posted on May, 9 2003 @ 02:36 AM
Offended by my seething hatred of fundamentalism?
I am more than justified in doing so. Why?
I spent most of my life in a benighted region of this nation which wants to see prosperity but hates change --"Hope it gets better, but I don't want
no change" is the battlecry around here. This bastion of christian fundamentalism hates anyone with whom they did not grow up -- how antiChristian
can you get? Thinking themselves "saved" they talk about christians being prosperous -- such areas have never seen prosperity and have been termed
"the Third World of the U.S." and rightly so. They can only live in the past -- something which is a sin against God and nature -- and wonder why
they are behind the rest of the nation. Ignorance for such people is a cherished family heirloom. The very things for which they receive ridicule
from the rest of the world are the very things they see as their heritage and proudly so.
Having been born and lived among them, the ignorance, hate, poverty, and complaining (all of which are their own choices) becomes very depressing.
Any ideas or policies which could bring such people into the present and into some degree of prosperity is, to them, anathemna.
I have as good a reason to harbor a seething hatered of redneck fundamentalists as the Israelis do for the Nazis. They decry Darwinism (survival of
the fittest) and yet something called "social Darwinism" is, for them, God's way. Yet it is this very policy which keeps them in bondage to
austerity. Yes, I have a good and valid reason to hate such troglodytes. Hell, these are people who literally and honestly put discarded bathroom
toilets in their front yards as planters!