The Berkeley Daily Planet
December 01, 2010
Arts & Entertainment
Letters to the Editor
Wednesday December 01, 2010
It is High Time to Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Don't Ask;
Silence of the Press: US media turns blind eye to RT crew arrest;
Black Friday; Black Friday; Nuclear Madness
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see.And I beheld, and to a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny; and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine (Revelation 6:5-6 KJV.).
This black horse’s rider with the pair of balances in his hand symbolizes the rich capitalists who have a major impact on world conditions through their manipulation of national economies. Only one other verse in the Bible pictures a man with balances or scales: The merchant uses dishonest scales; he loves to defraud (Hosea 12:7 NIV).
Another prophet, Amos, also said the merchants the wealthy capitalists of his day who were robbing the poor instead of helping them set forth wheat, making the ephah [unit of measure] small, and the shekel [price] great and falsifying the balances by deceit.
Ted Rudow III,MA