BY: Marceline Donaldson
I heard a sermon a few weeks ago preached by a person who could be called a politician. He tried to recast these current political events as purely political and not evil. I should have been amazed, but I simply wondered why I had chosen that church on that particular day to hear such a message. It was christianity being preached with a small “c”. The kind most of us practice, which allows us to keep silent when we need to speak the truth. to no longer even know what is truth and to obfuscate when we need to speak and act out of the clarity of our convictions. To go along to get along because our sense of moral outrage and correctness has been numbed by our need for that which will not satisfy who we really are……
My biggest disappointments in life have been those times when a clear lack of a clear and sure moral compass, when it was most needed, has been displayed by the society in which I live; those times when I have been taken back to a parallel time – like now – to the times of McCarthyism – which shows we have learned negative lessons from history. We interpret what we see “through a glass darkly”and think we are seeing the new heaven. We seem to need to be “important”; to be “accepted”; to not be pushed out of our position in life that we have achieved by our “striving” and for which we have paid a heavy price. We will sacrifice the very ground on which we stand for those goals.
Remember Joseph McCarthy – remember the Rosenberg’s – remember all of the people whose lives were sacrificed at the same altar that those historical times are now bringing back to us via those who inherited the tools of evil that existed then and are using them today.
I have not been surrounded, most of my life by those society calls murderers, thieves, rapists, liars. I have been surrounded by “strivers”. And now, with Donald Trump as president, it is clear this country is full of such “strivers”. How few have come out to speak truth. How even fewer have called out the evil being constantly pumped into this society. How many could withstand the onslaught that comes from being cut loose from your moorings because you took that one brave moment and spoke truth, -yet some still do. Why would speaking truth cut you off and cause a huge upheaval in your life? Why would it not bring you the status of hero? What it does bring to those with that strong moral compass is very indicative of the moral health of the society in which we live.
When and if you do take a stand in this current society, those who connect to you, who take some of their identity from being your friend, who see you as a part of their group and therefore as a part of them become threatened by you and can only recoup by trying to sink you to show how unlike you they are and how unchanged they are and how they are still willing to lie, cheat, steal, oppress in the name of whoever is in power – and that can even includes members of your family.
Now – today – you have the chance to reform. It is time to come out and condemn bullying – lying – cheating – stealing – oppressing others for your own advantage – in other words, you have a chance today to speak the truth about these United States and about the world in which we live. If you don’t, that world will be changed and not for the better.
We elected a man as president of these United States who is a bully. A man who lies, cheats, steals, and who will use whatever he can to be the most powerful person in the world. And when I say “we” – Russia may have manipulated for him to gain more votes and put their strength behind helping him become president of these United States, but millions of plain, ordinary Americans voted for him. And why? Because he promised he would single you out and make you and your kind “better than”? That he would maintain and increase the racism, sexism, homophobia, and all the rest that has existed in these United States for generations? And in return you would turn a blind eye to his robbing you blind because you need that “better than” status more than you need a fair and equitable country in which to live? Because you need to know that the brown-skinned person across the street is less than you? Because you can brag about living in a country which excludes and diminishes those whose religion is different from yours? And on and on and on because that is the only thing Trump has promised you and the only thing he has delivered to you and will continue to deliver to you as long as he is president. He has promised to deliver evil! He has promised to accept you and your contribution to his administration if you engage in evil for his sake! He has made all kinds of promises which all come down to increasing the wealth of the wealthy; increasing the power of the powerful; …………………..(.add your own comments to finish this sentence.)
I was totally appalled at the progress of a part of his entourage. There was the ‘First Lady’, Melania, at a school talking to young impressionable children about “bullying”. And what were they doing? Looking in their laps at pictures of this First Lady – nude and half nude – http://bettina-network.com/blog/archives/2572 – prancing around airplanes in practically nothing – lounging on beds in pictures that some sex magazines would not print without blurred spots? I am sure you know the scenario. If you don’t, take a look at the pictures in the above link which were out in public view long before Trump ran for president and which circulated the country during his campaign. And still you voted to bring this family into the White House as role models for your children and mine.
She went into the schools talking about bullying. With what credibility? Was she bringing the issue up before our children so they would understand and avoid such tactics or was she teaching them hypocrisy and how to do one thing – live one kind of life – and come out in the light of day talking another. A woman who lives daily with a bully and has supported him with her words and actions. This is who you wanted talking to your children about the evils of “bullying”? One who used a bully to move herself up to billionaire status and has arrived as First Lady of these United States by marrying and tolerating and promoting a bully while doing whatever she needs to do to keep herself sane? This is your role model who you parade through your schools for your children to see and listen to while they ogle her half-nude pictures?
