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Saturday, February 28, 2009
…Mockery, anger, bullying, exclusion and abusive labeling of people that look, think, act, or believe differently is slithering across the air waves… It’s called neo-fascism. Yes the Republicans spent their Saturday afternoon listening to Rush Limbaugh’s sermon. The messiah of the Republican party is preaching that America turn away from religious freedom and choose THEIR way and no other.
I’m listening to Rush Limbaugh speaking to the Republicans gathered in Washington D.C. CNN just had to cut him off as his base character came seething through the screen. He mockingly spoke in a classic stereotypical gay male lisp as he spewed polarizing hate against the Democratic values of religious freedom and equality for all in the United States.
He continues to undermine our founding fathers principals of fighting for religious freedom, life and liberty for all people while seeking to deceive that HE is protecting those values. Hmmm… I think the Bible’s Book of Revelations warns us to see him and others like him for what they are – not what they say they are.
Laissez-faire business practices in the United States is on it’s way out and the Republican Party wealthy elite are turning to their progaganda machine to sway the masses back into line – a pill popping, law breaking, bigoted, fear mongering, old white male spewing hate to mobilize the uneducated masses! This is the Republican party’s ‘best of class’ ?
Rush actually tried to deceive Americans into believing that bleeding heart liberals are responsible for the politics of racism in the Republican party. He would have us believe Democrats are the ones creating cartoons portraying blacks with watermelons, monkeys and lynch ropes. This hate and anger as contrasted against the audacity of hope…
Hmmm…. how do I want God to judge me once I take my last breath? As a Christian woman, how do I want to describe my life to Him? Did I take personal responsibility for my choices in life or seek to point out others short comings instead? Did I live peacefully as Jesus instructed me to do with compromise and compassion or did I choose to seek power over others lest they have power over me – the anatomy of every abuser personified?
Did I fight for life by eliminating ignorance and poverty among young men and women or did I act as the pharisees and preach religious superiority while grinding women into poverty perpetuating unwanted pregnancy, drugs and alcohol, violence and despair. Did I live by Jesus’s commandment to show love by forgiving trespasses as I pray that God will forgive my own?
Did I choose peace instead of war, love over hate, my family’s health, the wonder of earth’s creation and childrens rights to clean air and water in place of corporate profits and laissez-faire greed and corruption? Did I choose to shepard the lesser creatures of the world and practice humane animal husbandry as God commanded or did I choose killing for sport and twisted, sick abuse of animals as a God given right of having ‘dominion over’ ?
Faith and class warfare used as a weapon to manipulate and polarize the masses is nothing new – the Crusaders, Klu Klux Klan, Skin Heads, and Hitler have nothing on Rush. It saddens me so to know many Americans learned nothing from the lessons of the American Revolutionary War, the American Civil War, World War I and World War II. This hate speak puts America on the wrong side of world history and I pray our great nation will continue to choose religious freedom for all, human rights, our children’s right to clean air and water, the ethical treatment of animals, honesty and integrity in business practices and compassion for all peoples.
There is a center for America and it’s not found in the politics of divide and conquer. You won’t find it by being a ‘sheep – le’ blindly following leaders seeking to overflow their coffers by preaching what divides America from the pulpit. I choose light over darkness – and yes in the name of God Almighty as I understand Him to be. Amen.
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