Sunday, June 22, 2008

Civilization can no longer afford the hypocrisies and violence of institutional religion.

Institutional religion is a game. It has rules and punishments, but it has NOTHING to do with the human heart.

The human heart doesn't need institutional religion. Jesus wasn't a "cleric" and neither was Mohammed or the Hebrew Prophets. These men didn't have "institutional back up", such as gargantuan buildings and game rules written by men in dress-like institutional uniforms.

These last eight years have put religion under a spiritual microscope and what we have seen is beyond loathsome. Mostly, we have seen religious fanatics who justify murder in the name of God. Indeed, God, for them, is virtually a synonym of murder.

We also shouldn't forget such IQ refuse as those who actually believe the world is going to go boom in next week or two (Armageddon). Such thinking (and similar nonsense’s) is grounded is abyssal stupidity and is more dead weight of institutional religion.

Is the human race ready yet to face the fact that most of what passes for "religion" is moral trash and criminal stupidity? It's time for this meaningless free ride to end. It's time for civilization to transcend religion.

"Religion" is a tricky word because some of us can play the religion game in a tongue in cheek manner, while remaining committed to the transcendence of spirituality and morality. This is probably harmless enough since the individuals who do this know full well the human heart is all, and such religious peripheral game playing can have a certain pragmatic value.

But this is light years away from the Homo sapien morons and cowards who have handed over their lives to cult leaders and Pope types. The first step of spirituality is realizing that TRUTH HAS NO AUTHORITY and when it comes to transcendence or "God" (if that word works for you), you are 100% on your own. Indeed, the more you depend on the cult "leaders" is the more you kill your own soul.

George Bush is an archetypal boot licker of religious masters. So is John McCain. These two spiritual vacuums are the essence of what spirituality ISN'T.

However, this isn't so much a spiritual critique of certain individuals (however evil); it is rather a critique of institutional religion, or just religion itself for that matter.

To say it point blank, religion is mostly a lethal virus in civilization, but we keep looking the other way and acting as if religion is kind and helpful. Yes, about as kind and helpful as eating ground glass.

Religion is now the enemy of civilization. How can we think otherwise? Has it come to the aid of bleeding human beings during these last Bush/neocon/Nazi-like eight years?

Has it heroically stood up and pointed out that Bush's neocon cabal answers ONLY to the Israeli lunatic fringe right wing, and that this "ally" (what a laugh!) has been wagging America's foreign policy nonstop for the last eight years (actually much longer)?

Has it DEMANDED that we put 9/11 under a microscope, since hundreds of internet sites are overflowing with evidence that the Bush/Republicans didn't just "screw up" with 9/11, rather they played a dramatics role in ENGINEERING it.

Has it come to the aid of the American people to protect us from being driven bankrupt (along with the country at large) because of the manipulations of Texas energy corporations and such monsters of greed as Cheney/Halliburton? More specifically, where has religion been while the gap between the increasingly non existent lower and middle classes and the vampire rich is greater than it has ever been in American history. Jesus' heart went out to the victims of elite greed, but the American pulpits are occupied only with immoral, Bush-validating wimps.

Show me a clergyman, and I'll show you someone who can’t even spell the word morality and compassion.

We could go on and on, but the moral is simplicity itself. Religion has now bonded itself with political evil and has become in every respect like the spiritual filth Jesus whipped out of the "temple".

The human race is doomed unless and until it wakes up to the reality of dead weight religious evil, since, to use our children's language, it as gone over to the dark side.

Please do not read this as hyperbole or jive. The churches have abandoned us. Period. And a few token remarks by Pope X, Y, or Z mean nothing. Judge them by their fruits indeed. Most Americans in one way or another are dying in a ditch, but the institutional priests (of all religions) keep averting their gaze.

The moral, social power of religion could (and should) be awesome. It should be in the face of the evil which is murdering America. But, to borrow a phrase of T. S. Elliot, religion isn't even letting us die with a bang, but with a whimper and we should NEVER FORGET IT.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Prettified speech notwithstanding, where do Hillary's loyalties lie?

Too much water (e.g., racism, sexism, assassination innuendos, and kudos for McCain, etc., etc.), have passed under the bridge in the last year or two to suddenly regard Hillary as even a team player for the Democratic Party, much less a committed supporter of Barack Obama.

Hillary, exactly like her husband, is an archetypal politician (ugh!), which means zero commitment to values, morality, and the American Constitution, and 100% commitment to the "Clinton Me". This pair of egomaniacal game players with the American institutional soul have been the other side of the evil coin of Bush/Republican fascism from day one.

Hillary has been the incarnation of the Republican/Democrat, without whom the neocon cabal could never have stolen our country. We must never forget that (a.) Hillary has always danced to the strings of the neocon cabal, and (b.) the neocon cabal has always danced to the strings of the Israeli lunatic fringe right wing.

