- CRITTER TALK
by Mark Bear
Do they care that the FBI interviewed Flynn at the White House several days after Trump was sworn in, and does it bother them now that they know for a fact that Trump KNEW about Flynn discussing sanctions with Russian diplomats before he – Trump – was even sworn into office?
My guess is – based on comments I see in social media – that it bothers them little, because for these people it is all about ensuring they get to promote their theocratic agenda. That’s right! The very antithesis of what Jesus – the God they say they worship – advocated while on this earth, according to the very Book they claim they believe!
But don’t let that stop them, huh?
Betsy Devos – crusader for privatizing public schools and implementing subjective “Jesus based” education is more important, because then those White Evangelicals can have THEIR WAY in education versus objective truth. They can say, have only creationism taught versus the very well supported notion of evolution and natural selection. And if the students don’t like it? Well that is easy! Go to your own school – labeled charter.
Oh I know, you will call it choice, but then again, if you happen to take the time to research the matter yourselves, you will find the real term to describe this is “forced obsolescence.” Don’t believe me? How about Devos’ comment on “learning disabled kids being a drag on the system,” and Trump agreeing? DO tell me: What IS Devos up to with that comment? Kicking kids out of school because they have a learning disability? Seriously?
One must then ask about the well established fact that Trump KNEW for several weeks about Flynn’s discussing sanctions with Russia even before being sworn in? Either Trump is NOT the bold decision making, terminating CEO that these White Evangelicals used to justify casting their vote for him, due to his delay in terminating Flynn, or he is ignorant and does not know what is going on in his Administration. It really is that simple folks!
Again: I find myself wondering how these White Evangelicals feel today knowing all of this? Knowing that Trump believes in unquestioned authority from the press as stated by Steven Miller -his counsel – as stated on national television. What was it Miller said, “People will learn not to question the President when it comes to these matters?” Seriously! Has this administration not heard of judicial review?
So evangelicals, was it worth your vote? Seriously? Oh wait, I know; the Supreme Court! Yes, that was the rationale you folks used in order to cast your ballot for Trump. What was it you all said as White Evangelicals? Oh, I know: We aren’t electing a “Spiritual Leader.” Point taken! But then again, you surely demanded a specific kind of spirituality be present in the last President, and even though he had it, you continued to spread lies, myths and rumors in order to delegitimize him. Simply put: you slandered that man!
How do you feel now that Trump is trying to argue the Courts have no say in his Executive Orders? How do you feel now that Trump has signed over 48 Executive Orders since he got sworn in, while the previous President was bashed by your crowd when he signed one out of necessity? Why is it you folks persist in having a double standard? Can you not see it yet? Are you that blind? Here let me assist.
This, from the very book to which you profess your belief:
“The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place. He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price.”
Do you happen to know which Book, Chapter and Verse that is from? Daniel, Chapter 11:36-39.
And you folks had the audacity to question MY spirituality while I supported the past President.
Me? Well you will have to forgive me, but I am feeling mightily vindicated! I didn’t buy into all the propaganda and lies about the former President spouted off by the current one or conservatives, nor did I ever buy into the notion that “I wasn’t electing a spiritual leader” as justification. Why? Because I know there is a wall which exists – or is supposed to – which separates religion and politics!
As the great and rationally minded theologian, Henri Nouwen once said,
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“For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women, and men to be loved.”