Fortunately I don’t have to live in Texas and get emails like this young woman:
It seems like every day I am inundated with email forwards, usually from church members, extolling the virtues of our nation’s leaders and the current war.
The hypocrisy of it is not lost on her:
What really gets under my skin is that these emails are, nine times out of ten, from the holier-than-thou types who go to church six times a week and spend all of their spare time there as well. The type that won’t let their kids watch the Disney channel because it’s too violent. The type that scold adults for saying “shoot” or “darn” because it’s just a substitute for a “bad” word….They’re the ones that are always sending me these emails about how wonderful it is to bomb cities full of women and children because of a lie. They’re the ones talking about how wonderful the leaders telling us those lies are. And they’re the ones that are blindly supporting a candidate who openly advocates more of both.
Hopefully more Americans and more Christians are awaking to the catastrophic consequences for an entire people. It is incredible that this blatant land grab – frankly akin to the Third Reich’s bloody occupation of Poland – is taking place every day as we speak.
My post about Palestinians and Indians remains as valid today as it was then. One can now make the parallel to Iraqis and Indians, with Americans as themselves, a century later.
It’s a good thing that there is finally hope that the American military will be back in safe hands next year. But there’s a ways to go before Barrack Obama is elected.