Election season is upon us once again. Dems already know who their candidate is. They've apparently contented themselves to play it safe by continuing support for the current amateur in office, their money riding on the fact that he still seems startlingly electable. Meanwhile, on the other side of the isle things are shaking up a bit, and the race to become the opposition nominee is on.
I am tempted to go off into my own little analysis of the current crop of candidates, but that is something perhaps best left for another time. Instead, I would send out this appeal to my Wiccan (and by extension, Pagan) brethren to really think this one out.
Listen, I get it. Being a liberal is the unwritten commandment amongst modern neopagans. And we don't call it groupthink...nah, we call it enlightenment. I mean, how can so many who hate Bush and the Republicans be wrong, right? (As a quick reminder, Bush is no longer running for any office, so it is best that we redirect our full hatred to someone like Palin, is it not?) And while I'm on it, isn't it way past time we pulled out of Vietnam....er, I mean Iraq, and um, Libya? Oh, wait a minute...Libya is Obamas' little exercise virility via military power...we can't (and don't) bitch about that...anti-war credibility be damned.
Seriously now, my little jabs aside, things are way too serious for us to remain political sheep. It's time to put away the historical revisionism and get a grip on who and what the parties before us actually represent. For a group that prides themselves on being so smart, we pagan types are incredibly stupid when it comes to reasonably understanding history and the parties we elect into power. I am not saying this as a committed Republican (which I am not), but as a convicted (and arguably somewhat educated) conservative libertarian.
Please take a couple minutes and view these videos. They are brief, and will present to you a series of historical facts (many of which I presented in an earlier rant) which completely contradict the image crafted for mass consumption by the left, an image born of deceit and lies for the purposes of misleading you, my well intentioned but grossly misinformed brother. It's time for the thinking pagans with integrity to reassess their allegiances, and their teachers. We are on a downward trajectory...do you really want to be part of the machine that keeps us on this suicidal decline?
It is not my intention to suggest a switch of allegiances from one party to the other (although in this case I think it would certainly be an improvement), but from propaganda to personal integrity. Be responsible. Be educated. Stop buying into canned thoughts cribbed from left wing talking points. In short, stop being what Lenin referred to as a "useful idiot". Know history.
Think folks, think. Blessed be.