Monday, 25 July 2016
Both “major parties” are fielding candidates that are utterly at odds with what we believe as Christians. Utterly and absolutely… both the Repugs and Dems want a feral society where the rich prey on all of us… both want permanent war abroad (Trump’s codeword is “terrorism”… he’s as much of a warmonger as Hillary is). The candidate that comes closest to the Orthodox Christian social vision is Jill Stein… her pro-choice stance notwithstanding. That’s a trifle in comparison to the rest of her platform, which is mostly in sync with our social views. If you reject Dr Stein on the grounds of her pro-choice views, I’d remind you that no earthly political faction is perfect… none, especially, not the greedster neoliberals (of whom, the worst are the so-called “conservatives”). Dr Stein is on the same level as the Canadian NDP, and many good Orthodox Christians not only vote for them, but serve as NDP elected officials. The same is true for the American Greens.
Orthodox people… don’t listen to rightwing asshats like Potapov, Paffhausen, Whiteford, and Levitsky… they’ve gotten into bed with an evil ideology, and want you to do the same. Satan baits his traps with objectively good things… he uses “pro-life” rhetoric to fool people, and look, it does work, doesn’t it? Keep it focused… “pro-life” isn’t at the centre of our moral vision… compassion and aid to the suffering and poor is. Do act accordingly.
Sunday, 24 July 2016
The RNC glorifies war abroad and the police state at home. You can sum up their cynical vote-getting strategy as “Make America hate again”. I rarely agree with Ted Cruz, but he’s right that you shouldn’t vote for a candidate just because a party tells you to. If more Americans voted their values, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would plummet in the polls.
I saw this on FB:
I won’t contribute my name, my work, or my character to an utterly indefensible cause. No sensible adult demands moral purity from a political party, but conscience is meaningless without constraints. A party willing to lend its collective capital to Donald Trump has entered a compromise beyond any credible threshold of legitimacy. There’s no redemption in being one of the “good Nazis”.
The two major parties are giving us NO choice this year. Chilly Hilly is for the oligarchs and perpetual war. Trump the Chump is for the oligarchs and perpetual war. Don’t be fooled by Trump’s patter… his codeword is “terrorism”… he’s as much of a warmonger as Hilly is. Decent and thinking people should vote for Jill Stein… no, you’re not “throwing your vote away”.