God’s mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. –Luke 1:50-53
And the rich are not happy about this at all. In fact, they’re working very hard to make sure that it’s the poor who are sent away empty. We’ll have to see who’s got more clout in this struggle; I’m siding with the power whose best spokespersons never had to worry about on-camera makeup to go on cable tv. I think they’re the ones who continue to speak with a more enduring authority.
Here’s a Brave New Films clip on how the high and mighty are conspiring to –as a starting point–crush ACORN and its public advocacy and empowerment of those in poverty .