The Strange Effect
of the Conservative Right:
Policies at Home
There was a time when
I worked up into feverish states worrying about the actions and
methods of the American Christian Conservative. It seemed
hypocritical to praise peace, liberty and freedom while
oppressing the world and committing genocide. At some point a man
taught me that the leaders of the free world have very pressing
issues and sometimes very bad people destroy things and these
people have to be stopped. It was possible that the Christian
right were not the bad guys.
There the facts are,
telling a tale of democracy riding on horseback burning towns and
destroying lives. On television and radio the story continues
every night if one chooses to partake. The reason it continues is
because of bad blood from the past. America has a long history of
creating dissent among foreign people, overthrowing their
governments and installing new dictators. It is an odd way to do
We can choose not to
be a part of it. We can choose to fight genocide by our leaders.
We can decide not to use sweatshop clothes. Most people continue
to stand still until the wars move to a new part of our world,
while North America is haunted with shame and guilt. We know that
one day we will get ours and hope that that day will not include
us, hoping that those who do not intentionally oppress will be
free from the karmic debt.
In such cases it is
difficult to find just what we are being protected from. Yet
still the powers that be claim that we must be protected from
some foreign terror cell, a man who hates everything we hold dear
or some ideology that works against what we believe and strive to
live for. The trouble with these claims is that with any amount
of research in to what we are told to hate we learn that we are
those people's brothers and sisters or that our government is
lying to us. This can be unnerving the first time we hear it.
After hearing it enough we become jaded and quit caring.
This apathy may be
the plan of those leaders. If we can stomach another invasion,
overthrow, terrorist threat, assassination or genocide we will
let these people do as they wish to us. We will allow our
Christian leaders to commit atrocities and war crimes with as
much leniency as we can, as there past actions speak louder than
we could. They have killed as many people as have stood up to
them, taking the lives of innocent people that have discovered
their crimes and had the gall to speak up against their tyranny.
And this series of assassinations resulted in a quieting of their
It could be less
horror filled than these claims. Christian conservatives believe
that their ideology is right for all people, worldwide. This is
the official reason they fight the battles they do. As such, they
tend to be both heroes and oppressors around the world and within
Because the right
wing has held power in America for the last 25 years, the left
has created myths regarding their true intentions, such as
pictures of the prominent men and women as reptiles from outer
space or members of satanic cults. There is a vast amount of
media regarding "proof" that these men and women are not fighting
for the Christian cause, but for some strange dark purpose that
we are not supposed to know.
Of course, these same
arguments would be made if the liberal left wing were in power
and have been since Barrack Obama became president. The same
numerology and claims of black magic secret society membership
that worried me about Bush II are also used to undermine the new
president. Because people with differing notions live within
borders with each other, no people will ever be entirely happy
with their government.
bred from guilt and is the perfect cover for corruption. When a
leader such as George Bush II discusses his conversion to
Christianity before becoming the leader of the free world, he
prefaces wordily that he was an irresponsible drunk who was
spoiled rotten and filled with a superiority complex, concerned
not with the workings of worldwide politics, but with partying
and trying to push his life as far as he could go. He claims that
Christ allowed him to quit drinking a few years before he became
president and that with his faith he was able to free himself
from those demons, to the extent that he hosted daily Bible
studies in the White House.
There is also a
religious fervor that develops due to the guilt of his family's
environmental destruction of the world, his father's genocides
while in charge of the CIA and the dark places that that kind of
terrorism and war crimes come from. Instead of creating a better
world than the one that his father left us, George Bush II
created a religious war to replace the economic-ideologically
driven cold war. This was created through the media, as after the
September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center
the news and print coverage concerning this issue was filled with
slander against the Muslim religion. As the government is smart
to enough to know that most people do not research things for
themselves and take the words of a trusted individual as truth,
those that wished to start a religious war were able to do
Fundamentalist movement in America began with the radicalization
of religion and the need for a figurehead to speak for these
lonesome and disenfranchised people located in the heartland of
America. By the 1970s, because xenophobic and God-fearing people
felt that their country was going sour, noticing that drug use
was rampant and there were eccentric and zany people everywhere,
there was a need for someone who could cross barriers and lead
the people into a new world. This person needed to return America
to the important foundation that it was build upon in the
The Christian Right's
leader needed to believe in the Holy Bible he was sworn in on.
