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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Our Sick Society

We once again mourn our innocent murdered dead. Our president has had to go before the cameras 15 times during his two terms in office to address the nation in the wake of mass gun violence. We have a major political party candidate who has demonized an entire ethnic groups, Mexicans, and the Muslim religion. Republicans block the nomination of a moderate Supreme Court nominee because he is not a right wing fanatic as was the justice Scalia. Republican controlled legislatures are passing laws taking away women's rights to control their own bodies and laws allowing anti-gay discrimination based on religious beliefs. Republicans block sensible gun control legislation even in the face of serial mass murders. Christian religious fanatics publicly demonize queer people. Billionaires control our political system and own our politicians. Our national infrastructure is crumbling, wealth inequality has progressed to obscene levels, and the populace appears to be more and more dumbed down as education falters. The list of symptoms of our sick society goes on and on. If we are to have any hope of escaping the decline and fall of our country, each of us must stand up for justice and forcibly oppose by name those who are corrupting our homeland: racists; homophobic people; xenophobes; Christian evangelicals; Republicans; political conservatives; Catholic popes, bishops and their church; and gun rights fanatics. These are among the worst offenders who are guilty of un-American behavior that is destroying our country. The rest of the world is watching and wondering. What will be our fate?

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