Monday, October 11, 2004

JFK v W: Confessions, Part II



I'm sure you can find lots of coverage on the debate if you didn't watch it. I thought it was great! Kerry finally grew a pair and said what needed to be said. Bush, on the defense, pulled out the "L" word through his ramblings... Liberal.

But when it comes to the choices of a tax and spend liberal verses a no tax and spend fiscally irresponsible "conservative" which would you rather have?

Also, using the threat of "Big Government" Liberalism exactly which administration enacted the Patriot Act?

Is history repeating itself (not talking 'bout Florida)?
While I know Bush is a fundamentalist, it concerns me how much of the era of Jesus he's actually historically familiar with, incidentally the world of Rome. The Christian conservative movement is so fond of making the United States analogous to Rome in the sense that "even Romans didn't legalize gay marriage." How different are we, really? Rome was a great cultural, philosophical, and political Republic. When war ravaged the lands near Rome, their Senate's power was usurped and total authoritarian control was given to the Caesar (Julius, if memory serves). The Justification? National Security. He swore to keep Rome safe. For this promise, the Roman people relinquished their freedom. Once Paul (the world's first Catholic who at one point was a Jew named Saul) reached Rome delivering his bastardized interpretation of Jesus's reformed ideas of Judaism. At this point, all hell broke loose. That's basically it. Of course, there were crusades, Popes, inquisitions, holocaust, plagues, war, etc. So, why are liberals so outraged? Because, we, as educated peoples* understand what fear and manipulation can do to a society.

*Many Christian Conservatives (not Fiscal Conservatives like myself) believe that the educational system in this country is filled with Liberals who teach only to spread their liberal agendas like the theory of evolution. Of course, the fact that education and science in essence contradict Fundamentalism's blatant denial of fact may have something to do with it.


"I defended your right to life. Now, go die for your country in the Middle East."

So, Mr. President, since you're so proud of being a compassionate conservative, can you please look directly into the camera and tell me how compassionate can conservatives really be?

  • Death Penalty, even against the mentally ill... Check
  • Forcing a woman to birth a child of incest... Check
  • Forcing a woman to continue with a life threatening pregnancy... Check
  • Calling away our National Guard to defending another nation... Check
  • Forbidding legal marriage between two people who genuinely love each other... Check
  • Guzzling all the Dinosaur fuel without researching alternatives... Check
  • Denying healthcare to your people... Check

3 Comments:

At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well - guess I'm done with your site......nice and brainless......thanks for the memories.

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger Darren said...

I'm sure you'll check back quite a few times to make sure someone commented on your comment though.

 
At 4:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually - I LOVE it and agree wholeheartedly with every point! Well done!

I am so damn tired of this whole election. It is a choice of the lesser of 2 evils - although I have been growing new-found respect for Kerry the more I read about his past (certainly more than Bush with his past!)

 

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