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Sour Grapes of the Religious Right?

November 5, 2008

Spite and self-righteousness run deep in millions of dark hearts. It isn’t religion. It’s hatred.

Obama 2008 stadiumCriticizing religious beliefs often isn’t seen as fair and that certainly isn’t what is going on here. This writer doesn’t criticize those beliefs, but rather the perversion of those beliefs. The evidence is unmistakable. There is something surprisingly sinister at work in the hearts of millions of Americans that resent the fact that God doesn’t rule the world through their singular and collective will. This observation isn’t throwing stones at everyone within a particular label, nor is this an attempt to judge, but instead serves as a mirror and warning.

Some within the media, like Jo Mannies of the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, hold that the election isn’t final because so many provisional ballots are still outstanding. The nation has gone through this dogma for the last two elections. The reality is that this nation is a Representative Republic. The election is decided by the electoral college. Like it or lump it, that is the process. The idea of democratic voting simply backs up the decision already made, close or not.

The tenacity that millions hold is that they will rule with their collective and holy iron will. While much of the nation rejoices in new political hope of America, the dark underbelly of spite reigns among some of the “most holy of God’s saints,” or at least, so they would say.

economic-slaveryWhat you will see among them are thinly veiled arguments designed to enrich themselves, usually through the sale of some trinket or perhaps a book of dark secrets that only they know. What do they say? “Now that Barack Obama has won the election, one thing is certain… he will preside over the largest expansion of the government’s role in the economy since the 1930s.” One thing is certain: Democrats alone are not responsible for the plight of this country. The debacle that America finds itself in is an entirely shared responsibility of all politicians of the last 40 years. This is no small burden, nor a trite admission. It is a fact.

Some say that Barack Obama is part of a New New Deal that will turn the current recession into a sharp and painful economic depression. They carp about a future of stagflation that already exists. Obama declares a need for sacrifice. There is intense fear as to what that means. Instead, they choose to hold on to the insanity of the last thirty years that birthed this economic quagmire while ignoring the hold that global central bankers have over the entire system of economic slavery. This insanity hasn’t prospered the country, only subdued its’ greatness. The picture is much larger than most pundits are willing to let on.

A recent email in circulation reveals the level of fantasy and attitude of resentment among the right:

“As a business owner who currently employs about 1600 people, we have resigned ourselves to the fact that Barack Obama will be our next president, and that our taxes and labor costs will need to go up in order to subsidize the Obama tax plan. To compensate for these increases, our analysis points to 10-12% fee increase to Customers. This indicates we will need to lay off about 170 of our employees.

This really bothered us as we believe we are family here and didn’t know how to choose who will have to go. So, as a fair approach to all employees, we strolled through the parking lot and found about 150 “Obama in 2008” bumper stickers on employee cars. We have decided these folks should be the first to be laid off since they believe redistribution of wealth will work for them.

We can’t think of a more appropriate way to approach this new business challenge.”

Certainly, corporate abuse and discrimination is nothing new, even if much of it is illegal. This is the attitude that some bitter opponents hold against any possibility of the future. They want to feel in control even if there is little or no difference in the national reality or the politics. The overtones of outright opinion is that singling out those that dare hope for something different deserve ruination. That is nothing less than spite and certainly falls short of the holiness of saints on any level. ~ E. Manning

voting results 11/05/2008

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One Comment leave one →
  1. SimplySam permalink
    February 15, 2009 8:32 am

    brilliant article. it has always bothered me about how so many of us hold a double standard where personal feelings are concerned. that is hypocrisy in my world.

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