When watching footage of this year's Republican convention, I couldn't help but muse that the polished presentation of Romney and Ryan seemed too strained--that underneath this stretched artificial skin, there must be a figurative writhing monster that would sooner or later be revealed, like in TV or the movies. We may have just seen the party's collective beast through the disguise.
Now we see the face of money that exists only to make money--and to satisfy the carnal lust of hedge fund financiers who give lavish orgies. When people become subordinated to such moral depravity--as had already happened many times by Jesus' day--this idol worship is rightly called out as the evil it is. As hard as people try to give it a geek-friendly Ayn Rand face and a minivan-friendly Mitt Romney face, at its corrupt root it's the same hideous force that sees people as objects to be played against each other and as obstacles to be removed.
It will say and do absolutely anything as it rolls relentlessly forward over all in its path. With its left hand, it will advocate for the deportation of Latino immigrants. With its right, it will advise them in Spanish-language bus shelter signs that Obama is the (supposedly) pro-abortion candidate and thus seek to push them to the polls. After all, this system is so skilled at profiting from richer or poorer, up or down, left or right, black or white--it is betting on both. If there's a profit to be made or a dollar to be retained for the oligarchs, they won't hesitate to call the night the noon.