Cowboys and Jesuits

The Cow Boy 1888

F. Tupper Saussy:

“The American cinema’s earliest subject matter to capture the popular imagination – the ‘cowboy’ – was a Jesuit contribution as well…  Kino’s cowboys indoctrinated America’s earliest movie audiences with the underlying message of Jesuit theater and Roman Catholic theology – that knowing and obeying Scripture is not necessary in comprehending the ways of good and evil, or in doing justice under natural law.”

~Rulers of Evil: Useful Knowledge About Governing Bodies, Chapter 9