Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Upside Down World
“The ‘religious right’ is neither”
They call themselves Christians, but what they are doing is completely unchristian. Their actions speak louder than their words.
As the liner notes to the Jim Wallis’s book “God’s Politics” proclaim, “Since when did believing in God and having moral values make you pro-war, pro-rich, and pro-Republican? And since when did promoting and pursuing a progressive social agenda with a concern for economic security, health care, and educational opportunity mean you had to put faith in God aside?”
"Now everything’s a little upside down, as a matter of fact the wheels have stopped, what’s good is bad, what’s bad is good, you’ll find out when you reach the top, you’re on the bottom." - Bob Dylan "Idiot Wind"
That understanding which considers irreligion to be religion and religion to be irreligion, under the spell of illusion and darkness, and strives always in the wrong direction, O Partha, is in the mode of ignorance.
Intelligence in the mode of ignorance is always working the opposite of the way it should. It accepts religions which are not actually religions and rejects actual religion. Men in ignorance understand a great soul to be a common man and accept a common man as a great soul. They think truth to be untruth and accept untruth as truth. In all activities they simply take the wrong path; therefore their intelligence is in the mode of ignorance.
Republicans are the ultimate flip-floppers.
FLIP: culture of life
FLOP: culture of death
FLIP: war as a last resort
FLOP: pre-emptive war
FLIP: no child left behind
FLOP: no child's behind left
FLIP: "The Clear Skies Act"
FLOP: fills our skies with pollution
FLIP: media information
FLOP: is media misinformation.
FLOP: is irreligion - meant to divide people with wedge issues, fear, and hate.
Up is down. Everything is it’s own opposite:
-A botched war is:
OPPOSITE a good re-election issue for the people who started it
-Money only flows from the rich to the poor
OPPOSITE instead of people who spend money, to the people who have money
-The greatest threat to marriage is when gay people get married
OPPOSITE rather than when other people do not
-The White house protects us
OPPOSITE by blowing a CIA operation
OPPOSITE means that the government spends more
Republicans strongest argument for the '08 elections are that Democrats want to "cut and run."
But the are hypocrites, because they have:
CUT the funds for the strengthening of the levees and then
RUN from the responsibility for their breaking.
CUT the taxes for the rich, and
RUN up the deficit to maximum proportions.
CUT school funds and
RUN from their failed schools.
CUT the funds for the troops and
RUN from the responsibility for 2500 dead and 40,000 wounded.