structural evil / corporate evil

…our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms…


Captured by the consumerist imagination of the Empire.

slavery

‘Slavery is many different things. We must take care that we do not drive a wedge between people who are physically poor and deprived and so suffer, and, people who have lots of “stuff” but still do not live free lives, We cannot pit against each other sociological and physchological forms of slavery – either saying they are the same or arguing that one is deeper and hurts more than another. Whatever the slavery that binds a person, that is the one that counts. Let us characterize slavery simply as that which keeps us from beingĀ  joyous. When we locate that, we shall be close to the source of our oppression.’

Walter Brueggemann, Living toward a Vision