4.7.09

Bernie Madoff and Bernie Madoff bashing

B"H

I'm sick and tired of all this Bernie bashing. I'm not saying that he is not a crook. He is. But Bernie bashing is not about Bernie Madoff. It's about Jews and about how they relate to themselves. Let's not forget that our halacha prohibits us to extradite and Madoff was processed by a legal system alien to Judaism and he was convicted by a goy court. What is more, his "capture" is based on his own declaration raised, not on investigators closing up on him. Such declarations would not have been receivable in a Beit Din, under Jewish Law: we are not allowed to testify against a relative and we are considered our own relatives. So, “confessions” are illegal in Judaism. Let's also not forget that prison terms are not a Jewish form of punishment. Crooks we convict for restitution of the damage with a surcharge. Idol worshippers we stone to death. Let us also not forget that Mr. President Hussein Obama's stimulus package, as well as all public spending operations, technically, are the exact same thing as a Ponzi scheme: new investors pay out old investors or, tax payers bail out tax consumers. So, before you get so upset, please go and learn your Torah. Be more Jewish and maybe less - American?


- This is a comment on "When Bernie Burned Us"

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

you really approve stoning someone to death?

Ariel Ben Yochanan (Andras Bereny) said...

B"H

You really approve locking someone up in a cage for 150 years?

Anonymous said...

well, it's still better than stoning someone to death. It's not human thing, as is death penalty in any case.

Ariel Ben Yochanan (Andras Bereny) said...

B"H

According to Jewish Law he would not have been stoned to death. He would have been condemned to rapay the damage. Anyhow, that is not the point of my piece. The point I was trying to make is that there is a diference between the crime and the criminal and the correctness of the Jewish reaction to it according Jewish Law. Your case Anonymous, is again, different. You are commenting on something of which you know nothing, according to your "feelings", according to main-stream Western cultural standards. Judaism is a legal system that is NOT Western, if anything it's Eastern and, more importantly, it has its precise laws and rules and modus operandi, way of doing things.

Anonymous said...

i see.