You know what really gets to me lately? Big brother is alive and well, and the sad part is that the camera is completely pointed at the wrong thing. People would have you believe that it's fundamentalist Christians who are out to destroy the world and keep a sharp eye on you. But you know what? Us freaky Christians? We actually allow you to have an opinion that differs from ours.
We do not call you a heathen or the like because you have a differing opinion. We may think you're wrong, but we would tell you in love. We wouldn't cram our truth down your throat.
Now, let's take Hollywood as an example. If you don't believe in gay marriage (regardless of your reasons -- ie., you don't like the redefinition of marriage) you are a homophobe, hate-monger, etc., etc. In the meantime, when's the last time you saw a "normal" Christian portrayed in a film/movie? Yet if you watched Grey's Anatomy, you would be led to believe that at least 50% of the working surgical community is lesbian -- and that even the wild heterosexuals can't stay out of the broom closet during their shift. Now, it appears Batwoman is also a red-headed lesbian. Who knew? So their opinion is the one that matters. Yours is hateful just so you know. It totally justifies their calling us names. Yeah, um... Does this generation even know who McCarthy was? Because it's only been reversed.
My point is this. You cannot complain about big brother and get all paranoid if YOUR beliefs do not allow for a differing opinion. I believe God is a big boy, and He can handle Himself if someone chooses free will. I mean, He did give us that right. Global warming has yet to be proven as human-caused -- yet that agenda is crammed down my kids' throats everyday. Hey, Americans can use some serious cutting back, I get that.
But how long ago did Gore predict the end of the earth as we know it? And we're still here. Go figure. Sure, some people are feeling guilty and buying carbon footprint tickets along with their airline tickets (ie., investment in Al Gore's fake charity.) Do you know what that prediction did for us? It allowed us to get these crappy new lightbulbs with mercury in them, so disposing of them, and their half-life is a lot worse than what Mr. Edison created for us. In twenty years time, a new expert will decry this stupid law and we will come to understand that the lightbulb lobbyists played their cards right in the early 2000's and we all lost.
So here I am a complete pessimist, but if you think government can fix this economy, you need to read some history books. "The Fall of Rome" is a good place to start. But if you just want to have some fun, get one of our books and recycle it. : )
Labels: Al Gore, Batwoman, McCarthy