How the hell can we be so damn powerful when this country is full of such idiots? Sure, the country's IQ took a massive jump when Howdy Doody left the white house, but I don't think it was just his fault that we have become a bit of a laughing stock on the global playground. We eat too much, move around less than we take a moment to think, and we believe we are right. All the time. No matter what.
Every good citizen will wave their flags and sing lame country songs full of patriotism when it comes time to "free" the citizens of another country from its overbearing oppressors. (See what I did there? I put quotes around free. Get it, cuz it's bullshit) But, when it comes time to look at the oppressed groups in this country, the one these people actually live in, the only thing you will hear are crickets. For a long time it was black people that got the guff of the our prejudice. Women enjoyed being less than men for a long time as well, a really long time in fact. And Jews...forget about it. In terms of being on the losing end of the stick, they are the Cleveland Browns of social classification. But now, thank God, it is considered naughty to direct your hate at these groups of people. It is this same God that has said that we should not judge, lest we be judged, so therefore we shall open our arms and realize that all are our brothers and sisters. Unless your gay. That is just wrong, God says so. If He says it's bad, than it must be really, really, really bad. He tells us about it in the Bible. You know that book written 500 years after Jesus Christ had bid us his final Adieu, twice. That same book that underwent a translation from original texts, which means succumbing to one group's interpretation. Following that interpretation have been thousands and thousands of rewrites, edits and re-interpretations, all of which were done by people. That's right people. Those nasty buggers that are genetically inclined to put bias into anything they do.
We can't help it, it's who we are.
So, I ask you, who is it that says being gay is bad? God or human?
I am sure some of you will still say God, and that is your right as a human. But what about that part where God says that he is the only one who is allowed to judge? Where does that come in when you are telling Mike and Ike that they can't get married because they are sinners?
And who was it that said that the African slaves were less than human? Or that women were less than men? Wasn't that God too?
God has become less than a deity, he has become a scapegoat. We blame our ignorance on Him. (I am using the royal "we" in this case. I usually blame my ignorance on myself, or public schooling, whichever happens to fit at the time.) I wouldn't be surprised if He hadn't thrown in the celestial towel a long time ago. "Screw you guys, I'm going home."
We have to move on. We must progress. If our country keeps grasping for God and Guns than we have not evolved much from the cavemen who didn't have the understanding of the world that we have and looked to gods to do things like bring rain and used violence to solve disputes. And who the hell are we to tell anyone how to live? This circle of trust deal, where everyone is alright as long as they believe what I believe, is done. So, get your head out your ass and look around. We have gone global and that means different opinions, cultures and religions will be available en masse. I think there was another time in our history when this country was inundated with something very similar. People coming to America to be free, bringing with them all of their different...stuff. The very things which made our country great will make it better and the people that hold on to the past like a leaking life raft will end up like Leo at the end of Titanic.
"Clutch it like a cornerstone. Otherwise it all comes down.
Justify denials and grip 'em to the lonesome end.
Clutch it like a cornerstone. Otherwise it all comes down.
Terrified of being wrong. Ultimatum prison cell.
Saturn ascends, choose one or ten. Hang on or be humbled again."
-The Grudge, Tool, Lateralus