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Sat Dec 16, 2017, 08:56 AM

 

The truth of what John Kenneth Galbraith said in 2002 has never been more obvious

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy: that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

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Reply The truth of what John Kenneth Galbraith said in 2002 has never been more obvious (Original post)
chaking53 Dec 2017 OP
hlthe2b Dec 2017 #1
Wounded Bear Dec 2017 #3
hlthe2b Dec 2017 #4
Wounded Bear Dec 2017 #5
luvtheGWN Dec 2017 #6
Tanuki Dec 2017 #7
JHB Dec 2017 #2
Scarsdale Dec 2017 #8
RandomAccess Dec 2017 #9
Skittles Dec 2017 #10

Response to chaking53 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 09:57 AM

1. they use Ayn Rand as a form of prophet--to defend their selfishness

So many of the fundy churches teach that the wealthy are morally superior and if you are not wealthy, then it is due to your lack of faith and inner wickedness.

If their Christ came back today, woe be to them.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:39 AM

3. I believe that is a Calvinist doctrine, is it not?

God blessed them and you're screwed. Give it up.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:40 AM

4. Is it (Calvinist)?

I'm definitely no Christian denominational religion scholar...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:42 AM

5. Nor am I. Just something I read/heard along the way...nt

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:49 AM

6. John Kenneth Galbraith was born and raised

in heavily Protestant southwestern Ontario (yes, another great Canadian!), so it's quite likely that his religious upbringing followed the Calvinist tradition.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:54 AM

7. You might find this discussion thread interesting and informative

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Response to chaking53 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:00 AM

2. Theres an addendum that is clearer now than then...

...”and viciousness.”

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Response to chaking53 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 11:41 AM

8. The gop

claim "Family Values" and "Christian Conservatives" as if they truly believed in either one!!

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Response to chaking53 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:20 PM

9. Yep - one of my favorite memes

 

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Response to chaking53 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 09:54 PM

10. Reagan made greed and idiocy fashionable

America has never truly recovered

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