Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hope for Liberality

John McCain is accusing Barak Obama of having the most liberal voting record in the Senate. First of all, John, you should get your facts straight. Bernie Sanders has the most liberal voting record. In fact, during the 2004 Presidential race, John Kerry was accused of having the most liberal voting record. Also not true back then.

Speaking for myself, I would be delighted if Obama did in fact hold the liberal voting record. John McCain accusing Barak of having the most liberal voting record is kind of like a slave trader accusing an abolitionist of freeing the most slaves. The accusation would most certainly put off slave owners, but it would delight freedom loving people. In the same manner, the only people who will be deterred by McCain's accusation are one of the following three:

1) The Republican Party elite who’s' agenda it is to disenfranchise the public to the advantage of a greedy minority,
2) Cruel and heartless people who relish seeing the poor, the handicapped, and the "different" suffer (some of these people are in category 1, and vise versa), or
3) An unfortunately large populace which has been hoodwinked into believing conservatism is about morality and righteous strength (it's not; it's about categories 1 and 2, but especially category 1).

One percent of the world's population owns 80% of the world's wealth. The concentrations are skewed here in the United States, but this is truly a global phenomenon. And the Republican party of the United States’ mission is to ensure that "balance" remains. They are not alone in this. Despotic regimes, global corporations, old world gentry, military contractors, and others of their ilk are all in this together.

In fact one of their favorite lies is that of a dreaded one-world government. It's a smokescreen used to hide their very real one-world cabal. And naturally they don't want competition or for that matter any planet-spanning law enforcing entity that might expose them or get in their way. So they demonize the United Nations as the leader of this mythical one-world government.

Many people complain (with justification) about the ineffectualness of the United Nations. In fact, those who deliberately demonize this organization use this trait as one of their criticisms. In fact, of course, this ineffectualness is due primarily to the deliberate obstructions of those in the obscene wealth cabal.

We can use more liberalism. In fact we are long overdue for it. But what we need to do as (hopefully) enlightened people is to help, in this season, to educate those in category 3 of the truth. This isn’t a small task. And it doesn’t happen by pointing out that they are stupid or have been tricked or that their morals are wrong or misguided. It happens by opening their eyes up to what can be theirs. It happens when they are offered hope. It happens when they realize that the limitations they have taken for granted are false, and can be dispensed with.

After all, this is what Barak has started to make happen for those who have already started to grasp what is happening in this “movement” of hope. And no, it’s not about Mr. Obama himself. And I think he would be the first to decry any attempt to idolize him (at least as the goal of the movement). It’s about us all (except the greedy – they lose) understanding our right and liberties as citizens of this country and the world.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I agree - we need more liberalisim....but what we need most is elected representatives who stand up and stop being afraid and stop letting the Republicans define it. The Repubs are acting like facists - lets start calling them that!!!!!