Awhile back, I came across this online article and I thought it quite interesting. I have spoke before about some politics and religion, although I try not to go on about it too much because it's exhausting, I don't want to start a riot on my blog and lose all my wonderful followers, and I know little about both subjects. However, once in awhile, I just have to speak my mind (as politely as I can).
As I've stated before, I'm not religious by any means. I don't believe in Creationism; I believe in Evolution. I know not what is written in the Bible as I've never read it (although I'm pretty sure it doesn't preach hatred and spitefulness). Not that I don't believe there is a God, because I do, and believe in Heaven and Hell. I also don't believe that I have to attend church to be granted entrance into Heaven. I don't believe God is so picky and choosy about who gets in.
When it comes to politics, some of it interests me, but most of it drives me batshit crazy and makes me want to knock some sense into politicians. I have a hard time believing anything any of them says, except their name, rank, and serial number. They are all money hungry, lying, preachy, career politicians and they will do everything it takes to make it to the top. No matter the cost.
The horrific pattern I've noticed (and again, it's driving me insane), is that politicians seem to be getting preachier all the time. Folks, that's what we have churches and their respective leaders for. Politics should be just that. Politics. Not a make-shift sermon. And I want to make it clear that I don't like a single one of the Presidential candidates (although I'm quite happy Michele Bachmann is no longer a front runner). I'm not quite fond of the guy in office, either, but he doesn't look half-bad compared to some of the Republican candidates. And no matter what, I still vote, which means I have a right to complain - even if I voted for the guy. Although, I didn't vote for Obama. . .
What really gets me is the preachiness of it all. They spout off about how the gay community shouldn't be allowed to marry and that it's a huge sin and how they are ruining everything. They spout off about how abortion shouldn't be an option, it's a sin. They spout off about health care, the housing market, and how they can change the economy for the better.
Um. Considering you're a rich Presidential candidate, raising millions of dollars in campaign funds so you can slander your opponent and preach to me, have 3 houses, a boat, a limo, a few town cars, and probably a mistress, a gay cousin or three, and a pregnant teenage daughter hiding somewhere in there and have not had to worry about healthcare, your retirement, your mortgage, and how in the hell are you going to pay all your bills because you got laid off a year ago and can't even get hired at McD's because you're over-qualified, I don't think you need to be preaching to me how someone else broke the system.
You helped break the system. You and your selfishness. Those bigwigs were part of it. People who bought houses they knew they could never afford were part of it. The banks were a part of it. And I'm thinking the little people learned their lesson. Unfortunately, I'm not so sure the CEO's and the politicians learned their lessons.
Instead of preaching to me about what constitutes as a sin, why don't you sit down and actually attempt to come up with some ideas that may truly help our country get back on it's feet. Don't talk. DO. Leave the preaching for Sunday Sermon at church. That's what church is for. Not politics. Don't stomp on us little people trying to scrape a living. Don't stomp on the little people for loving someone of the same gender and wanting to be married. Don't judge someone because they chose to have an abortion - it wasn't your body to make that choice with. Don't talk about helping the poor - DO IT. Don't shake their hand and tell them you'll make everything right again. Be like Nike and "Just Do It" OR make like Michael Jackson and just "Beat It" and moon-walk your ass back home.
So here's my proposition to politicians: Blame yourselves as much as your constituents. Leave the preaching to Sunday Sermons. Don't bash each other, work with each other - isn't that why we little people voted you into office in the first place?! Don't go looking for trouble, because in this century, it will find you. Don't bash your constituents just because you don't agree with their lifestyles.
We are the legs you stand on. Respect us, don't diss us.