From Mark Shea:
Don’t imagine that the sin of greed produces sanity. Those who think the rich and powerful can’t be bought are not in touch with reality. The rich and powerful have been bought already. That is why they are rich and powerful.
These people will not stop till a) we stop them or b) they have utterly ransacked the economy and brought the world to its knees. The testimony of human history is that a pagan world is *always* based on a slave economy. Slavery is the norm, not the exception, for fallen man. Christ is the only one who frees from slavery and even the influence of his Spirit took centuries to really penetrate a human race in which every culture took it for granted. Now that the influence of the Church is on the wane in the West, one of the very first things we should expect (and are seeing) is the immediate return of slavery and the reduction of human beings to property, first de facto and eventually de jure.
Read it in context here.