The problems that we are dealing with today are because of the consistent misrepresentation of the truth as well as the filthy rich targeting our society’s weaknesses with a false doctrine towards their true aim of a permanent gain of power and authority. I remember hearing author and ex-New York Times Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Hedges saying that “Jesus didn’t come to make us rich”. But the prosperity doctrine which most Christian denominations consider heresy, has infected a large portion of the Evangelical Church, the Mega Church Pastors and especially the TV Evangelists.
The oligarchs and the Christian Right has taken this pseudo-religious teaching and has used it to justify every vile deed they do. Republican politicians have even been saying that the pollution problem that we have doesn’t matter because Jesus is coming back and is going to fix everything. So it’s like the polluters or corporate America don’t have to obey the law, they have a god given right to sin or do any damage as they see fit – after all it is ordained by the almighty! That’s a great move for a cheap lawyer, but it shouldn’t hold court in our minds.
These predatory pastors, politicians and oligarchs have set the stage for their version of morality and especially their prosperity, while destroying the lives, freedoms and communities of everybody else. This propaganda and false teaching has put everybody else between a rock and a hard place and the country itself in a spinning downward spiral of resources of any kind for the majority.
One of the problems of note that I have been dwelling on is the plight of the marginalized white American that has lost their wealth from the deindustrialization of America and has been left in a vacuum of despair. One thing I have learned from life is nature abhors a vacuum and will fill it with something. I think that many of the marginalized poor, white Americans feel locked out, without hope and they can’t even look out for themselves because of accusations of white supremacy. Most other races and societies have a good club or group that they can cling to for moral and emotional support and vocational advancement, for the common good of their community.
Ex-President Trump and his gang of goons didn’t help the matter but made it worse by not calling out white supremacy groups that have inflicted harm and intimidation during his Presidency. He also participated in racially-charged name calling, describing other groups in unflattering terms especially during his worst periods of harsh treatment of refugees. It has left a stain on our nation’s moral integrity. Trump most of all left a terrible example on how a citizen and especially how an American President should act. Sorry for this judgment but I don’t think he did anybody any favors but himself, which is a continuation or at least a inside look at the moral failings of the richest and most powerful among us.
It is a true example that if we don’t start to truly give everyone a fair break and try to bring work and meaningful job opportunities to everyone, I feel that sometime someday we and especially the marginalized will suffer the consequences of the bad behavior and schemes of the richest and most powerful among us. They use our weaknesses, biases and sometimes carnal nature to divide and attack, while our marginalized are at a point of vulnerability to their words because of the stress and strain that the oligarchs have caused in their relentless pursuit of the accumulation of wealth.
We need to know where and how our problems are generated and together map out a plan or corrective measures to fix them. We have an uphill fight. But I also believe we have a good and intelligent society, misinformed on purpose but good at its core. We need to listen to our hearts and act in ways that benefit each other and celebrate again what I remember in my youth was the United States of America!