Saturday, June 10, 2006

The GOP Gawd That Got Us Here

I've decided to highlight a GOP Aryan Gawd at least once a week. Starting with that deep thinker and lance for liberty - John Ashcroft. (Excerpt from a marvelous website noted below)

John Ashcroft

Much like the Nazis in Casablanca, John Ashcroft enjoys a good song -- as long as people remember their place.

Even before September 11, Attorney General John Ashcroft was a disaster waiting to happen. An evangelical fanatic with an agenda, Ashcroft was a man with a dream, or perhaps we should call it a vision, or perhaps it would be more accurately described as an undeniable mandate from God.

After sitting Senator Ashcroft lost his seat to a dead man, Mel Carnahan -- the first time in history this has ever happened -- President George W Bush decided to elevate Ashcroft from his indignity. The collective cringe could be heard all across America, from women, gays, blacks, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, supporters of civil rights, doctors, people who enjoy having sex, Methodists...

And if there's anything worse than an attorney general with an apocalyptic messiah complex, it's an attorney general with an apocalyptic messiah complex at a time when infidels have declared a holy war on America.
And if there's anything worse than THAT... it would have to be an attorney general who writes inspiratational songs and forces his staff to sing them daily, an attorney general whose father anointed him in a messianic ritual when he took office, an attorney general who drafted the biggest rollback of individual rights in American history and is already planning a sequel...
Jesus Loves Me... But I'm Not So Sure About You


In the post-September 11 environment, Ashcroft decided to inspire his Justice Department employees by starting each day with song. But such godless standards as the "Star Spangled Banner" just wouldn't suffice. Ashcroft wrote his own song, "Let the Eagle Soar," and forced his hapless subordinates to join him in a daily caterwaul of defiance to such outmoded concepts as "separation of church and state":
"Let the eagle soar,Like she's never soared before.

From rocky coast to golden shore,
Let the mighty eagle soar.
Soar with healing in her wings,
As the land beneath her sings:
'Only god, no other kings.
'This country's far too young to die.
We've still got a lot of climbing to do,
And we can make it if we try.
Built by toils and struggles
God has led us through." (I can hear ISIS saying, "It ain't ME Babe ..take credit for your own death and destruction.)

Some verbatim quotes from the Church's teachings include:

"The spread of oriental religions and the occult in America has brought with it an increase in demon possession similar to that reported formerly by missionaries on foreign fields. All too often there has been too little teaching in this area."

"All believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever."

"The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. At that time many in the nation of Israel will recognize and accept Him as the Messiah, the Savior who died for them and all mankind."

"The Assemblies of God calls youth and singles to refrain from all forms of sexual intimacy until marriage. Such actions would include prolonged sessions of kissing, words of unique expression, actions of intimate caressing, and partial or total nudity."

When interviewed by a British paper, an anonymous Justice Department lawyer summed up her objections to this cruel and unsusual practice thusly: "Have you heard the song? It really sucks."

Yada, yada... more at http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/john-ashcroft/

(While Ashcroft was standing down for 9/11 and following orders not to fly on that day - because there might be a terrorist attack by a guy called Bin Laden) -

Not satisfied with the most sweeping police powers ever granted to an Attorney General, Ashcroft set his flunkies to work drafting "PATRIOT II," also known as the "Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003," a vast expansion of the vast expansion of his powers. The Justice Department's wish list for PATRIOT II would enhance domestic security by:

Dramatically loosening restrictions on secret government surveillance of citizens, including on phones, e-mail and bank accounts.

Adding a "deport at will" option allowing the Justice Department to circumvent inconvenient immigration laws.

Expanding terrorism investigations to allow the Department to revoke the rights of anyone within about six degrees of separation of an actual terrorist act.

Criminalizing the use of encrypted e-mail.

Increasing the list of federal death-penalty crimes.

Allowing the government to desecrate the graves of deceased victims of terrorism without permission from families.

Restricting access to information about corporate pollution and environmental crimes. This would, incidentally, not only prevent private citizens from researching toxins in their backyards but would even restrict the ability of local governments to get information about environmental crimes in their own neighborhoods.

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11 Feb 2002
Ashcroft's office confirms that U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft did indeed say, "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you." They appended a claim that this statement is taken out of context, but does not explain in what type of context such a statement might be appropriate or not highly offensive.
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The GOP Gawd seems to be one devoid of conscience, honesty, integrity, kindness or peaceful intention - quite the opposite of the Prince of Peace.

Given the glaring discrepancy between the Jesus I know and the murdering, bigoted, lying
GOP Gawd - I'll take mine. I would however like to know how on earth ordinary human beings (which we ALL are) got to thinking they could:

a. speak for God

b. instruct God (God Bless America)

When did that happen, when did it start, because right there - right then - you lost your heart.
Your soul then followed and your integrity too, right into the GOP darkness - a veritable stew.
It is not too late to be real. It is not too late to speak. Just think of being ten years old, and remember your cheek, the real reason you came here to be all you can be - not a cardboard cutout of a Bush brownshirt bee.

Now next time one of these hate filled bullies for Bush start up - call them out and call them down - bullies are cowards. They abuse our community to distract from their treason.

And please darlin, BE YOURSELF, in this world of brainwashed, nonthinking, fundamentalist Islamic AND Christian terrorists - that alone - is an act of revolution.








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