We all know that the seven deadly sins are PRIDE, ENVY, GLUTTONY, LUST, ANGER, GREED and SLOTH. But did you know that we market each sin in societal policy?
As I stated in my brilliant blog The Human Debt Ceiling, the unholy trinity of Materialism, Ignorance and Faithlessness is killing our nation. Here is more specific proof of that theory.
PRIDE is excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. While America has slipped to middling in every indicator as a world power, we are #1 when it comes to confidence. We go about stating that "America is still the best and talking abour "Exceptionalism." And we say it, tweet it, text it and watch it on machines made in China.
America markets Pride by being in denial about our slipping fortunes. The day we stepped away from civility, humanity and caring for our fellow man was the day we ceased to be the best. If pride does indeed cometh before the fall, then it won't be-eth very fucking long.
GREED is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. Wall Street and Washington are 24 hour Greed Machines. These two entites conspired to execute the biggest crime in the history of our nation.
And we have all been suckered by "prosperity ministry." For the last time people, God is not an ATM machine.
America markets greed to us by saying that greed is good and rewarding greedy people and never calling bullshit on the unholy connection between the church and covetedness.
ENVY is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation. This one is right in front of your face each day. The reality show. We envy celebrities because they seem to have a great life. But we forgot celebrity was once attained with talent. But since we lowered the bar, accepted greed and gave in to false pride, now everyone thinks they can and should be a star.
America markets Envy by promoting greed and pride which allows anyone to covet the status and life of another. We used to accept our lot in life by the grace of God. Now, we think if "I can just show my ass in the right place I can be famous and get paid."
GLUTTONY is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires. Most people think of food when they see this one. But most gluttony is in the form of consuming and indulging in everything to excess.
America markets Gluttony in all things American. Nothing can be too big, too flashy or too much. We have to have the biggest car, house and fake breasts. And it's okay because, you guessed it, we're the best and we deserve anything we can get by any means because God wants us to have it here on earth.
But if you insist on the old world definition, America is the second fattest nation in the world behind Kuwait.
SLOTH is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work. Lazy comes right after fat in this country. Americans used to have a work ethic that found us connecting our occupation in spirit and thankfulness. Now, we all just want to get paid without working or having talent. (seen Envy above) And as for spiritual work, well, that's too hard. It easier to believe that God wants to give you stuff.
America markets Sloth by talking about exceptionalism but promoting dependency and then blasting you when you become dependent. It also tells you that solthfullness is a right and evil men are trying to take it from you.
LUST is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body. From bimbo news anchors to lingerie for kids, America had pushed its head into its genitals and will not come out. But the best evidence of this is the Celebrity Ho. How did Kim Kardashinan and Paris Hilton both screw all over the internet and then get to come into you child's bedroom at night? Our young girls are sexualized at an early age and so inevitably pedophilia is now on the rise.
America markets lust by selling all other sins with it.
ANGER spurns love. We hate each other. For over thousand of years we've been trying to figure out how to love each other and all we do is cling to the silly belief that one person is somehow better than another due to some superficial trait. And because we hate each other, it has been easy for people to divide us and thereby sell us the other six Deadly Sins.
American markets anger buy turning its citizens toward prejudice and bigotry and away from God and while we fight, they steal the world from us.