Monthly Archives: September 2021

You’re Scared: A Million Americans Could Be Dead by Christmas

You’re scared. A million Americans could be dead by Christmas. You might be one of them. One of them might be your child. Your mother believed you when you said the vaccine was dangerous. It turned out you were the dangerous one because now she’s dead. Your grief made you dig in deeper. You still swore you’d not get vaccinated. It is humiliating to be wrong, even harder to admit it. You’ve lived your life as a good son, a great dad, a decent soul. You meant no harm — and yet, in your wake, there is a path of such misery, sickness, loss.

I love you. I won’t give up on you. I believe you meant well. But now you have to stop, surrender to the good that is still inside you. It’s not too late. Let me help. I have heard you. I have listened to your arguments. I ask now that you listen to my answers. Listen! You know me — I never do what I’m told. I know how much those in power lie to us. And I’ve lived my life rebelling against those lies.


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The Republican Crazy Train: Republican Jesus is Having a Difficult Time

As mentioned in my post from September 8, I feel that racism has been strongly conflated with evangelical Christianity, although that topic was not directly addressed in any of the sources that I found for that post.
As it happens, such a source was in my newsfeed today – an article entitled “The Unmaking of the White Christian Worldview,” by Robert P. Jones (…/the-unmaking-of-the…/ar-AAOWWJr…).

In my earlier post, I reasoned that despite contradicting basic Christian values, the racism manifested by the Republican Party was a natural fit for racially anxious, White Christians. Such Republican Strategies as “The Southern Strategy,” stoking racial anxiety by invoking “The Great Replacement Theory,” or misinterpreting “Critical Race Theory,” in order to demean it, all fit this pattern. The article by Robert P. Jones, who was raised a White Southern Baptist in Jackson, Mississippi, discusses and explicates these issues.
In the article, Jones discusses how he was raised to think of Jesus as being similar to people like himself – a White savior of a White culture which was superior to all others.
Thus, other worldviews were less worthy of serious consideration, or lofty positions of power, according to their thinking, which still persists among many to this day. However, Jones also points out that the percentage of White evangelical Protestants in the United States is falling precipitously, having fallen from about 25% of the population just a decade ago, to 14.5% in the latest polls – and thus the title “The Unmaking of the White Christian Worldview.”

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Inspection- The Permissive Party v. The Spoiled Brat Party

Inspection The scene is classic. Take junior to the store. He wants a candy bar. Maybe parents are worried about his teeth, his diet, how spoiled he might be becoming, but the parents gently say no. It will spoil your dinner.

By Ken Carman

We have candy at home, your older brother will just steal it from you, your ugly fat ass will get bigger… OK I just added the last for fun.
 Well, the son starts to have a tantrum, The whole store can hear him. Other patrons have to step out of the way as his wails bust eardrums, shatter squashes and make cashiers double scan things. The customers don’t notice until they’re out of the store, and say to themselves not worth going back in.
 The parents just wait for the tantrum to stop. No threats. No nothing.
 Junior raises the noise level. Smashes his fist down on cartons of eggs. Pushes over other patrons carts. Runs under the skirts of elderly ladies and pulls them down in front of everyone.
 Parents wait for the tantrum to stop. Maybe say nice things. Maybe give in. Maybe promise something else. Still the tantrum continues.
 The kid is much of the right, too many Republicans, a lot of MAGAS, those who dare to call themselves “Conservatives,” certainly the terrorists of January 6th. Read more

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