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Is God running America?
In the prelude to the occupation of Iraq we all remember "if you're not with us, you're with the terrorists", designed as a threat in little disguise to drum together an alliance to fight "the evil".
Further evidence of this polarized justification of a policy that might impact the rest of this young century, is now being shed light on in the just published memoires of Chancellor Schroeder.
Of course, he then have the nutjob support.
He tells about how George Bush again and again made refferences to God to justify his decission.
Guess he couldn't do it - as he did to the rest of the world - with any bogus intelligence. Die Bundesamt (the German Intelligence Agency) is known to be very well informed and at front concerning the Middle East.
So George has to resort to God.
In his book Schroeder says on Bush: "the impression arises that political decisions are the result of a dialogue with God". It's clear the kind of astonishment such a base for decissionmaking must have arisen in Mr Schroeder. In Europe since ages pre-Napoleonic the intermingling of beliefs and politics have been banned.
The "God-fearing" President didn't manage to convince Schroeder in his crusade, who happens to be a firm believer in the separation of church and state. He also accuses elements in the U.S. as being hypocritical when it comes to secularism in government.
"We rightly criticize that in most Islamic states, the role of religion for society and the character of the rule of law are not clearly separated, but we fail to recognize that in the USA, the Christian fundamentalists and their interpretation of the Bible have similar tendencies", Schroeder writes.
Is this "in the name of God" rubbish a justification of the tools used in Iraq? - how awfully unchristian they might seem.
Or are the leathal tools justified by an hidden agenda? NWO, emperial ambitions, oil etc.
A lot of nutjobs in the US and around the world.
Could it really be "kingdom come" brought to us ordinary mortals? BTW ...who believes that - except for George?
And that's what really makes it so dangerous.
As a Euro I just can't get into my head, that you allow religion to get mixed up with politics in such a pathetic and obivious way. Any European politican attemping to call God in any agenda political, would be thrown out of office - or taken to the looney bin - at least forced to resign within 24 hours.
Originally posted by Ed Littlefox
If a man be Born Again, then he needs to mind keeping his Slate clean, and that by recognizing Sin as Sin and not committing it again. These People need to get a clue about Spiritual Responsibility, and the facvt that God works through and with Human Beings. This is the Power of God as manifested in this Reality on this Earth. If a man claiming Christianity does not manifest this quality in his own Life and toward the lives of those he touches, then he needs to examine himself and the genuineness of his Life as a Christian.
I've seen a good church be reduced to bickering and backstabbing with power and wealth being the carrot that led them there....and well, what is being used now to gain the political support, wealth and power.....and fear of course...dark spirits feed on emotions such as fear, keep people fearing the boogey men and those dark spirits will be strenthened enought, the anti-christ spirit will be strenthened enough, they will be able to manifest their will on the physical plane as they haven't done in a very long time.
LUST (LUXURIA): Pornification is rampant in our culture. Television, movies, catalogues, and nearly every form of media imaginable are teeming with salacious photos of women wearing little or no clothing. Waves of new pornographic print publications and Websites leave Larry Flynt’s Hustler Magazine looking almost puritanical. Sexual taboos are on a path to extinction. Inducing ravenous appetites for carnal pleasure, the mass media have tapped into major veins of pathological obsession and the exploitation of women and children. Yet they don’t care.
GLUTTONY (GULA): Imagine that the United States is a hog amongst a herd of swine that represents the world population. And that the world’s resources are their slop. America would be one of twenty pigs. Yet come feeding time, the US porker would leave only three fourths of the pig swill for the remaining 19 squealers to share. More than 850 million people around the globe face starvation (2). 33% of US Americans are obese or overweight (3).
AVARICE (AVARITIA): Avarice is the black heart of rapacious capitalism and corporatism in the United States. Enron, Halliburton, Lee Raymond, Big Oil, Big Tobacco, Tyco, Bernard Ebbers, 33% of the wealth concentrated into the hands of 1% of the population (4)…examples of obscenely acquisitive entities and individuals are nearly infinite.
SLOTH (ACEDIA): Sloth is perhaps best exemplified by the shocking indifference many US Americans show toward the innocent victims of their pitiless war machine. The United States’ economic and military juggernaut has been waging genocide against Iraqis since the Gulf War. So naturally, instead of focusing on culpability, remorse, or demands to end the state-inflicted murder of millions, our high priests of the temple of information fuel a debate over how much (or how little) "collateral damage" has been caused by US military aggression.
WRATH (IRA): Throughout much of its relatively brief existence the United States has inflicted misery upon billions around the globe through intervening militarily and wielding its economic power like a mighty cudgel. When the oppressed finally realized they could resist by employing asymmetric warfare, those crafting Goodthink whipped the multitude into a fury. Directing US Americans’ wrath against Islam enabled the Bush Regime to invade and occupy two geopolitically strategic nations.
ENVY (INVIDIA): The moneyed elite in the United States have long coveted their neighbors’ land, resources, and cheap labor forces. Eager to invade, annex, and exploit, the plutocracy began to disseminate the warped notion of Manifest Destiny in the Nineteenth Century. Purporting to have the unwavering support of the Almighty, the "superior" Anglo-Saxons rationalized slavery, the Native American Genocide, the conquest of half of Mexico, the annexation of Hawaii, and their eradication of over 300,000 "savages" in conquering the Philippines. With its vast and sophisticated media network at its beck and call, those monopolizing power in the United States continue to cull popular support for obtaining the objects of their envy.
PRIDE (SUPERBIA): Considered by many to be the most grievous of the Seven Deadly Sins, pride was the impetus for Lucifer’s fall. Before their umbilical cord is even severed those born as citizens of the American Empire begin receiving a barrage of assurances from the media matrix that theirs is an exceptionally superior nation. Brimming with hubris and a pathological nationalism, those who have internalized the Big Lie wave their blood-drenched flags in open support of fire bombings, nuclear assaults, the installation and support of ruthless dictators, neocolonialism, and brutal invasions of tiny and vulnerable nations.