They needed someone to stand up for the issues that they held
dear, including right to life legislations, a ban on homosexual
marriage, allowing prayer in school, keeping their children off
of drugs and fighting for the freedom of America. He needed to be
able to fight the enemies America had made over the years, at the
time they were Communists but soon after it became clear that
America had many. He needed to fight for capitalism and spread
the ideals that made America strong. It seemed that this man was
going to be Ronald Reagan.
Ronald Reagan did not
like communists. His career was began as a spook in Hollywood,
ratting out various people that seemed to carry communist
sympathies. He was a prolific writer, spending most of his
thoughts on visions for America and how to spread their ideals
around the world. This writing became musings about world peace.
He realized that there needed to be creative ways to deal with
all the troubles that haunted the world. When writing about
Vietnam after the war ended he claimed it was a "nation that acts
like a homicidal maniac." This hypocrisy seems funny in
retrospect as we now can see that it was not the Vietnamese who
were acting in that way. The whole conflict at home and abroad
was a class differentiation.
look overly paranoid and nervous, noting that America has enemies
on all corners of the earth. It appears this way, but one must
note that as President he may have been privy to information that
most people do not have. He could have known of the enemies that
America has now, or perhaps he realized that the actions George
Bush I as the leader of the CIA was going to have repercussions.
It is not as if one arm of the government is blind to the
workings of another.
One of Reagan's most
important works was the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty with
Russia. This effectively stopped the arms race that haunted the
world for so long and led to the end of the Cold War with the
USSR. It is a unique treaty between two enemies, which allowed
both nations to focus their resources on other projects.
Another of the
projects that Reagan focused America on was the Star Wars program
and a satellite missile defense initiative, effectively
militarizing space and bringing us to this point in world
history, when we can easily shoot any place in the world with a
bomb coming down from a satellite floating peacefully around the
world. We can also live without fear of missiles from the other
side of the planet, as our SDI missile defense allows the
military to shoot down missiles as they come towards America.
This could have happened early in 2011 as there is video of a
cruise missile coming towards Los Angeles, California, but the
city was never struck. It is possible, because America is
currently in three official wars.
Reagan was a good
spokesman for the right, but generally spoke in a non-secular
way. His policies reflected the interests of conservative America
but his actions were not always of the theological beliefs. This
is true for both Bush's as well. Although they were speaking of
issues regarding family values and working hard to appear to be
the vehicle that Christian America could rely on, it seems by
their actions that they were simply pandering to their voters and
giving them the feeling that they were winning. It is wise
politics to do so if they want power for their own
Perhaps people need
to fear someone or something to continue to consume idly and live
in their oppressive, excessive way guilt free. The fear is
instilled as an attempt to control the masses. People have fear
the world ending for ages and xenophobia is even more innate.
Therefore it is easy to create fear in the dark recesses of our
minds through the use of disinformation and internal strife. This
is why the media does not care about communists anymore and
focuses on the hate of the Middle East towards North America like
it is unfounded. Fear is written in to the Christian religion and
is used to keep people acting a certain way. This could be why it
seems ok for the leaders to spread hatred and fear monger in the
way they famously do.
Democracy cannot come
from killing innocent civilians. Democracy cannot come from
cluster bombs. Hope comes from honest and true actions and so we
must peer at the actions of these people with a wary eye.
Although they claim to be Christian, the Neo-Conservative
movement is notorious for genocide. Perhaps people waving a false
flag of Christianity commit the oppression. This is in order to
get votes from the majority of Americans, to keep the hope that
they live in a true democracy alive. They pander to this group
but support their own dreams and help their own people.
the interest of the conservative right, George Bush I created a
war on drugs, throwing people in jail for holding a plant, while
they create and distribute narcotics to people as often as
possible. This is, in fact, a sin in the bible, unless the
illegal plant is the "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil" or the
"Forbidden Tree of Life." This plant is said to hold much
knowledge but be able to tear people apart. Yet we cannot hold
some plants, unless the chemical compounds are synthesized into a
pill that causes more harm than the original fruit would have.
