Thursday, May 22, 2008

Which is more dangerous, Religion or Neglect of People's will?

Background
At an interview [video], Andrew Bacevich, a Professor of International Relations at Boston University.who is a Vietnam War veteran with more than twenty years in the US army before joining academia in the early '90s said, 'what is the meaning of a democratic system if when the people speak their voices don't translate into any politically meaningful effects? And when somebody like the Vice-President, as you quoted, can get away with basically saying, "The people - what do we care? What do they know?"'. McCain, a US president hopeful seekd the endorsement of John Hagee, a controversial evangelical leader argued in a late 1990s sermon that the Nazis had operated on God's behalf to chase the Jews from Europe and shepherd them to Palestine. According to the Reverend, Adolph Hitler was a "hunter," sent by God, who was tasked with expediting God's will of having the Jews re-establish a state of Israel. [reference here].
What the future will be when the politics of mightiest military nation in the world is dominated by this neglect of people's will and the over-whelming influence from religion.
Once upon a time, on a sunny evening with a distant rainbow in the east, sitting on the wet green lawn near the roses, Albert and Trebla went into an argument AGAIN...

Albert: What is the difference between USA and an Islamic country run by extremist?
Trebla: USA has a large military and the Islamic country does not!

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Blogger Administrator: Albert Ip said...

from Huffington Post, Republican John McCain rejected the months-old endorsement of an influential Texas televangelist after an audio recording surfaced in which the preacher said God sent Adolf Hitler to help Jews reach the promised land. That's a slight improvement!

23 May, 2008 09:22  

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