God's rocks (was: Re: Good books generally)

Gomi no Sensei gomi at speakeasy.net
Tue Feb 25 10:48:52 PST 2003

On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, John Klein wrote:

> Well, it's one of the areas that Marx and God agree on, so why not?
> (I always took Orca as an indictment of banking and bankers specifically,
> rather than just money in general, but maybe I'm reading too much into it.)

That's an...interesting...interpretation of the text, to say the least

It appeared to me at the time (and still does) that the banks and system
of trade were _crucial_ to the smooth functioning of the Empire, and the
indictment was of the sort of fraudulent shenanigans Fyres pulled off, because
they monkeywrenched that smooth functioning. Saying that a financial crisis
induced by fraud is an indictment of the whole concept of banking seems
kind of, well, projection of personal beliefs onto the text.

paul e.