this is scary

Was reading mudflats and came across this comment:

“This blog has saved my sanity, and my surroundings—I would have torn everything to shreds by now, thinking that I was the only ’sane’ person out there, if I had only relied on MSM reporting. I have never really been a part of something like this as I try to keep my opinions to myself but when I went and started googling the new VP pick, I came unglued and got really really frightened. I grew up in a very fundamentally religious house and have watched and listened to how much hate there can be for those who don’t drop the ‘Jesus bomb’ every few sentences.

I have my Obama buttons, my signs in the yard and in the window, and have donated online but I am not brave enough to even put a bumper sticker on my car as it would be damaged for sure. My town is approximately the same size Wasilla was a few years ago and VERY conservative. We are the red part in a blue state. So I know how important it is to ‘hide out’, keep your head down, not speak out, etc…it is about self-preservation!! My kids would have suffered if I ever were to say anything ‘left-leaning’ as even their teachers don’t hesitate to share their religious (”Christian”) beliefs.

So, while I BELIEVE in separation of church and state, it does not exist here, and evidently not in any number of other places. If you want a good job, or good grades so you can get into college, you stay quiet! That is the rule. I have gone so far as to wear a visible cross necklace in order to get a job. I don’t think that people who live in larger towns understand that at all, or really get what is at stake with this Republican political party/movement. I stay silent while fascism spreads and the Christians are dancing in glee.

Here are the latest unemployment numbers: If the Republicans continue this push, and they will, you may all have to carry your Bible and wear your biggest cross necklace to keep/get a job. Do NOT think it is going to be easy to dismiss SP with the innuendo and FACTS. This scary movement may just be able to make her VP/President. Obviously, they have been planning this for some time as there are reports, articles, etc. more than a year old, saying she was on the trail of the nomination. I have finally decided THEY ALREADY KNEW about her and they still believe she can get them in office AGAIN.

You all here have helped me so very much, and at first I thought, oh hooray, now ‘they’ will know and it will be over. But looking at the MSM’s fear of covering this trainwreck and hearing Keith Olberman seem to be gushing over her (THAT was a huge shock for sure, KO say it ain’t so) and the others getting in trouble for asking a simple question that we here all know the answer to, well I am again very frightened. See, facts never really matter for these folks. I was one of those righteous ones, forgive me, who stood up in high school, in a BIG city school, and ‘lectured’ our science teacher about why the devil was turning us from the ‘truth’ with evolution and that we really were only 6000 years old—satan was responsible for ‘mistaken’ carbon dating results.

I would not have fought anyone for this belief back then, but I think this USA of 2008 has become a scary place with Christians ready to fight in any way for their own agenda of total control. I stepped in to stop a bloody fight in a public square between a ‘Christian’ and someone else that was denying ‘Jesus’s message’. The Christian tore into the other guy with his fists, for debating that the Dalai Lama was not evil and of satan. At least I could do something then. It was in a very liberal city.

The reactions from the ‘religious’, to SP, continues in glowing faces and insistance that we evil libs must be ignored. It tells me we need to work very very hard and this blog is important for sure–I just had to get all serious here for a minute as all this mess of hers doesn’t seem to be slowing them down at all!! It could even be solidifying their support. HOW??? They truly do believe that they are “in tune with the will of God”. Scary, huh. The mental wards used to be full of people like that. But hope springs eternal, while I sit here for hours and hours, neglecting all else, sending emails everywhere, and just HOPE!! Thank you allllll for sure. In this economy, I cannot afford a trip to the ER because of the stress…”

It really, really scares me. How can people possibly be so intolerant in this day and age?

Hope with all my heart that the Reps won’t win. America needs change and so does the rest of the world. And not change in this direction…

5 Responses to “this is scary”

  1. 1 Turkish Prawn September 10, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Well… That is scary. To be honest though, it also smacks of hysterics and overblown paranoia. Yes, there are very backward places in this country still. There are in EVERY country but this really comes out as over the top. I also take real exception with this person’s motives. To sit silently makes a person no better than those who are doing the damage. It makes them an accomplice.

    There will always be fruitcake pockets of religious fanaticism in the U.S. but they are loosing ground pretty quickly these days. The Religious Right is far from in love with McCain and is feeling pretty left out these days. I’d take this person’s reaction with a very generous grain of salt.

    I’m not saying that it COULDN’T be true, just that it’s a bit of the hysterical.

    -Turkish Prawn

  2. 2 hildigunnur September 11, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I really hope you’re right, to the rest of the world it does seem that it’s not losing ground but gaining it. Might be because it’s more out in the daylight, or what do I know? Also hope this person’s exaggerating!

  3. 3 hildigunnur September 11, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    then, again, Turk, do you really have the experience of living in a truly fundamentalist place and environment. New England isn’t really a place known for that sort of thing…

  4. 4 inmate1972 September 22, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    But the Eastern shore of Maryland is “that kind of place” and I am somewhat mollified by the fact that even the most crazy-conservative people I know there look at Palin go “whhaaaa?”.

    Sailor and I were very vocal in that town about the US invasion of Iraq and while it definitely ruffled some feathers and ceased relations with people who didn’t really know us anyway, many took it in stride and found a common ground on which we could relate.

    Although, the paranoid person in me does think that by putting Palin on his ticket, McCain has signed a death warrant for himself.

  5. 5 hildigunnur September 22, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    gaah, that’s right, isn’t it? Enough crazy hyper-Christianites around, that would a thousand times rather have her on the top post than him.

    Good to know not everybody’s taken in with her, even conservatives.

    Icelanders are irritated at her, she’s repeatedly said that she’s never met any head-of-state of another nation – when last year she met up with our Prez :p

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