PETA folks create vulgar campaigns using Jesus and parallels animal cruelty to slavery. War protesters scream and shout at our soldiers, spit in their faces and mistreat them upon arriving home safely to their families from a war. Bush protesters called him the Antichrist and used foul language and explicit imagery on clothing. Where was the outrage and the name calling? Where was the government’s and media’s label of extremists? Is there such a thing as Left-Wing Extremists, or are there just Right-Wing Extremists? With all this talk about fairness I am left a little confused regarding this double standard in behavior and hypocritical satire.
So, who do I think I am to believe in Truth, Justice and the American Way?
I am just a mom, trying to raise a boy into a man. Men seem to be scarce these days.
We have come to a time in our lives, as a society, where we have to let go of egos and fears in order to hold on to our existence. We have to let go of party lines to hold on to our civilization. More importantly, we have to let go of our insecurities to secure our values. It is time to let go of politics and to regain our principles.
Everyone is so busy trying to categorize themselves into a specific group (i.e. gay, straight, black, white, Republican, Democrat) when the reality is that none of these groups are relevant in the absence of liberty. Without liberty there are only two groups, US and Them! Once the completion of total government control is final we will realize that we will have ourselves to blame, only it will be too late to do anything about it. We have already devalued human life, lost privacy, about to leave behind our freedom of speech and have recently come pretty close to being robbed of our guns.
Call me crazy, but there are quite a few Amendments involved in those issues. I remember seeing a Tea Party sign that read, “If you ignore your rights, they will go away”. Now, outside of stating the obvious, this truly encompasses the situation we are facing as a society. We are being manipulated into thinking that losing these liberties is for our own good. This message was packaged and delivered flawlessly while the American people did not hesitate in buying it, unfortunately without having read its active ingredients. So, I hope it tasted good going down. We will “pay” the consequences as will the politicians that support it.
The joke will not be on US.