Scorpio’s World

Thoughts on Politics, Race, and Middle Earth

“Letters To The Editor”

Posted by scorpiomkm on March 21, 2007

 

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                                Letters To The Editor

 

 j4jesus Says:
March 21st, 2007 at 3:04 am

9-11 was our fault, huh?

 

By the way, I am more than familiar with the greed, hubris and racism in this country. You should not hear me saying that America is perfect. It is not. America cannot solve the world’s problems. In fact, the American government cannot solve most of the problems that we face within our own borders. I simply don’t buy into the “hubris” and dogma that Michael Moore and MoveOn are feeding all of their followers.

  1. More to the point: here is the question that I think you and others must answer: what must happen for America to get itself right in the world.

    And one more thought: (and I could be wrong here) but before you lecture us all about greed, when was the last time you turned on a computer purchased on credit, or put gasoline in a car, or stopped at a coffee shop, or ate out, or bought new clothes or shopped in an organic market or watched television or saw a movie? Greed is not just a governmental thing. It begins at the grass roots level. It’s sort of like Al Gore lecturing all of us about our SUV’s and energy consumption while he flies around on private jets, burns up electricity in his own home and then tries to placate us by saying he’s buying carbon offsets.

    Believe me: I am not one who has bought wholesale into Rush and Hannity and I’ve never even listened to Michael Savage. The problem is that you have bought into everything you hear Michael Moore and MoveOn and Al Franken tell you.

    For example: Rush and Hannity are way off base on the immigration issue and totally misunderstand how the American Dream really works in regards to this issue. The local economy would fall apart where I live if illegal immigrants weren’t here! My suspicion is that they are off base in totally writing off global warming (even though the mainstream media has done an excellent job of shutting down climatologists and scientists who aren’t so sure about it). Moreover, I think that many of my fellow Christians are totally wrong about bans on gay marriage. I also think that the Republican Party is totally off base on its platform on the death penalty. In fact, one of the worst things that may have happened to evangelical Christianity is its life-times one night stand with the republican party!

    I challenge you to tell me something that you’ve heard from Moore or Gore or Soros or MoveOn that you believe they are absolutely wrong about. Perhaps that will help us figure out who thinks critically and who does not.

    Perhaps you should move to Iran. Apparently there’s no difference between here and there. Oh yeah! You couldn’t write these kind of comments in Iran.

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The above writer has responded SEVERAL TIMES <g> to my Blog Entry entitled “Four YEARS and Counting”. I appreciate his/her Comments for to me …. the Remarks characterize a Conservative, Right wing Evangelical approach to how THEY view the world.

 

I thought I’d critique his Remarks to illustrate ‘why’ our nation is in the pickle its in currently, and also ‘why’ the neocon-neonazis have taken us down the Path of Ruin.

 

Point #1: Jesus <g> begins with : “9-11 was our fault, huh?”

 

How ‘911’ entered into all of this I don’t know. But I do KNOW that just as Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel …. so, too, is ‘911’ the last refuge to flaunt Arrogance, Greed, and Nationalism upon ‘those’ who had NOTHING to do with the Events on September 11, 2001 ~ Iraq specifically. But THIS Right wing Conservative Administration USED ‘911’ to trample the U.S. Constitution via “The Patriot Act”; gave to Dick Cheney’s former employer NO BID CONTRACTS worth billions; ignored the principles of the Geneva Convention; created a climate in this country where Arab Americans were now held in suspicion and fear (not to mention the same whose Faith is Islam); and adopted a Policy of Preemption in dealing with those THIS ADMINISTRATION felt were against it.

September 11th has been USED as a deodorant to mask the stink of THIS ADMINISTRATION and those Right wingers that view the world as their playpen. Much as past Colonialist reeked havoc in Africa and Asia. In fact, if you people take the TIME to read “The Project for a New American Century” (PNAC) ~ a neocon ‘Think Tank’ ~ bible entitled “Rebuilding Americas Defenses”, a Document composed in the Late 90s, in it you’ll see where the neocons had designs on Iraq, Iran, and Syria BEFORE George Bush ever took Office! Of Interest, too, the Document proclaims (mind you it was written BEFORE Bush took Office):

 

“In order for our Agenda to take hold of the American People, first there needs to take place a ‘Pearl Harbor’ type incident.”

 

This was stated by Bush’s Buddies BEFORE he took Office, and BEFORE September 11, 2001!! 

 

Jesus then moves on to reiterate how America is not perfect (duh <g>), and how he/she has disdain for the Michael Moore Crowd. But then he enters this:

 

Point #2:  More to the point: here is the question that I think you and others must answer: what must happen for America to get itself right in the world.

 

Getting rid of Bush in less than 2 years will be a great first start. The WORLD ~ let alone our so-called adversaries ~ doesn’t TRUST the U.S. anymore. And while Conservatives, Right wingers, and Evangelicals have ZERO respect for such Bodies as the United Nations ….. such Organizations as the UN form and shape World Opinion! That’s why it’s a real killer to have Conservative Neanderthals like John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador; because that right there sends a chilling message to the world:

 

“We’re the United States, and the hell with the rest of you!”

