Before I write this, I think things were better when family and churches came together to help out elderly and disabled family members. Living with your family and being given a place rather then stuck away in a nursing home or elsewhere to let strangers take care of you was far superior. Of course times have changed, considering even the cost of prescription drugs, what family could afford to pay $1,000 dollars out of pocket for grandmother's per month drugs or even thousands more for medical care?
Whatever this debt ceiling outcome, I think bad things are coming to this country, while our tax base has been decimated via the dying economy and jobs sent overseas, now they are preparing to rip out the carpet underneath millions of Americans who depend on social security, and other help to make it day by day. It has been interesting for those who know that soon the gutter may await, and if it's not in August, that now they have prepped the country for major cut backs, where it's never their pay at risk, but those of the most vulnerable of our society. This week I traveled around a bit online, reading comments on Yahoo news stories, there are a lot of fearful people out there, and no one is speaking out for them.
I have realized over the years the "hate the poor" rhetoric has grown among "Christians" and now there is a movement in America to blame the poor, as the main cause of the Debt and that the only response now is to pull the carpet from underneath them so the country can save money. Both parties have jumped on this bandwagon.
You will never see these types point to the TRILLIONS of dollars still being spent to fight globalist wars in Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere or the cost of a certain new agency formed right after 9-11 that grew the government to gargantuan levels, or the fact the bankers got BILLIONS of our Tax payers money. No they will blame the poor and the few social safety nets there are. Do not forget that people paid into social security, some elderly people for 40-50 years paying into the system, who may now be told, "Sorry, but you're money is gone now!" Sounds like a Ponzi scheme. This blogger describes some of it. Be wary of few coarse words on there.
We're "broke" & can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.,???????????
In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , and Turkey . And now Pakistan .......home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!
Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!
The preachers in the pulpit have become spokesmen and protectors for the new world order system. They will blame the poor and always deflect blame from their true masters, the bankers and elites of this world. Keep in mine most of that aid sent overseas, the poor never see a dime.
Charles Stanley is one, notice what parts he leaves out. He will not blame the endless wars or banker bail-outs or address all the jobs being outsourced and the dismantlement of the manufacturing base, he will blame the poor, or any help for the poor and disabled though it's part of the budget is small compared to the cost of America playing police man to the world. He preaches against socialism...[socialism I am guessing as defined by him having to do with programs for the poor in America more then the blatant welfare we gave to the bankers]
There is a war going on against Jesus," he declared. "It's part of the strategy. The primary reason for this war against Him is He is interfering with the plan to make this a socialist nation. Mark it down. It is the truth."
So why add this?
"Mark this down for socialism because these three groups of people who do not contribute to the state ... are of no value: unborn babies, the elderly and those who are disabled," said the Atlanta pastor.
I found it interesting that someone posted on the link and wrote:
It is becoming very very very difficult to separate Evangelical Preachers and Pastors from Tea Party Politics, my only fear is that The Gospel of Jesus Christ is being misrepresented by such Pastors. So, the Church and Pastors had better get ready for the scrutiny and limelight that comes with dirty politics since they in essence they continuously declare themselves politicians...
He is right, on this blog, I have talked about how the Tea Party has been co-opted in the service of the elites to remove what safety nets exist for Americans [yes some can debate whether they were wise even at the start] but when we have millions of people who could be facing starvation or eviction, if these pastors and politicians got their way, what do they expect to happen? It really makes one wonder.
Chuck Colson [ecumenist with Rome] jumps on the bandwagon too.
While he is right about how the false worldviews and greed helped it along, notice who he blames and who he leaves out? He is another one who will play protection for the power-brokers.
I know I have been talking about a lot of politics on this blog lately but watching the "Christian" world march lockstep behind these guys is something that is growing even bigger. The marriage of evangelical Christianity to the hatred of the poor rhetoric is scary. Of course the poor are exploited by all the leftist types who preach liberation theology, and more control. The gospel speaks of helping the poor and those who are vulnerable, but the "religious" right wing shows their disdain day by day. I know life has changed when discussions of who could end up homeless due to all the changes have become part of daily conversation. For years these types have even managed to brainwash people into embracing things that will bring their own demise. Now they are working in America, to deflect blame for those who have profited from this country, but to lay it on the poor. Times are going to be changing very soon. Even the fact this was put on the table means things are very different now.
By the way, I found these liberal churches in a new group called "Circle of Protection" including the Roman Catholic church, protesting the removal of the social safety nets, praising social justice, but hey there is a catch, they advance globalism, America is supposed to still feed the rest of the world while they barely can take care of themselves. Anyone wonder why we are still sending money overseas we do not have?
"3.We urge our leaders to protect and improve poverty-focused development and humanitarian assistance to promote a better, safer world."
"Washington, DC, April 27, 2011
Evangelical, Roman Catholic, mainline Protestants, African-American, and Latino Christian leaders have joined together to defend the lives and dignity of poor and vulnerable people in the current budget debate. The release of this joint statement marks the strongest and most unified Christian voice in the budget debate. Signed by more than 50 Christian leaders, it states:
"As Christian leaders, we are committed to fiscal responsibility and shared sacrifice. We are also committed to resist budget cuts that undermine the lives, dignity, and rights of poor and vulnerable people. Therefore, we join with others to form a Circle of Protection around programs that meet the essential needs of hungry and poor people at home and abroad."
This was written in April so wasn't in response to the debt crisis, as I thought...
Watching the "religious right" mix together their brutal defense of globalism and their "cries for prayer" to cover up their misdeeds is enough to make a person sick. So when you watch these preachers cry about "socialism" none of them ever say a word about the "socialism" ie "free money" handed to the global elites.
Jam 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
Liberation Theology: Exploiting the Poor For Power and The Globalist UN Driven "Church"
The Failing Economy and Trusting in God
Wordly Attitudes Towards the Poor