posted on Feb, 5 2003 @ 11:59 AM
I think the very fact that Falwell advises Bush is a problem. If a president has a religon advisor, he should have one for every Religion, not just
ultra right-wing baptist evangelists.
Bush is a threat to this nation's already fractured freedom. A separation of church and state is necessary for a true democracy. A true democracy
gives a representation of all peoples and in this country a government with christian-right connections cannot represent the people who follow allah,
or yaweh or buddha or brahmah, or any of another thousand gods and/or powers, including lucifer. This is a democracy and every person, satan worshiper
or not should have the right to vote. I do not condone devil-worshipping, and do not agree with it, but I also do not agree with the
christian-right's views either. No matter, they should have equal opportunity to vote and participate in the government.
They however, if in a govenmental position of power should do what is best for the people, not for him or his beliefs. Is a war on Iraq best for
America? It is good for Big Oil companies, like those related to Bush, Cheney, or a multitude of other government officials. But why do we, as
citizens need oil? We have other, viable ways to power our cars, but they aren't being used because of Big Oil's hold on the government. Does anyone
really believe that the government has any care for the citizen anymore, and really wants to help us?
We are degenerating into Ancient Rome, with corrupt emperors benefiting themselves, as the empire went to heck in a handbasket. "The peasants are
hungry? Let's go conquer Gaul! they always like triumphs." Are we really going to stand for this? America is fat, complacent and ignorant as a
whole, and easily decieved on top of that. We need to be rallied, stirred, and not in a way that involves going out and conquering some little,
insignificant dictatorship somewhere.
We need to educate ourselves, open our eyes to the injustices being done to ourselves. Most Americans, have little schooling and awareness of the
world and are happy to believe the government and go to wal-mart, and be happy, not wondering why or how they have these amenities. I don't think
they realise that the rest of the world sees americans as fat ignorant people, and I dont think they care either. They don't think about what is
going to happen tomorrow and if they will be able to wake up to starbucks and dunkin' donuts tomorrow.
They think that Germany is still Nazi, Britan is run by a king and other brits are pesants like those in Monty Python's The Holy Grail. They think
that Taco bell is Mexico and south america, Spain is in south america, Italy is pizza, Africa is mostly cavemen in huts, Russia is communist, They
didn't know that the middle east existed outsde of aladdin until 9/11. Japan still has the same government that bombed pearl harbor, China is one big
factory, and canadians are all mooses and mounties. Is this the country we want as the worlds only super power? A country run by corrupt old men that
lie to the populace? We need to rise up, educate our neighbors and stretch, and act like a role model for the rest of the world.
To make a point, are we just going to let a cabal of corrupt old men run our lives and ruin the world, go to war with anyone that suits them, when we
have more pressing events at home to deal with.
p.s. Sorry about the off tangent rant. this is about the fourth time this week i am apologizing for ranting but I am just so frustrated by the state
of modern affairs I am nauseous.
[Edited on 5-2-2003 by xaos]