Monday, November 21, 2005

Pray for War

I think the time has come to change the names of the major political parties.

'Puppet on the Right' and 'Puppet on the Left' would be good and true, but I'm not a Libertarian or Independent because no matter how corrupt the system is, you can't change it on the sidelines bitching about the game.

No, I propose we call them the Democrats and the Theocrats.
What is a Theocrat? It comes from theocracy, which is the direction the right is taking this country.

Theocracy is derived from the two Greek words Qeo/j(Theos) meaning "God" and kra/tein (cratein) meaning "to rule." The Reverend Rod Parsley, a champion of theocracy, or what he calls a "christocracy," told his congregation at the World Harvest Church, located just outside Columbus, Ohio, "Theocracy means God is in
control, and you are not."

Today's hard right seeks total dominion. It's packing the courts and rigging the rules. The target is not the Democrats but democracy itself.

According to acclaimed journalist and television host Bill Moyers,

"True, people of faith have always tried to bring their interpretation of the
Bible to bear on American laws and morals ... it's the American way, encouraged
and protected by the First Amendment. But what is unique today is that the
radical religious right has succeeded in taking over one of America's great
political parties. The country is not yet a theocracy but the Republican Party
is, and they are driving American politics, using God as a a battering ram on
almost every issue: crime and punishment, foreign policy, health care, taxation,
energy, regulation, social services and so on."

It's times like these that make me want to catch a Mayflower to the moon if I have to so that I can live somewhere where I will be free to choose in every way: how to worship, who to love, whether to have a child or not, you name it. Because the stronger the theocracy, the less choice. That's what dominion means. That's why they pray for war and hang on to us staying in Iraq indefinitely. Dominion. Control. It doesn't even matter what the reasons are to be there. Any reason is fine, as long as it furthers their agenda.

I sometimes think these people must have missed a step on the evolutionary ladder. Is that why they have trouble with Darwin? Because evolution doesn't apply to them?

Suppose that's another post.


Blogger Salt Water said...

Canada is looking better these days. I see from,"Iraqi leaders have put persistent differences to one side and agreed on their first joint statement, calling for a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country." I am so sad that just last week the Democrates could not see the need for this. They got fooled again by those crafty republicans that knew they would faulter when asked what they believe. We do not have any good leaders. You must be a shit-bag to make it to congress. I hope I'm wrong, but if so, where's the proof?

22 November, 2005  
Blogger genetic lorax said...

Well, I think the democrats have seen a need for that, but they are in the minority and whenever they assert themselves, the theocrats don't allow their influence.

Yeah, I've known for a long time that politicians are ethically speaking just a step above child molestor (and that's being gracious). No news there. But there are people, like Dennis Kucinich, Barbara Boxer, John Kerry, and Al Gore (for example) who look at a greater good beyond personal greed. All of them are democrats and all of them care about the environment AND getting out of this insane war (which are my major concerns).

The major point I'm making in this post is that a theocracy is what we are up against. People wonder why the hypocricy of Christians hungry for war exists--my attempt is to clarify that. And also, just knowing the enemy is always a good idea.

I guess I must have shot off another rushed post if that didn't come across. :-)

Thanks for the feedback, hope things are well on yr coast!

22 November, 2005  
Blogger genetic lorax said...

hehe, btw, Canada IS looking better.

And so are their brownies.;-)

22 November, 2005  
Blogger WAXY POETIC said...

Thanks for the refreshing post. Canada is nice. ;) I moved here from Chicago two years ago. It doesn't even get that cold in Vancouver. PEACE!

01 December, 2005  

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