Posted 4 months ago on Dec. 2, 2020, 1:27 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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Q: What is the false religion? What is the threat to the survival of the human race that we are too stupid to recognize before it kills us?
A: There are multiple social phenomena that threaten our survival.
The cult of Trump should be a fading threat, given that he's really put the con in conservative with the post election fundraising. Yesterday (12/1/2020) it was widely reported that the Trump campaign has raised at least 170 million dollars for legal challenges to election results. But the grifter in chief may use the cash any way he wants. How's that for going out in true capitalist glory. So, will those who've religiously stuck with him begin to see they've been played? Don't know. But those who do catch on will be less a threat than the docile morons that never see through the lies.
The true believers, who never know they've been fooled by the lies of con artists, encourage more "entrepreneurs" to seek money without producing any material product or service to justify its acquisition. Such business models include drug companies that do no research but merely buy patents and gouge consumers with exorbitant prices on products necessary for survival. Such uses of private equity capital are not merely a moral outrage. They dissipate economic energy and so threaten survival in multiple ways.
Of course, compound interest on debt and compound profit of investors has always sucked life out of the economy as it inevitably concentrates wealth with a small percentage of the population. This was apparent to Moses over 3500 years ago. The answer is damage control through a non profit, community owned and operated FIRE sector and regular debt jubilees. But we've been inoculated by the rich against socialism, so the solution to the cyclic collapses and inevitable failure of the capitalist economy is unlikely to be implemented before disaster overwhelms us.
That brings us to the answer to the original question: Capitalism is the false religion ... the threat to the survival of the human race ... that we are too stupid to recognize before it kills us.
"The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity." https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674984615
Video link https://youtu.be/JBYtsMouGbY