Another mystery to me is how the GOP is so obviously racist and at the same time claims to adhere to the strict teachings of the Christian God and Jesus Christ, whom they all accept as their personal savior (even Mitt the Mormon-boy). Reading further in Juan the Landless, Juan Goytisolo finally set me straight.
It seems that the Christians were so concerned with the immortal souls of black people, that to save them from the sin of idleness, they instituted a broad-ranging program of slavery to help keep the poor black folks from having any opportunity for getting in trouble. Slavery was the path to Christian salvation.
Now that is the type of logic we hear from the Republicans and Conservatives: we need to take money away from the regular people and give it to the millionaires and billionaires to get the country back on track, and while we’re at it we can reduce or eliminate taxes and regulations that might interfere with the millionaires and billionaires making more money even if it requires that we remove governmental regulations designed to protect the lives of those millions of people who don’t qualify as millionaires and billionaires. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
Another good idea would be to turn all those support organizations into profit centers and let the millionaires and billionaires make a nice profit on schools and prisons and welfare and medical care and social security and all those other entitlements which might otherwise allow regular people time to turn lazy and then get in trouble. This would be the Republican way and now I see it is modeled after the Christian path to salvation.
So what on the surface looks like overt racism is entirely consistent with Christian beliefs. Even Dick Cheney can sleep at night (not that we would wish this).
I guess we should be concerned about all the millionaires and billionaires that obviously are going to have a hard time getting into Heaven. Or is Heaven just a part of the scam too?