Rant of the day …

25 Sep

When the evening news rifles through all of the sound bytes of the day, particularly those of the dozens of candidates running for office, I’m struck our nation is not looking for a leader with sound judgment and background. We are looking for the Right Reverend POTUS.

We want someone to stand at the podium, or the dais, or whatever raised platform has been constructed for his or her national address, fully fitted with a huge background chorus as well as those planted in the audience to shout out AMEN! at the appropriate times.

We don’t want truth OR justice the American way.

We want fast-food rhetoric delivered in such a manner as to induce our complete obeisance. We WANT someone to take charge-ah! We WANT someone to tell us what we want to hear-uh! We want to be able to look to our left and to our right and see and greet those of like-mind and equal zeal-uh! We WANT to respond in a chorus of admiration and Ga-lor-ee-ah!

Halle-lu-jah!

It strikes me, in these days of extreme rhetoric and promises and sincerity, that we, the jello-ed masses yearning to be free — have sold our souls and minds and ability to think to a group of stump-thumping politicians — insiders or out.

I Samuel 8: 6 — they said, “Give us a king to lead us.”

Religion is not the opiate of the masses. Politics is.

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