How the mighty have fallen.
Who was Donald Trump’s mentor – besides his father who clearly was a bigot and was arrested at a KKK demonstration – try reading this New York Times article – https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/us/politics/donald-trump-roy-cohn.html
Mentored by Roy Cohn – a notorious and feared New York attorney who was Joseph McCarthy’s right hand man. Who helped to bring much pain and suffering to many in these United States who the McCarthy hearings accused of being “Communist”.- Mr. Trump has now taken one of his mentors tactics and has shown he has no loyalties nor anything approaching a substantial set of foundational ethics by now moving completely to the other side with those same “Communists” apparently having been used to get him elected president of these United States.
It is not accidental that Gorka brought up the Rosenberg’s in his attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton. Destroying the Rosenberg’s and sending them to the electric chair was a part of the tactic that promoted Cohn and his crowd and is the inheritance of Trump and his crowd. If at once you succeed you don’t have to try again you only have to push ahead and move the world into the image that most lets you live like Vladimir Putin, only without the downside Putin now faces. And now comes a reliving of that time, only this time with Trump as saint paul, Cohn in the jesus seat and Gorka and his crowd working to bring in a 2017 form of McCarthyism to project and increase their money and power and the American people allowing all of it to happen as long as their jobs, assets, status as “better than” are safe.
It is time to wake up America and live out your claimed beliefs. Live out your Constitution. Put the quality of life – the equality of all – ability to provide for everyone without having a billionaire crowd growing at the expense of the homeless and others on the margins about to become homeless.
All of the moneys being spent on the foolishness we are now seeing acted out in front of us by White Male Northern European ancestry Americans needs to stop. Oops, not quite. We do have some hangers-on from other groups to disprove that rule – let’s not forget the African American Ben Carson, and others like him. Strivers all!
It is time for the windows and doors of this country to be thrown open and the fresh air of humanity, compassion, equality, love, grace, and all the rest be let in and not be closed off and only allowed to a small and smaller group. The thugs and criminals who keep this country in chains are not who you want in charge.
We need an America whose soil does not grow and support and strengthen such people. I don’t know what happened to them that they pursue such a way of life, but that really does not matter. What matters is their choices in life were evil. The lifestyle that they chose is evil. Their ability to corrupt others is evil. They need to be called out on all of it and removed. The hate they are spewing – the choices they are making ——
It is the personification of evil and different from the sermon I heard a few Sundays ago about labeling this “politics” and not “evil”. It was certainly not a Christian sermon – it was a sermon from the soul of a religion spreading very quickly and calling itself “christianity”. It is the call to follow this god they are promoting as “christ” and ignoring the evil intrinsic to this kind of “politics.” The small letters are not typos – they are intentional.
Stand up and be counted here America. This is your country and you need to take it back and put it in the light. Take it out of the darkness settling on all things American and with that darkness spreading fast. The same group which promoted and supported Jos McCarthy and his brand of anti-communism is around Trump. Their heirs are alive and well and trying to take this country down the same road.
You don’t have much time because one defense Trump has is to start World War III and I have no doubt he is capable and would rather see that happen than to traverse the road he set for himself, which will be hard, painful, a total embarrassment and payment for his past sins in the public and corporate arenas.
We will be in the middle of nuclear warfare without even knowing what happened. You will be standing in the street with your skin turning to mush and your eyes destroyed and your entire body in excruciating pain because when you had the chance to stand in the street for justice – for equality – to be passionate about a political experiment called the American Way you were among the missing. You went about your day as normal, you did not want to be involved. You wanted others to stand up and take the pain of working hard and sacrificing their lives so you could live in peace, harmony and without extreme environmental changes and so your children could grow up and replace the Trumpians and McCarthyism.
How is that not spreading and being a part of the same evil you are seeing played out in the news everyday? Everyone has a part. Choose yours wisely because your day of reckoning is coming also. Remember the story in scripture about the sheep and the goats? Each day you choose which one you are becoming and each day you take on more of the characteristics of your choice. – and at some point it is too late to change and make another choice – you and yours simply will have to live with the choice you make today, no matter how small.
This is not political – this is evil!!!!
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