Marx, of course, never missed a chance to point the way past capitalism. There’s about 6 inches of paper holding down my bookshelf to bear witness to this.
But I don’t seem to recall this particular denunciation: apparently, shifting from a (crude) form of communism to a (crude) form of capitalism leads to skyrocketing rates of demonic possession. So says Fr. Aleksander Posacki, a Warsaw-based Roman Catholic priest who is described by the Agence France-Presse as a “professor of philosophy, theology and leading demonologist and exorcist.”
Posacki claims that the rise in demonic possession is “indirectly due to changes in the system: capitalism creates more opportunities to do business in the area of occultism.”
Oh, and Posacki is also involved in the publication of a new monthly magazine, Egzorcysta, which is dedicated to all kinds of demon-chasing. It’ll set you back a cool 10 zloty a copy. Plus shipping, I presume.
Part of me can’t help but wonder if Posacki (by producing, marketing, and selling this publication) isn’t acting–just a little bit–like the guy who throws nails on the road in front of his tire shop.
Buyer beware, indeed.