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Bless America. In God We Trust.
One Nation under God. Freedom. Life. Peace.
Happiness. Founding Fathers. Nationalism.
Imperialism. War. Reservations. Poverty.
Oppression. Globalization. Evil.
do all these words have in common? Somehow,
they all relate to America. But, how can
two words that clearly are on two opposite
sides of the spectrum be so closely related.
How can 'slavery' be mentioned in relation
to "In God We Trust" or what does 'oppression'
have to do with the 'Founding Fathers?'
What is the common denominator?
That's easy, America.
I must admit that there is no place on
earth I would rather live than this country.
I'm not moving away or hiding in a cave
because there are some things that I hate
about this country and I am definitely
not going back to Africa. However,
there are some things about this country
that aren't right, righteous, moral, or
ethical. How can we ask God to bless
America and America not bless God or its
people? We take our jobs overseas
for lower wages only to increase our wealth
and keep Americans jobless. How
can we say 'One Nation under God' and
allow slavery. America was founded
on freedom, but yet the 'Founding Fathers'
were slave owners.
can we 'trust in God,' but we can't even
trust our Politicians who are the ones
telling us to trust in God? Why
when America tries to take over another
country it is considered 'Operation Freedom,'
but any negative thought towards America
is considered evil? We've confused
patriotism and nationalism with personal
dogma. America acts like the American
people are God's only children and that
God doesn't love the rest of the world.
We actually think that just because the
President talks about God that his actions
are justifiable. Because George
W. (or anybody else for that matter) tells
us to have faith does that make it okay
to bomb other countries.
America's 'Founding Fathers' use God to
justify the imperialization of Native
Americans. Indians were considered
savages because of their culture and skin
complexion, which was somehow interpreted
that it was 'manifest destiny' by God
to conquer these savages. Where
are a majority of Native Americans now?
For almost 300 years, this same attitude
of using God to justify immorality was
portrayed, again, in America's enslavement
to Native Americans, blacks were considered
inferior for not having 'white' or 'Godly'
characteristics. Consequently, 'GOD'
must have wanted slavery, too. So,
where are blacks now? Well, one in three
black men are in the judicial system and
24% of all blacks live in poverty.
I guess this is what God wants.
came to America for religious freedom
and embraced the Christian principle of
providing for the 'people.' Somehow, however,
it's been misinterpreted that this principle
only applies to either white, male, or
rich peoples. Thus, America will
lie, kill, bomb, or do whatever else it
takes to provide for only those certain
people. What exactly is Christian,
Religious, or Godly about this country?
If God is strictly an 'American' God,
what type of God would continually allow
people to stay disenfranchised and oppressed?
God did America's 'Founding slave owners'
believe in? Would God have life,
liberty, and happiness knowing that other
'people' around Him were incapable of
possessing those same characteristics?
If so, then we could say that God is selfish
and greedy, but we know that God is Love.
Therefore, lets stop saying 'God Bless
America' and 'One Nation under God,' when
we do and think the opposite of what God
would do! America and God don't
belong in the same sentence.
will America bless God and care for its
people? The only way poverty and happiness
can be connected is when one is talking
about America, the only common denominator
between the two words. God has nothing
to do with hypocrisy, AmeriKKKa does.
You Be the Judge. Peace.
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