Saturday, May 20, 2006

Student Power

Now that's more like it!

I loved my time in college, even though it was a semester longer than I planned. The late 60's were the time for marching in the streets, and rebellion against a stupid war that was killing us. We all bought into the notion that there actually is such a thing as right and wrong, and that human beings are better off treating each other with kindness.

Remember Kindness? That quaint New Testament idea espoused by Jesus? Some folks think he got it from the Budhists, but that doesn't actually matter. It was about taking care of each other and turning the other cheek, and it isn't ok to kill each other. Jesus has changed his mind about that, according to Conservatives. He got in trouble for disagreeing with the Old Testament "Eye for an Eye" thing and now, 2000 years or so later, according to the wingbats who hear voices in their heads, Jesus spoke to them and his new message is to hate and kill.

Sorry...I digress...

Anyway, College kids are beginning to wake up again. John McCain, who hides his true nature with a kindly smile, got what he deserved at a commencement speech this week. Dear old John is a patsy. He's been taken by George Bush and Karl Rove time and time again but he just smiles and says, "Hey, those incredible lies about me having a black baby so George could energize his racist base and win the South Carolina primary were just all in the good spirit of political campaining...What a joker, that Karl."

At the Commencement speech at New University, the undergraduate speaker quit reading her speech ... "This ceremony has become something other than the celebratory gathering it should be," Jean Sara Rohe said. "The Senator does not reflect the ideals on which this school was founded. This was a top-down decision in which the students played no part."

The crowd erupted.

In his speech, McCain stated, "I supported the decision to go to war in Iraq."

"Booooooooo!" said the student body.

"I stand that ground because I believed, rightly or wrongly, that my country's interests and values required it." said John McCain.
"Wrongly!" one student boomed from the back.

"This speech sucks!" they yelled. Some walked out.

That's more like it!



Dear John

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:10 AM

    The 60s was a great time to me young and involved.....I've often wondered whatever happened to all those people I thought of as kindred spirits.......gone to wingnuts everyone....when will they ever learn, when will they ever learn.....)

    Now, I just hope I live long enough to see these wingnuts defeated.

    Also....your take on Jesus and mine are very similar.....and I ponder why all these neocon fundies pray to him and yet reach into the depths of the Old Testament to pull out their twisted morality.

    And don't get me started on this rapture crap......That is a concept stitched together by the same mindset that brought you the spiritualist movement in the 19th Century. Charlatans. Ummmmm....much the same as the rev. moon and mr. roberson.