion dollar compensation of Goldman Sachs executives in a conference on "morality and markets" in London by saying:

"I'm not a person of despair but I'm a person of hope and I think that we have to tolerate the inequality as a way to achieving greater prosperity and opportunity for all."

Let's get this right:

Taxpayers who bailed out Goldman Sachs with $70 billion dollars are not equal to Goldman Sachs but through their executives' charitable efforts this will lead to "greater prosperity and opportunity for all. After all, said Mr. Griffiths...

"To whom much is given much is required."

This passage of Scripture came to mind today:

Luke 12:16-21

The Parable of the Rich Fool

16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: "The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?' 18 So he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.'" 20 But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ 21 "So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

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