feeding frenzy

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It is far too clear and completely obvious that tRump is a racist pig with a white nationalist agenda. I hold him directly responsible for INTENTIONALLY INCITING the violence that is growing against immigrants and people of color.

His words and his actions are morally reprehensible. He is the most corrupt president in the history of our nation. I would not allow him in my house, or even in my yard, or anywhere near my family or pets.

The sooner he is impeached and indicted, the sooner our nation can begin to heal. He is a cancer that needs to be (legally) cut out of the body politic.

tar & feathers

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There were loyalists in the 18th century, as well. They were loyal to their birthplace, England, not a generations old enemy. But, they were still recognized as TRAITORS. Mitch McConnell is a traitor who knowingly supports and protects an enemy of the United States.

Just as loyalists were forced to flee angry mobs of patriots, the time has come to force Moscow Mitch to leave office. Impeachment hearings need to be begun against him ASAP…then watch him run.

truth in advertising

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Here are the faces of the traitors leading the destruction of our freedom and the American values many of us still cherish. Their greed and their fear is ripping the heart out of our democracy.

Every single person in the Congress and in the Senate who supports them is complicit, making them as guilty as these two. All of them, every single one of them. needs to be impeached and tried in a court of law.

theology of the pines

Thomas Merton, one of my favorite theologians and writers, was a contemplative after my own heart.

Almost 40 years ago, while on an Holy Week retreat at the Holy Cross Abby near Berryville, Virginia, I wrote

DANCE OF THE CEDARS

Outside my guesthouse window
the four small cedars
stand in a row,
guarding the wall
that guards the propane tank.

This morning, just for me,
they shared their freedom
and their joy
as I watched them dance
to the song in the wind.

In that dance
was a celebration of life
just as it was promised,
full and free and without a care,
just the way it was meant to be.

helping evil win

“THROUGHOUT HISTORY, IT HAS BEEN THE INACTION OF THOSE WHO COULD HAVE ACTED, THE INDIFFERENCE OF THOSE WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER, THE SILENCE OF THE VOICE OF JUSTICE WHEN IT MATTERED MOST, THAT HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH.”                                                                                                   – Haile Selassie

All of us have the awesome responsibility to exercise our rights as citizens. I have long heard that we have the government we deserve. And I have now come to see exactly what that means.

We all need to step up and make our voices heard. We need to stand up and make sure our vote is counted. We cannot allow the plague of fear, hatred, and ultra-right nationalism to continue to spread. It’s up to us to stop the spread of this insidious infection.

And if we don’t, if we are too busy, too indifferent, too callous and uncaring, well… we will live in a country that has the government we deserve.

God will not hold us Guiltless

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Faithfulness to the Gospel demands nothing less. God will not hold us guiltless for silence in the face of evil.

Bonhoeffer was a German theologian martyred for his opposition to Hitler. His words remind us that authentic spirituality requires a real and costly  discipleship.