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Saturday, September 3, 2022
The Masks of Religion and Ideology
In the Middle Ages and the early Modern Age, the semitic non-pagan religions operated as the spiritual mask for warlike communities to grab land, slaves, and natural resources from other communities. The same is true for ideologies like socialism, fascism, communism, Maoism, fabianism, and neoliberalism. Despite their pretense of being secular and scientific, these ideologies have inspired their followers with fervor, faith, and fundamentalism akin to religious movements. In the last 120 years, these ideologies have served as the philosophical mask for one set of communities to grab power and resources from other communities.