Todd Akin, he of the “legitimate rape” comment, also said:
At the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God. … This is a systematic effort to try to separate our faith and God, which is a source in our belief in individual liberties, from our country. And when you do that you tear the heart out of our country.
Although he backtracked later, take a GOOD look at this remark. It’s what so-called Born-Again “conservatives” believe in their heart-of-hearts. They hate all of us on the Left… they hate us enough to lie about us. They don’t believe that we’re patriotic… they don’t believe that we’re decent… they don’t believe that we’re moral. Remember, this came from a man that used the term “legitimate rape”. Look at his weasel words:
My statement during my radio interview was directed at the political movement, Liberalism, not at any specific individual.
That’s mealy-mouthed evasion. He hates what we stand for, and he labels all of us on the Left as unbelieving immoral indecent perverts. Then, the Grand Olde Perverts wonder why the rest of us get angered at their bloviating. I’ll say this, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, who’s a VERY holy man, far holier than Mr Akin is (indeed, far holier than any in the Republican Party), said this about the state’s role in REAL pro-life:
We must do our utmost to persuade women to give birth. In this, just to talk about it isn’t enough. We must give support to all mothers who refuse to have abortions. I’m sure that the state would support this, because this is really aimed at changing the demographic situation for the better.
That is, His Holiness rejects the Republican nonsense that the state is trying to take the place of God. What baloney! The Church and the state have their proper spheres. The state is there to step in when the weak are preyed upon by the strong (that’s not always the case, especially in the American South, but it’s the bedrock underneath the role of the state). Mr Akin is a shameless shill for the rich; he refuses to give state aid to the poor because of his twisted religious ideas (based in “giving your heart to Jesus”, having “Jesus as your personal saviour”, and other such sectarian gibberish). His Holiness wants to link hands with the state in common cause, as all decent people do, whereas Mr Akin, along with all greedy people, think that the state’s the enemy (an aside to Orthodox people… it makes you think of a certain oddbod parish in Maryland and a certain arrogant “mother of the parish”, doesn’t it?).
You can agree with Mr Akin… or you can agree with His Holiness. Why do I agree with HH? Here’s why, in the words of a good friend (they said it better than I could):
I don’t expect heaven on earth…. goodness knows, I know where I came from, but, even there, there was a consciousness of God in everything… I don’t know. What’s wrong with us? Why do “we” support the rightwing? Why don’t “we” see the coal miners, the factory workers, the steel workers, and the farmers are what makes nations great? When did so-called Christians… good God, the children of a carpenter… turn against the working man and woman? What haunts me to this day is how one of my family was put off Christianity by its association with capitalism and died resenting the God he didn’t believe in. I suppose it’s the wheat and tares, but I don’t believe He ceases to extend relief to the poor… ever.
I agree with the above… as does His Holiness. You can walk in the path that Christ pointed out to us, or you can follow the path of Mammon and the Almighty Dollar. Choose well.
Monday 20 August 2012
The Easter Message of Gennady Zyuganov
Chairman of the KPRF Central Committee
Head of the KPRF faction in the RF Gosduma
With great joy, on the most significant holiday of our people, we greet one another with the Resurrection of Christ, and we celebrate the triumph of Eternal Truth… the victory of truth over falsehood, of good over evil, of Life over Nihilism. On this day, again and again, we detect the pulse of the beating of the heart of our Motherland, wounded, but as history shows us, always emerging resurgent after any trial. Our love for Russia and our hope for its revival rest in our faith in the wisdom and fortitude of our people, in our respect of our common history, and the recognition of the lessons it teaches us. Certainly, we know that the power of a thousand years of Russian spiritual tradition and the Orthodox faith, our faithful allies, and our army and navy are the guarantors of our existence, of being an independent people. This is what sustains Historic Rus. In recent years, a most bitter struggle between good and evil raged around these pillars of our society. We must work together to resist attempts to demean the ideal of service to the Motherland, to destroy the army, to misrepresent and debase our great history, to mock the traditional family and common spiritual values, and to desecrate holy places and objects. The duty of all honest citizens of our Motherland is to thwart those who wish to implement such monstrous plans. We must remember this duty especially during the happy days of Easter.
We believe that the haters of Russia won’t stifle the ideals of goodness, justice, fraternity, and equality proclaimed two thousand years ago. I’m confident that these values will continue to show the people of our long-suffering Motherland the way to illumination and joyousness. No matter how different we are, let’s close ranks, shoulder to shoulder, to promote the common welfare of our shared homeland, for the good of everyone. On this happy day, suffused with the Light of Christ’s Resurrection, we give our good wishes to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all the Russias, to the bishops, pastors, clergy, monastics, and believers of the Russian Orthodox Church, to all Orthodox Christians, and to all who consider themselves followers of the Orthodox cultural tradition. Our oneness-of-mind (соборное) and our unity, both in heavy trials and in buoyant times, is a pledge of the triumph of goodness and justice, of the spiritual resurrection of the people and their prosperity.
THIS is what the Left believes in. It’s why we must fight Akin and all of his ilk… in the name of Life!