*sings* "My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of... hey wait. 'Liberty' means "do what we tell you OR ELSE!" Yech. What's sweet about being a land of being controlled by a threat and abuse system? hmmph.
I'm going to wander through a discussion of hate, christians, republicans, and despair about America's current situation (yes i do wander, but that's just me). But the real point was that hate won't solve anything...
What a useless, irrational, destructive emotion hate is. Yet people embrace it and say their target "deserves it" as their excuse. I guess they think two wrongs make a right. I was just reading about a hate group, claiming they need to assign "Hitler's Jews" status to some people, because, my gosh, the kids need to be protected. Well screw their kids frankly, and screw them. Kids should be protected from bigoted hatemongers, is who they should be protected from.
I'm glad I'm not christian. Too often I hear people claiming to be just that as evidence of their righteousness as they hate for god. I doubt if there was a god it would want people to hate. Something just tells me that.
Atheist though I am, I seem to have kind and constructive values, while the people claiming to have "good values" are out to be vengeful and abusive to whole groups of people. Why is that? Could it be their holy book encourages awful ideas? -awful male-centric ideas?
It shouldn't surprise me - because it takes mental susceptibility to be a "believer" in the first place - that the republicans targeted the bible belt for gullible "voters" to enlist. (well, they couldn't use ku klux klan people anymore, because they'd been outed for doing that, so..why not use the very same people, just without the sheets? *blink*) (ie, because if you're capable of believing in imaginary things you are told, YOU can be a good republican! That's right.) So America let's just find who to hate. That will make us good. erm, that is the formula you use, right? Okay, well I don't want to be "un-American" then..*thinks of who to hate for god* I hate you.
Actually, I do wish to expand a little… Until the republicans -the rich corporate owners- fully showed what they are about, I always thought people had a basic goodness in them somewhere. I thought all people were worthy, just showing symptoms when they act badly. Surely all deserved to be included. All deserved help. But that view I formed back when America wanted to be a "great society", to end poverty, to include all, and to defend right for everyone (not attack whole countries, saying it just as an excuse). I thought we could be a society that nurtures, and shares the wealth as it should.
But we let the military creeps take control of what we do as a nation. And the republican money-and-control agenda has entirely swallowed what was, and turned all intents to what I can only describe as evil (claiming it is strength, and that good is weakness, now). CONTROL is the only real agenda and end, exclusively. And THIS has convinced me irreparably that humanity is an awful thing. That it's inherently incapable of ever doing better. The passive populace sickens me because they act not to save themselves from ruin and enslavement. If we kill and widow and orphan millions in another country just to steal their oil, they wave a flag for that. They don't act to stop it. It is the people in America that disgust me, much moreso than the few rich perpetrators of such hideous wrongs in recent decades. This place has turned into a right wing shit-hole, which frankly scares me just to be here at all now, and people allowed this.
So, no, I don't see claims of being christian and having values as signs of any goodness at all. if anything, religion is just a tool for social control (that's why it's full of excuses about being poor being the way to heaven...so the rich people can keep the money because you won’t want it through fear of going to hell right?).And religion is used to excuse hate, which seems to be a favorite past time to some horrible folks occasionally.
Oh, and->This isn't "my opinion". I don't have opinions. Opinions are just regurgitated rumor, they're guesses proffered in ignorance; and we should not be so quick to let everyone "have a right" to be wrong like that, for pete's sake. No. I care only for the reality of how things are (even though what I learned is true is detestable..still I prefer not to be asleep under fictional cover. I want to be awake and aware, don't you?) So please - don't refer to what I struggled for decades to uncover as "my opinion", for if I were to hate, I'd hate that.
If I've offended a couple people here, pray for me if it comforts you, but don't hate me. Hate is bad, and ultimately will hurt the hater as much as anyone. I don't hate the people I refer to with such disdain and true disappointment. I just think human beings are animals, predatory ones. And that isn't worthy of eternal life. Perhaps in another 70 million years we'll have evolved into something decent. Beings that don't prey on each other. Beings who don't leave other beings in misery, just to take their stuff. Perhaps. But point is, we are NOT the pinnacle of creation. We are but slugs compared to what could evolve. We are bald monkeys making tools, and acting as such, and that's all.
Well, I don't know about you, but I have lost the will to think constructively of humanity and its problems. And I want to move out of the United States, because it has become evil-natured and ill, and prepared to erupt into violence and despair. I can just feel it in my bones. (Why do you suppose FEMA built all those concentration camps for us? They know what they're causing to happen.) And we the people are just stupid sheep, eating corn chips in our couch dents, while the real controllers of our destiny have only in mind to make of the American populace just another third world nation (cheap workers to use and control by force), in their game of global domination. It's all a shame really though because I always imagined a world government would be a beneficent thing, not a snickering evil big brother with avarice and weapons.
Well, I don't know where to go from here. I keep writing of this as it worsens and unfolds. (Some of you don't know what the 'it' is, or what's so wrong with America, right? Well, pay attention then. That "Occupy Wall Street" movement is the beginnings of revolt, revolt that comes too late, revolt which could have happened democratically, if people weren't so lazy and irresponsible about helping, nay building, their own country.
I don't want to live in a country with civil unrest. Why didn't we fix this while we could?! Now I honestly feel it's too late. or at least that feeling I have grown that humanity isn't capable of doing better stops me from wishing for better any more.
Well, I write of this. But honestly, what do I do with my life now? Do I seek to be a revolutionary? Or just play Mother Theresa helping individuals, and let the larger world unfold as it will? OR should I sit in MY couch dent eating corn chips just as the rest of you? Should I play ostrich with my life because it's "mine"? I do not know. I only know I wish I belonged to a country I could feel proud of, because I don't. And if you're a flag waver, or a redneck who'd say a thing like "if you don't like it you can get out", what the hell are the rest of us supposed to do about you? You're willing blind support of awful is why we HAVE awful. Well.. don't hate me, please. Hate sucks. I hate hate. (<-joke) Peace.
If you'd like to comment,please tell me why to feel good about being part of the human infestation which covers this ball in space.
What does this have to do with being TS? Well, we do have to live in the world don't we? (Actually this post is in response to the link Chloe posted about the "million moms" hate group.)