 

Further, the United States can not continue to treat her Black, Brown, and non-Christian Citizens as Second Class, and yet expect the World to believe that we’re the HOME of Freedom, Justice, and Equality! Because when the Right wingers boast how the rest of the World envies us:

 

“No!” What the rest of the WORLD is doing is WATCHING how we treat ‘All’ of our Citizens!

 

So in Answer to Jesus <g>: Change MUST first occur here at HOME. A change whereby we ‘stand down’ from all this Arrogance and Bullying, and put into place Policies whereby we view the World as Equal Partners in the battle to fight World Hunger, World Disease, World Terrorism, World Poverty, and Global Warming ~ unless there are still a few that don’t believe in such.

 

I’m a Big Time “Liberal” and Proud of it! But whether one is ‘Progressive’ or ‘Regressive’ (Conservative), we’re ‘All’ in the same boat, so to speak!

 

Point #3: And one more thought: (and I could be wrong here) but before you lecture us all about greed, when was the last time you turned on a computer purchased on credit, or put gasoline in a car, or stopped at a coffee shop, or ate out, or bought new clothes or shopped in an organic market or watched television or saw a movie? Greed is not just a governmental thing. It begins at the grass roots level. It’s sort of like Al Gore lecturing all of us about our SUV’s and energy consumption while he flies around on private jets, burns up electricity in his own home and then tries to placate us by saying he’s buying carbon offsets.

Believe me: I am not one who has bought wholesale into Rush and Hannity and I’ve never even listened to Michael Savage. The problem is that you have bought into everything you hear Michael Moore and MoveOn and Al Franken tell you.

Point #3,  Jesus slips into ‘stuff’ I’ve been hearing and reading from the Right wing now for YEARS. Clinton of course is the Right wing ‘bogeyman’; followed in short order by Hillary, Al (both Gore, Sharpton, and Frankin), Jesse Jackson, and of course Kennedy. 

You can almost set your watch to it!!  : )

What Bill Clinton ever did to the Right is beyond me ~ unless one considers a little ‘Blow Job’ as a thing worth Impeachment <g>; or unless the Right STILL refuses to accept the FACT of “Global Warming”; or regarding Jackson and Sharpton ….. the Right will forever fail to recognize Equality for ‘All’ because it’s not in their nature to do so. But for Jesus to equate my desire to own a computer, or put gas in my car etc. as being comparable to say, Chevron ripping me ‘off’ to the tune of BILLIONS is quite another matter!

Owning a computer or putting gas in my car I equate as either NECESSITIES or having a certain Standard of Living. What the Chevrons & Halliburtons do is Excessive Profiteering!

Big Difference!!

And it’s because of this Excessive Profiteering (Greed) by Corporations, and the Benefits afforded them by THIS ADMINISTRATION is the reason I now pay over $3/gal to put that gas in my car; or why we now have glaciers MELTING at an alarming rate; or why our government treasure is deep in the red (thanks in large part to Halliburton); and why the United States has lost more  Citizen Soldiers  as they did citizens on 911:

Greed for the oil that lies under the shifting sands of Iraq!!

See. I don’t have to parrot a Michael Moore or an Al Frankin to REASON things out, OK. Hell, when the first bombs fell on Baghdad 4 YEARS ago I stated that Bush was WRONG! Long before Moore’s Film …. long before “Air America” …. and long before even Democrats had the audacity to Challenge Bush and his “Shock & Awe” nonsense. So to say that I ‘parrot’ or mimic ANYBODY is fanciful on your part, Jesus.

I simply “Write What I Like”

Point #4: I challenge you to tell me something that you’ve heard from Moore or Gore or Soros or MoveOn that you believe they are absolutely wrong about. Perhaps that will help us figure out who thinks critically and who does not.

As stated previously, I don’t have the Moores or Soros or Jacksons or Sharptons or Clintons or ANYBODY do the THINKING for me, Jesus.

Finally, Jesus Concludes with this TIME TESTED Right wing, Evangelical  mantra <g> :

Point #5: Perhaps you should move to Iran. Apparently there’s no difference between here and there. Oh yeah! You couldn’t write these kind of comments in Iran.

                                                                         : )

One thing I’ve NEVER understood with these Right wingers is …. why is it ALWAYS people that DEMAND that THIS COUNTRY live up to its Promises; or DEMAND equal treatment under the Law; or voice Opinions based upon a love for ‘All’ of Humanity etc. that Right wingers invite to Leave America, hum?  : )

Save the Native American, we’re ‘All’ Immigrants to these shores; yet the Right always tell those that resist drinking their Kool-Aid that they are the ones that should Leave!

I’ve never understood that!

It seems to me that if these Right wingers READ a little they would discover that ‘Freedom Fighters’, Civil Rights Workers’, Humanitarians, Freedom of Speech advocates, Civil Liberty advocates, so on and so forth have EARNED the Right to LIVE and STAY in this Country because they are the ones that desire of this nation to fulfill her Promises of Freedom, Justice, and Equality to ‘All’!!

In other words, Jesus : Countless Americans have lived and died to Fight against the type of America you Right wingers wish to impose ~ that is contrary to ‘All things’ truly American or Constitutional!!

So in the final analysis: just WHOM should really Leave these shores, hum?

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