These companies are now the largest in America and most people in
North America are on some kind of psychoactive prescription, such
as mood stabilizers, anti-depressants or anti-psychotics.
in a world of crime and deceit one must wonder, does this social
disorder come for the laws set forth by the jailers or is
rebellion innately human? Either way the prison population of
America outnumbers the population of Canada. Why are these laws
in place? Is it because of the Christian scripture? Scripture
relates to many laws, but paranoia like this breeds mania.
Fundamentalism has become the base of the modern Cold War. This
modern conflict was begun through covert operations and brought
to the forefront by attacks on the World Trade Center in New York
City, Sept 11 2001. But the war is cursed with ignorance and
hypocrisy from the beginning as the Koran explains that both
sides of this religious war technically worship the same being.
The Torah came first in the series, leading the Jewish people out
of Israel, second came the Holy Bible that spoke of the Son of
God walking amongst the Semitic people, third came the Koran that
was used by Mohammed to convert those that had not already became
followers of Jesus' dad to worshiping the Semitic God, Allah.
Allah can be written as Yahweh, which is an alternate
pronunciation and often argued to be the Christian got instead of
such as one that has recently begun by those Christian
fundamentalists that are in charge in America is fodder for fear
incited in the fundamentalists, as the Bible mentions that this
is one of the steps towards that end of the world, judgment day
and the apocalypse. The strange thing is that when people quote
the Bible to mention this, it does not appear that people like
George Bush I read it, nor do they fear it.
is the true agenda of the religious right? Although many people
claim their agenda is in full swing and they are simply trying to
commit these war crimes for their own absurd and dark purposes,
in truth the Conservative Christian movement belongs to the
people. The people want to teach creationism in school. They want
to get right of the socialist welfare state. They would like to
protect their liberties and freedoms. They want to ban the use of
mind-altering substances. They want to be tough on crime. They
want to ban abortions and stem-cell research, as every human life
has the rights of every other one, no matter how old they are.
They want to keep illegal immigrants out of their country. For
the most part they would also like to support big business, as it
is capitalism and they have a good product at a good
small battles, insignificant when looking at the real human
rights abuses and crimes perpetrated by their figureheads.
Leaders such as Reagan, Bush I and Bush II are leading them on.
It sounds paranoid to suggest the government is letting their
people believe that their voices have been heard.
They are misled to
believe that they are influencing American politics. The true
decision makers make policies that are good for their own
economic well being, not the greater worlds spiritual wellness,
as the Christian religion would suggest is proper. These figures
in power create peons to fight for causes the simple Christian
people of the right want. With this misdirection they can make
any decision they want. They have total control. With just a
little coaxing, an argument over something as insignificant as
gay marriage, people can be blinded to the real trouble that lies
over them: This horrible group of terrorists hell bent on
destroying the world live in America, they are in charge and they
have already done their damage.
The only hope is that
some day these men will die, and that if the religion they claim
to accept as theirs is true, then they will feel the suffering
and pain that they have given to the other side of the world.
Only then will we be free from these men, as they are old now and
have worked their whole lives to do this. There is no telling
why. These mysteries are such as those that line the turbulent
waves of the universe. Perhaps they are doing what is right, but
for some strange reason cannot tell us that they are.
As for now, only some
can speak clearly and spread the world that we no longer have to
live in fear. As much as the media tells us we must live in fear,
and all the proof that we are shared about the scary and twisted
state of world affairs, we are able to wake in the morning with
sunshine and smell the dew. We are able to live in the world free
from their troubles, for we did not do what they did. We have to
tell them without concern for ourselves that we can piece
together what they have done. With so many that have been killed
for fighting against them it is difficult to find the strength,
but one day the rest of us will stand up and fight for peace
again. And that day is still today, we are just finding more
subversive ways to do so.
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