Elitism; the Snobbery of Riches; the Delusions of Faith

Don’t you just love those people who truly believe that they are better than every body else? Those chosen few who mark themselves above the masses. They look down on the poor folk who need help. Those pitiful masses tired and poor, yearning to breath free will find no quarter amongst the elite snobs. All they crave is a  hand out any way. Why should a country that is a haven for the rich provide for such miscreants? How can we care about such fools that won’t even take responsibility for their very own lives? Why none of them have even heard of our illustrious God who has so thoroughly blessed us.

What a country we have created. We have a daring and old book that proclaims that those we disagree with we should smite. Rule upon tenet is laid out and every sin imaginable is covered if you have the gift of discernment. Gather around and your sins will be forgiven. There is enough delusion here that we can rule the world and smash in the heads of any society that would disdain and doubt our ancient and bloodthirsty God. Let us scream his name every Sunday and rally our delusional masses to do our murderous bidding. Never mind! We are better than they! Our God tells us so! No need for the Necromancer! We have a rich prophet. He is rich and he is on television and he claims he cares for us and he claims he speaks the truth so isn’t that enough?

Oh no, wait a minute! You mean that rich bastard is a liar? He doesn’t really care for us at all? He has faith in a God, our God he claims as his own? Strange, cruel and ancient religion —show us that it isn’t so. It cannot be. Our God never lies and He is so damn pure! What’s that you say? He was married? That’s a lie! Our God was never married. He was too busy smiting our enemies. Now we’re confused. Better turn on Fox News. They’ll set us straight. They never lie to us. Look who owns them, Rupert Murdoch! Why as pure a man never walked the earth! Damn this reality, change the channel. Put on: Who Wants to be a Millionaire and restore our faith in the American Dream. There there now that’s better.

“Sandwiches were invented by the Earl of Sandwich, popcorn was invented by the Earl of Popcorn, and salad dressing by the Oil of Vinegar.” — Tom Robbins from Still Life With Woodpecker

“So nowadays hard-minded men with hard muscles and hard hats are relieved from their jobs on Sundays because of an archetypal psychological response to menstruation.” — Tom Robbins from Still Life With Woodpecker

New Colossus by Emma Lazarus from the Statue of Liberty:

“Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Get off the cell phone and Drive! — Jake Shween

2 thoughts on “Elitism; the Snobbery of Riches; the Delusions of Faith

  1. We live in a free country. You are free to do as you please within reason; you break the law, you go to jail. However this is the downfall of our nation. You turn on the tv in your own home and watch the local news and are shown snippets of the actual truth but yet you base your decisions and beliefs on this. Then you go to church and share these false beliefs and truths as you think with other people. Thus the delusions are set in motion and they elect the man they think will turn America around. Little do they know, he actually cares nothing for the average person or family.

  2. Dear Writer,

    I am a little confused. You mean to tell me that my religion and my politicians lie to me? Who else lies to me? Oh wait a minute, I’m not 12 years old anymore.

    I agree with the congress that wants to teach religious origins in school. But the books they should be teaching from are the Nag Hammadi Library instead of that script that has been rewritten by whom other than, drum roll please….the patriarchs of their time! Maybe then, yesterday’s news of The Jesus having a wife would not come with such a “sticker shock”.

    And no wonder I am confused. That summer when I turned twelve, I took on the supposed sins of humanity. Where, you might ask? At a church picnic! God is so accommodating!

    But, thank the stars, my mind developed and I am able to decide for myself what TRUTH is and I know when I am being lied to. There are many of us out there Dear Writer. We can reach them!! (and the stars)

    If it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it.
    Tom Robbins

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