May 29, 2007
America the Ugly Fat Lesbian
As we were singing America The Beautiful in church this Memorial Day Sunday, I could not help but think what Rosie O'Donnell would say about these lyrics. After eight months of unadulterated Rosie in her stint on The View, she has succeeded in leading many to believe that nothing is beautiful about America. And so it is with nearly all of the liberal icons who are forced down our throats by the media.
Take a look at this lyric: O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!
Ah, but what good is it? We are not taking care of it. We are destroying our environment.
America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!
Are we to believe that there is anything good about this brotherhood?
â€œWe created the nuclear weapons and now all the other people have them, too. And weâ€™re getting mad. Right. Guess who started the game? We did. We did.â€ Rosie in 2000.
O'Donnell implied the World Trade Center brought down deliberately on Sept. 11, 2001, for the purpose of eliminating records of government investigations into corporate fraud.
O beautiful for pilgrim feet Whose stern, impassioned stress A thoroughfare for freedom beat Across the wilderness!
As we were singing these words, I thought how politically incorrect these words are. Aren't we prohibited from seeing beyond the genocide, the countless Indians that we murdered, the greed? Those darned pilgrims were little Hitlers, if you ask Rosie or most any liberal. Weren't those pilgrims religious?
Rosie - "Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America" - 9/12/06 - one day after the 5-year anniversary of 9/11. Someone should also tell her the truth that radical Christianity is by definition "radical love".
O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife. Who more than self the country loved And mercy more than life!
Rosie states that "655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. Who are the terrorists?" - May 17, 2007
"The vast majority of Americans no longer are falling for the trick of the bad 'terrorists' who are out there 'to get us.'" - also, May 17, 2007
Our heroes are not heroes but just another class of terrorist. Who could trust such a corrupt government, such a murderous army?
Maybe I have a hyperactive imagination, but I almost had to laugh while singing this as each line seemed to draw some parallel to a complaint that Rosie or some other liberal has made.
America! America! God shed his grace on thee Till nobler men keep once again Thy whiter jubilee!
Here for instance I thought of what the black liberal would say about our jubilee having to be whiter. And what would the feminist say about our hope being based on the likes of "nobler men"?
Indeed the liberal mindset that we find shoved in our face every day turns patriotism completely on its head. We cannot be proud of our country's accomplishments; they are a fraud, gains at the expense of the liberties of others. We must be wary of the very religion on which our Constitution and heritage is founded. We have no moral authority blah blah blah.
It's not that the liberal makes no sense at all, I tend to agree with some of the points and certainly share their desire to help the poor, but their battle cry constantly brings them around to the conclusion that nothing about our nation is fully good. As long as there is a reasonable doubt about our goodness, they will perceive us as being guilty. Rosie's America is downright ugly.
I asked myself how in the world someone like Rosie O'Donnell could be popular? Does she really "tell it like it is"? Is it really that way, the way she sees it? I do not believe that any of the quotes that I have listed here by Rosie are defensible.
It's almost as if we have taken our worldview and filed it in either the pigeonhole marked left/Democrat or in the other hole marked right/Republican. We decide where to file our worldview based upon which best titillates our prejudices. From then it is simply a matter of being a cheerleader, having left our thinking up to whoever's butt the TV producer sits in our pigeonhole. I pray that as time goes on this will be the exception rather than the rule.
Katherine Lee Bates is said to have written this hymn after reaching the top of Pike's Peak and surveying the majestic landscape around her. Note that she wasn't inspired by a political convention but by God's grace, and how it is manifest in this country's beauty. And she saw that grace reflected in many of America's accomplishments. There are repeated mentions of our flaws [God mend thine every flaw] and hope for a continued renewal [May God thy gold refine, till all success be nobleness].
In conclusion, we need to return to that view of America that makes that separation between God's grace and human endeavor. If we fail, it's not God who caused us to fail, it is us who failed and our only hope is that He continues to refine us.
We cannot go on praying for the death and destruction of our president in a time of war when we do have a common enemy. We cannot go on referring to our troops as terrorists when clearly they have been true to their charge of trying to restore simple order. I'm not a fan of this war in Iraq, but I am growing tired of studio audiences packed with dunces cheering every jackass statement that jumps out of Rosie's mouth (or anybody's mouth for that matter).
Think for yourselves, America! Get your head out of the pigeonhole and start looking across the landscape like Katherine Bates did. There is much more to this country than what is wrong with it. If you miss the grace that God has shed on this great nation, there is no hope for future greatness. God will not throw His pearls to pigs forever. We, and liberals particularly, need to come home to the distinction between God's grace and our failure, and have confidence once again that our failures need not ultimately define us. God's grace will. Have a great Memorial Day!