As I was reading my morning news/blog feed I found a great post done by Greg at the Goon Squad called “Maybe This World Is Another Planet’s Hell“. It contains several quotes that reference the insouciance of Sheople, in general, and points out the obvious truth that it is the highly insane who run things. Greg credits My Favorite Quotes – Insanity for many (maybe all) of the quotes. The entire post is really good and I recommend it highly. It truly expresses my same rage and misunderstanding of why Americans are so incredulous about how they are used to finance the evils of corrupt and murderous freaks, all-the-while keeping their mouths shut (For WHAT? in hopes of getting a good missile building job???).
I have hinted at the hypocrisy I have witnessed from those who gain from this Military Industrial Complex, protected by their chosen job (which will be there as long as the Empire exists). Those friends are not alone for there are others, calling themselves “loving Christians” (at least when it comes to white Americans with a similar political stance), that defy logic and rational thought when considering their claimed beliefs compared to what they (willingly or not) support that defies that very belief. I wonder what it takes to make the jump with one’s personal understanding of the Christian concepts of love, peace, joy, long-suffering, etc, to being able to believe , support and SPREAD the lies that kill so many innocent people (especially the children… MOST especially because we are Killing Innocent People For “Made-Up Crap”), defying those very concepts?
Do you think that Chris from Empire Burlesque may be on to something when he quotes from Johann Hari?
Imagine if, an hour from now, a robot-plane swooped over your house and blasted it to pieces. The plane has no pilot. It is controlled with a joystick from 7,000 miles away, sent by the Pakistani military to kill you. It blows up all the houses in your street, and so barbecues your family and your neighbours until there is nothing left to bury but a few charred slops. Why? They refuse to comment. They don’t even admit the robot-planes belong to them. But they tell the Pakistani newspapers back home it is because one of you was planning to attack Pakistan. How do they know? Somebody told them. Who? You don’t know, and there are no appeals against the robot.
Now imagine it doesn’t end there: these attacks are happening every week somewhere in your country. They blow up funerals and family dinners and children. The number of robot-planes in the sky is increasing every week. You discover they are named “Predators”, or “Reapers” – after the Grim Reaper. No matter how much you plead, no matter how much you make it clear you are a peaceful civilian getting on with your life, it won’t stop. What do you do? If there was a group arguing that Pakistan was an evil nation that deserved to be violently attacked, would you now start to listen?
…[This] is in fact an accurate description of life in much of Pakistan today, with the sides flipped. The Predators and Reapers are being sent by Barack Obama’s CIA, with the support of other Western governments, and they killed more than 700 civilians in 2009 alone – 14 times the number killed in the 7/7 attacks in London. The floods were seen as an opportunity to increase the attacks, and last month saw the largest number of robot-plane bombings ever: 22. Over the next decade, spending on drones is set to increase by 700 per cent.
What kind of disconnect does it take? How can one go worship the ‘Prince of PEACE‘ every Sunday (or, everyday, as you should, IF you are actually a “Christian”). We have had the peanut gallery of Christianity support the murderers and belittle the peace lovers to an extent that I don’t even recognize Christ in America’s Christianity any more. From every appearance, we are really just a Jewish extension of the War God they seem to emulate and follow (or, at least what their Zionist controllers worship). We have allowed the religious fools “leaders” like John (The Snapper) Hagee , Jerry (“married to a prostitute“)Falwell, Pat (“diamonds are a preacher’s best friend“) Robertson, and no telling how many wannabes of them spread all throughout America, to equate their end times fear rhetoric with their never-ending support of Zionism (under the guise of The Rapture).
Sickening that so many could be duped so badly, but that, in essence is exactly what today’s American Christianity has become… duped by charlatans that openly DEFY the teachings of Christ, using His name as they do so. (I know, I know… “You’re Church isn’t like that!”)
If it isn’t, it is either you don’t realize it or it will be soon. They all end up that way. It is all human run. That is what humans do… screw up the things of God and make a man-made kingdom with a God in their likeness (not the other way around). Organized religion is the scourge of the Earth. Individual believers are not.
