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September 23, 2009

Rowan and Ahmadinejad on capitalism

Filed under: Rowan Williams,The fall of the West — David Jenkins @ 9:19 pm
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Capitalism’s “unfair system of fault has reached the end of the road and is unable to move,” Ahmadinejad, Iran’s president, said in his highly anticipated speech in New York.

Delegations from several nations, including the United States, walked out during the speech, partly in protest of Ahmadinejad’s past statements blasting Israel and denying the holocaust.

Rowan Williams:

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said he feared that the City was returning to business as usual with no ”repentance” for the excesses which led to the economic collapse.

”There hasn’t been what I would, as a Christian, call repentance. We haven’t heard people saying ‘well actually, no, we got it wrong and the whole fundamental principle on which we worked was unreal, was empty’.”

”It’s a failure to name what was wrong. To name that, what I called last year ‘idolatry’, that projecting (of) reality and substance onto things that don’t have them.”

Other than the fact that Ahmadinejad is a little more incoherent than Rowan, is there much difference?



  1. There is a huge difference. Corporate greed and ridiculous risk taking were a big part of the economic collapse, which is what I think Williams was talking about. Wall Street hasn’t learnt its lesson, there are still huge bonuses being paid out.

    Ahmadinejad is just a crazy tinpot dictator.

    Comment by Kate — September 24, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

  2. blame ACORN

    Comment by Gawk — September 24, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

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