Monday night an obscene 62′ tall “Jesus” in front of an Ohio Mega-church was struck by lightening and burned up completely literally within minutes. Coming on the heels of the worst ecological and economic disaster in the history of the US, a totally man made one, if I were inclined to look for messages from above, this would be about as clear as it gets.
Now before I go on, let make this completely clear. I am a fan of the actual teachings attributed to Jesus whether or not he was an actual historic person. Not Paul, that mysogynotic asshole, not the insane acts attributed to Yahweh, the murderous psychotic “god” of the old testament who’s clear message over and over was humanity should be forever stupid and die…. Jesus.
Theologians have long known there had to be a root “gospel” that the eventual others was based on. It’s called the “Q” document and even has been reconstructed to some degree and available online. Reading it makes it clear that almost every church calling itself “christian” today stands in opposition to the actual teachings attributed to Jesus. Especially the christian Taliban also called the Evangelists or religious right (who couldn’t be more wrong). Most of my life I have had to put up with these self righteous bigots claiming every natural disaster was the fault of godless heathens such as myself, Amerika not being a theocracy, or not killing everyone not straight, white and the right kind of christian. Katrina was because New Orleans was too gay friendly, 911 was due to gays and lesbians and witches not being killed in the streets. The christian wrong is directly tied to alleged conservatism, the right wing fanatics that believe in uncontrolled and unbridled corporate greed and raping the planet is a good idea.
BP just killed the entire Gulf of Mexico. Whatever the spin you are hearing, it’s been killed. Criminally as it turns out. Now one of the most offensively obscene graven images imaginable was struck by lightening, the literal traditional christian indication of Divine displeasure in every joke about that I’d heard in an entire long life.
It burned in minutes….as in as total quick destruction as it gets. If you are into signs and portents it really doesn’t get much clearer. And by the way, many years ago a demographic study was done on tornadoes and extreme christian churches. Funny thing, Yahweh doesn’t seem to approve of them because there was a direct correlation between concentrations of right wing christians and destructive tornadoes.
The endtimes talk is already starting among the idiots….but if Yahweh was sending them a message on this, wouldn’t Mecca been wiped out instead of a six story high Jesus? If you buy their snake oil, it’s a piss poor choice. But then what do I know, my own birth condition made me a living inhuman abomination at birth in the eyes of the Catholic church, Papa Ratzinger just said so…twice.
Then again, maybe, just maybe, it is a sign that spreading hate, intolerance, war, greed, raping the planet for profit and oppressing the poor of the world isn’t cutting it especially when done in the name of someone who taught exactly the opposite.
Once in a great while a major shift in global understanding of how the world works and should work occurs. We are at one of those moments. Anyone who has seen the documentary “The Corporation” will know what I’m talking about. The film asked the question “if corporations are actually people, what kind of people are they?” and then goes on to examine this in terms of psychology. The answer was “a sociopath”. Multinational corporations pretty much control the world at this point. They call the shots to governments, almost always get exactly what they demand and have stacked the deck so much that self rule is a poor joke. Recently our Supreme Court made this official with a ruling that essentially allows corporations to now openly (as opposed to slightly covertly) buy elections.
We had the spectacular banking/housing failure that forced the public to bail out banks that returned the favour by foreclosing every mortgage in sight when the ruined job market wiped out the last of the American dream. This was followed with yet another coal mine disaster where it was clear human lives were openly devalued and lost for corporate profits. Now we have BP’s latest in a long long string of “incidents” that cost human lives for profit margins. Although most have not figured it out yet, they also just dealt a death blow to the US economy, wiped out the viability of most of the Gulf States as places to live and work already and it will get much much worse in the months to come.
The reason of course is “we owe our shareholders the profit”. Unstated is that in the past forty or so years of unbridled greed of investors, the entire concept of “shareholders” is a false one. Back in the day someone would research and then invest in a company. They would take a direct interest in that company and participate in decision making either directly or by proxy to shareholder meetings. That day is long long gone now. Often shareholders are such for only hours or days at most because the same profit at all costs mentality that ruined so many communities with the house flippers and real estate “investors” replaced and often out and out drove out those who actually owned property, lived there often for generations and had a real interest and commitment to the local community. Let me say it straight out…..yuppie greed did this along with the patriarchal business attitude “it’s nothing personal, just business” to somehow justify wholesale destruction of someone’s life, livelihood, and families. Capitalism just imploded people and consumed the world economies with it.
Obama needs to grow a pair right now. Something can be salvaged from the mess that was the Mother Goddess sending message after message but only bold action will do it. We must immediately invest every available asset in a renewable energy base. This will also help the unemployment problem and do so in a fashion that actually makes economic sense just as the WPA programs did in the thirties to build the US infrastructure. It cannot wait.
We must nationalize all the oil corporations US holdings, all of them………now. We should have done it to the big investment firms and banks. No more offshore drilling, none, nada, zip. Yeah yeah, socialism and the right will go ballistic. In case you haven’t noticed, they already have gone that way. If the South wishes to secede, this time we let them. I would never advocate just cutting them loose, but they will want to be cut loose politically if we, as a nation, do what needs to be done. Perhaps Atlanta will be a walled city similar to Berlin during the Cold War as a result. Imagine the Atlanta airlift program to keep them going, thankfully they have the hub for it.
We will be in a major depression by this time next year. Too much has already been lost forever including more than 1/2 of the seafood consumed by the US, all the southern wetlands and eventually all of the Everglades as well. This is already gone regardless of what actions we take from now on. America must immediately renounce the culture of greed and realize we all are each other’s “keepers”. Can we do it? I hope so but am not holding my breathe because so few people in the US seem capable of rational thought anymore.
BP changed everything, now we must also change everything else or perish. This may be literally the last moment in history when the world governments can take back control of their own countries from the multinational corporations. If they don’t we all are to be corporate property from this time forward and all our lives held hostage by their worth to those corporations.
Is anybody listening? The Goddess just screamed in your ears.