Grand Rapids CityFest 2018: The perfect religious event that provides cover for wealth, power and privilege — Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

If you’ve never noticed, much less experienced oppression or hate in West Michigan, you just might need to check your privilege a bit.

The influence of money and power thrives while masking itself as charitable nonprofit organizations, even religious movements.   The facade of Christian™ fundamentalist religion is elitist, racist, sexist, and homophobic at its core, all the while pacifying those they oppress with it’s shallow, superficial and emotionally-charged ‘White Savior’ complex while projecting deceptive mass illusions.

A great insight into this long-standing history in West Michigan is explored by Jeff Smith, GRIID …

 

Over the past few months there has been a tremendous amount of marketing being done for the Grand Rapids 2018 CityFest. There are billboards on all the highways running through the city, yard signs, radio advertising and tons of online promotions for the event that will take place this weekend. When I went into my […]

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