Observations on the world today.

Monday, March 24, 2008

From the Sage of Montecello to the Rage of a Churchie-fellow 

Here's an observation I've been nursing. This is what Pastor Wright said in his infamous sermon. These seem to be the hot-button words.
The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes three-strike laws and wants them to sing God Bless America. No! No No! God damn America … for killing innocent people. God damn America for threatening citizens as less than humans. God damn America as long as she tries to act like she is God and supreme.
Now, here's a quote from Thomas Jefferson:
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.
If you read through the rhetoric to the subtext, it seems to me that Jefferson and Wright were saying basically the same thing here, and for the same reasons.
Very true. And one can find plenty of other Jefferson quotes that wouldn't play well in today's media-saturated cable-news Internet age of sensationalism.

The fact that a (rare) decent candidate is being publicly belittled for crazy talk his PREACHER said just baffles me.

Especially when current and past administrations have mingled with the likes of Pat Robertson and Ted Haggard.

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