Thursday. July 2, 2015.
First thoughts after sitting down to read One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America.
When you’re dealing with people who believe the whole purpose of life is to make money and more money, who view everything in terms of profit and loss, including and especially their relationships with their fellow citizens and their responsibilities to them, who clearly embody Wilde’s definition a cynic and know the price of everything and the value of nothing, then whatever they say about religion, morality, politics, good government, economic policy, and the welfare of others should be heard as their answer to one of two questions they’ve asked themselves:
“How big a bundle is this going to make me?”
“How much will it cost me?”
All they’re really telling you is how much they’ve calculated they stand to lose or gain. And the more high-minded and serious sounding their talk, the more money they think’s at stake.