Thursday, November 04, 2004

Oh Christ!

Fuck the Republicans. Fuck the bigots and their greedy, world-polluting, so-called Christian morals.

It is very hard not to be angry at how stupid and selfish the majority of people in America are right now. However, I keep reminding myself that it was a close vote and that there are plenty of unselfish and intelligent Americans. Also, there are plenty of thick greedy people in the rest of the world, including where I live (which is only marginally Labour).

As I've written here before, I don't believe in God. And normally I laugh at the potty mental illness thought processes that go with religious beliefs (in Simon Hoggart's "The Cat Who Could Open the Fridge" he cites one Christian who explains what God was doing on September 11th, 2001 - he was apparently arranging traffic jams to stop people from getting to the Twin Towers. Hmmm, makes you wonder why he didn't just cut to the chase and turn the planes into butterflies or something). So the increase and mobilisation of Christians to create a hegemonic right-wing America is somewhat worrying. I blame it on those pyschic tv hotlines - you start people off on softcore non-reality based belief systems and then once their worldview is totally skewed you hook them onto the hardcore God stuff. So think on Brits when you're making fun of Evette Fielding running around an 18th century manor in "Most Haunted" - you're being dragged away from empirical, rational thought in order to become a non-reality based goon.

However, live and let live. If people want to believe in something that doesn't exist, and attribute all sorts of weird things to it, then fine. We're all a little crazy. I wouldn't even mind if every election was decided on by Christians - so long as they actually behaved in a way that was Christian - you know, be nice to people, look after the planet - rather than behaving like the total cunts that they are.

Anyway, thank "god" for trash culture - my refuge from reality.

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