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SeC
03-25-2009, 06:53 AM
America Is in Need of a Moral Bailout

by Chris Hedges

Global Research, March 24, 2009
TruthDig

In decaying societies, politics become theater. The elite, who have hollowed out the democratic system to serve the corporate state, rule through image and presentation. They express indignation at AIG bonuses and empathy with a working class they have spent the last few decades disenfranchising, and make promises to desperate families that they know will never be fulfilled. Once the spotlights go on they read their lines with appropriate emotion. Once the lights go off, they make sure Goldman Sachs and a host of other large corporations have the hundreds of billions of dollars in losses they incurred playing casino capitalism repaid with taxpayer money.

We live in an age of moral nihilism. We have trashed our universities, turning them into vocational factories that produce corporate drones and chase after defense-related grants and funding. The humanities, the discipline that forces us to stand back and ask the broad moral questions of meaning and purpose, that challenges the validity of structures, that trains us to be self-reflective and critical of all cultural assumptions, have withered. Our press, which should promote such intellectual and moral questioning, confuses bread and circus with news and refuses to give a voice to critics who challenge not this bonus payment or that bailout but the pernicious superstructure of the corporate state itself. We kneel before a cult of the self, elaborately constructed by the architects of our consumer society, which dismisses compassion, sacrifice for the less fortunate, and honesty. The methods used to attain what we want, we are told by reality television programs, business schools and self-help gurus, are irrelevant. Success, always defined in terms of money and power, is its own justification. The capacity for manipulation is what is most highly prized. And our moral collapse is as terrifying, and as dangerous, as our economic collapse.

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Darth Cacodaemon
03-25-2009, 10:27 AM
America Is in Need of a Moral Bailout

by Chris Hedges

Global Research, March 24, 2009
TruthDig

In decaying societies, politics become theater. The elite, who have hollowed out the democratic system to serve the corporate state, rule through image and presentation. They express indignation at AIG bonuses and empathy with a working class they have spent the last few decades disenfranchising, and make promises to desperate families that they know will never be fulfilled. Once the spotlights go on they read their lines with appropriate emotion. Once the lights go off, they make sure Goldman Sachs and a host of other large corporations have the hundreds of billions of dollars in losses they incurred playing casino capitalism repaid with taxpayer money.

We live in an age of moral nihilism. We have trashed our universities, turning them into vocational factories that produce corporate drones and chase after defense-related grants and funding. The humanities, the discipline that forces us to stand back and ask the broad moral questions of meaning and purpose, that challenges the validity of structures, that trains us to be self-reflective and critical of all cultural assumptions, have withered. Our press, which should promote such intellectual and moral questioning, confuses bread and circus with news and refuses to give a voice to critics who challenge not this bonus payment or that bailout but the pernicious superstructure of the corporate state itself. We kneel before a cult of the self, elaborately constructed by the architects of our consumer society, which dismisses compassion, sacrifice for the less fortunate, and honesty. The methods used to attain what we want, we are told by reality television programs, business schools and self-help gurus, are irrelevant. Success, always defined in terms of money and power, is its own justification. The capacity for manipulation is what is most highly prized. And our moral collapse is as terrifying, and as dangerous, as our economic collapse.

Continue to read:
America Is in Need of a Moral Bailout (http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=12880)

Yes, and as people can not live with a spiritual vaccum, they will be open to the teachings of Lord Lucifer, he whom enlightens all who seek His truths.
Your morality is a figleaf for the truth: morality has nothing to do with power. Whenever anyone has had the power to do as they willed, they have. Look at the nuclear explosions of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the attempted genocide of Native Americans. They only show the truth, that your prattering about morality is a disguise for the truth that those in power have always and everywhere done as they desired.
You're so called "immorality" is simply the mask being torn off, to expose the festering hypocrisy beneath the facade.

Hail Lord Lucifer!

SeC
03-25-2009, 12:49 PM
Yes, and as people can not live with a spiritual vaccum, they will be open to the teachings of Lord Lucifer, he whom enlightens all who seek His truths.
Your morality is a figleaf for the truth: morality has nothing to do with power. Whenever anyone has had the power to do as they willed, they have. Look at the nuclear explosions of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the attempted genocide of Native Americans. They only show the truth, that your prattering about morality is a disguise for the truth that those in power have always and everywhere done as they desired.
You're so called "immorality" is simply the mask being torn off, to expose the festering hypocrisy beneath the facade.

Hail Lord Lucifer!

I wish you all Love, Wisdom and Truth of Eternity that you learn to work for the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness :) All is good :)

Darth Cacodaemon
03-25-2009, 03:26 PM
I wish you all Love, Wisdom and Truth of Eternity that you learn to work for the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness :) All is good :)

No offense, but your God is dead.

Central_Scrutinizer
03-29-2009, 12:30 PM
No offense, but your God is dead.

Not as dead as yours will be one day (soon). :p