Cover of the Climax Blues Band's 1972 album Rich Man (
by Jeff Wilfahrt
May 8, 2013, 12:30 PM

The only time

A childhood friend who passed through the same parochial school system as me used to point out that in the New Testament there was only the one story of the Christ figure losing his temper.

It was in the temple as I recall.

And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all of them who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
—Matthew 21:12-13

He was among the money changers. And so this comment came back to me when I heard that the first Republican to challenge Dayton is an investment banker. His first public policy statement suggests he is another of a long line of the same old trickle down economics.

And that brings back to mind a song verse from the Climax Blues Band.

“Rich man win, poor man pay”

Unlike his usual modus operandi this one time the Christ figure didn’t use a parable. His actions spoke for him. All four gospels relate the story.

There’s a moral here somewhere.

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