Born Again American
A friend sent me this with his only comment being 'I think you might enjoy taking a few minutes to watch and listen to this.' It was a little longer than I expected, although the performance concept is interesting it's… well, if you have a moment hit play.
I dunno, I just couldn't get past the religion thing. Phrases like 'My Bible and the Bill of Rights, my creed’s equality' are slippery slopes. Nice that they got the token Muslim and Jew in there, but if your Bible is part of your sense of equality, people with other beliefs will always be in the shadows. Tolerated perhaps, but not an American like you.
I've gotten a little stronger on this issue since seeing Religulous. Although I think Bill Mahr is a jerk, and the humor and attacking were both poorly conceived in that movie, it made me think a lot more about this Christian America thing. It sparks so much hatred and marginalizes so many people that it's nothing about rights. I seriously doubt we would have Guantanamo Bay if our adversaries were extremist, fundamentalist Christians, instead of extremist, fundamentalist Muslims.
As for what they're trying to say about jobs and fat cats in Washington, I agree, but they've so clouded the message with religion that it makes it about being a good born again, ahem, American, rather than being a good American. Period.
What do you think?