Saturday May 25, 2013
False Prophets of DoomKen Ramey Salem-News.com
Bluster and an angry countenance mixed with false prophecy is a poor excuse for truth. But it can be effective propaganda.
(PASO ROBLES, Calif.) - The similarity of Republicanism and the preachments of its Holy See which sets the goals of the “Party of God” is quite astounding.
Evangelism appears to be at the core of Republican political schemes that exhorts radical personalities; Russ Limbaugh, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, etc., to further its cause. Virtually all Republicans are cowed by its demands to encourage its base that constitutes the core of the Tea Bagger Movement, falsely represented as “The American People,” which it is not.
Just as is the case with THE NEW TESTAMENT which preceded, if it was not coincident with, the development of the Gospels, The Party of God is replete with its contingent of presumed prophets who pretend to know what they do not, and who play upon the credulity of worthy bearers who they manipulate through the media by unfounded doubt and fear.
Geo. W. Bush was a disciple of Evangelical influence during most of his two terms, as he proved time and again, until Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans proved to him that “Jesus in his heaven makes all right with the world” lacks the force of truth others convinced him was true. The pity is, now that Bush is gone, the Holy See continues to push the same buttons, just as does the Vatican which controls the papacy.
John McCain was nothing to brag about as a campaigner until he was given lessons by Republican pros, after which there was a noticeable change in his presentations of doubtful veracity which implied truth by his forceful demeanor, proving that is not what is said but how that wins points. But John met his Waterloo when abortion seemed less an issue to him than it does to Evangels who threatened to disown him and forced him to accept Sarah Palin [of fundamentalist fame] as his running mate, a women the Holy See knew it could control if not John McCain. John’s demeanor when he preaches his party’s Gospel now appears more obsequious than before.
Au contraire, Russ Limbaugh seems to have assumed a position of authority which, although some Republicans have spoken against him, have also been forced to recant instantly by the Holy See. Party Leaders are the priesthood and prophets who do as they are told when proclaiming to the public what the Holy See claims as Gospel. And, if we judge what and how the Priesthood speaks, it should be obvious that with the Republican Party anything goes.
Consider the similarity between Republican politics and the ceremony of a religious service and it ought to be clear that the rhetoric is intended for the Choir [believers] rather than for the entire congregation, many of whom don’t attend regularly. Preachers may prophecy all they want, but often what they say is what they would have us believe is true rather than what really is.
To make televised threats in an angry manner [just as John McCain was taught] implying that “The American People will get even in the fall elections,” is false hope not a reality, unless we allow ourselves to swallow the Republican line of propaganda And, if the passage of Healthcare Reform is an indication, the people will resent the attempt by Republicans to rescind it. Bluster and an angry countenance mixed with false prophecy is a poor excuse for truth. But it can be effective propaganda, as the Holy See knows only too well.
The passage of the Health Reform Bill in spite of the rude and callous shouts of Republicans ought only to convince the people of how desperate is the Republican desire to regain the power they lost. Keep in mind that 300 years of struggle ended the Reformation in favor of reason in the 18th Century when Protestantism and America forged to the forefront of Nations. We must not go back as Radical Republicans would have us do hoping the lessons of the past are already forgotten.
Passage of the Healthcare Reform Bill Republicans say is wrong and ought to be rescinded before it is even giving a chance to prove itself. In my opinion a more suitable parallel is that of the death of a loved one after which no life-altering decisions should be made for at least six months or a year, if necessary, to avoid making emotional and regrettable mistakes.
Give this Bill a year to settle in. Republicans in states which are trying to rescind it by ballot-vote are simply striving to commit citizens for self-gratification contrary to logic and the better judgment of those who, as I say, should avoid making life-altering decisions before they are emotionally prepared do so.
Only by patience can the benefits of this Bill eventually be known.
It would be a shame to waste its possibilities for all to satisfy Republican representatives who want to regain power rather than share it.
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