Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Culturally Challenged

Of “Losing Moses on the Freeway”and “American Fascists, the Christian Right and the War on America,” Chris Hedges sees through wisely eyes’, what’s really going on. As he points out in this article “When They Came for the Homosexuals ...

“My ethics professor at Harvard Divinity School, Dr. James Luther Adams, told us to watch closely what the Christian right did to homosexuals. He had seen the same tactic in Nazi Germany, where he spent 1935 and 1936 working with the underground anti-Nazi church known as the Confessing Church. The Nazis also used “values” to launch state repression of opponents. Hitler, days after he took power in 1933, imposed a ban on all homosexual organizations. He ordered raids on places where homosexuals gathered, culminating in the ransacking of the Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin and the permanent exile of its director, Magnus Hirschfeld. Thousands of volumes from the institute’s library were tossed into a bonfire. The stripping of these Germans’ civil rights was largely cheered by the public and the German churches. But it legitimated tactics, outside the law, that would soon be employed against others. Adams said homosexuals would also be the first “social deviants” singled out and disempowered by the Christian right, but not the last.”

Born different ok, born wrong is not the way at all.

Silence is no more than agreement with the puritan motives of the ‘Christian Right’, after all the suit from the smoke is washed from the mirrors, you have pure motive.

Still talking about Soul Force, and the force they fight.

Just in the nick of time as it whist by I caught a glance, another all so illustrative a story, as their true intentions, the Christian Right. Southern Baptist Closet Case Mohler Backs Changing Sexual Orientation Of Fetus In The Womb. If not for the perfection of man, maybe there would be the perfection of a god. My immediate concern here would be if no method, no treatment or surgery could ‘fix’ the gay mutant, how far will ‘they’ go to insure perfection, will they negate the unlikable? Abortion or any medical procedure taken from the realms of choice and placed within a mandate of law such a man would prescribe, is truly the most derailment to any democratic society, social or capitalistic. Vandals and Law joined in the obstruction to Soul Forces right to free speech, thru silence and unjust political behind the misuse of laws.

Reading thru the comments to Chris Hedges article “When They Come for the Homosexuals...”, some very employable points are being made. Central to these is ‘I’ll leave you be, just leave me be’, rings true to the freedom of religion principal. It is simple, it is of one element, makes one type of bonding cohesion that builds a peaceful structure even in society. A peaceful society has yet to exist without it, as it reflects a brightness glimmering off respect. When they wrote about it in their bible it should had said ‘you don’t have to love your neighbor, just like them enough to leave them be, let them live’ someone later wrote something near that moral ‘love and let live’.

Nazi reflection is not necessarily a liberal reaction, if you know history you can’t deny the resemblances, not so distant history. If those scare you, your heart and mind’s in the right place no matter your religion. If this we point too, you see yet you remain silent, your just as culpable as those who’s ‘believe’ as in agrees with what the ‘Christian Right’ ‘believes’. Where the issues they choose to whale about, are not a believe it or not issues at all. Directed to those of another view, idea that forms it’s basis on scientific facts, not superstitious beliefs. There is genetic evidence of homosexual behaviors, naturally occurring that have been extensively studied and many scientific materials published contrary to what Dobson, Farewell or any Mohler spew as something ‘believable’. There is physical proof there is more than just two sexes of the human species.

Thea post this comment and includes this poem, never printed enough I feel, for ever and never forget.
Here is Thea’s post:
A quarter of the way through Chris’s article I thought of Nazi Germany. It seems to me that everything is already in place here, or soon will be. Wire tap capabilities, ID cards or Driver’s license needed for practically everything. Cell phones can track one’s whereabouts.
Last time it was the Jews, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Poles…… Who will it be this time? Most likely the Arabs, and Muslims in general. The propaganda and stereotyping against them seems reminiscent of the propaganda and stereotyping against Jews years ago, except perhaps the violence factor. I guess the Holocaust wasn’t horrifying enough to wake people up. Chris seems to suggest we’re on the road to reliving it.
Framing the Debate By George Lakoff is a book that sheds light on how Chris’s premise is accomplished.
But the most disturbing of all is, that most of us go only as far as the nearest blog to voice our concern, even outrage. Most of us feel powerless to do something or to know what to do to stop the madness. Our politicians are bought and paid for and perhaps all have their own dirty little secrets that could be exposed if they rebel. But most likely, it’s that they like their privileged jobs and know who’s paying the bills to keep them in power. And most don’t see or want to see the big picture. It’s every man for himself and the country be damned.
Remember the poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892––1984). He wound up in a Nazi concentration camp for speaking out.
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
Which reminds me of my favorite from John Dunne, Meditation XVIII believe the last lines of which go like this:
“No man is an island entire to itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main ……. Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

Not as much a race but is, immigrants in all have not found our hospitality we possessed seven even eight years ago. But that group with even children of that group held in prisons, jails and internment camps in Texas is of a majority Spanish decent. Children denied sunlight for weeks, deprived of their own families contact, treated like violent criminals. What allows such righteous people to know of this outrage against humanity its self yet do nothing, say nothing while draping themselves in the flag and belted with a sheath for the sword of family honor.

