Thursday, August 25, 2005

Four from the LRC blog
The US government doesn’t like real money
And doesn’t want you to have it

The Bush religion
Blessed are the warmakers. He who lives by the sword shall have eternal life. Do evil that good may come of it. Nuke your enemies. Christianity only has validity to the extent that it is endorsed by the American state, and to the extent to which it endorses the American state. America is the new Zion. Americans are the new chosen people. Bush is the new Moses. Resistance to the US is resistance to God. Am I forgetting anything? Oh, and the exaltation of very bad pop music.
Underneath the folksy, drawly public persona
Are the temper and profane vocabulary of a gangster

Pat Boone is clueless
Music legend
A legend where outside WND fandom and for what? Recording soulless covers ripping off black hits?
"This lady and the groups that have been demonstrating in front of the president's ranch in Crawford and following him around are the very same people that were the dropout, turn-on, anti-war peace activists back [in the Vietnam War era]," Boone said. "They still have this crazy notion that by just being peaceful and maybe toking up or something like that – it's like an ostrich with its head in the sand – maybe the danger and the bad guys will go away and leave you alone, which is not gonna happen."
I don’t know what they teach in Mr Boone’s heretical sect but the Catholic faith holds that calumny — like calling all voices for peace drug-users (does Bishop Richard Williamson toke up, Pat?) — is a sin.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
- Exodus 20:16

I reckon Our Lord — erm, that hippy-freak Jesus — was toking up before he uttered rot like ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’, eh, Pat?

And this:
Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
- Matt. 5:23-24

Finding out what has angered the Third World against the American empire is from the gospel, not bong-hit theology.
More World Trade Centers, more 9-11s are gonna happen unless we try to take the battle to them on their turf instead of letting 'em bring it to us on ours.
But, gee whiz, Pat, Iraq didn’t DO 9/11!
Boone, a descendant of American frontier hero Daniel Boone and father of pop star Debby Boone
Pretty girl, famous for singing one of the most embarrassing pop hits ever, ‘You Light Up My Life’, which is never requested today, even as a joke, and which nobody owns up to having liked at the time.
He cited America's founding documents, quoting the Declaration of Independence as he stressed, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator ... ."

"That's how opposed to God Thomas Jefferson, who wrote that, was. Yet he is credited with trying to keep all mention of God out of public life. I wish Jefferson could be back here today just for 30 minutes to set things straight."
So do I, so he can tell you how stupid it is to support a government that invades other countries for no good reason.
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.
- T.J.
"Taking people's hard-earned savings from them when they have the poor judgment to die," lamented Boone, "the government steps in and takes half of everything they had already paid tax on and saved."
Now he’s making real-conservative noises. But, golly jeepers, Pat, what if Mr Bush wants to take the pennies from your eyes to pay for more wars to spread the Protestant way?

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