Monday, May 27, 2013


My nation is in horrible shape!  It no longer leads the world as a shining beacon.  That position has now gone to nations from which many of our people once emigrated (
Where did all this insanity come from, I have to ask. Why do we think we have to impoverish over ninety percent of the population to be propsperous? The mantra is alway cut, cut, cut -- less, less, less equals more, more, more -- prosperity, prosperity, prosperity.

It's insane! And, I know where it comes from as the ultimate source.

Straight from stupid religion!

I lived under a religious regime similar to what has been foisted off on the American population for over twenty years under a malevolent narcissist by the name of Herbert W. Arnmstrong.

Armstrong hated labor unions. He was an elitist. He believed only those in the top positions, as he determined those top positions, deserved real prosperity. He was class-minded in the extreme and that's one reason he liked Britain and its endemic class system so much.

Religions are predominently hierarchical. There are milder exceptions, I know. But, as a whole, from the Catholics (wherever mother Rome squats, most of the people usually end up impoverished)
on down, it's the elite riding rough shod over everyone below them and living an easy life of mostly leisure and often a lot of adulation from fawning sycophants. Shut up and go along, or else is their mantra. Know your place and keep to it.

Religion wormed its way into control of the GOP, as Goldwater foresaw and dreaded, writing:  "Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the (Republican) party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible problem.  Frankly, these people frighten me.  Politics and governing demand compromise.  But these christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise.  I know, I've tried to deal with them." 
They have since achieved overwhelming control and any wisdom men like Eisenhower Goldwater had disappeared and is still disappearing. It's a party of unthinking fanatics with a creed that paralizes rational thought. Like a screaming holy roller preacher they hurl their bombast at any and all, vouching for unsubstantiated and totally ridiculous absurdities any thinking individual would recoil from.

Too many Americans no longer think. Like us former Worldwiders, they soak it all up and regurgitate it unthinkingly. The pat answers of smaller government, cut spending, lower taxes become a hypnotizing mantra that gets spewed forth like a torrent. Dogma rules! Reason need not apply!

Cutting myself free from the insidious slavery of religion rescued me from continuing to waste my life on an illusion. As long as my nation continues to let the illusions of the religious-minded control national affairs, we will continue to descend into a morass of destruction and despair.

I wonder if it is already too late to stem the tide.

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