I’ll admit it–I can’t stand them. Never thought the day would come, given the fact that I am (A) a Christian and (B) as right-wing as you can get, but it has nonetheless.
I guess that makes me a “Self-hating Christian” or something like that? I don’t know.
In my own defense however, take a gander at the picture above of the billboard along a highway in Missouri. It replaced one before it warning that the “Communist-Socialist Obama-Nation” is “coming for you”. In poorly-disguised tones, the new one is advocating going to war against the government.
Don’t get me wrong. I happen to agree with Jefferson who said the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with revolution. Revolution– especially when evil becomes the dominant power–is not just a good thing, but a necessary thing.
It’s the stupidity-saturated hypocrisy I can’t stand. Where was this fervor, patriotism and love of country during 8 years of “Dubbya”? Where was this fear of a tyrannical government and it’s over-reaching powers threatening to rob Americans of their God-given rights when the “former” alcoholic/drug addict was stinking the place up with his policies, all of which carried kosher stamp on them reading “Made In Israel“? Where was this concern over us “keeping our money” and “starving the beast” when he allowed spies from Israel to yank his chain in getting 2 wars started that have now bankrupted this nation? Anybody from the Christian right biting their nails anxiously during 8 years of war under GB when all this was taking place, right under their very noses?
Heavens-to-Betsy, no. That was ‘good’ use of taxpayers’ money, invading and destroying 2 countries that never attacked America, killing close to 2 million, creating 4 million refugees and polluting the air, land and water in the region for the next 4 billion years with thousands of tons of highly-radioactive depleted uranium. Being “spied” upon by the government was necessary then, because there were “terrists” comin’ to “getcha” and a whole lot more…
I knew something didn’t smell right when I went to church recently (after having spent quite a bit of time avoiding the place) and noticed the mood had changed from apathetical to maniacal. By the amount of frantic political talk taking place–both from the pulpit and within the pews–you’d have thought that Old Scratch himself had just taken up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Mind you, these were the same people–sheppard and flock alike–who simply reacted to any previous discussions concerning the political health of the country under the Bush presidency from concerned citizens such as yours truly with barely-polite blank stares and responses that carried the unmistakable aroma of “BFD” all over them.
And then, all the sudden, literally in the span of just a few hours, instead of one white-skinned ‘right-wing’ lunatic being replaced with his twin, the country turns ‘Demicrat’ and America is going to hell in a handbasket. One day the face of God–smiling on America as it were–turns into a cosmic frown and a dark moral cloud descends upon the country like never before and threatening to destroy everything. Now it’s high-time for “Annie, git yur gun’ and to start blowin’ the place up as if we were the great great grandkids of men such as Sammy Adams, Ethan Allen and the rest.
“God is grievously offended” they tell us. “A militantly pro-abortion/anti ‘family values’ president with lax moral standards has taken the wheel and NOW is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country…”
“Family values“…How perfectly nauseating.
Not a peep from them when Bush destroyed Iraq and as part of the ‘reconstruction’ process opened abortion clinics in every locale. Dittos with bringing hardcore pornography to the local theaters in the interests of breaking down the moral cohesion of that nation or of forcing recently-made widows–many of them mothers with small children–to turn to prostitution so they could feed their children in a country devastated by George Bush’s war. How about the “family values” practiced at Abu Ghraib when American GIs (working in tandem with Israel’s Mossad) were sodomizing Iraqi males as young as 12 and filming it? Have they seen the pictures of the children born to Iraqi and Afghani mothers with heads the size of pumpkins and eyes the size of tennis balls and with their guts born outside their bodies as a result of having been conceived and gestated inside a radioactive womb, courtesy of Uncle Sam and Old Aunt Israel? As they decry the slaughter of the unborn (as all humane persons should) are there any tears to cry for THESE children? Were they crapping their collective pants over the loss of our civil rights when abominations such as the Patriot Act were being passed under the direction of Zionist lobby groups and when Muslims were being denied their rights under the artificially-induced Islamo-phobia of the ‘W’ years?
We all know the answers to these questions, so there is no need to go through the rigmarole. As if their gag-reflexes had been surgically-removed during the Bush years and then reversed the night Obama became president, members of the ‘Christian” right have now suddenly ‘found Jesus’ again and see monsters everywhere that differ from the previous ones only in their party affiliation.
And yet, they wonder why Christianity and conservative values “get no respect” these days when folks such as these carry on in such contradictory, hypocritical ways…Have they not considered the old line from their heavenly commander in chief that “whatsoever you sow also shall you reap” and that “those who live by the sword shall die by the sword” and when–before being taken off and murdered by the very same Zionistas for whom the Christian right finds itself so willing to go to war today–He asked out loud whether there would be “any faith” left on earth when He returned?
Hell, after watching the last 9 years I don’t wonder why Christians are so hated these days, but rather why they’re not hated more.
© 2009 Mark Glenn