Saturday, May 08, 2004

Finding America's moral compass: Beyond hypocrisy, perversion and fear

Everyone in America with a TV set knows that the Bush administration has just turned the six o'clock news into the world's largest porn site.

Everyone who even reads the comics knows that the Bush administration has taught us Americans how to lie, embezzle, threaten, coerce, cheat at elections, corrupt the Supreme Court and turn our armed forces into perverts.

Forget about the Jessica Lynch media spin. Now we got Lynndie England. Forget about Janet and even Monica. Compared with the true obscenity of Abu Ghrai? No comparison.

Anyone with a dial-up and a modem knows that the Bush administration has turned America to the dark side, demonstrated to our children how NOT to be Christians -- and instructed them on how to get away with it too. That's yesterday's news.

Todays news is this: There is still hope for America. We can still stop this downward spiral of destruction and death. Repeat after me, America: "Death and destruction ALWAYS leads to more destruction and death." If you want to guarantee that you will die a fiery and violent death, just follow the new Golden Rule. "Do it unto others -- and they will do it unto to you."

We Americans need to forget about what Bush and Al Qaeda are up to. They've turned to the dark side. Raiders and killers and psychopaths will always be with us. Americans tend to forget that there are more of us than there are of them. Forget about them.

Remember only this: Sometime, some day, every single one of us has to face death alone.

When I die, I do not want to have to face death alone. I want my clean conscience to be standing next to me, holding my hand. I want to hear him or her say to me, "Jane, you tried to be kind, to help children, to do no harm. For this reason and this reason alone, I will stand here with you and when you die you will not be afraid...or die alone."

Americans need to remember that this -- not money or war toys or global domination or abundant cheap labor or even free access to S&M -- is the most important thing in the world. And every single day of our lives we need to act accordingly. That is the moral compass America needs to hold on to.