Naomi Klein’s important work, Shock Doctrine, suggests that governments will initiate man-made disasters to destabilize a country in order to introduce controversial policies while its citizens are too overwhelmed to resist. That is, it will inflict suffering to achieve its goals that are believed to be good.
I call it rewriting history or judgment reversal. I become a stronger person because of my suffering, therefore that makes the suffering okay and for some even legitimizes it!
Churches can be excellent practitioners of this. Its members are more obedient, more faithful, more generous, and so on, when they are shamed, terrified, or coerced into conforming to its expectations. If these measures get us the desired results, why change?
The end always justifies the means.
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