Tuesday, October 18, 2011

America the Honest

Link to “Magic Plastic Chain in Japan:”

The above video, “Magic Plastic Chain in Japan” illustrates the honesty enjoyed by the Japanese people in Japan. Seeing this video decided to contrast this with the lack of honesty to that level in the United States.

Video taken at a small church in Texas documenting the extreme levels taken to prevent and discourage the out-of-control thievery by some of the parishioners. These thieving bottom-feeders have turned a house of God into a den of thieves.

The church is riddled with padlocks and surveillance cameras, all which does nothing to curtail these determined thieves. The chapel to the church established to allow parishioners a venue to meditate and pray after hours. On one of the walls is a statue of the Blessed Mother. In Her hands was placed a rosary. With a surveillance camera watching over the inside of the chapel, a bottom feeder stole the rosary right out of the Blessed Mother’s hands. What is peculiar about this, the rosary is used to pray to the Blessed Mother. So did the thief steal the rosary from the Blessed Mother’s hands to pray to Her?

In the lobby to the chapel there are two candle stands. Three elderly ladies were seen taking all the candles and depositing them in a large sack. A parishioner advised them in three different languages, English, Tagalog, and Spanish, to stop their thievery. Ignoring the request the senior bottom-feeders stole all the candles, walked out the doors and drove off in their get-away car.

A juvenile delinquent was order by the court to perform community service. His mother being a friend to a staff member of the church got her son to perform his court ordered community service at the church. He showed his gratitude by stealing money left in a slot for parents to deposit money to pay for Faith Formation Classes. The surveillance camera recorded the illegal activity. Upon discovery he was asked to leave.

When he was asked why he stole the money, he paraphrased notorious bank robber of the first half of the last century, Willie Sutton by saying because that is where they money was. When Willie Sutton was asked by a reporter why he robbed banks, he replied, “Because that’s where the money is,” later to be known as “Sutton’s law.”

In the lobby of the church’s main sanctuary the doors leading from the lobby to the main sanctuary are locked with heavy chains and pad locks while the lobby is adorned with surveillance cameras, and an alarm key pad.

Not all Americans behave this way, however after viewing the video about yellow plastic chains in Japan; the bottom-feeder behavior at the church came to mind screaming contrast.

Below link to an excellent channel illustrating various aspect of Japanese life and culture unique to Japan.

Link to TheJapanChannelDcom:

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