I have not written in a while. I have not been able to form the words to express my utter deflation and despair at the state of our nation and our world.
But I am writing now because I need to write today. I am feeling more hopeless and helpless than I have in a long time about my country and the world. I have no idea where this is going and I am going to give it to you uncensored and as it comes out.
I do know this: Jesus weeps today. And so do Reverend King and Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa and all the Buddhas and Rumi and St. Francis of Assisi and Ceredwyn and so many others.
And they weep because they feel like failures today; because they taught us peace and they toiled and struggled and tortured themselves with self-doubt and sacrificed and bled so that we might learn that loving each other, living in harmony and respect, and sharing the amazing bounty of the earth is the way of peace and blessing.
Today in America, the materially wealthiest society in all the history of humanity, we allow our brothers and sisters and babies to suffer horribly and even die for lack of money to buy healthy food, proper shelter, medicines and health treatments needed to live a decent, dignified life. Why? Because as a society we have decided it is better for some to suffer and die needlessly than to require others to share some of their excess wealth.
Read that again and try to hold back your own tears. Ridiculous excesses of money over human lives. Our priorities. Jesus and King and Robert Kennedy weep today.
Great American flying death ships rain explosive fire on densely packed residential neighborhoods in ancient holy lands, killing and maiming any human who happens to be close enough. Women, babies, men. Yes, even men who take up arms against us are children of the Goddess deserving of our love and compassion. But let’s pretend otherwise and just let it sit like this: we have decided to support certain crushing, burning, killing and maiming of wholly innocent babies, women and non-hostile men, young and old, done nonchalantly and without expression of remorse or grief because they got in the way of our pursuit of pride, honor, plunder and power.
The United States Air Force Academy is well understood to have become a largely and overtly Christian institution. Its pilots kill many more innocents to get a few unilaterally designated enemies. Jesus said, "kill your enemies and take as many innocents as you need to make sure you kill ’em real good", right? Fire bombing for the Prince of Peace.