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Re: Infamous publications

Posted by Bella on April 28, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Infamous publications posted by ESC on April 26, 2003

It was once believed that those born poor were made that way by God (also called Divine Providence), and for a poor person to try and "better themselves", meaning to try to improve their position in Society, meant that that person was being selfish and rebellious against God's laws.

Publications/newspapers that tried to encourage the poor to live better were disliked by the wealthy people who felt threatened by these publications.