Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I was telling Bosco and Riley about my trip to Switzerland and describing its natural beauty when out of the blue, Bosco said, "What's with the Swiss anyhow?" Riley and I looked at him perplexed. What do you mean, I asked. Well, he said, they've decided not to extradite Roman Polansky to the US for raping a young girl when he lived in Hollywood. They're also being called out for helping tax cheats cheat. They're crying foul because some governments obtained information on their tax cheating citizens by paying someone who filched the information from a Swiss bank. The Swiss government says that the foreign governments are using information that was obtained illegally, thus what the foreign governments are doing is illegal as well. All this moralizing coming from a country that helps wealthy people hide their money from governments ( also known as cheating) so that they don't have to pay the taxes they owe.

And, continued Bosco, for many years the Swiss have hidden behind a veil of so called neutrality. What that seems to mean is that the Swiss can claim to share the same moral values of other western countries, while simultaneously lying and cheating which in their language the word is neutrality. Take for instance their so called "neutrality" during WWII. Being neutral to them meant that they could send Jews back into German occupied countries to be murdered. Neutrality meant doing what the Germans told them to do. Neutrality meant helping Nazis hide from the Allies after the war. Neutrality meant that the Swiss were handsomely paid for their "neutrality" with gold stolen by the Germans from the Jews who were murdered.

Such a beautiful country. Too bad that it's inhabited by the Swiss.

Wait a minute, piped up Riley. What about the St. Bernards? They're very nice, she said.

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