US Senator Elizabeth Warren
IT JUST DOESN’T COMPUTE. OR DOES IT?
At the moment The US is being held hostage by the Republican Tea Party, proving that a small committed group of people (20-30-60) can indeed change the world. For the worse. And they don’t even have to be intelligent. From listening to a few of these US Congress people of the Tea Party who have managed to partially shut down the US government, i.e. Ted Cruz, Michelle Bachman and Marco Rubio, I get this eerie feeling that they don’t even live in this world.
For them there has been no such thing as social evolution.
The Tea Party lives back in the glorious pre and early post-American Revolutionary times, when there was only a smattering of government, and only wealthy people (landowners, male, white) controlled it. But there was a role for dirt farmers, too, they were part of a militia if needed, and the dirt farmers treasured their guns to fend off freed slaves, Indians, roaming Yankees and all manners of landless riff raff who were out to steal their livestock and women. The Tea Partiers to this day, both the wealthy ones and the not so wealthy ones, all love their guns and carry around the same egocentric fears and demands of an idealized revolutionary historic time in America.
In my opinion, the Tea Partiers are pathetic. And dangerous. They are much like the radical Islamists in their zeal. They would see the whole world go up in flames to try to recreate those times they fancy existed before government grew big with social programs that were created by more humane leaders to keep less well-heeled people from starving to death in the streets. The Tea Party fundamentally opposes the concept of equality. Yet, many of the Tea Party people are very wealthy themselves and well educated. It just doesn’t compute. Or does it?
Enter US Senator Elizabeth Warren. Her take on the seemingly irrational fears and determination of this group of people to prevent American people from having adequate health care (Obamacare) doesn’t make sense because it isn’t sensible. It’s religious. And it’s all about women’s right to reproductive health care; not only to abortion, but to birth control. The Tea Party people intend to do what their god wants them to do. The Bible says so. Or these fundamentalist says it does. So what is Sen. Warren’s take on the matter? Her words on the floor of the US Senate (30/9/2013) :
“With millions of people still out of work…with students and families crushed by student loan debt, with millions of seniors denied one hot meal a day with Meals on Wheels and millions of little children pushed out of Head Start because of a sequester that is dragging down the middle class, with the country hours away from a government shutdown…the Republicans have decided the single most important issue facing our nation is to change the law (Obamacare) so that employers can deny women access to birth control coverage. In fact, letting employers decide whether women can get birth control covered on their insurance plan is SO important that the Republicans are willing to shutter the government and potentially tank the economy…”
Sounds crazy? That’s because it is. This kind of religion, whether Christian or Muslim, impedes the progress of the human race. In my opinion the only hope we have of getting to a better place is to ditch religion altogether and concentrate on the spiritual which is where we are when we meet each other as equals in humanity. And perhaps Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president in the next US election. And in Canada? I wish Quebec Premier Pauline Marois could run outside Quebec. I would certainly vote for her.
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