. . .is that this evangelical meme about a Christian god ordaining and constituting our government isn’t harmless, and it doesn’t put “Country” first. It doesn’t even put Americans as people first, much less our government.
And John, since you and everyone who speaks on your behalf keep bringing it up, let’s talk straight about it. The ideological Christian control meme now active in government power isn’t just about controlling government but lives and minds and bodies. Indoctrination, thought control, censorship. Captivity, yes, and even torture. Never mind the immorality of torturing terrorist prisoners, what about domestic torture, of wives and teenage daughters and worst of all, little innocent children, even small babies, both physical and emotional? Many suffer and some actually die as a result of such dangerous, dominionist beliefs being glossed over with lipstick!
Calling that faithful or loving or godly or Christian or principled or prolife is not straight talk. And it certainly isn’t “leaving the families and children alone” and unmolested by politics or ideology.
Yet this week you, all by yourself, the original maverick who would rather lose an election than go against your family values, patriotism and principles, YOU, sold out your hard-won position of trust for your own ambition to be elected president, without properly vetting your second-in-command.
Let’s talk straight now. I’m a good American mom, small-town background, smart, experienced in education and public service, much like Sarah Palin, right? You do appreciate all women like us, not just Sarah Palin? Then here’s some diversity of advice not driven by party. I saw signs of this Christian control ideology in Sarah Palin’s background in just one morning of quiet reflection, on August 2. (see my words from that date below, just as they first appeared under this essay toying with the wild idea of Palin.)
Except this divine intervention storyline isn’t harmless. . .
[refer to] the Christian control meme: “. . . a series of posts examining the Christian control meme as semi-pornographic advice online and off, advice on spanking with love, no — that spanking IS love. And that love is control, shown through an elaborate system of limits and consequences. And that the child’s resistance is natural; expect it and prepare to subdue it early and often. Beat it out of the children you love, show them who’s boss every minute of the day and night. This is divine commandment and the more ritualistic and intimidating, the more memorably painful, the more thoroughly it breaks the child’s spirit, the better.
Love is thereby defined as power, absolute control by any escalating means that crushes challenge to authority of any kind.”
It translates to a form of self-deluding political power over other people including friends, family and of course foes, that simultaneously corrupts the believers into hurting the receivers — meaning that it literally hurts real Americans right here on earth in both human and divine terms.
I’d argue that if there is a god and he indeed has loving plans for his human creations, we’ve clearly been lied to and set up by sinful self-serving mortals from the beginning of time about what it is and how it’s supposed to work.
In America this wicked reality used to be seen mainly in church, you know, corrupt televangelists and . . . cult child abuse, etc. So if you could stay out of that — and you weren’t in any [minority] class Church resented and terrorized — then you were reasonably safe in secular society with the Constitution and the rule of law.
But now this divine dominion, paternalist pugilist meme has amassed great secular power too, apparently generated from this same conviction that one’s power must be untouchable because it is divinely bestowed.
God obviously wants me to win, because I am winning.
As I wrote, [Alberto Gonzalez’ hatchet-woman Monica] Goodling’s victims and what happened to Terri Schiavo [shamefully, shockingly fed by Christian control-meme men at the highest levels of government including Bill Frist and my state’s governor Jeb Bush] are recent example of secular power directly hurting individual humans.
Now look at the private Palin family fight and how it connected to her public power. Her own husband “is employed as an oil-field worker and fisherman” without legal or political qualifications of any kind, yet apparently as her First Gentleman he was all OVER this story. . .
Whatever actually happened to the state trooper and his government supervisor under Palin, it’s plain to see that it didn’t happen the way good government and American justice is meant to work, with transparency and due process and civil rights for everyone involved:
With a righteous WALL between anyone’s personal-family power and public governance power.
So the real threat to all we hold dear as Americans, is now a paternalistic, working class-pandering, gun-toting, moose-killing, code-speaking, militaristic, cop-warrior, tension-racheting, testosterone-saturated tough-guy Christian Soldier army animated by absolute belief that god made everything on earth for them to control, including all the other people in or out of church who won’t just salute and obey, and then, that god blesses the telling of whatever lies seem necessary to keep the plan working.
And now the responsibility is all on you. You have elevated the Embodiment of such dangerously unAmerican beliefs to the very threshhold of the White House, created a Golden Calf (er, Moose? Pitbull?) these ignorant, brutal, woman-child-and-truth-trashing tribes are thronging to adore.
So why couldn’t you see it, John McCain? Maybe you need to take some time alone in the desert (Arizona, say) to be very sure you haven’t been tempted again, to betray America in return for your personal survival?
Repent now. Your time draws short. If you win, you lose, and so does the country and people and principles you love. Which would mean it wasn’t really a miracle but a temptation, right? You say you’ve lived through the worst and doing the right thing is easy for you now. So do it, John McCain. Save the nation you put first and spare innocent children, not just their lives but their freedom to think and learn independently, to believe or not without being forced and held captive and beaten, to live yes but also to love and pursue happiness in this great country we ALL love.