Monday, April 11, 2011

Are Republican Politicians Un-Christian?

It's amazing to me how ultra-right Republicans swaddle themselves in the cloak of religiosity and Christianity while promoting policies that are the exact opposite of what Christ preached in the New Testament. Anyone who has read the New Testament can see clearly that Christ was on the side of the poor and downtrodden and had contempt for the rich and powerful. Verses like 'It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God' (Matthew 19:24) well illustrate what should be the 'Christian' attitude toward the accumulation of wealth. In the book of John, Christ drove the merchants and money changers (the Jewish version of our banksters) out of the temple. Christ was a true revolutionary who fought against the rich and powerful and paid for it with his life.

Here we are 20 centuries later and Christianity has become the religion of the upper classes. It is used to justify all kinds of unchristian, anti-poor policies. There are even famous Christian preachers who assert that God wants everyone to be wealthy and that riches are proof of your devotion. Hypocrisy has always been a major feature of organized religion but it has been raised to an art form by the current Republican party. The party that preaches family values fights to the death for tax breaks for the wealthy but has no problem proposing massive loss of benefits for middle class families. They see nothing wrong with cutting medical care for the indigent and slashing budgets for public schools while proposing tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of the population that would be just another step in their massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the wealthy.

It's too bad the average American is so brainwashed by Republican propaganda that they can't see how inhuman and unchristian are the policies supported by the current ultra-right Republican party. But I guess it's not surprising when you consider that almost all media in the country are controlled by only five huge media companies and all five of these corporations are owned or run by conservative Republicans. There has been a class war going on in the country for many decades and it seems that the wealthy have finally won. They control the media, the Supreme Court, and most of Congress. If the average American voter doesn't wake up from their political coma very soon, their freedom will be gone and they won't even realize it.


Blogger Janice's Blog said...

Go get 'em! Looking forward to reading more blog posts!

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