Such a line drawn, that one so thin and frail as the ‘wall’ between church and state, to even call it a wall would emphasize in our times something with just as much significance. Narrow path, ‘the rule of law’, is not just a phrase, there are laws to building laws. As prescribed by our own form of democracy in it’s founding, after all it is not founded on thin air, there is something rock hard there, in that binding of states into this republic that upholds the democracy for all to enjoy.

How did these Godwhacks and capitalist skinned the republican party? How did the Godwhacks and Capitalist pigs cloaked as principled republicans while whistling the tune ‘a sucker born every day’ commits high crimes and there is nothing misdemeanor about partisan stacking the courts or the law enforcers? With mega-phones, tv, radio, big screen audiences, nation wide side by side phone banks like devils from heaven. By building the personality of the judiciary, attorney generals of those who follow a certain creed, religion or belief is more horrid than the preaching of General Doom during the post invasion of Iraq, with his illustration of evil. Just as personified, the use of the word evil to portray a force, unseeable, caught tied tight in a sack {gitmo} it would terrify you too much to even look upon it, this evil.

The deals doused with Texas Tea drunkards during the conspiring this trail to their greater cause, these godwhacks and capitalist pigs.

Under the cloudy skies here in my neck of the woods, without a tv, this computer, or a radio there was no Saddam Hussein, there is no suicide arabs, not here any ways. Here in my community, county, town there is no threat to me or any of my neighbors, no matter what anyone predicts. Spring comes with deep sighs filled with fresh rain washed air, the bugs sing us to sleep at night, the song birds wake us up of the mornings even the rooster signals the end of snooze buttons. Your president had served up spring Texas Tea and you’ve drank sense March 03, the Wilsons didn’t find so sweet. Not like our friendly leaf teas in nearly everyone pantry Texas Tea is so potent its advised not to drink alone. Its truly a battle of whiskeys that induce the intoxication, whiskeys from around the world, a world whiskey war. You’ve drank your tea, set back and ‘enjoyed’ the entertainment, accustom to those who regularly drink Texas Tea. As the oil mob family ‘the Haliban’ (who did this war benefit?) that has stolen tax payers moneys to profit failing commerce the same that danced on the tables in Azores drunk on Texas Tea, spirits mixed with spirits of evangalinguistic logic swirled or shaken in a drunken state of power, prance more like a tyrant and emperor of a world inflicting on that world their own version of law and order.

Systems, processes, governing structures separate in duties insures justice the chain that drives the democratic wheel that has been so broken. Evangelistically, a suspicious flame that burnt on this Texas Tea, when righteous reasons unfounded, with the snubbing of fundamental biblical truths, justifying mass destructions of life as a crusade to liberate Iraqi peoples, they holler their visions of self perfection in their desires for them and us.

Politicians ties to these groups that discourage Soul Force and other organized advocates forget maybe that for a stability of peace you need stability of justice, in oppressing a minority there is no justice whatsoever, the ties that bind. Obama is one recently I read this article and how it relates, yea all is relative to us wanders.

How Barack Obama Learned to Love Israel
by Ali Abunimah
A decade ago the author, a Palestinian activist based in Chicago, thought wishfully of then State Senator Barack Obama: "If only a man of this calibre could become president one day." No longer. Obama now identifies totally with the political line of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the most relentlessly aggressive arm of the Israel lobby. Although saddened by Obama's "about-face," the author isn't surprised. "He is merely doing what he thinks is necessary to get elected and he will continue doing it as long as it keeps him in power."

Strange alliances have formed, double agents of dual culture Zionist too also have their own mirror image. By finding common enemies they in this alliance, this alliance on either end, either side could, will and has lead to genocide. But in all this we find other good souls with sound metaphysical minds, those minds that can truly tell what is good and what is evil as these Mayan Indians work, we should all burn a little sage now and then.
Mayan Indians, victims of genocide at the hands of a succession of U.S.-backed Guatemalan dictators, this week announced they would attempt to "purify" a site visited by George Bush, to remove any evil spirits the president might have left there

Just as the vandals prove another hateful aspect of 'The Great White Way', we too are driven to speak up and shout out untrue their lies to be, we paint it black as the night they claim we came.

Another fight to note, progressive or not, it is a challenge the very brave have taken before like the one before from long ago.


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