On capitalism, democracy & the Catholic church

Slavoj zizek in his book first as tragedy then as farce, writes

Those who claim a natural link between capitalism and democracy are cheating with the facts in the same way the Catholic church cheats when it presents itself as the “natural” advocate of democracy and human rights against the threat of totalitarianism- as if it were not the case that the church accepted democracy only at the end of the nineteenth century, and even then with clenched teeth, as a desperate compromise, making it clear that it preferred monarchy, and that it was making a reluctant concession to new times.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

12 thoughts on “On capitalism, democracy & the Catholic church

  1. Religion does hate change, or coming into the current century.


  2. john zande says:

    Consolidating power in the hands of few (monarchs, dictators, or captains of industry) makes scamming people much easier.

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  3. renudepride says:

    Funny, I’ve never associated the concepts of religion and democracy together. As far as the catholic belief system embracing democracy and human rights, I almost choked when I read that! Their (official catholic view) on women’s rights, reproductive freedom, GLBTQ rights and environmental rights has been everything but progressive, embracing and tolerant. That opinion holds true not just for catholic believers but mostly for other faith-based systems as well. Have a great weekend, my Kenyan brother! Naked hugs!

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