GOD AND THE NATURE OF NATURE
Art by Elaine Meinel Supkis
By Elaine Meinel Supkis
More than once this year, we got to see Mother Nature's dark side. Again and again, She has shown us how She can annihilate everything in Her path with a mere flick of Her wrist. Time and again, humans have responded by throwing themselves to the mercy of other gods, all of whom are as feeble as ants under foot at Her feasts of death.
From the NYT:
Earlier today, President Bush prayerfully commemorated the victims of Hurricane Katrina and offered the hope that opportunity and prosperity, especially among those long marooned in poverty, would rise from the grief and ruins.Years ago, I have noted that whenever Bush utters the word, "death," he smirks. This revelation so startled some reporters, they actually wrote a story about it all back in 1999 at my suggestion, back when reporters still talked to me.
Mr. Bush, speaking at services on a national day of prayer and remembrance, said: "We commend the departed to God. We mourn with those who mourn. And we ask for strength in the work ahead."
The morning after pledging a huge federal government role in rebuilding the stricken region, the president invoked "the Creator of wind and water" in an address at the National Cathedral.
At the 9/11 funeral service in DC, Bush squirmed in his putrid pew and looked all around, acting like a little boy. He didn't run off to his potty but he looked like he could barely contain his precious fluids. It was quite noticable. Dignity is a stranger to that man.
As an executioner who chickened out of war himself, he is an odd one. He loves the Devil that is Death but pretends, successfully, thanks to the media, that he is a Christian. Odd, isn't it, talking about "the Creator of wind and water" and think about how often Bush denies Mother Nature Her due. He fights Her at every turn. He wants to pollute and destroy our entire planet. And then worships the Creator?
The president, who has remarked often on his own Christian faith, touched upon what is for believers an eternal mystery: that nature is without feeling but nature's God is an endless fount of compassion.Monster. He is pure evil. The poor and elderly died, not to mention the babies---because they had no means of escaping the hurricane and those who made it impossible for them are...Bush and his governance.
"Through prayer, we look for ways to understand the arbitrary harm left by this storm and the mystery of undeserved suffering," Mr. Bush said. "And in our search, we are reminded that God's purposes are sometimes impossible to know here on earth. Yet ever as we are humbled by forces we cannot explain, we take comfort in the knowledge that no one is ever stranded beyond God's care."
Acknowledging that the winds and flood had inflicted their worst harm on "the elderly, the vulnerable and the poor," Mr. Bush said the hardships, however unwanted, offered an opportunity. "This poverty has roots in generations of segregation and discrimination that closed many doors of opportunity," he said. "As we clear away the debris of a hurricane, let us also clear away the legacy of inequality."
Mother Nature didn't keep the victims in St. Rita's pinned down that day. They were stranded there by Bush's cruel policies!
If someone throws a box of kittens into the river and they drown, the river didn't kill them. The killer is the one who threw them in. Throwing the disabled and poor into the path of a violent storm is the same thing.
"The Creator of wind and water," Mr. Bush said, is the source of "a love that can redeem the worst tragedy, a love that is stronger than death."Kind of late to smear one's love around, Bubble Boy. It would have meant something if it happened before August 30th. Of course, the love he craves is love for himself. To be let off the hook.
Why don't the Skull and Bones guys pray to the Creator of wind and water? This is a very pertinent question. Since they worship death and use coffins and laugh about the devil and parade around with magic numbers and call themselves Skull and Bones, geeze, sounds so Christian, doesn't it?
Invoking a theme he also sounded in his address on Thursday night from New Orleans, Mr. Bush said: "Through this tragedy, great duties have come to our nation. The destruction of this hurricane was beyond any human power to control, but the restoration of broken communities and disrupted lives now rests in our hands."That stupid sleezebag.
We DO control many things and our direct actions are now being translated into catastrophes of greater and greater horror. We can flee hurricanes but only if we have transportation. Elderly in wheelchairs or strapped in hospital beds can't flee hurricanes. Neither can the poor who had exactly ZERO emergency housing opened to them, the Super Dome was very grudgingly opened at the last minute and only after enough people expressed horror and outrage that the poor were going to be abandoned utterly.
&spades Here is a typical example of how Bush and his gang deal with natural disasters. From the Clarion Ledger
Federal officials appear to be seeking proof to blame the flood of New Orleans on environmental groups, documents show.Blaming the very people who are trying desperately to stop the unfolding disaster is typical. Shoot the messenger! Environmentalists didn't cut the funding for the levee repairs, for example. They didn't hire Brownie although Bush and his gang want everyone to think that Lieberman (another American who puts a different nation ahead of this one, alas) chose and hired Brownie!
The Clarion-Ledger has obtained a copy of an internal e-mail the U.S. Department of Justice sent out this week to various U.S. attorneys' offices: "Has your district defended any cases on behalf of the (U.S.) Army Corps of Engineers against claims brought by environmental groups seeking to block or otherwise impede the Corps work on the levees protecting New Orleans? If so, please describe the case and the outcome of the litigation."
Cynthia Magnuson, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, said Thursday she couldn't comment "because it's an internal e-mail."
Shown a copy of the e-mail, David Bookbinder, senior attorney for Sierra Club, remarked, "Why are they (Bush administration officials) trying to smear us like this?"
The Sierra Club and other environmental groups had nothing to do with the flooding that resulted from Hurricane Katrina that killed hundreds, he said. "It's unfortunate that the Bush administration is trying to shift the blame to environmental groups. It doesn't surprise me at all."
Federal officials say the e-mail was prompted by a congressional inquiry but wouldn't comment further.
&spades Finally, going back to the whole coffin thing: From Online Journal
Service Corporation International (SCI), the largest funeral services provider in North America, implicated in scandals in Texas and Florida, recently learned that one of its subsidiaries is negotiating a lucrative contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to remove dead bodies in areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.Seriously, I wonder if the Bush gang gets first dibs on the skulls. I thought, back in 2000, when the May story broke, Bush would be sent home to daddy. But they bribed Ms. May out of court to shut up. LIke Bush's girlfriend who got a very illegal abortion to kill his baby, silence is truly "golden".
SCI paid $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit several years ago alleging the company desecrated thousands of corpses, and dumped bodies into mass graves.
Moreover, the company paid $200,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that sought to expose that two members of the Texas funeral commission, the agency which regulates the funeral industry, were actually employees of the company they were supposed to monitor—an obvious conflict-of-interest.
In the civil matter, which took place at two Jewish cemeteries in Florida, the plaintiff's attorney said that Service Corporation International of Florida, Inc., a subsidiary of SCI, secretly broke into and opened burial vaults and dumped remains in a wooded area where the remains may have been consumed by wild animals.
Additionally, SCI of Florida buried "remains in locations other than those purchased by plaintiffs; crushing burial vaults in order to make room for other vaults; stacking remains rather than burying them side-by-side; secretly digging up and removing remains; secretly burying remains head-to-foot rather than side-by-side; secretly mixing body parts and remains from different individuals; secretly allowing plots owned by one party to be occupied by a different person; secretly selling plots in rows where there were more graves assigned than the rows could accommodate; secretly allowed graves to encroach on other plots; secretly sold plots so narrow that the plots could not accommodate standard burial vaults; secretly participated in the desecration of gravesites and markers and failed to exercise reasonable care in handling the plaintiff's loved ones remainsIsn't is odd, haha--not-- that the grave scandals were concentrated in Florida and Texas, the Bush duo's joint back yards? And both were caught up in all this via bribes?
Well, welcome to corrupt America, where every grave is a chance for the Skull and Bones Bushes to get rich or get more stuff for their odd religious practices!
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