Monday, March 12, 2018

Evangelists' deal with the Devil

Praying at the altar of Trump
Reporter to Mahatma Gandhi:

What do you think about Western civilization?


I think it would be a good idea.

Implicit in his remarks, of course, is that having great material wealth, advanced technology, powerful militaries and over-sized world influence does not automatically translate into being a civilized people.

Don't confuse being powerful with being civilized.

European/Western culture has reached impressive and glorious heights in science, medicine, arts, literature and technology -- this can not be denied. Gandhi's retort was not intended to diminish those achievements.

However, Gandhi astutely understood Europe's often brutal -- and inhumane -- history as well. This history is replete with genocide, savage wars, Draconian colonization, slavery and oppression. This legacy does not remotely resemble an evolved society.

Don't confuse Evangelism with Christianity.

Likewise, if asked: What do I think about Christian Evangelists?

My Gandhian response would be -- I think it would be a good idea for Evangelists to become more acquainted with the teachings of Jesus Christ. It would be an enormous step forward if they applied Christ's teaching to their humanity.

Christ's ministry was about embracing, helping and healing the poor, down-trodden, diseased and the marginalized. As stated in the Book of Matthew.

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

The Evangelist movement -- the antithesis of Christian theology -- promotes the right wing agenda: huge tax cuts for the extreme wealthy; mass deportation of immigrants, support for repealing health care, pistol packing teachers, rejection of climate change science and embracing alt-right ideology.

The Rotten and Corrupt Fruit from Trump's Tree.

 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. source

This rotten and corrupt Trumpian fruit they willfully consume has manifested hate, division, fear, racism, misogyny and contempt for the poor. The cult of Trump is a perversion of the gospel of Jesus.

Trump has: 

talked about grabbing women by their private part; called NFL players kneeling for justice SOB's; called Mexicans rapist and criminals; declared that there were good nazis and KKK members; supported a candidate accused of sexually molesting minors; stood by a domestic abuser on his staff; been accused of sexual predator behavior by 19 women; allegedly conducted adultery with many women (including a porn star) and the Evangelists grant him a mulligan and turn the other cheek.

When the devil tempted Christ with worldly power, prestige and wealth, Jesus rebuked his bribes. In stark contrast: Evangelist church leaders and pastors -- looking over the worldly kingdoms and their splendor -- acquiesced to the snake oil charm and promises of Trump.

And this is the seed they sow...

Monday, March 5, 2018

Fox Yells: Trump wants your Guns!

Tucker: Trump is coming for your guns
In a revealing turn of fate, Trumpeteer and acolyte, Tucker Carlson publicly broke with DT on gun control.

Tucker (usually Trump's minister of propaganda via Fox News) strongly admonished Trump for seemingly endorsing common sense gun control legislation.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Black Panther Blockbuster: Black-to-the-Future

I finally had the chance to see the much hyped Black Panther. To me, BP was a Grand Slam.

No Doubt. This groundbreaking movie pleasantly exceeded my expectations.

And with a record breaking box office, many people around the globe agree.

Spoiler Alert: If you haven't seen this movie you may want to stop here. The following post discloses information of many scenes in the movie. 

West African countries poised for a single currency in 2020

West African countries may soon witness a boost in growth and wealth as their leaders have reaffirmed their political will to meet the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) single currency programme deadline by 2020.
The leaders made this commitment this week at the fifth meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS single currency programme in Accra, Ghana.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fox News: The Olympics "Darker, Gayer and Different"

Fox News Executive Editor John Moody writes:

Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger.’ It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to ‘Darker, Gayer, Different.

Yes the column was eventually deleted from their website after an uproar: 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Eagles ran a fake walk-through in case Patriots were spying?

 One week later:

I am still floating on cloud nine because the NFL Gods allowed my Philly Eagles to escape Super Bowl purgatory.

And of course, a shout out goes to the great coaches and players that embodied the spirit of fictional Rocky; or more accurately, channeled the indomitable spirit of the legendary North Philly boxer Joe Frazier.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SOTU: Trump from Mount Olympus

My prediction for the State of the Union speech:

Tonight's SOTU address from DT will predictably be lowbrow theatre. 

His TelePrompter speech will be laden with self-congratulations; contrasted with insults and cheap digs at his adversaries (both real and imagined).

DT will carefully play a mythical character: 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Trump Show: Season Two

The roiling Season I of TTS (The Trump Show) wrapped up with the proverbial cliff hanger.

Cue the cinematic (if not cheesey) sound effect -- dun dun duuun:  
The Government Shutdown: 
Featuring the political MMA Battle Royale of Chuck & Nancy vs Mitch & Paul.