Bloody shovel

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Profiteering done right

A Jewish acquaintance of mine, an old man, told me once: “You Christians are nuts. What’s that about rich people going to hell? Blessed are the poor? You should praise the rich, they might be useful to you.”

I guess he had a point. Christianity, well understood, is not very conducive to doing business. This idea was confirmed on seeing a shrine for the Chinese Money God. How can we compete with a people for whom money is a god? See how the fuckers translate it to Mammon (see below the main banner in the website). Mammon is the bad guy, you know!

Nah, they have it right.

This news just cracked me up: 40k orthodox Jews gather at a New York Stadium to talk about the dangers of the internet. My first thought was about our friend Bill, who uses to admonish us of the dangers of modernity and consumerism. Well I am an internet addict, but perhaps these Jews have a point. The Internet is a very dangerous thing for an immature mind.

Payots for sale! Nice and cheap!! Made only with hair from chinese girls!

The I saw the punchline:

the meeting was sponsored by a rabbinical group that is connected to a software company specializing in selling web filtering software to Orthodox Jews. You won’t be surprised to find, therefore, that the conclusion reached at the end of the rally was that we should all, Jews or otherwise, install internet filtering software on our machines as a “minimal base line of protection.”

Hah. So this was just a huge sales meeting. Social marketing done right! A captive market of pious men who will rush to buy the filtering product.

We can’t win.

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