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21h23 UTC; TUESDAY, 3 APRIL 2012: No wonder there are such among the Religiopolitical Right, in their Luscious Glory of supposed service to God and Country on behalf of Indecision 2012, are pushing the meme that the Parable of the Vineyard (Matthew 20) "proves" that ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskappe "gebore ons die Volk, die Volk te doen" is somehow "Christian"--and, hence, "AmeriKKKan."

(As if implying there was an implied mutual interconnexion between said ekonomesie vryheid, &c., and Our National and Sovereign Identity as a Peculiar Among the Nations based on "unwritten tradition" more so than the Constitution, never mind the courts having yet to clarify this supposed interconnect from a legal standpoint.)

Unfortunately, as the Elmer Gantry crowd sees it, the Parable of the Vineyard (or, as John Baskett's 1717 edition of the King James Bible had it, "The Parable of the Vinegar") demonstrates that ekonomesie vryheid, &c., is "Biblical" clear through--so long as it condones cartel beahviour, union-busting, concentration of wealth, polarisation of rich and poor, contempt for the latter, &c., &c.

So was the ideal of Afrikaner Economic Empowerment as encapsulated by the proceedings of the 1939 Ekonomesie Volkskongres in Bloemfontein, South Africa, calling as it did for a new form of capitalism, a Volkskapitalisme ("people's capitalism"), as it were, in which the creation of wealth was seen as subordinate to a greater Reddingsdaad ("rescue act") of empowering the "poor white" through employment and industrial training rather than State charity or relief, to be reinforced through campaigns aimed at leveraging the "idle savings" of the masses into "productive capital" aimed at small-business and industrial startups. And to be further reinforced through a Christian Nationalist-driven movement known as the Reddingsdaadbond, whose aims were the national and economic empowerment of the Afrikaner.

Which, as we all know, sowed the bitter seeds as were apartheid.

May I suggest rereading Matthew 20 impartially for once, and realise that such called for treating all workers fairly and equally.



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