Fortunate to live in abundance, blessed, but obsessed,
the hard-working American gobbles energy, changes hair
color, piles on debt, to live the life prescribed by television.
Jesus rose for this? Carl Rove sends eight-page sermons
to Baptist, Fundamentalist and other rural denominations
whose preachers rarely resist, and charge on, Christian
soldiers, pushing the moral majority, which is neither, but
knows how to win elections: limit impoverished voting
while accusing Dems of voting twice, pollute the airwaves
with scare tactics, some racial, some terrorist, all meant to
be “tough on crime,” which is to say working for the haves,
not the have nots. 1980, the turning point, at which all
American promise was raided by greed-soaked pirates,
who moved our middle class overseas, selling out for
personal gain, while creating pollution zones, anencephaly,
and a permanent foreign and domestic under-class never
able to afford what they’re building. Jesus rose for this?
It’s just as bad that Muslims have been hoodwinked, but if
we don’t start preaching a gospel of brotherhood, acceptance,
and helping those who need help, our fate will be miserable.
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