I am a weird person who loves weird things, and I sure know how to write optimistic descriptions.
I got my brother to change my password to something I don’t know. I’ll be back someday but now I need to work on school. Thanks for listening, have a good year.
On 9/11 I thought, For the most powerful, militarized nation in the world also to think of itself as an innocent victim is deadly. It was a rare prophetic moment for me, considering Presidents Bush and Obama have spent billions asking the military to rectify the crime of a small band of lawless individuals, destroying a couple of nations who had little to do with it, in the costliest, longest series of wars in the history of the United States.
The silence of most Christians and the giddy enthusiasm of a few, as well as the ubiquity of flags and patriotic extravaganzas in allegedly evangelical churches, says to me that American Christians may look back upon our response to 9/11 as our greatest Christological defeat. It was shattering to admit that we had lost the theological means to distinguish between the United States and the kingdom of God. The criminals who perpetrated 9/11 and the flag-waving boosters of our almost exclusively martial response were of one mind: that the nonviolent way of Jesus is stupid. All of us preachers share the shame; when our people felt very vulnerable, they reached for the flag, not the Cross.
The news report was ridiculously emotional and I had to remind myself that the US had already done far worse to other countries because none of the interviewees seemed to know.
But as soon as that table gets turned,
“Not me. What do you think I am, a fag?”
I see it all as repressed sexuality taken out on easy targets.
I wish I could anon but it will fuck up my semester. I had a problem before.
Well yeah but I had to quit unfortunately.