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2.14.2020

"Corporations, rapidly turning America into an oligarchy, have little interest in Christian ethics, or anybody's ethics. They know what they have to do. as the titans of the industry remind us, for their stockholders. They are content to increase profit at the expense of those who demand fair wages, health....

Corporations, rapidly turning America into an oligarchy, have little interest in Christian ethics, or anybody's ethics. They know what they have to do. as the titans of the industry remind us, for their stockholders. They are
content to increase profit at the expense of those who demand fair wages, health.... benefits, safe working conditions and pensions. This new oligarchic class is creating a global marketplace where all workers, to compete, will have to become like workers in dictatorships such as China: denied rights, their wages dictated to them by the state, and forbidden from organizing or striking. America once attempted to pull workers abroad up to American levels. to foster the builcling of foreign labor unions, to challenge the abuse of workers in factories that flood the American market with cheap goods. But this new class seeks to reduce the American working class to the levels of this global serfdom. After all, anything that drains corporate coffers is a loss of freedom-the God-given American freedom to exploit other human beings to make money. The marriage of this gospel of prosperity with raw, global capitalism, and the flaunting of the wealth and privilege it brings, are supposedly blessed and championed by Jesus Christ. Compassion is relegated to private, inclividual acts of charity or left to churches. The callousness of the ideology, the notion that it in any way reflects the message of the gospels, which were preoceu- 134 AMERICAN FASCISTS pied with the poor and the outcasts, illustrates how the new class has twisted Christian scripture to serve America's god of capita1~ ism and discredited the Enlightenment values we once prized. The Convention Center. located

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