Sunday, January 28, 2007
Recent Items, Jan. 27, 2007
Melinda Gates has announced and begun to take a more active and up front role in the Gates Foundation charity activities. That could be a good and commendable thing, raising the status of women in the world among other things and putting her personal stamp and that of herself as a woman on the foundation activities. Hopefully highlighting and working on behalf of womens issues.
But then it all depends on who Melinda Gates is working for. Is it Bill Gates who has, in his long climb to the top stolen so much from so many, because if so she can only make restitution on behalf of his soul, and possibly here soul, by returning to them that which was stolen from them.If she is working on behalf of the republican party, and the holocaust they are causing now she can never make enough restitution for the extreme amount of damage they have done throughout America and the entire world. If she is working on behalf of her church, the catholic church, my church, she will never be able to make restitution for the papal complicity between the church and Hitler and the Nazi Party and the almost countless dead who fought the war and the almost countless dead from the Holocaust. Or the papal complicity with the republican party and the holocaust they are causing now. Though I wish her great luck in relieving suffering and death, I am somewhat skeptical of her motives. Time will reveal all...it often does.
I have since my undergrad days been and become an ever stronger advocate for women's issues. Women and children cannot be separated, whenever women benefit in this world children also benefit. Call it whatever you like but whatever is done for the benefit of women is done in equal measure to benefit children. And the OPPOSITE IS true in equal measure.
The lives of women and children are inextricably intertwined and bound together. As women are kept in the second class, or is it third class status so to in equal measure are children. Any one who attempts to separate womens welfare and childrens welfare is doomed to fail both. I say this because more than ever in the USA that exact thing is taking place and it is being done by the so called Pro-Lifers who prove themselves at every turn to be merely Pro-Birth, as they do nothing for the life and welfare of either women or children in their fight to save the embryo/ fetus while at the same time ignore the welfare of women and children.. In their war they do nothing for women or children and that is quite clear.
God in His infinite wisdom has made women the primary caretakers of children. That is one of my firmest beliefs. Those who keep women in their perpetual second/third class status keep children in a perpetual second/third class status. This is something all male dominated religions do, which is to say all religions that I am aware of. To me, that is without any doubt one of the greatest sins of mankind and will continue to be as long as it persists. And when, if ever, the second/third class status that women have been and are forced into ends, all mankind, meaning all men will have achieved and satisfied what is quite possibly the greatest task that God has set before us as human beings. Moreover, the concept of Pro-Life in it's widest sense and fullness of meaning will be accomplished. We must fight against the FORCES OF DARKNESS that prevent this from happening. The Sermon on the Mount speaks to this in a most clear way. I believe that is the fullness of meaning embodied in The Sermon... Clearly, to me, 'do unto others' means all others including women, children, muslims, jews, buddhists etc.etc, exactly that and ALL of that.
Confucius, Hilel, Jesus and the Prophet all spoke so clearly about this idea that it's meanig requires no interpretation and allows no interpretation.
The so called Pro-Lifers, don't know the meaning of Pro-Life, in the meaning of the word or the concept it seems to imply. The must have gotten the word from the likes of Karl Rove, George Bush, Dick Cheney or Adolf Hitler all of whom are the architects of the disasters that have befallen America and the world. Rove, Bush, Cheney, the republican(or rethuglikkkan) party and all their voters and their supporters in Big Religion(radical right wing evangelical FUNDAMENTALIST Jihadists that they are) including the white southern confederate states baptists(Robertson and Falwell ad infinitum) and the popes both previous and current of the catholic church, my church, ( and I want it back from them and their minions), are the very ones who are committing the corruption of mixing religion and politics which is forbidden by Jesus and by our cherished U.S. Constitution, now badly shredded by Bush and the rethug party and the aforementioned minions. As I was saying these people either don't understand the meaning of Pro-Life or are using that term in a very narrow and selective way, which may be the case.
To them Pro-Life may/must mean really only Pro-Birth and nothing else. While to me I regard that term in a much broader all encompassing way. To me Pro-Life means doing whatever one can to promote a culture of life for ALL PEOPLE and the plants and the animals and planet earth. While to them Pro-Life is used in a very narrow and self selective way/meaning, namely, meaning only Pro-Birth and nothing else. Which may/must be the case.
