Our Golden Calf

Our summum bonum is commodity, and the goddess we adore Dea moneta, Queen Money, to whom we daily offer sacrifice, which steers our hearts, hands, affections, all; that most powerful goddess, by whom we are reared, depressed, elevated, esteemed the sole commandress of our actions, for which we pray, run, ride, go, come, labour, and contend as fishes do for a crumb that falleth into the water.

Robert Burton (Anatomy of Melancholy)

One comment on “Our Golden Calf

  1. “Black Friday” is so called, not because it is the day that retailers’ legers make it into the black, but because it signifies the holiest of days for the worship of Materialism—also known as Nihilism, emptiness, darkness.

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