One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

03 May 2016

by Kevin M. Kruse

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Overall: 67% of the 12 mentions are positive, 33% are neutral and 0% are negative.

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  • I'm sure the 700 club came out of this. The capitalists collaborated with the christian hierarchy to dismantle the New Deal and birthed the Prosperity Gospel.
    218 points in /r/atheism by 59179 | 29 May 2017
  • > to adopt an air of condescension toward : treat haughtily or coolly Sounds like a you problem. I don't coddle people; political correctness is code for letting others suffer so you can be comfortable. Fuck that. >You are patronizing; by the definition of the word. Only by an opinion formed from comfort and a lack of empathy. >You don't speak for the workers. Many workers don't feel this way. You wish I wasn't a worker; you wish I didn't witness this every day. >You have an extremely paternalistic set of views about the workers; I suppose you are a christian too. Religion; capitalism; the plutocracy they are all your masters; you blindly follow them anywhere - like in a trance. Wake up; asshole. > Most people aren't Communists or more than marginally sympathetic towards Communism. I didn't say they are. Read this sometime and you might recognize what's been done to you - and the rest of us. What I said is most people feel they have no autonomy or purpose(except the increasingly unbelievable christ). Capitalism is not voluntary and the accepted dogma of the right doesn't make it so. >I just asked you to explain why you think that Communism is better than Capitalism; First you need to learn what communism and capitalism are. That's why I pointed you to the 101 subs. Otherwise every thing a socialist; including me; writes is why. >What does propaganda and dogma mean to you? Accepting statements without reason is dogma. Propaganda is manipulative statements that aren't true. Like everything your owners tell you about communism - a threat to their power. Like how this or that product will get you sex. Like how everyone can be successful in capitalism; if you are starving or homeless it is because you are lazy; or otherwise your cause; when it is the conditions capitalism created are the cause. Like "taxes are theft". On and on. >It's inconsequential whether I'm close to the workers or not. You are doing what you accuse me of - speaking for people you have no contact with. Which I am; and I do. >shows that the visibility of the Communist movements of today is generally abysmal. No real; lasting change is being promoted in these places. It's for intellectual stimulation; not for real education of a significant number of people. It's validation without results. We have a big fight; we are doing the best we can and i hope that there are; at least; lurkers in subs like this who see you being exposed for what you are. >Most of your arguments lie either in ad hominem attacks against your opponents Once again a privileged fuck misusing the term to justify their abuse. There is absolutely nothing ad hominem about anything I write. First: ad hominums refer to arguments. When I describe what you are; they are not arguments; they are mostly exclamations of disbelief that someone can be so horrible and hateful. Second: when who you show yourself to be proves the need for communism; at least anti-capitalism; that is the argument. >or vague accusations against the capitalist system. Don't blame me for your inability; lack of desire; to understand the obvious. Ask questions if you are interested; but I don't think that's why you're in this thread. > It's hard not to dismiss you as a troll. It's the only thing you can do in the delicate state you are in. Your ego is more important than the material suffering of the masses. You make me want to vomit.
    1 points in /r/CapitalismVSocialism by unconformable | 23 May 2017
  • It is the religious capitalist right that constantly harps on "liberty". I think secularists "harp" on tolerance; since your freedom is bound to impose on the freedom of others when you are as intolerant as christians. A book for you to read: One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America. It explains the manipulations that created what we see as religion today in the US.
    1 points in /r/atheism by 59179 | 16 May 2017
  • It's not majic. It's not dogma(unthinking repetition of propaganda). It's what socialists value. The capitalist only values profit. The capitalist doesn't give a damn whether a person's needs are met(or no one would be homeless when we have empty houses). That's a choice. Capitalist consumers value what solves their immediate local needs; the opiate to salve their oppression. But only because the capitalists(in concert with the church - read this) have dehumanized us; forced us to be selfish. Socialists relate the worker/consumer; we are one and the same. We value the workers; we value each other.
    1 points in /r/CapitalismVSocialism by unconformable | 11 May 2017
  • The relationship between capitalism and christianity is related in this book: One Nation Under God. That's pretty big reason to eliminate the church and it's hold over the worker to subjugate themselves to the industrialists. There's a reason the far right is religious and "free market". Trump would have never been elected if he hadn't made a deal to appoint pro-christian people to power in the courts and support and sign their inane positions.
    2 points in /r/Socialism by MitchSnyder | 11 May 2017
  • Speaking of; I read this recently- it's disturbingly eye opening that nearly all the religious rights talking points are still the same. Corporations have been using priests and pastors to indoctrinate people into conservative/republican views for well over half a century. Apparently; the corporations tried to just do it themselves right after the Great Depression; but the average American worker saw right through it. So after that failed they went looking for religious figures who people would trust to spread their message instead. And now here we are.
    3 points in /r/politics by Saffron_and_Roses | 08 May 2017
  • Because the capitalists are deathly afraid of the workers realizing their oppression and how to end it; so they have years of propaganda conflating capitalism with godliness. Read this; if you want; it shows how the corporatists against the New Deal conflated piety with the "free" market.
    11 points in /r/communism101 by commiefromthefuture | 04 May 2017
  • > You think it's subjective that these people control the government? > Yes.

    Christianity and capitalism are intertwined. They know how to control you.

    >The two parties vote significantly differently on almost every issue; and they also roughly represent the ideological poles of the country.

    On what counts to the capitalists that buy them they do not deviate. All the bullshit you think we fight over means nothing to the capitalists; except that everyone is unhappy and tries to placate themselves with the crap the capitalists sell.

    >Jesus dude; go back and re-read this particular comment chain and tell me how what you just said makes any sense whatsoever.

    Are you naive because you are an idiot? Or because you are thinking with your dick?

    Why do you think the constitutionalists; the gun crazies; the fundamental christian live in the republican party?

    >Says the literal communist.

    I can't be because workers like you go against your own interests. It's like you need to be controlled.
    2 points in /r/CapitalismVSocialism by unconformable | 25 Apr 2017

  • Look at how long and how carefully they have manipulated public opinion against social programs.

    The meme that it is unChristian to help people via welfare stated in the 1930's and has been carefully promoted ever since.

    See One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America for more info.
    2 points in /r/technology by saijanai | 17 Jan 2017