Tuesday, January 24, 2017

God is Misrepresented by the Patriarchy

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Religion / Politics 

A good phrase for what we have been observing in the right, alternative right, and conservative media is: the lack of godliness. Talk show hosts jump up and down screaming about god. These men pray on air and act arrogant that their pick for President of the United States ascended into office.  

Should we say prey on air instead?

The last few weeks has shifted the plane of existence into a gambler’s dream. Our timeline is now filled with new possibilities of reality. Some good results are ridding the world of the New World Order slave system. The bad outcome manifests as threats to social equity by antiquated superstition disguised as patriotism.

With the promise of jobs and a better economy, President Donald Trump swept into office like a tsunami. Yet, he and other conservatives believe their divine right of kings promises them the power to revoke any women’s right or health initiative. The rapture of ego has grown to the point that the patriarchy cannot relate to the People they were entrusted to serve.
“Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn’t these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly,” Trump tweeted early Sunday morning.
This statement supports the out of touch religious mindset of the administration. The protests were to inform the government that women will not be sitting this administration out. Women know their rights and will be exercising those rights to the fullest extent that their creator has deemed.
“Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law. Take away the law-establishment, and every religion re-assumes its original benignity.”
~Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, 1791
On the other side, the alternative right media has poked fun, made horrible comments, and relished in derogatory statements about women and men who protest against the alt rights’ adopted religious edicts. These holier than thou egotists are not Christians but hiding behind that identity to force their agenda onto others. These imposters revel in the putting down of people as a form of social control, especially of non-followers and women.

Christian comportment should subtract the judgment and misinformation coming from this segment of the media. If one can call right, alt right, and conservative religious sources in any way shape or form news media at this point, it would be difficult to support factually. Alternative media for the most part worships the cult called religion in order to garner fandom and support.

Journalism is not about exalting religion but pointing out the faults and corruption of government. Mainstream media has faltered under corporate rule as does everything monopolies and privatization touch. News for new’s sake is a dying institution.

Where does this disparity leave the American People when objectivity is sacrificed for illusion? The Fourth Estate is not only For Sale, but in disrepair with a cemetery plot being dug in the driveway. Is the new media as corrupt and subjective as the old establishment media?
The American states have gone far in assisting the progress of truth; but they have stopped short of perfection. They ought to have given every honest citizen an equal right to enjoy his religion and an equal title to all civil emoluments, without obliging him to tell his religion. Every interference of the civil power in regulating opinion, is an impious attempt to take the business of the Deity out of his own hands; and every preference given to any religious denomination, is so far slavery and bigotry.”
~Founding Father Noah Webster, calling for no religious tests to serve in public office, Sketches of American Policy, 1785
If the majority of alternative media purports to be media than it will have to do so at the altar of facts, freedom, and reason or the Republic is lost before it even restarts. Empirical reporting cannot happen when colored with the filter of propaganda be it political or religious. Alternative media has to be one or the other: factual media or a church. Media for the People cannot be both.
“The legislature of the United States shall pass no law on the subject of religion.”
~Founding Father Charles Pinckney, Constitutional Convention, 1787
Yet that direction is where states like Texas demand America’s course to drift from our promise and the current federal administration intends to tread with the exuberant climax of the right, alt right, and conservative media.

This blind adherence to cult tenets has left alternative media to push causes not outlined specifically in their own religious doctrines. The alt right media has grabbed onto women’s issues like their view is god’s view, except it’s not. How’s this list for a reality check:

·  Drinking alcohol
·  Smoking cigarettes or cigars
·  Gambling
·  Dancing
·  Watching R-rated movies
·  Listening to secular music
·  Watching MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
·  Using birth control
·  Sporting tattoos or piercings
·  Sending your kids to public school
·  Owning a luxury car or other extravagant possessions
·  Working on Sunday
·  Observing Halloween

These items denote all the topics NOT discussed in the Bible. Why? Because men wrote the Bible, not god. If an all-knowing god had written the text then the future would be represented, but no word about women’s issues like birth control, equity, equality, or even abortion exist. Still the People are convinced that their religion represents these political juggernauts.  

Men are representing their interpretation of what god wants as the patriarchy has for thousands of years. There is no basis for religion in women’s issues, modern, progressive, or otherwise. So in reality god is being misrepresented by the hubris of certain media outlets, religious leaders, and politicians to their own ends. Hint, hint, Mr. President.
“I never liked the Hierarchy of the Church — an equality in the teacher of Religion, and a dependence on the people, are republican sentiments — but if the Clergy combine, they will have their influence on Government”
~Founding Father Rufus King, Rufus King: American Federalist, pp. 56-57
The shame is on those media outlets who believe that their platform is to preach instead of maintain the checks and balances of this Republic. Religion should never take place of reason. Religion should never dictate law or policy. Yet here we stand on the crossroads of history and we have a patriarchy too in love with itself to see a defining moment of freewill is at hand but instead to hand out reprisals based on mythical parables.
“Knowledge and liberty are so prevalent in this country, that I do not believe that the United States would ever be disposed to establish one religious sect, and lay all others under legal disabilities. But as we know not what may take place hereafter, and any such test would be exceedingly injurious to the rights of free citizens, I cannot think it altogether superfluous to have added a clause, which secures us from the possibility of such oppression.”
~Founding Father Oliver Wolcott, Connecticut Ratifying Convention, 9 January 1788
We are faced with such oppression twice over. Americans are faced with the choice of economic and spiritual tyranny. So many have taken to the streets to secure their freedoms from both.

Since Roe v Wade was established in law by the Supreme Court in 1973, women have been protested, attacked, and their physician’s murdered for the ideals of Christianity. The Clinton years were rife with violent conservative misconduct against women. Women have seen the ugly side of religious doctrines masquerading as moral authority.  

In many respects, Christians have a very selective memory when it comes to history and facts. Even conservative, alt right media cherry pick their version of reality to feed their followers a false sense of self and entitlement. If the topic is not about homosexuals or gay marriage then the ire is raised about women having the ability to make decisions about their lives and health.
“It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin. Let us, then, look to the great cause, and endeavor to preserve it in full force. Let us by all wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.”
~Founding Father James Monroe, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1817
Have the People fallen into the abyss of communitariansim so far that they believe their religious ideology is worthy of lawful acknowledgement?

As a people will Americans rise above the confines of ego, hubris, misrepresentation, and selective inclinations to recover our Republic from the hands of tyrants?

Or shall we slip from one political nightmare and surrender to a theocracy of dunces?

If the new media does not avail itself to reason, then spiritual tyranny is the future. There is no one god. There is no god. Men have written and defined society at the determent of all others.

This uneven course is sure to implode America into a new battleground for elites to feast. As reason dictates, we must refuse the temptations of ego-driven ideologies and do the work of the People. Without reason, America has no chance at all in defeating the tyrants of this world.

No matter how we feel about theology.