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Bluegrass Against the Machine: Rising Appalachia: Tiny Desk Concert

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.2/08/2020 1:00:55 pm PST

re: #78 Teddy’s Person

Yeah, the assumption underpinning a lot of that reform was that problems in society (like poverty) were caused by moral failings. Diet reformer Sylvester Graham (of graham cracker fame) cautioned his adherents on the dangers of masturbation.

That attitude has not changed to this very day. The “prosperity gospel” even explicitly preaches that poor people are poor because they don’t give enough to God.