Saturday, September 12, 2015


The fact that political ignorance is sweeping our country should not come as a surprise, but it does. I can identify several factors that contributed to this dumbing down of America. In addition, I can easily trace it to its source using the adage made famous by Bernstein and Woodward, “follow the money”. A few rich people joined the church to use the media to turn America into the equivalent of a huge grades school level classroom. This is turning out to be a lethal combination for our Democracy “of the people and by the people”. They have corrupted the minds of the people. Huge media empires and equal huge mega churches with hundreds of thousands of members have coalesced into a massive machine with one message. That message is, “hate the government”. We all hear the message but fail to ask ourselves one simple question, “Who will guide society if we the people don’t?” Of course, the answer is obvious, “They will”. The Koch brothers and your ministers and priests will tell you what is right and what is wrong. We should reject this out of hand by you right as individual human beings to guide your culture and society. Look at how the structure of a “church” formulated. Each church is a culture or society in and of its self. I lived in a primitive village and watched as the Pentecostal church corrupt their Mayan culture over a period of 20 years. This was the second corruption, the first being the Catholic Church hundreds of years earlier. The simplistic nature of the corrupt made it easy to follow. To go to heaven, you must be a good church member. To be a good church member, you must please the minister. To please the minister, the man in the family must donate 10% of your earning as meager as they were and the women must obey the men. Moral guidance boiled down to believing only members of “their” church could go to heaven; of course, everyone else was condemned to hell. The moral punishment was to ostracize those who did not go to that church, which is extremely effective in a small village of 1,000 people when the chairman of the village was the minister. You might say they are primitive Mayans; therefore, they know nothing.This is not so. I just heard a young man in the United States tell me that he really didn’t like George Bush, but his Priest told him to vote for him. The same young man said in Colorado, where he had recently visited, that everyone has guns so nobody steals anything. He had his friends didn’t know what the expression, “shrinking middle class” means. I didn’t bother to ask them why productivity was increasing per workers and wages were falling. They gave me a dumb look when I asked them when they decided to be straight and not gay. They all knew the constitution is a Christian document like the Bible and tells them they can own guns. It says nothing about paying taxes or public schools. One young man told me that if they cannot have guns then the police should not have guns. We have all heard these ridiculous and inaccurate things. I have made a mistake by treating them as education failures, but the truth is they are the result of the success of the church and the Koch Brothers education. If you don’t believe this, let me ask you when is the last time you heard a politician stand up and say he did not believe in God or guns or before the last few years one that thought gays should have equal protection under the law? Better yet, why do you think setting educations standards is a diabolical political act? URL: Comments Invited and not moderated

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