October 7, 2010

I have questions

Perhaps because I am a bit stir crazy from this surgery and tired of the damn sling, cpm machine, and the stack of bluebooks that I don't want to grade.

But I still have questions, and no answers.

1) Why do the same people who swear that God created the universe in 6 literal days care so little about things like climate change, or species going extinct, or toxic waste? I see the right opposing any efforts, even at the state level, to combat climate change, and see absolutely nothing from conservative Christians except derision toward anyone concerned with the environment.

2) Where is the "Jesus" in the Republican platform? They talk a lot about Jesus, but all I see is protection of the rich, a defense of torture and mistreatment of others, a call for more war, and a strong desire to not have everyone covered by health insurance. Just wondering which of those is as Jesus Would Do?

3) Speaking of the Republican party, when did they really lose any site of the original idea of Republicanism? At its heart, Republicanism is a political philosophy that believes in a learned and virtuous citizenry dedicated to the "public good." We can disagree about virtue all we want, but the "public good" is now referred to as socialism by this party. They have gone from wanting that to essentially saying, "you are on your own."

4) And I am still waiting for someone to explain to me what our country might look like had conservatives gotten their wish over the last 100 years. And yes, we can ask the same question about the left. I would welcome that comparison. The left has made many mistakes along the way, but the list of accomplishments is also impressive. From integration to environmental protection and worker safety, those are just a few of the things that were vocally and strongly opposed by conservatives.

Anyway. I am bitchy today and tired, so I hope this is not too snarky.


Tiffany said...

Climate change is a natural part of the evolutionary process. No reason to care one way or the other.

Streak said...

By that logic, so is disease.

I am suspecting that Tiffany is not genuine here.