Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Critique of The American Evangelicals

Religion has been called many things, Criticized by many people, found wanting by many people. It has been central in almost all cultures. And after time, in all its forms, in the various cultures, it gets internally corrupted and replaces its dogma with a power seeking group of men who place themselves before the teachings of their religion and twist that teaching to become the justification of their dictates to the people. The Religious leaders of Nations don't "render unto Cesar that which Cesars". They use God, their interpretations of God and his texts, as a justification for their pushing their values, their philosophy, their opinions of how mankind should live, down the throats of the citizens of their Nation. They make a virtue out of being unvirtuous, intolerant of differing views, intolerant of different religions, intolerant of science, intolerant of questioning among their members. The American evangelicals are textbook examples of intolerance to any question of their motives or their need to dictate. They don't trust the will of God unless God happens to agree with them. And if the Testaments of their Religion contradict their opinions they lie as what the testaments say. This is not religion, this is power seeking using the name of God, the belief in God to justify getting power. It is laughable, pathetic, and self-defeating. The Bible tells them, "seek the truth" and when people do, they find this set of "Bible Thumpers" unGodly, immoral, and untruthful.

The Donovan case on Staten Island

The evidence of Donovan's incompetence, prejudice, and distrust of the people is written all over his actions. He could not get an indictment when he had a picture of a man being strangled, Mr. Eric Garner. He could not get an indictment when the coroner said the death of Mr. Garner was a homicide! He chose to not let the people decide if Mr. Panteleo had broken any law by trying him for the death of Mr. Garner. He put his judgement ahead of the peoples and put Mr. Panteleo beyond the judgement of a trial by a jury of his peers. Mr. Donovan put his judgement over that of a juries. It is criminal that he did so. There can be no justification, there is no justification, for such an egotistical, biased, illegal, action. He was derelict in his duty to his community, his oath of office, his profession, to the law, and to the Constitution. And his audacity is apparently unlimited. Having completely failed in his responsibilities to the people he now wishes to make the laws for the people. The man should be run out of public service because he has proven he will refuse to serve the public. He will serve his own opinions over the law, common sense, and the demands of justice. The man is unfit for public service. He doesn't believe in public service. He acts as if his opinion's are superior to the law. He is, of course, wrong. Supporting Donovan is supporting anarchy, the rule of man, him, over the rule of law, over the will of the people.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Purpose of society, response to NYT article 2/11/15

The purpose of society is to guarantee each person life, liberty, and the ability to pursue happiness in any way they choose so long as that way does not deprive someone else of the same rights. Law and justice determine the line that determines if the deprivation takes place. The society should therefore enable each citizen to have equal influence in what laws are made to govern all the citizens. This is basic democracy. The citizens must then decide who will administer the laws and who will interpret the laws and fairly try those who violate the laws, as well as provide equal and just punishments for those found guilty. The laws the people make will provide for equal opportunities in economic, educational, health care, housing, and all factors of 'quality of life'. But that is their choice. To date, no society is run this way. Power, in the form of having greater influence over the laws governing us, reside in political parties, media outlets, extreme economic resources, religious influence, small groups of active people working for the groups benefit over the benefit of all. Society should be fair but man's basic corruptibility seemingly guarantees lack of fairness, favoritism. Only Democracy, Actual Democracy: people voting directly on the laws will be just. The Republic failed. No representative government will be just. Actual Democracy is required. See and http . Join, help, work.