truck driver on the highway on my drive in from work has the following plastered on the back of this trailer -- "if god be with us, who can be against us?" romans whatever, whatever...
why would a god get down in the mud with this sorry excuse for a country?
i just read of the homecoming for gulet mohamed in USAtoday. after being detained by our allies in kuwait, interrogated and tortured with our government's permission, then placed on a no-fly list so he couldn't return to his family (removed from list by a federal judge), he is greeted at dulles airport by FBI agents.
they are now holding him incommunicado, no doubt threating him with all sorts of reprisals if he dares to criticize his treatment or speak ill of his tormentors. this is the cost of being a member in good standing of the US security-state mafia.
dissent will not be tolerated!
funny thing is, as far as i can tell, this kid wasn't a subversive or threat of any kind. he simply had the misfortune of being born with a certain unpopular ancestry, and had relatives in countries whose citizens are each and all held to be mortal threats to the US way of life. so any communication with them is treated as an act of treason.
there's no doubt in my mind that a nation such as this is not only on the same side as a god, but is so morally and ethically deficient as to be untenable in a world where at least a modicum of civility is necessary to maintain normal relations with others. the US is simply demonstrating to the world how corrupt and dysfunctional the polity is, as we totter on the edge of self-immolation.