The Genius that was Sinclair

“Consider Christmas—could Satan in his most malignant mood have devised a worse combination of graft plus bunkum than the system whereby several hundred million people get a billion or so gifts for which they have no use, and some thousands of shop clerks die of exhaustion while selling them, and every other child in the Western world is made ill from overeating—all in the name of the lowly Jesus?”

And

“The private control of credit is the modern form of slavery.”

–Upton Sinclair

 
Russell
"Children see magic because they look for it." --Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel according to Biff, Jesus' childhood pal.

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  1. He is so right. On both counts.

    At one time, Christians weren’t allowed to charge interest on loans, as I recall. Have to recheck that fact, but I think that’s right. And Muslim still can’t.

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