Since they seem to all support the rethug party, clearly the political party that uses the term in it's most narrow meaning. Because the rethug party is without a doubt the Pro-Death party. In fact they are Pro-Death in it's widest meaning, including the death of everything but the embryo/fetus. The rethug party is only Pro-Greed toward money and political power and embryo/fetus's.
That must be why I have misunderstood the so called Pro-Lifers because they are really only Pro-Life/Pro-Greed as far as money, political power and the embryo/fetus are concerned. As are their staunch supporters in the catholic and white baptist religions.
If that is true and all things point to that as being true, then I finally understand their actions.
But I totally disagree with them, I think of Pro-Life as an all encompassing concept and issue.
I think of Pro-Life as an all encompassing concept and issue. repeated for emphasis
I deplore and abhor the killing of people, women, children or the planet for nothing more than their unquenchable thirst and endless Greed for money and political power. This is what they mean when they(Bush41 and Bush43 et.al.) speak about their desire to freeze us all into their "A New World Order" which is to force us all into their idea of what the world must be/become.
The light may sometimes dawn slowly but it does dawn.
At least until the rethugs, catholics and white baptists end all life because of their desire to make their rapture come true.
So be it. The battle lines are drawn and I am not on their side, in fact I am diametrically opposed to their thinking. The repubs, the Pope, the catholic voters and the white baptists are all FUNDAMENTALIST JIHADISTS and nothing more because of their Pro-Birth and Pro-Death and Pro-Greed agenda and mindset.
Their is no room on this planet for the FUNDAMENTALIST JIHADISTS of any religion but God put them here and He is infinitely wise. So they must be here for a reason. Mayhap their presence is a 'test', an obstacle, a task God has placed before us, one which we must overcome/ defeat in order to earn the right to enter His Kingdom. God gave us all free will, which is that each of us has the right to make our own choice. For those who would deprive us, each of us, the right of choice they then are guilty of denying us all of our God given right to choose which is the same as taking away from us our God given soul.
Any who would take away our soul must be minions of the Darkness, not purveyors of light, the light of God. The endarkenment is clearly upon us and all about us here in America, with their false promises and guarantees of wealth and security. They are making promises that they cannot keep and thus are misleading. Security must be EARNED, it cannot be guaranteed under the cloud of fear that they themselves generate. Fear mongering clouds mens minds, strips us of our freedoms of choice and thought and therefore takes our very souls from us.
Whatever God, the good, merciful and loving God that I believe in has planned for them I know not. All I can say is that come judgement day I'm glad I am not in their shoes and won't have to answer for their actions.
Kind, humble, gentle, always respectful and freely giving(with no evangelizing/proselytizing) religion is capable of accomplishing such a huge amount seemingly unlimited amount of good in this world but actually often goes far astray and actually accomplishes so little. In fact it often as now adds to the damage and chaos in the world just as it is doing right now via it's support of the republican party; despite the fact that Jesus and our Constitution forbid the merging of church and state.
Many of my favorite people are not religious at all and yet many others are. Some of my favorite people include Jimmy and Rosalind Carter, Bill Moyers, Phil Donohue and his wife Marlo Thomas, Danny Thomas, Jim Wallis, Noam Chompsky, George Lakoff, Afif Safieh, Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzales, Jon Stewart, Stepehen Colbert, Keith Olbermann, Lou Dobbs, Jack Cafferty, E.J. Dionne, Fr. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church in Chicago, Mark Shields of PBS, Geoffery Nunberg, Norman Finkelstein, Lisa Randall(physicist), Schwarz&Green(British physicists who invented String Theory), Edward Witten(Princeton physicist, Institute for Advanced Study, Brian Greene, Richard Feynman(physicist), Lise Meitner(physicist), Ramanujan(self taught mathematician, extraordinary) Paul Wellstone et.al.
PRAY FOR PEACE
May God save us all from the aforementioned who work for the forces of darkness and thus have themselves BECOME THE FORCES OF DARKNESS.