I read a story at Drudge early in the day about how an Oklahoma bank was commanded by the Federal Reserve to take down its Christmas signage, ban employees from wearing "Merry Christmas" buttons, and remove the Christmas greetings even from its website.
Then, late in the day came the report that the Feds had reversed themselves — for now — as can be seen from this piece at Ace’s: Feds Attempt to Force Oklahoma Bank to Remove Crosses, Bible Verses; Bank Fights Back and Wins.
I'm decided to post this primarily to explain the "For Now" aspects for this seeming retreat by our cultural assaulters.
This is typical of the apparatchiks, hence my "for now" interjection above. “Apparently, this was all the fault of an overzealous Federal Reserve examiner.” Yeah — Right.
Guaranteed, the bank managers will feel the pain sometime down the road. It will be like the sword of Damocles hanging over them. How do I know? The Fed examiner was not named, and I am certain will not be reprimanded (unless he's foolish enough to display actual remorse — then he'd better watch out).
The Fed will keep reminding the bank honchos of it too of their inevitable comeuppance — probably through the next interchange with the same examiner who could make things more difficult. (I’m just sayin’ is all.) And it's likely the parent organization may find some way to send a signal to the Feds that they got the message — in a manner that will scapegoat some poor schlemozzel at the bank.
Anyway, I don’t want anyone to who reads of this story to ever think that our eternal vigilance can ever end.
Isn’t it really too bad God doesn’t perform miracles anymore? You know what I mean — like opening up the earth and swallowing transgressors en masse for all the world to see. (No, the frozen butts of the COP16 cretins at Cancun early this month qualifies as fitting, not miraculous.)