We are in a civil war- just the beginnings mind you- but in it we are.
I wasn’t sure about this “fact” until I ventured back to this life’s homeland, ( cough, cough, hack, fur ball stuck in throat…….) New Jersey. Where the red flag of patriotism sits on the pole next to the cross. Things that are real don’t matter any longer.
Facts are of no use and figures are only good on women.
Most buffoons that sit on one side on the isle in the Senate and House can’t grasp this single idea and the ones that can, are leading our American jihad all the way into a fundamentalist regime.
The Confirmation hearing on Butthead has revealed the true inner thoughts of our fearless white male leaders. Women’s lives don’t matter. Black lives don’t matter, Brown, Yellow and especially Red Lives don’t matter.
All that matters is the financial and emotional health of the white man.
We are so FUCKED!!!!
This civil war is not based on politics but on faith. On belief. My god is better than your god. My savior is better than yours. And guess who is considered a savior??
I am reminded that it only takes a single man to be the face of a movement. King, Hitler, Gandhi, Lincoln, Kahn. They were polar opposites in belief, but were the same in function. They motivated mass amounts of people to do what they believed was correct.
I know it well.
I have mostly stayed silent on the politics of the current time because to be honest, I don’t know enough to make an educated argument for my position. Especially in light of the fact that government is an imperfect beast.
But who is perfect?
I really don’t have that great a grasp of finance or macro economics, to understand why folks are so happy about an economy that favors a single class of people. They parade around “facts and figures” that substantiate their claim, but they seem wispy to me. Much like and old spider web.
The folks I see and know on the lower end of the financial spectrum are terrified about a runaway economy. They don’t understand that our great stock surge is mostly fueled by five or six companies.
They fear the plunge. Much like the big earthquake they know is coming, but not when.
And for the life of me I could not understand the lack of desire for a real national health care system.
Sure it’s money, lobbies and differences of opinion. But at the root of it is a faith based concept that god will take care of his own and fuck the rest.
“God took care of me and made me wealthy, so I can afford any health care I want, so….
Fuck the rest of you! God wants it that way”.
Fuck the rest….
It should be the new battle cry of the New American Jihad.
Things don’t phase believers.
The most corrupt American government in modern history, with more indictments and plea deals than a mob bust, and people just don’t care.
Because they believe in HIM.
A second rate TV host/businessman/huckster.
“Come see the naked girls on the tight rope”.
“Excuse me sir, there are no naked girls in there and there is no rope, only a line drawn in chalk on the floor”.
“Kid, those fine girls are naked under their clothes and that “line”is a two dimensional version of a rope”. You just gotta change the way you look at things.
Now get outta here you bother me”.
I can battle faith because I have faith. Faith enough to share. But much to my consternation is there is no real winner in the short term of this war and we won’t know what we have wrought for years to come.
But I will fight, because I believe.
Not in gods or icons. Not in charismatic figures or religion. But in the greatness of who we are as a people- no…better than that- who we are as individual people. Left alone out of the mob mentality we are different. When not carried along by the river of hate and authoritarianism. The flow of bigotry and violence. We are a peaceful species. Just trying to live a life worth living in world that’s sometimes much too harsh for words.
In our hearts we are Jesus, Buddha , Muhammad, Moshiach and all of the rest.
We just need to believe…..