It’s a rare day when credit can be given to the current administration for telling the truth – one might even go so far as to liken such an occurrence to a miracle of biblical proportions.
An event on an epic scale like the parting the of the Red Sea or a man by the name of Noah building an ark and then gathering two of every living thing to ride out a global flood along with his family.
And yet a miracle has occurred, and since it is among a demographic that seeks to couch all things in a god fearing code of family values to avoid the comparisons is impossible.
The nature of this miracle? The administration and it’s minions have long declared the XL Keystone Pipeline to be a jobs creator – not only a national boon but a state by state boon for each it passes through.
Lo and behold such has become the case as oil spills become routine and jobs in the form of cleanup crews are created.
Now how good is that? And surely evidence as deranged evangelicals proclaim that not only the president but his elected and appointed cronies have been raised up by the lord himself to carry out his will.
The god fearing no longer need to read their bibles for inspiration or guidance, they need only heed the words of the ever growing number of those insisting they have been “anointed” and speak for the lord.
Evidence of this anointing can be founding in every drop of crude spilled upon the land as oil has historically been portrayed as the vehicle of anointing, not to mention the unctuous nature of these self styled prophets and messengers whose god is none other than Mammon spoken of in the book of Luke contained within the bible.
The bible is riddled with rogues, scoundrels, thieves, liars, and your all around neer do wells, and that has become the provenance for coddling the like in theses times.
Don’t believe that? Then name a time when when all of the above including sexual predators were held in the same high esteem by a political demographic among Christians as they are now – when they would have been allowed to run for an elected office or occupy one.
Yeah, I know – it would require nothing short of a miracle to be able do so.
The nature of environmental degradation is far from a local or national issue, it is global in scope – what happens anywhere impacts the environment everywhere, there is a cumulative effect that cannot be escaped.
But then maybe it’s just me – maybe I haven’t been “saved”, maybe I don’t understand “the lord’s will” in the same way I don’t understand why anyone would litter where they’ve been with beer bottles or anything else.