“One rationalization [of the depression epidemic] is fatalism: I need not act because there's nothing I can do. False.”
The caste system, if you think about it, is agrilogistical fatalism. You know your place in the highly stratified social body.
And cynical-reason pop Foucault, a la Jared Curtis: “Our place in society has been allotted to us before we were born.”
How different is this cool cynicism from Hindu fundamentalism?