29
Nov
08

Under Alfredo

With fettuccine and parmesan for all…. Seriously, why was “under alfredo” ever put into the pledge of allegiance? Why not “under Canada” or “above Mexico” or simply left as “…one country, indivisible…”  Oh, I remember now, because the religious fundies WANT the country divided, without “under FSM,” our pledge would have no religious undertones and be completely secular, the way our country was intended to be in the first place. Without people such as Bobby Henderson insisting their religious faith be included into political statements of solidarity with our country! Oh, wait, none of THAT ever happened. But why aren’t as many people offended by Doherty‘s insisting, congress passing, and Eisenhower signing, “under god” into the pledge of allegiance to a secular country? It was to stand in contrast to those bad atheistic communists. “Wetm” believe in a deity! Well, fuck you and your appeal to impotent and omnipotent, callous and merciful, jealous and indifferent, vengeful and pardoning, non-existent deity addition to a pledge which is no longer my own. I do not pledge to a country under any god, but to a country of the people, by the people, and for the people, and at the moment, that country does not exist. I suppose I, like many other people living in the ironically named “United States of America” find the theological invocations introduced into a politics to be disgusting. I would be more than willing to risk my own life for the lives of many productive and worthy members of society. Perhaps the “humility” supposed to have been introduced by “under god” didn’t work as intended. Perhaps we didn’t learn from the Dark Ages, September 11, Crusades, Shoah, murders of the Chyornaya sotnya (Black Hundreds), and so on what unsubstantiated ideologies do when they wield too much power. I need not even delve into what knowledge was lost with the many texts burned and archaeological finds destroyed. Please, saying this country is “under [your] god” is at best fictional and at worst divisive.

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2 Responses to “Under Alfredo”


  1. November 29, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Conveniently, I always had displeasure for the Pledge without even noticing the church-state separation breaching mention of “God”. Seemed a little too, I dunno, fascist-y.

    But anyway…you’re saying that something is divisive and fictional and hoping that doing so will DIScourage them? If it weren’t Hanlon’s razor, I would honestly say that that was their reason for doing it in the first place. Flush out the commies (aka, non-Christians), and repaint history to slick the downward slope into sweet, sweet theocracy. Ohhh…if only that was more worthy of a tinfoil hat…

  2. 2 jaredcormier
    November 29, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    True, it is Hanlon’s razor, but if stupidity is the culprit, perhaps we would see an immediate rectification of the problem when ANYONE notes they were offended. Many people have done this, and it has not been changed, thus I must conclude the malice WAS intentional.


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