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"Christian" "Science" Monitor Editorial and Parody

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 - 1:12 am

Our own Reverend Dean Becker wrote a recent commentary on a "Christian" "Science" Monitor Editorial. His commentary will be posted soon. Until then I went ahead and read their editorial myself and wrote about it.

Actually, it hit me how much it could sound like racist diatribe, so after my little critique there is nearly the whole editorial with the word "marijuana" removed and "blacks" inserted in its place.

Near their opening…

Needed: One voice, one message

What is needed is a dominant voice with a convincing, simple message to act as a counterweight to a legalization lobby that is run by a handful of savvy, persistent, and well-coordinated organizations and donors.

Who might take on that job?

President Obama, as a father and political leader, must use the bully pulpit for this issue. His administration must act preemptively and be explicit about federal action against any state that moves to make pot legal. It should not wait to reveal its plan of attack until a state referendum finally passes or a legislature succumbs.

The Feds have the reach. They have the funds. They have the law. If only they had the political will.

I say…

  1. There are many fathers (and political leaders) who realize the best course of action is to re-legalize drugs so we can control them, not the black market.
  2. The above comment, again, shows how many people think: attack! Punish! Crush! Blackmail! This merely shows how they normally act and think (out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks), thus how they think God is. They are sick. They need prayer. They need to repent and bear the fruits of repentance.
  3. It also shows how ignorant they are, the feds have the funds? Clearly they think the government can print and borrow money like God makes leaves grow on trees.
  4. It shows how out of touch they are in their ivory towers, "if only they had the political will?!" Um, decades of stale, speaking-for-the-devil, "I demand sacrifice NOT mercy" behaviors which have made the United States the world's leading jailer is some how a lack of political will?! You all are sick!

Bullying Mexico into enhanced Drug War which has resulted in at least 32,000+ dead in 4 years is not "political will?!" The "Christian" "Science" Monitor really needs to take off their flowing robes, phylacteries, give up their best seats, and do the things Jesus did, do the things Jesus does.

They write…

It took private and public prodding from former chiefs of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to jolt Attorney General Eric Holder from silence on the California ballot measure, Proposition 19.

Jesus advised us to beware of wolves in sheep's clothing. To be careful of the brood of vipers. Holder is aiming for being chopped in to pieces, along with ya'll, CSM editorial writer(s). Right after being sworn in he spoke out against the mass incarceration of darker-skinned people, yet he was one of the Drug Warriors leading the battle! You can't do both, you can't hate racism then continue to perpetrate it, it's called hypocrisy. Depending on which passage in the gospels you want to cling to, it could mean a severe beating or being cut up into pieces.

They write…

With the crucial California election less than three weeks away, Mr. Holder responded to the former chiefs. He stated that the Department of Justice opposes Prop. 19, would enforce the law, and said the department was "considering all available legal and policy options."

It was a belated warning that left exact consequences unsaid. Those plans still haven't been revealed, and should be.

How to be a horrible parent 101:
Make threats which overreach what is reasonable. Then when faced with enforcing your threats you will either have to:

  1. Back down from them. Your kids will think you do not mean what you say. There will be more whine in your house than at a Bacchanalian festival in ancient times.
  2. Not back down from them. You will become a sadist as your punishments are berserk compared to the "crime."

They write…

But Holder's warning was enough of a caution that California voters began to wonder whether their state might lose federal contracts and dollars.

Because we all know money is god! And money is the best weapon God told us to use to beat others into submission with. If you can't crush them with unconstitutional and anti-biblical laws then starve them, strip them, make them homeless. NOT!

More insight into why so many people have left the church. More insight into why so many people find many of today's churches unfulfilling.

They write…

[…] public acceptance of pot

Marijuana has been gaining popular acceptance, led by a state-by-state drive to legalize "medical marijuana."

Then they go on to repeat lots of myths, including this one, "[cannabis] is neither regulated nor approved by the Food and Drug Administration, to be medicine." Hm, somehow God is not good enough for them. They need the praise and acceptance of humans.

I bet they would love to reach back in time and throw the herbalist Brother Cadfael in prison! Or at least throw the linguist-scholar and author Edith Pargeter in jail, or perhaps burn her books for even mentioning "poppy juice." CSM and other Prohibitionists' Blaspheme, "DAMN GOD TO HELL for Making These Plants!"

Did God make marijuana so it could be "legal" for millions of years, only so that in the end times humanity would start a racist war and call it "illegal?"

They write…

Now, 46 percent of Americans favor legalizing marijuana – 58 percent in the West, according to Gallup. […]

But the main message must be that marijuana is not a benign drug.

This just points out one of Jesus' sayings, that evil is a house divided and it can not stand. By continuing to promote drug prohibition they ensure it remains in the hands of the black market which ensures pushers make sure teens have ready access. Since this has been happening for many decades, there are many millions of current marijuana users, former marijuana users, and people who know others in both those categories! This has had the net effect of helping to dispel the refer madness myths of the Drug Prohibitionists.

I happen to know a 70-year-old who now retracts the Drug War lies she used to parrot; the filth which CSM and Drug Prohibitionists continue to spout. In fact, this septuagenarian now wishes her adult son stopped drinking alcohol and smoked cannabis exclusively. Why? She's seen firsthand and says it makes him "more like he used to be: nice, thoughtful of others, jocular, and pleasant to be around."

How about a "message" of truth instead of a manufactured message of fear?

If President Obama has any courage or interest in his soul he will break with the Evil Religion of Drug Prohibition! And he will gather to himself people from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Ethan Nadelman, people from the British Transform Drug Policy Foundation, and political leaders from Portugal, the Netherlands, and various (former) high ranking people from Britain, Latin American, and elsewhere who've seen the light.

