KPFK’s David Feldman Precisely Explains: WHY MRFF

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  1. jim dyer

    i haven’t been to the mrff site for quite a while, but i found ted cruz’s letter interesting enough for me to respond to one of the aides listed in the note. here’s what i sent to her (AND, if you post this anywhere, please remove reference to my name/email):

    just read a letter sent to mrff and i’m wondering if ted has ever been in the military. if he believes that there is such a thing as religious freedom in the military (i’ll speak within the context of my experience in the air force during the viet nam era), he’s imagining it. the only religious freedom i experienced was that “you WILL worship god in whatever way you want.” but, NOT worshiping god (whatever god is in vogue now of the 10,000 who’ve come and gone during human history), was definitely not an option. somehow, the military (maybe the country) has concluded that the reason muslims are so effective in proselytizing the world is that their god is stronger and more pervasive than “our’s.” so, the solution is to put christianity on the front burner and fight back with the same sort of nonsense the muslims use. really?

    first, of the military members i knew, the most worthless of them all were in the chaplaincy. they certainly made more and did far less than the rest of us. second, if religions want to be represented in the military, they should do it on their own tax-free dime. it is absurd to think “separation of church and state” even comes close to being applied in the military. it needs to change. i’m sure you and he are joyously religious but some of us are not, nor are we hypnotized by scripts that were pounded into us when we were too young, too vulnerable, too dependent and too unsophisticated to ask questions.

    IF i’d been in a foxhole in those days, i sure as heck would have quickly traded any number of chaplains for even one grunt with a rifle, or a stick.

    so, in conclusion, i for one would be happy to corral religious activity in chapels where true believers can go of their own free will. for them, it should be a win-win and for others who are thinking more rationally, at least we wouldn’t have to listen to the ramblings of discussions with imagined deities. anybody who believes in “the” God has to be wondering why he’d prematurely end the lives of over 100,000 americans in three months, leaving others to wade through the emotional chaos.

    most of us (ted for sure) are too old to change much, but given the state of the country these days, a little more thinking and a little less mumbling (on our knees in the dark) might prove to be more effective.


  2. Timothy B. Chisholm

    Nicely put.

  3. Pat Kittle

    If David Feldman really want to get religion out of the military he’d demand that we pull out of the bogus Mideastern wars for the Jewish State (Israel’s self-appointed name).

  4. Native Angeleno

    Full disclosure, Netanyahu is an Israeli Trump and rightwing killer of the worst order. And Israel treats Palestinians in Gaza like the Nazis treated Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, at least pre-1942. But as for Jews running the foreign policy of the West, Pat Kittle above, and his pollitical ilk who disinformed him, are the stooges of the 2000-yr old rule of Anti-Semitic Christianity, which blames every evil imaginable on the Jews then and now. They were from the start and remain as full of lies and stupidity as the Trump cult. LITTLE has happened that is kneejerk blamed on Jews that was not arranged and led by the two largest Anglo Christian rightwing powers whether they helped the Jews or helped bury them. The special arrangment the US struck with Saudi Arabia was begun to stop Hitler from taking the Saudis’ oil, while the US infamously did nothing to stop Hitler from persecuting the Jews. The CIA overthrow of Iran’s democratic-elected government was done to cement the control of BP, British Petroleum, over Iranian-owned oil fields; in fact, the vaunted Winston Churchill was the first pig to use poison gas in history, on Iranians in peacetime almost 100 yrs ago, to keep Iranian oil in British control. None of any of that was done in thrall to Israel or the Jews, but to rightwing millionaire ANGLOS there and here at home. When it is in the interests of said Christian Anglos, who run both nations, to support Israel’s worst behavior, it is done to serve the domination of Anglo Corporate Control Uber Alles. That Israel has become and remains a non-democratic colonial dictatorship over the Palestinians was allowed to do so by the two far more fabulously wealthy, powerful and Christian Anglo nations, not the laughable reverse, as the Nazis among us pervert the minds of dolts to believe their evil. Historically, the sympathy of Western govenments per se toward the Nazi economic structure and militaristic behavior was already firmly in place until Hitler made the biggest of his many errors by attacking the UK and declaring war on the US. Before then, the West was firmly behind Hitler no matter what he was doing to the Jews. They allowed him undisturbed to force the fascist Franco onto Spain over the democratically-elected Spanish Republic.They did nothing to disturb his takeover of the weak and smaller nations around Germany, Why? Because they all expected him to attack and defeat the Communists of Soviet Russia, which many voices within every one of those Christian nations, the US and UK included, screamed was run by filthy Jews. Hitler got a carte blanc to do his worst by the Anglo West so long as he didn’t attack them. They then realized he was but a smarter version of the Trump of his day, TOO UNCONTROLLABLE AND ERRATIC TO BE TRUSTED and got rid of him. While the Third Reich belched out propaganda that der Juden was behind the enemies of Germany, anti-semitic Christians spewed propaganda that the Jews were secretly behind Hitler. If you can’t detect a pattern here, you’re a hopeless dupe of rightwing Christian bullshit. To the sane majority, Welcome to Reality, if you were not already aware. To seal the deal, answer the question, Who today in Anglo nations are in favor of letting Israel do as their fascist government wants with the Muslims, including the stealing of their land and water rights? THE FARTHEST RIGHTWING BATSHIT CRAZY EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS, who see the ultimate success of Israeli fascism as the last step to the 2nd coming of Christ, when everyone in the “Holy Land” will be forced to choose between a worship of Jesus or extinction, Jews included, for whom they deem not worth a damn, but only as the final tool toward their own extinction. And even then, antisemite Anglos in your midst will be telling you the whole thing was the plan of the then-extinct Jews all along. Jesus H Christ, where did we hear that before?! In a church (or internet) near you in every Jew-hating political system every year of the last 2000. WAKE UP and smell the bullshit.

  5. A.L. Hern

    “Keep the government out of religion is what the 1A says. Jesus says imposters are going to be in big trouble. Secular is not in the Constitution, but then again your IQ can not comprehend the concept.”

    The failure to grasp a concept is what’s all too evident in the above. The “1A,” as the individual puts it, means to keep government out of religion, AND religion out of government. It must work both ways, or it can’t work at all.

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