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And in honor of returning to a time when we REJOICED immigrants!
Weekend at Bernies
First off, I am an atheist by way of Catholicism (Irish, so it left a mark). I say this not to provoke anything, but simply to be honest about own lack of expertise. My friend, who I have known since 1979, died suddenly last month, and I wish to honor her memory.
She was a Wiccan, but came from a fundamentalist family who are insisting on Christian rites for her memorial service (delayed until October due to circumstances). I know she would have wanted Wiccan rights, so I wish to honor her desire and have made a place for her in a memorial garden I made for lost friends. She will be the first person whose picture will be placed in the garden (printed on aluminum), but others will follow, of different faiths.
I have a small statue of the the three aspects of The Goddess for her section, and I am trying get a brazier she used in her annual Bridging ceremony to place with her picture. Is there something else I need to do?
Assume all goes well, and Trump, despite all his efforts is sent packing, and in January is dragged, kick & screaming, out of the Oval Office. The country now has a sane leader, who (hopefully) sets about undoing all Trump has done, and implements a rigorous program of de-Trumpification of the government.
The question that then must be answered is:
How do we prevent the next Trump?
Mechanisms, laws and even a Constitutional amendment(s) MUST be enacted to prevent any president from abusing the office as Trump has done. Failure to do so just means the Republic limps along until the next Trump gains power due to our slave era electoral system (and yes, the EC MUST go).
We have just seen that our prior system of "traditions" and even "checks & balances" failed utterly to remove a president who was a crook, a racist, materially incompetent, mentally incompetent, and a Russian spy. Thus, we need to fundamentally change our laws to take into account the last four years of destruction. We need protection from a government where the legislature, the executive, and to some degree, the judiciary became instruments of oppression and criminality. Even when elements within these branches tried to do the right thing, they were crushed and replaced with ruthless, soulless loyalists.
So, your thoughts please.
After two decades of listening to the Religiously Insane blame us for everything that has gone wrong:
This is God punishing Conservatives for voting in Trump.
This is God punishing Conservatives for their racism and bigotry.
This is God punishing Conservatives for turning their backs on the poor and the sick.
This is God punishing Conservatives for gunning down our children.
This is God punishing Conservatives for ignoring the homeless.
This is God punishing Conservatives for worshiping celebrities and sports figures.
This is God punishing Conservatives for loving money more than their neighbors.
This is God punishing Conservatives for following false prophets (Jim Baker, Pat Robertson, Paula White, Jerry Falwell, et al)
This is God punishing Conservatives for poisoning the planet.
This is God punishing Conservatives for our unjust judicial system.
This is God punishing Conservatives for our inhumane prisons.
This is God punishing Conservatives for lying to ourselves about reality.
This is God punishing Conservatives for twisting Her word to justify their own hatred.
A Hell hotter than the core of a supernova awaits those who have sinned in this manner against God, and their souls shall burn in everlasting torment.
Feel free to express this view to any Conservative you know, especially fundagelicals, extremist Catholics, or Mormons.
(By the way, I am an atheist and don't believe any of this supernatural nonsense. But you know, I am sick of hearing people who are hypocrites to their own superstitious dogma).
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