And these Hillary/cabal policies have led us where? To two oil wars, for openers, which are costing us BILLIONS, into which we keep pouring our cannon fodder children (never forget Hillary's voting record on these money cow wars for America's vampire rich!). Also Christmas tax breaks for America's elites and back breaks for the rags of what is left of our middle and lower classes. Again, check out her voting record "against" the middle and lower classes. The mutual adoration society between Hillary and our 0.05% astronomically rich is putrid to behold.

Hillary keeps bragging about her feminist supporters (gee, isn't that called sexism?), but probably the greatest tragedy of all is the fact that when we finally had a shot at a woman in the highest office, it turned out to be Hillary Clinton, who is an absolute contradiction and disgrace to all the values of the Goddess. Yes, yes, YES, America needs "Goddess energy", but Hillary probably set that vision back at least a decade, with her groveling racism and Clintonian "victory at any cost".

Simply put, the Clinton's DLC (because it was their toy) has always been part of our national problem, never the solution. It was a Clinton invention and lived where the sun doesn't shine in the Bush/Republican body politick. Ol' smiley Bill was always sucking up to the elites and "readjusting" the Democratic Party into closet Republicans. And like husband, life wife, Hillary was doing the same.

So, our work is cut out for us. Yes, we must come together as a nation to rid ourselves of these Republican Nazi-like fascists, but it's going to be a high wire act to allow Hillary into the policies and appointments of these next several months.

Realistic pragmatics, compromise, and positive judgment calls, yes, by all means. But realism includes not forgetting precisely those people who have betrayed (over and over again) those values and policies where "talking the talk" means NOTHING, and walking the walk means EVERYTHING.

We haven't come this far by being gullible fools.

Is this the beginning of the bounce after hitting bottom?

Are we being rolled out of intensive care back to health? Forgive the metaphors, but it’s hard to talk about immensity any other way.

The agony of our country has many parts:

(1.) The dead center of everything is the neocon cabal which has hijacked our country for the Israeli lunatic fringe right wing. Call the author anything you like, BUT MOST OF AMERICA KNOWS THIS IS TRUE. The Likud Party nut case religious fanatics and billionaires of Israel's right wing extremists have totally dominated our foreign policy for the last eight years (actually more).

(2.) 9/11! This will be the watershed event of America since the Civil War. The depths of this treason are sunk into bottomless hell. The Bush/Republicans didn't just "screw up"; they almost certainly facilitated the event. Literally hundreds of sites on the net are burgeoning with facts, scientific analysis, and hundreds of observations which powerfully indicate this event was not only "allowed", it was ENGINEERED. And by whom? Well, who was in office and who were they answering to? Questions, questions, questions of national/international treason . . .

(3.) Money cow oil wars for America's vampire rich, fought, of course, with our cannon fodder children for Cheney/Halliburton vampires of greed. The gap between the pig, pig rich and what's left of America's middle and lower classes has never been so great. America is now unequivocally a Dictatorship of the Rich, ruthlessly defended (from us!) by what is now an Elite Police State.

(4.) The utter soul selling of America's news media and "entertainment" industry. A few heroes and exceptions prove the rule, but otherwise it’s all follow the money. And the money trail leads where? To the neocon acronyms, of course, that are now America's masters.

(5.) The rape and murder of Mother Nature during the last eight years and trashing of most of our hard and heart won environmental protections is heartbreaking beyond words. It's also a recipe for Homo sapien extinction.

This list, sadly, could go on and on, but the big idea is that as a nation we are dying. This is no exaggeration. Our Constitutional Republic, as stated above, has been in intensive care.

We all know the feeling. The feeling that international vampire elites and religious psychopaths have bonded with American Nazi like fascists to engineer a literal coup d'etat in our country.

We have been living in national chaos and agony since Bush came to power (not in the stolen year 2000 Presidential election, but after the treasonous 9/11 infamy). Bush was in the political toilet "before" the timely 9/11, but then he got to play the game which is finally showing signs of pulling him back into the hell he crawled out of.

May I use a dated word and say that the "vibes" of where we are now are significantly different. You see, I want this piece to be a song of hope. Things are being said all over the net which were taboo before. Are we FINALLY getting our second wind? Are we finally acknowledging that 9/11 was infinite treason? Are we finally acknowledging that our foreign policy has been a tail wagged by the Israeli right wing for the last eight years. Are we finally demanding that we get our media back (in any case, we have the net, so screw this army of Judas').

The United States of America has not only been in intensive care; we have virtually been in a coma of despair, loss, and murder of our children in Bush Oil Wars. We have basically lost EVERYTHING!

. . . but here we still are. Here you are and here I am, still breathing, still fighting the good fight, and suddenly much more aggressively setting the stage for the biggest political/social/patriotic SMACK DOWN of local and international evil for the last several millennia.

There's a good time coming and it ain't so far away.

The seabirds from the continent of justice and rationality are increasingly filling the sky.