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June 10, 2015

in the modern world view in North America and Europe, the fact that needs explaining – I propose for your consideration – is “why are we so rich?”

and the answer we get out of post-Christian secularized guilt is: “We must have done something wrong.”
The assumption of a secularized guilt is the underlying assumption. Heart attacks are punishment for overindulgence in highly nutritious food; global warming is punishment for our thoughtless depredations upon Gaia. A future perspective may laugh at the modern human propensity to consider prosperity and health as occasions for guilt, just as we denigrate the Greeks for assuming all things want to burn their way to the empyrean sphere of a geocentric universe. RIP: The great cholesterol scam (1955 - 2015) - Barrel Strength

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 10, 2015 9:30 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Paradigm shift: why is everybody else so poor?

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