The Government Should Fear It’s People…

The greatest movie to cure depression about the government is always my favorite V For Vendetta.

Simply put, I see the US going toward fascism every day. We constantly give up our compassion for the sake of someone telling us they can keep us safe. But safety is an illusion. You’re more likely to die from the fatty food you just ate rather than some ass perverting a message of peace. We live in fear because we’re told by our own leaders that we should live in fear. Our leaders see terrorism not as a threat but as an opportunity to raise their own profile.

Years ago I would have said this country needs a revolution. But the sad question is, what would we end up with?

So let’s change the phrase. Our country needs an evolution. We need to change. Within us all is the angel and the demon. The angel tells us there’s a Golden Rule, the demon tells us to shoot first. The angel tells us to hope for the best whatever the consequence, the demon tells us to assume the worst and damn the consequence. We too often hear the demon and ignore the angel. It’s time to evolve and listen to the angel. If your life is more important than your soul then your soul is already worthless.

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In which I attack some so called Christians.

Christianity to me is a lot like Capitalism or Socialism… nice ideas that get bastardized when people get involved. Seriously, what’s the basic idea behind Christianity. Basically years ago a Jewish man, usually depicted with a beard, told people to shut up and be nice to one another. Then he died, people started up a cult of belief, it grew larger, some people got power, others feared that power, one day a very powerful man with a very powerful army in Rome converted, etc…

All well and good if otherwise vague, but let’s flash forward to today where you tend to hear the most about Christianity from politicians and people trying to make some kind of political point which is often a far cry from that Jewish bearded guy’s statement of loving thy neighbor and other messages of good karma. Which brings me to Syrian refugees and right wing politicians. That’s right, we’re finally getting to a point here.

So with the recent Paris bombings you had a handful of governors declaring their states off limits to Syrian refugees. Basically the point is that they believe a terrorist could slip in. In other words your normal fear mongering. Ignoring the how legal issue, let me just ask… how does this not conflict with the whole love they neighbor Christianity thing?

Without going into a whole debate let me just bring this up: I was raised Catholic and eventually left the Church partly because I was a stubborn teenager and stayed away because I felt institutionalized religion had too many issues and who wants to be in an institution (I’m stunned if you get the joke). So I remember enough of the bible to get by.

Anyway with the whole governors turning their back on people fleeing a war zone in favor of drumming up fear for their own people, I couldn’t help but remember the story from the old testament about Sodom (No, I’m not going in an anti-American direction…). I kinda remember the story went that God told Abraham or another prophet that he was going to destroy Sodom for all the sins of it’s people. Abraham pled with God to let him find 50 righteous people so God would spare the city. God agreed and then Abraham kept negotiating down and God kept giving in. Basically God agreed to spare an entire group of people if only a couple turned out the be righteous.

Now, aren’t these so-called Christian governors and for that matter anyone who agrees with them doing the exact OPPOSITE? Basically the message is “Sure, you might all be good honest people who are fleeing for your lives… but one of you MIGHT be an asshole that wants to kill the lot of you, therefore you’re all damned.”

So for all you politicians who want to claim that the bearded Jewish guy and his Old Man sing your praises… well, bite me.

More people will read your t-shirt than this blog…

So any idiot can start a blog. True. Guess that makes me another idiot. Probably true.

To be honest… I’m not certain why I’m doing this. Let’s say a lot of unlikely events happen. Event 1: I actually tell people I’m writing a blog. Event 2: They actually want to hear what I have to say. Event 3: These people tell others… and so on. Then what will be the end result? I’ll be preaching to a choir. People who already share my beliefs will hear my words and say things like “right on” or “you said it” or “man, people should read this.” But there will be no real debate. People don’t really listen any more and that’s my problem with people. Don’t get me wrong, I’m completely guilty of doing the same thing. Seriously, I watch pieces of a republican debate and a white hot ball of angry grows within me. Oh and by the way, if by some reason you the reader accidentally finds this post (which would be akin to trying to drive across Kansas only to find yourself suddenly in Rome, Italy) I’ve been on the left even before I knew how to distinguish my right from left hand.

So there we go. If I give this blog out to people I know and let them read it, know that this is probably more for my own therapy. A diary that no one should really care about left open on an unmade bed. I tired of not talking so here is me screaming to an empty room

Posts will include my opinions on life, the universe, and everything. There may also be pi.