The images of the American Gods project the opposite of what the prophets (Jesus included) urged: doing justice, loving mercy, walking humbly. But they are our Gods, and we will go down to the dust singing their praise.
Real apologies require real change by the offending party. And they don't include disclaimers. We haven’t changed the way we treat the Native People of this continent, and so we have nullified the apology. I’m sure the Standing Rock Sioux and all the other Native People were not surprised, considering how long they've known us. It’s who we are, we who apologize through the clenched teeth of war-making.
Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.—Luke 6:20 We must talk about poverty, because people insulated by their own comfort lose sight of it.― Dorothy Day Attachment is the root of all suffering.—Guatama Buddha. I am a member of the Global One Percent. I bet you are too. According … Continue reading Wealth and Poverty-A Meditation for Lent Day 16
I wasn't at the Tea Party. I (unlike many of my neighbors) have a job, and had to go to work. Thus I missed the "Obama is a Fascist" signs and even the stranger-than-fiction image of the former next Governor of South Carolina being booed off the stage by a crowd of Greenville "conservatives." Evidently, the … Continue reading Mobile Vulgus: Does the GOP Have Asbestos Gloves?
A Greenville News editorial this morning unveils a dastardly attack by the Communist-Mixed-Race-Usurper-of-the-Republican throne on charities in his 2010 budget outline. It seems that "President" Obama wants to limit the ability of people who make over $250,000 a year by letting top tax rates return to the confiscatory levels of the late 1990's. Many people … Continue reading Obama’s Non-Existent Attack on Charities
Ok, it's official. Governor Sanford has rejected South Carolina's share of the stimulus package, unless he is granted a waiver to pay down the state's debt. It's not surprising, but it is disappointing. The Governor's action opens up the possibility of a constitutional crisis between Congress and the states. As Jack M. Balkin, Yale Professor of … Continue reading Sanford Rejects SC’s Stimulus Money Prompting a Constitutional Crisis