Back to Greg’s post, he references Mark Twain’s “War Prayer” and the history behind it. It occurred to me that many of my friends, relatives and others may have never read or heard this before and I think it is one of Twain’s best works (it apparently was so revolutionary that he was afraid to publish it until after his death, which for Twain was incredible within itself). He felt that his family would be in danger if he published it sooner:
It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spread of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun; daily the young volunteers marched down the wide avenue gay and fine in their new uniforms, the proud fathers and mothers and sisters and sweethearts cheering them with voices choked with happy emotion as they swung by; nightly the packed mass meetings listened, panting, to patriot oratory which stirred the deepest deeps of their hearts, and which they interrupted at briefest intervals with cyclones of applause, the tears running down their cheeks the while; in the churches the pastors preached devotion to flag and country, and invoked the God of Battles beseeching His aid in our good cause in outpourings of fervid eloquence which moved every listener. It was indeed a glad and gracious time, and the half dozen rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness straightway got such a stern and angry warning that for their personal safety’s sake they quickly shrank out of sight and offended no more in that way….
If you have never read or heard the entire thing, please click below and listen to:
It isn’t very long and is wonderful.
Now, back in 2001, just after the “attacks” on the WTC, my small community had a candle light vigil at the city park (I may have referenced this here before, I dunno). There were many churches gathered (perhaps the biggest crowd I have ever witnessed at this small park). Several hundreds of people, anyway. As is the case with most of these types of events, we had the preening banty rooster preachers falling all over themselves to offer the best “War Prayer”. It was evident immediately, that the war bandwagon was assembled and all of these “leaders” were on it and insisting that their “flocks” get on board, too.
I have never heard such “protect America”, “provide vengeance” rhetoric in my whole life. The entire time (HOURS) I was standing there and I kept waiting for it: for the prayer that Jesus demanded from His followers to pray for our enemies. I waited and waited and all I heard was the same old America Number 1 crap and that we needed to get back at those Muslims/Terrorists/Murderers.
I even waited as my preacher got up there to give his prayer and it didn’t happen. No One would pray for the enemies.
Now, I thought this to be very strange at the time, because I was under the impression that Christians actually did and preached what Christ told them to do and preach. I was an “assistant pastor” (yes, egad) and well-studied in the Bible (many translations and an extremely in-depth study of the original languages), so I thought that anyone and everyone would believe that the Prince of Peace, you know, actually PREFERRED peace over war. How stupid I must have been.
So, me and my radicalism decided that it would be ME to finally do it.
You could have cut the tension with a knife when I was finished (about a 45 second prayer, consisting of, basically, “Lord, you changed me, so why can’t you change them” type of prayer). To bring peace and harmony to the evil-doers (this, at a time that I still believed the “official story” about how those evil Muslims killed so many of out wonderful, Christian people…).
And, what gets me most today, after all these years, is that these very same Christian types still hold the same hatred towards people who had little or nothing to do with that event.
Those Muslims DID NOT demolish those buildings with the obvious demolitions that were used. But us wonderfully, loving Christians of America don’t seem to care one way or another. They could have told us that it was the Smurfs attacking us and we would gladly arm the Nuke ourselves.
It is the most difficult thing for me to understand about my fellow Christian citizens.
On a personal note: there is a company locally that does this sort of drone stuff. I have family members who seem put out that I won’t go “talk to them” about a job. But how in the hell can I? How can I become what I preach against? How could I let myself become one of the ones that are willing to ignore or defy what they believe, just to make a buck?
But that is what it is becoming in America, folks? If you want to excel, hard work doesn’t do it for you any more. You must be “smart” enough to “get on board” with the system. You MUST drop any illusion to actually mimicking the one that you use in Name, but deny in character and understanding, and join the bomb makers to “save lives” (as I was corrected the other day when I told my father-in-law that I couldn’t work for people who were killing innocent children).
You see, we must kill those little towel headed children to be able to say we save our kids lives.