Perhaps this is General Question, perhaps it is just me sounding out words in order to clarify my thoughts. Sometimes thinking out loud helps me clarify my thoughts.
Of slavery Lincoln once mused (and I paraphrase) the “Perhaps it is not until every drop of blood spilled by the lash is matched by one spilled by the bayonet” that the Civil War would end. That is to say that the suffering of slaves must be repaid by equal suffering by the enslaving race.
This appeals to a certain primitive moralistic “eye for an eye” sort of reasoning.
Tell me, **does anyone hold to, has anyone advanced, the argument that the present economic reversal is the just desserts for society’s (perceived) sins? **
Oddly it could be made as a right-wing sort of Old Testament sort of argument, or as a left-wing “the Earth Goddess seeks balance” sort of argument.