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#33130 - 12/21/09 10:55 PM Re: Satanic Panics [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
Fearless718 Offline
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The route of the idea that even asociated Satanism with such a event is buried in capitalism not religion. The fact the killings were such a big deal is because they were linked to satenism not because it was just some guy falling off the edge, another media sales pitch designed to work on the fears and the predjice of a christian oriented public.
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#33154 - 12/22/09 09:49 PM Re: Satanic Panics [Re: Fearless718]
MatthewJ1
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To Fearless 718,

Your position interests me and may have some merit, but I would like some further information if possible.

I am not sure how American or Western Capitalism benefits from the actions of isolated criminal lunatics; the process of labelling these lunatics “Satanists,” and the resulting flak thrown at the genuine Satanists by fundamentalist Christian religious leaders and followers.

You seem to be suggesting that the media contrived or inflated the whole episode, in order to engender fear in the population, and therefore stimulate sales or increase consumption?

Or, are you saying that the media contrived or inflated the whole episode, in order to instil fear into the community, in order to make the working classes more productive or more driven through fear?

Or, are you saying that the media contrived or inflated the whole episode in order to bring a predominantly Christian population into line with the then existing conservative political outlook?

Or, are you saying that the media contrived or inflated the whole episode in order to divert people’s attention from possible poor economic conditions, or military or subversive actions in foreign countries etc.?

Or, are you saying that the media contrived or inflated the whole episode in order to buoy up institutions such as the family or undermine the worldview of a so called alienated youth?

All of these conclusions may be valid, but doesn’t the premise of the whole thing still rest on religious conceptions?

How would you support your views?

As you can see it is a touch complicated.

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