Fuck Your God

"Hey, you have your religion in my politics" "Hey, you have your politics in my religion" Two tastes that could be great, just NOT together. Let's discuss how religious zealots are ruining the spirit of the United States and trampling your rights for the sake of their own god.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

"Chuck" currently resides in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. While he finds organized religion and their fanatics to be morally bankrupt and power hungry he also believes in the Constitution and our Bill of Rights which allow all of us to believe in any god we choose and the ability to worship in any manner our selves feel to be correct and good and right. So long as we respect others' rights to do so as well. The latter concept being foreign to most religious folk.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Is Hope Still Springing Eternal?

Hope: n. A feeling that what is wanted will happen. To want and expect, longing.

They say that hope springs eternal. Well, for the last several days, Paris has been burning. So have her suburbs. Young people from the ghettos of this beautiful city of lights have lost all hope. Their government has let them down. What have they to lose?

New Orleans drowned in the wake of a monster hurricane. A storm forcast days in advance. Unrelenting winds watched by a nation. Yet the poor remained in her path with no hope for survival. Let down by a government established to protect them. A government Constitutionally obligated to protect them. Their government let them down.

Faith: n. Complete trust and reliance.

Both of these governments had the faith of its' citizens to protect them and stand up for them. These governments let them down.

Love: n. A deep affection or liking for someone or something.

What has stood and is protected by government is personal gain and wealth. Money. While citizens riot and drown, government officials obtain wealth and prestige and power, letting their citizens down.

Where are our priorities? Where do people really fit in this picture? Apparently only to get votes or wealth or for the retention of power. Well, I'm not all that hip on the political meneuverings in France, but I am a little familiar with ours, and it doesn't look good.

Who gives these politicians power? We do. Who votes with very little investigations or attention? We do. And we ought to be ashamed. G.W. Bush claimed moral high ground. Look where his morals have gotten him. Indicted aides, indicted leaders in the house, leaders in the senate stand suspect, a vice president that stands suspect, his own closest aide stands suspect, and he has lost, himself and for our country, immense respect. And the greatest loss for our country is hope. Hope for a better future in our own country and outside of it, as well.

Today is a sad day. This week is a sad week. At least we can have faith that the country we love will get better. Someday. When this boob is gone.

Have a wonderful week.


p.s. Shame on you Texas. Will you ever dispose of such bigotry and hatred?