...Operation “Blame the Fags” kicks into high gear.
Take a good look at the news Republicans. A looooong fucking look, because at no real risk to yourself (which we know is just how you like it) you have been given a great and rare gift for which others have paid a terrible price.
I'm dead serious when I say that in New Orleans you have been vouchsafed a glimpse into the future of your deepest wettest dreams.
Behold, the Ownership Society...
Mile after mile after mile of society free from the strictures of Evil Government tamping down on the natural creativity of the people.
A society of Rising Tides raising all boats.
Where evil, Welfare programs like Social Security that keep people lazy are eradicated.
Where there is no slack built into the system at all. Where the Bottom Line is improved to its logically absurd extreme as expensive redundancies like people have been pared down to nil, salaries have been cut to poverty-wages, at the same moment the whole Earth depends on just-in-time delivery of every good a service.
Where business is finally completely free of all of that meddlesome government interference to pursue its own brand of morality unmolested.
Where the Ultimate GOP Reality TV Show plays itself out 24/7 on every channel. Where the poor – especially the black poor – are penned in and fight it out for the survival of their loved ones...so that you can cluck your tongue, crack open another cold one and mutter about “Those people” being nothing more than “animals.”
Where an armed citizenry has access to all the guns it needs to protect itself from “those people”.
Lots of guns.
Lots and lots of guns.
OK, does everyone have a gun now?
Fine; let’s proceed.
A society where no Evil Liberal judges are around to stop the citizenry from administering a little rough justice.
Because every now and then “those people” need to be taught a lesson they’ll never forget.
And that, you despicable maggots, is and always has been the naked face of your Utopia.
Once it was called King Cotton.
Then it was called Jim Crow.
Now it’s repackaged as the “Ownership Society”. Where, apparently, if you’re the Owner of a Ship and that Rising Tide comes ripping through, you’ll float off to safety and a warm, dry cocktail hour.
And if you don’t happen to Own a Ship, well isn’t that just too fucking bad.
Maybe you’re just not fit to live.
A tinder-dry world where every uptick of the price of oil and every flap of every bird's wing strikes ominous sparks, and yet the fire extinguishers have all been hocked by you idiots for a few hundred bucks in tax cuts.
And when the light snaps on too suddenly, and the moral roaches who are delivering your Promised Land of armed, white enclaves are caught out in the open, bare-assed naked in the act of behaving EXACTLY as you were all fucking well warned they’d behave – on the environment, on Iraq, on Social Security, and now on the Gulf Coast – well whatever shall we do?
Start the countdown clock.
4...3...2...1...Hey, I’ve got an idea. Let’s Blame the Fags!
This via AmericaBlog
Friday, September 02, 2005
Lead religious right group promotes theory that God wiped out NOLA on purpose
by John in DC - 9/02/2005 05:21:00 PM
Geez, this is from the American Family Association's propaganda organ AgapePress. It's one thing when some nutjob says this, it's another when the American Family Association, one of the LARGEST and most powerful groups of the radical right, gives those nutjobs air time.
Rev. Bill Shanks, pastor of New Covenant Fellowship of New Orleans, also sees God's mercy in the aftermath of Katrina -- but in a different way. Shanks says the hurricane has wiped out much of the rampant sin common to the city.
The pastor explains that for years he has warned people that unless Christians in New Orleans took a strong stand against such things as local abortion clinics, the yearly Mardi Gras celebrations, and the annual event known as "Southern Decadence" -- an annual six-day "gay pride" event scheduled to be hosted by the city this week -- God's judgment would be felt.
“New Orleans now is abortion free. New Orleans now is Mardi Gras free. New Orleans now is free of Southern Decadence and the sodomites, the witchcraft workers, false religion -- it's free of all of those things now," Shanks says. "God simply, I believe, in His mercy purged all of that stuff out of there -- and now we're going to start over again."
The New Orleans pastor is adamant. Christians, he says, need to confront sin. "It's time for us to stand up against wickedness so that God won't have to deal with that wickedness," he says.
Believers, he says, are God's "authorized representatives on the face of the Earth" and should say they "don't want unrighteous men in office," for example. In addition, he says Christians should not hesitate to voice their opinions about such things as abortion, prayer, and homosexual marriage. "We don't want a Supreme Court that is going to say it's all right to kill little boys and girls, ... it's all right to take prayer out of schools, and it's all right to legalize sodomy, opening the door for same-sex marriage and all of that."
Go ahead, Moderates, and try to tell us that that you’re shocked that in five, short days the Christopath Taliban who run your party have found a way to blame gays and the rest of the Usual Suspects for a hurricane.
Or that this despicable scab of a human being doesn’t speak for you.
Or that Democrats are all just as blahblahblah.
And then kindly go fuck yourselves with the largest, sharpest farm implement you can find, individually, collectively and concatenatedly, because you voted for these lunatics.
You were warned and warned and warned again and again and again...and you just wouldn’t fucking listen would you?
And while there is a special place reserved in Hell for drunken idiots who plow their Caddy’s through crowds of innocent people, giggling as they die, and then stagger out of the car swearing it wasn’t their fault, there is a special, deeper, hotter place reserved for those that tossed the drunken, giggling idiot the keys to the car in the first place and said, “Go ahead. You drive.”
Take a guess which bunk you’ll be sleeping in until the end of time?