Thursday, September 15, 2005

Back with a Vengeance

Okay, I admit it: I have been in a hell of a slump for weeks. I've hardly written anything, and hardly done any commenting on your fine blogs... what the hell is wrong with me?

Well, for one thing, this stuff, current events and all that, is just so overwhelmingly depressing. I live in a world dominated by heartless, murderous liars. They control it, and they're going to keep on controlling it. Republicans. Democrats. Corporate whores at every level. Completely immoral and unethical. Their only goal is to obtain more money and power for themselves. They lie, cheat, steal, and kill to achieve their goals.

Honestly, I don't know which is worse: The devils I've just described, or the blind fools who sustain them. Case in point: the news medias' constant chatter about Bush's popularity dropping in the polls. What!? Since when does popular opinion matter to Bush and the neocons? They do whatever they want, and when election time comes, no matter what the polls say, no matter who votes for whom, they install themselves in office through litigation and vote fraud. Polls? Fuck the goddamn polls! How about writing about the fucking fraudulent elections that have demolished the last vestiges of democracy from this country!?

I swear, the supporters of these world leaders remind me of the poor, sick, sad souls who fall in love with incarcerated serial killers and send marriage proposals to them. If my own eyes and ears are to be believed, then most people in the world want to be abused; physically, psychologically, morally, everything; horribly. Those of us who don't want to abuse or be abused are taunted and subjected to derision, and told we are ignorant, and crazy. "Tin foil hat." "Take your meds." The same old tired taunts are dragged out time and again. We are the misfits because we can see that the emperor wears no clothes, while the supporters of these monsters revel in their Freudian orgy of appeasement of their masters.

As I said, I just became overwhelmed, for the last few weeks, with the madness of it all. Madness that would not be believed if it were portrayed as a story; it is so outrageous. Yet it happens. Again and again and again. And almost everyone loves it. And I go a little more mad each day.

I'm sorry it took me so long to get back in the saddle. But, as story came along that seemed like a good one to get back with, so I just had to write about it. It is the current goings on surrounding the ruling that the pledge of allegiance is unconstitutional.

Ha! Ha ha ha ha HA! Lets begin with a bit of history, shall we? Did you know that the pledge of allegiance was written by a socialist!? Hah! Is that a hoot or what? Dig this, truthseekers (the boldface emphasis is mine):
Francis Bellamy (1855 - 1931), a Baptist minister, wrote the original Pledge in August 1892. He was a Christian Socialist. In his Pledge, he is expressing the ideas of his first cousin, Edward Bellamy, author of the American socialist utopian novels, Looking Backward (1888) and Equality (1897).

Francis Bellamy in his sermons and lectures and Edward Bellamy in his novels and articles described in detail how the middle class could create a planned economy with political, social and economic equality for all. The government would run a peace time economy similar to our present military industrial complex.
The author of the pledge of allegiance was a proponent of a government-run planned economy, the very antithesis of the free market conservatives champion? Ha ha ha ha ha! There's more:
In 1954, Congress, after a campaign by the Knights of Columbus, added the words, 'under God,' to the Pledge. The Pledge was now both a patriotic oath and a public prayer.

Bellamy's granddaughter said he also would have resented this second change. He had been pressured into leaving his church in 1891 because of his socialist sermons. In his retirement in Florida, he stopped attending church because he disliked the racial bigotry he found there.
So, these holy-rolling (and holier-than-thou) religious fanatics who want to force little kids to pray in school want the pope to control the way Americans voice their support for their country!? That is what they consider true-blue American: Papal sanction of patriotic loyalty!

Henry VIII didn't like that sort of thing, and neither do I. I'm glad that judge ruled that the pledge of allegiance is unconstitutional. As long as "under God" remains in it, it is a prayer. Take it OUT of public schools!


Watch 'n Wait said...

Well, that was some damned interesting information. Glad you knew the background. I too want that outta the schools.

Jack Mercer said...


Posted my comment over at NL's.


Sar said...

Shea - I've missed your comments and posts and was a little worried. You're absolutely right about the corruption and deception, and while blogging about it can be individually cathardic, it can just as easily take its toll. Glad to have you back, friend. :)