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“Pagan statism”: The frightening corporate/Christian alliance that invented “In God We Trust” and “One Nation Under God” We think of One Nation Under God as a phrase dating back to our founding. The real history is newer -- and scarier
In 1949, some of the country’s top advertising executives launched a national marketing campaign. They weren’t selling a physical product. They were selling religion. Before long, the Religion in American Life campaign was placing close to 10,000 newspaper ads per year, coordinating national radio marketing, and putting up thousands of billboards, all intended “to accent the importance of all religious institutions as the basis of American life.” Major corporations bankrolled the effort.
I'm curious to know who is footing the bill for all these people? are they all retired, or independently wealthy, that they can just take off and go camping in the woods, for possibly weeks at a time? do none of them have families, or are they all on welfare/food stamps, living in a trailer park, that they have the freedom to just up and leave, with no idea when they might return? really, who are these guys, and who is funding them?
Sorry, I don't use swear words, but this is so egregious I just couldn't help it. We've watched while they sprout "we care for workers", then they go ahead and raise their own pay and perks, while quietly in the background their own staff is eating cat food and is forced to work second jobs and still need food stamps to make ends meet.
If this isn't the scandal to end all scandals, nothing will ever be!
To be fair (not really), I think that GWB's White House bought into the common (mis)belief that Colbert was really a conservative posing as a liberal so he could make fun of liberals by pretending to make fun of conservatives...or something. (note: some RWNJ really thought that).