The Church of the 1%

Was just thinking about how the way America is supposed to work is only a slight variation on how Christianity (and perhaps other religions) have worked for so long.

Religion, of course, has accomplished the neat trick of convincing people that it’s okay if they’re exploited and condemned to suffering ’cause everything will be alright after they’re dead.

Similarly, in America (so the good dream says), anybody can become rich, thus it’s a-ok if you’re oppressed by laws and institutions stacked against you ’cause it’ll all be fine, after you’re rich.

Which, apparently, is enough.

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