I feel like belaboring the obvious....
"The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical,” Santorum said in Spartanburg on Tuesday. “And that is what the perception is by the American left who hates Christendom.”
He added, 'They hate Western civilization at the core. That's the problem.'
After asserting that Christianity had not shown any “aggression” to the Muslim world, the former Pennsylvania senator — who is considering a 2012 run for the White House — argued that American intervention in the Middle East helps promote 'core American values.'
'What I'm talking about is onward American soldiers,' he said. 'What we're talking about are core American values. ‘All men are created equal' — that's a Christian value, but it's an American value.'
'It's become part of our national religion, if you will,' he continued. “The point I was trying to make was that the national faith, the national ideal, is rooted in the Christian ideal — in the Judeo-Christian concept of the person.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50054.html#ixzz1EwHRRFm2
...... yup, human equality is a concept that only Christian Americans are good enough to understand, and we therefore have the duty to force others to submit to equality. So, something about 1984 here of course. Man that guy sure Orwelled the everOrwellian fuck out of that Orwell shit by Orwell, how's that?
I felt like belaboring the obvious, like I said. And to belabor it further it must be said that anyone who reads history with a mind towards deciding which side in a conflict comes closest to qualifying as 'us', and then loyally deciding that they were in the right, is not reading history.
And this takes us back to my sabbath post from yesterday, because it is by viewing absolutely every mental exercise as a test of loyalty, of where you stand, that one comes to believe such bloody drivel. Dry is not wet, black is not white, equality is not a force seeking physical supremacy. But Rick Santorum and his ilk or unable to imagine any moral ideal, (or anything at all for that matter) existing in any other essence except that of a force seeking supremacy. So naturally his idea of, not just what he personally feels is right mind you, but his unquestionable knowledge of what is right for all and must if necessary be forced upon the wayward; well, it's just really fucked up isn't it?
It may well be that all of us save saints and coma victims have both the desire to be good and also somewhere within ourselves the desire for complete life-or-death control over others. These two desire contradict each other. To convince yourself that they can ever be rectified is to twist your sense of reality apart like a wet bag. You already knew this, and you'll actually maintain much more dignity in the end if you accept it.