President Obama also needs to bring on people like Denise and Gary Cullen of GRASP and Joy Strickland of Mothers Against Teen Violence. People who have been through the hardships wrought by Drug Prohibition and have tossed off the rhetoric of the Drug War Vultures.

Is there anyone besides me who finds it appalling that CSM and Ron Allen don't quote any of the Bible to support their prohibitionist rhetoric? I guess if they did, then it would just further prove that they are forcing their religion on others.

Humorous Clarification

The more I read the crazy writings of prohibitionists the more it reminds me of racism. Just insert the word "black" instead of "marijuana" or "cannabis" or even "drugs" and it reads like a racist screed from the foul and hateful. "Blacks are dangerous and will be the downfall of our society. Blacks are not humans."

So for your reading pleasure and enlightenment, I've updated the editorial by removing references to marijuana and replacing them with various terms related to skin color.

Time to again mobilize against the negroes

by the editorial board of the Civilized Supremacist Masters (CSM)

A pleasant surprise from last month's elections was a big 'no' vote in [the south] on a ballot measure that would have created the first jurisdiction in the world to fully legalize blacks as citizens and "human."

The state most identified with blacks sent a strong signal to all the nation's politicians that – maybe, just maybe – blacks aren't heading toward social, and ultimately legal, acceptance.

Ah, if it were that simple.

The pro-blacks lobby isn't taking 'no' for an answer.

The legal buying and selling of blacks, like any slave, is a matter of law and natural order.

Needed: One voice, one message

What is needed is a dominant voice with a convincing, simple message to act as a counterweight to a legalization lobby that is run by a handful of savvy, persistent, and well-coordinated organizations and donors. That damned underground railroad and those complicit whites!

Who might take on that job?

President Lincoln, as a father and political leader, must use the bully pulpit for this issue. His administration must act preemptively and be explicit about federal action against any state that moves to make blacks legal citizens with full rights. It should not wait to reveal its plan of attack until a state referendum finally passes or a legislature succumbs.

The Feds have the reach. They have the funds. They have the law. If only they had the political will.

In this administration, the antilegalization fight has been left largely to Mr. Lincoln's czar of racial purity. He's done a credible job, and his office is now wisely considering a strategy to counter Round 2 in the legalization drive. But where is the rest of the administration?

It took private and public prodding from former chiefs of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) to jolt Attorney General Erik Hitler from silence on the Thirteenth Amendment, which could abolish slavery; we fear there could be a Fourteenth Amendment, to guarantee equal protection under the law, and God forbid a Fifteenth Amendment giving African animals the right to vote! What's next?! Women?!

All good Christians who worship the Bible know it clearly says men are superior, women are dirty, blacks are not humans, and Paul wrote that everyone needs to bow down to the laws of the land or they are rebels against God!

These proposed Amendments are in direct conflict with federal law; the production and sale of coloreds is not a federal crime, the KKK administrators pointed out. And the measure, if passed, would violate the Constitution's Supremacy Clause, where federal law trumps state law.

The kind interpretation of this tepidity is that the White House has more important matters to handle. But politics is surely at play. Do Democrats not want to alienate youthful voters who are also gospel, blues, and jazz enthusiasts and are not scared by skin with obscene levels of melanin? And the president's own past friendliness with blacks in his youth – he wrote about it in his autobiography – could make the issue problematic for him.

Despite dangers, public acceptance of blacks

Blacks have been gaining popular acceptance, led by a state-by-state drive to legalize "human beings." Voters in 15 states plus Washington, D.C., have deemed a black that contains superstitions, smells bad, and is neither mentioned in the Bible nor approved by the God, to be human.

And if it's human, that means it's not harmful, right?

No. Studies are mounting that show blacks' harmful effects, especially on youths whose brains are not fully developed. The average potency of today's jazz music has more than twice notes than 1864. Listening to them can lead to dependency, distort perception, and impair coordination, learning, and memory. Chronic listening has been linked to suicidal thoughts and schizophrenia.

Lincoln as anti-black spokesperson

Abraham Lincoln is widely respected as a family man. His four sons are on the way to teenhood. One in 6 people who start respecting blacks as an adolescent becomes addicted. Is he going to simply tell his sons that, yes, he respected blacks and, well, he hopes they survive the experience if they follow his example?

Or will the president successfully articulate a message – one that helps parents and other caring adults talk to today's youth – by telling his children that rejecting black rights isn't about his past, it's about their future. It's about their safety, their clarity of thought, their happiness independent of blacks polluting society as equals.

The culture of darkie acceptance must be reversed in America. It was turned back after 1862, and that can happen again. But the czar of racial purity can't do it alone. We need the man at the top, and all of the relevant administration players, saying the same thing, and saying it often. What's good for the president's children is good for the country. He must tell us so.

We need Lincoln to let everyone know that blacks are lower life forms which were created for tasks which civilized people should not perform. And who better to make this case than the president himself?

Hey President Obama? Who are you going to listen to and which advice will you act on? The False Prophets of Prohibition who claim everyone will become a ravenous addict, who think no one learns from others' experience? The Holier-Than-Thou-Congregation who act like they're doing God's will by crushing others with their own personal beliefs? The High Priests of Assigning Permanent Shame who think that heavy-handed punishment or social shaming is the only thing keeping EVERYONE in our country from becoming a ravenous addict? The Thug Addicts who surely love that Drug War rages so they can shoot competing gang members, dealers, or "bad guys?" The Men (and Women) of Lawlessness who give the word Byzantine new meaning? The Deceived who have unfortunately believed the lies and myths of the former groups?

Or will you contact those of us are trying to heal the sick, free the captives, and shine light in the dark?