Thank You for The New Religion of Politics

“Religion is the opiate of the Masses.” -Karl Marx

“Politics is the placebo that placates the powerless into hoping for change so they will be more easily herded into submission to the corporate agenda” – Lea Kelley

Has the political system changed or was it always this insidious, always a shill to keep the people feeding it with blood, sweat, and tears?

Has organized religion always been this way? Or has it changed to mimic the very system from which it is exempt from paying taxes and to keep the people feeding it with  donations and tithes?

A society is based on economy.

Whoever controls the economy controls the masses.

Economy is the opiate of the masses.

Religion has found a new Opium—Faith Based Non-profits.

These faith based non-profits are designed to take the burden from Government run social service programs while accepting money from government contracts and grants.

Same system, different tone of voice.

The statue of liberty does not look as pretty next to a crucifix.

Is it the fear of what would happen that keeps us adhering to this blatant illusion of “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of being saved by Jesus?

Why are we not bailing ourselves out instead of bailing out the cling-ons from JP Morgan’s philosophy of finance?

Why are we not saving ourselves instead of asking the church to save us?

It’s all in the marketing, all in the verbiage of a mission statement, all in the documentation of revenue disbursement, eh?

Marketing is the new opiate of the masses.

I’m having a day of disillusionment.


~ by leakelley on September 4, 2011.

3 Responses to “Thank You for The New Religion of Politics”

  1. Kudos to you Lea Kelley, this made me smile.

  2. I’m not so much smiling, as abiding in the inevitable. I’m actually scared for the masses, for the first time in my 53+ years of life. I’ve been fairly insulated, living in the U.S. of A., always looking for a better life, but feeling satisfied that I was living in a somewhat stable economy, party to a fairly stable government. I’m not so sure anymore. I’m waiting. Godot waited. Are we having fun yet? L.

  3. I’m scared for everyone too.

    It’s going to hurt for a lot of years. People have no idea. I hate to sound so pessimistic, it’s not me to talk like this.

    I really don’t know how they hid this snowball for so long.

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