Tuesday, January 28, 2003

More on a dollar-decorated golden calf 

Dave posted a set of pictures over the weekend and I was curious about the middle one. Besides the fact that hard-line leftists have had some history of anti-semitism, I have been at a loss to explain this connection between the dollars and the Jewish religious symbols desecrated at Davos. Virginia Postrel relates a letter from a friend on the European Commission (titled "Jewish Practices" -- Postrel doesn't have permalinks, so search or scroll down) on how laws supporting anti-market practices have Nazi roots in Germany and persist to this day. "Germany is pro-business but is anti-market in a deep rooted, visceral sort of way. Those anti-market reflexes were once indistinguishable from anti-semitism," says the letter-writer. Germany, part of the "Axis of Weasels" that stand for evisceration of the UN's moral authority, who peace protestors on our campus wish to support.