Liberals Gone Wild
Sometimes, I feel like there MUST be something wrong with me. I wonder if maybe I’m just not looking at things from the right angle. How can I not see how evil these people are, when it seems that most of America believes so?
Even though it seems so passé, I still think about the Occupy Wall Street Movement and wonder what they’re planning next. I know most of America thinks about it with disgust, but I’m almost (dare I say it?) eager to get on board…
I know that taxes are a heavy burden on Americans. I understand that if Americans had more money in their pockets, they would spend it on products and the economy will be even stronger. We don’t need things like social health care and social welfare, such as shelters, food banks, counseling services, etc. That would clearly just be supporting people who live off of the government and unemployment. And unemployment is on the rise, right? No thanks to taxes, I’m sure, which impede on business growth and encourage people to abstain from finding jobs.
But somehow, living in France, I really enjoy this wildly fanatic socialism. It’s so crazy and lawless of me to say it, I know. Here in France I am covered by (gasp!) socialized health care. I don’t know fully what that means, but I know that I pay about 200€/month for my health insurance and that I go to bed knowing that I’m covered. I put it to the test and really couldn’t believe it when I went to the doctor and it only cost me 20€! Even worse, if I send in a form in with my receipt, I get all the money back! What kind of lawlessness is this? I then went to the pharmacy to get a prescription filled, and for a three months supply I only paid 5€. I know, God is weeping. How could I possibly rely on the government like this? In the US, covered by very, very excellent healthcare thanks to my parents (who I know pay much more than $200/month for it) the same medicine costs me $25 per month. Clearly, that makes the most sense.
And what’s worse, I look at those images of those dastardly Occupiers, pepper sprayed, beaten, and cuffed, and I just can’t sigh with relief and say, “Damned those heathens! They deserve it!” In fact, I look at each face in the image. The men, the women, the cops, the youths, the old. The Americans. I feel such sympathy for all of them. Cops, forced to aggressively arrest their fellow citizen. Protestors, abused for something this very country was based on: protest against what they believe is wrong. I can’t see them as lawless, godless thieves who want to unleash the horrors of socialism on our blessed country. I know, how un-Christian and un-American of me, but I sympathize with these people and want to help their battles. I don’t even really know if I believe they’re truly unbridled, hippie socialists, as many people try to tell me they are…
And now, good God, Jesus save us, please! There must somehow be a correlation between this horrible movement and what’s going on with Prop 8. Our own California courts tell us it’s unconstitutional to ban same sex marriage when the Bible tells us it’s illegal. First, the Satanism of legalized health care and the Occupy Movement, now this! Where are we going? What direction is this country leading itself towards? Why would we want to join ungodly countries such as Belgium, Argentina, Canada, Iceland, the Netherlands, Spain, and others? These are clearly countries that are going in a deep and dark downward spiral towards despair. Even those racists in South Africa permit same sex marriage! Terrible, terrible. I think I’ve just swayed myself. Clearly, these wild socialists liberals are pushing things too far to the left, and if we don’t act now, violently, oppressively, and unsympathetically, they will take advantage of us in this moment of financial and social weakness. It’s the Christian thing to do, isn’t it?