Affirmative MaterialismPosted: June 18, 2011
Whether we see it or not, the current debt ceiling debate is an exercise in Affirmative Materialism. The entire conversation is hampered by these Corporatists who are ruled by the lusts of their 5 senses. In their expectations, they do err greatly, for they ask amiss. In simple terms, access to more debt is not Manna from Heaven.
Watch where this comes out. Unmet expectations always result in anarchy. The welfare state has always been a day late and a dollar short because it does the evil of spreading dependency. The only way that governments can promise material comfort is to impersonate Final Authority. In the aftermath of social bankruptcy, those who presented themselves as gods, are found to be no gods, at all. The emperor has no clothes. He’s just a naked fool, proudly paraded down the street.
Whether we know or or not, our bellies lead us to slavery and our conscience leads us to freedom. Our needs and desires can be used against us. God gave us conscience to oppose the world. Most people are content to live with guilt, as long as their stomach is full.
When we try to find the positives in situations, we can be deceived into bad choices. It’s just a basic flaw in human nature. People judge good and evil by whether or not they materially benefit from it. If something causes the stock market to go up, they are in favor of it. If it goes down, they are dissatisfied. People believe that, as long as they can go places and buy things, everything is good. Perception is not always reality.