My Bleeding Brains

October 21, 2009

in regards to pat buchanan

Filed under: Uncategorized — eeplebert @ 6:51 pm

I’ve read and posted a link (on fb)  to a rant from a right-winger, whingeing about how ‘traditional’ views are being wronged. It would be possible to agree with him if he weren’t so blatantly exemplifying what he’s attempting to decry.

It’s about time someone pointed out that for whatever reasons, bad, worse, or just random chance…

Bu$hCo co-opted the Religious Right for their ends. The country, the world, and the citizenry aka We The People voted for change in massive numbers.

Whether or not the Religious Right is to blame for bigotry or backwards thought, it’s gonna get lumped in with ideas that are outdated.

This is all because they let themselves get dragged along for a worthless, useless war that’s plundered our economy, killed thousands of Americans and untold tens of thousands of Iraqis.

On the other hand, everyone’s playing the typical anxious impatient American, probably to everyone but most notably to President Obama.

We want our change NOW, they seem to be saying. All of ’em. Doesn’t matter if they want the troops home from Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Germany, if they want Gay Marriage and Equal Rights, or if they want an end to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

If traditional fundamentalist Christianity gets stepped on in the process of all these changes Whose Time Have Long Since Come, well then I, for one, won’t be losing any sleep over it.

Fundamentalist Christianity has been an embarassment to itself for a long time. I remember fellow churchgoers, back in a former life when I was among them, saying that they didn’t even wish to be identified as Christian, just rather ‘religious.’

For Pat Buchanan to rail against the ‘abandonment’ of traditional values could be amusing if it weren’t sad. We’re evolving. As individuals, as a society, as a nation, and our laws and customs are coming along for the ride.

I believe it’s time for all of us to be asking of our elected officials, the talking heads on teevee and radio, and journalists of all stripe from blogger to professional correspondent.

“Which side are you on?”

If you’re anti peace, love and life, get your ass in the back or get right with the consequence of being run over by Us.


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