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user-inactivated  ·  1970 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What became of the Christian intellectuals?

Aristocrats don't need their peasants breeding like rabbits and thinking toil is good for them because original sin; America isn't an agrarian economy anymore. Capitalists don't need preachers telling people wage slavery is good for them because original sin, there isn't a viable alternative so the proles' misery doesn't matter and economists do a better job keeping the professional class in line. There are no Christian intellectuals because there is no need for Christian intellectuals, there are more effective means of social control now. Fear not. the fist is still made of iron, it just has a different paint job.





user-inactivated  ·  1970 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Aristocrats don't need their peasants breeding like rabbits and thinking toil is good for them because original sin; America isn't an agrarian economy anymore. Capitalists don't need preachers telling people wage slavery is good for them because original sin, there isn't a viable alternative so the proles' misery doesn't matter and economists do a better job keeping the professional class in line.

Which of these things was still true in 1945?

kleinbl00  ·  1970 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wrong question. Which of these things were still true in 1941?

    Aristocrats don't need their peasants breeding like rabbits and thinking toil is good for them because original sin

Ohio, 1937:

1939:

    Capitalists don't need preachers telling people wage slavery is good for them because original sin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Coughlin#Cancellation_of_radio_show

    there isn't a viable alternative so the proles' misery doesn't matter

    and economists do a better job keeping the professional class in line.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post%E2%80%93World_War_II_economic_expansion

user-inactivated  ·  1970 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Isn't the article all about Christian intellectuals fading away after World War II?

user-inactivated  ·  1970 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yep. Something changed. It isn't either of the things you mentioned, because both have been true for a lot longer.

user-inactivated  ·  1970 days ago  ·  link  ·  

England still has a queen. History doesn't have sharp edges.