Wednesday, September 29, 2010

アメリカの自由と茶会について American Freedom and the The Tea Party

Americans often talk about their country as being free. In fact, they advertise this freedom as the main attraction of America.


But is America truly free? Well, America does have political freedom, and this is what they mean when they talk about the subject. Political freedom is that people have the right to criticize the leadership of the country, and not to be imprisoned or harassed for such beliefs.


America does have this type of freedom. However, in my opinion, America does not have social freedom.


I think part of the problem is that Americans don't really understand their own Bill of Rights.

Too many Americans interpret the Bill of Rights as entitlement to perfect satisfaction. And by this, they mean to deny the right of ideas or people they don't like to exist.


In America, we call this "The Culture Wars."


For example, there is an ongoing battle in the American public education system whether Creationism should be taught in public schools.

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American Christian Fundamentalists have the right to create their own alternative schools. They have the right to home school their children. Yet for these people, that is not enough. What the Christian Fundamentalist movement is demanding is that all public schools in America teach their ideas. And nothing else.

If America does not do so, they see that as an infringement on their freedom. Of course, this would destroy the rights of non Christian Fundamentalist Americans to be free from such Fundamentalist Christian educational ideas.


To say it clearly, the Christian Fundamentalist believes that all people should behave as they believe. All other types of behavior should be prohibited by law, to be eliminated.


This is the basis of the fight to stop Gay marriage, and to keep the prohibitions of gays in the military. Christian Fundamentalists make no secret of their desire to eliminate Gay people, they regard it as a disease that can be cured.

America has always had this battle between Conservatives and Liberals. Where I grew up, in the American Midwest, for example, the Beatles were regarded as Communist spies. Most Americans there thought the Communist mission of the Beatles was to make American youth lazy and drug addicts.


Some people also see them as having been anti-Christian, thus listening to their music is a sin.


The thing about America is, that people are always trying to force their views upon everyone else they know. So at school, at your workplace, there is always constant conflict, you must defend yourself or escape. This is what I mean by my statement that America does not have social freedom. In fact, I find Japan to be much more free than America. In Japan, nobody bothers me about my religion, or my politics.


Conformity is not being influenced by political pressure in the United States, it is promoted and enforced by informal social groups of America.


What is this American Tea Party?


The American Tea Party is a social movement seeking political power, then to use government power to force their views on the rest of the population.


Where did the Tea Party come from? Part of this is jealousy over the grassroots organization that elected President Obama. The Right wanted to say that they have their own grassroots also.


But basically, the Tea Party movement is artificially created.


And it it is being taken over and run by the Christian Fundamentalist Right.


The Koch brothers, Charles and David, are the secret backers and creators of the present day Tea Party movement. They hold extreme conservative views, in their minds, government should barely exist, there should be no taxes and total freedom for corporations.



The Koch brothers first used the name "Tea Party" in the Presidential campaign of 1980 when David ran as Vice Presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party alongside Presidential candidate Ed Clark.


At that time they got 1% of the vote.


They establish cover organizations like "Americans for Prosperity" to manage the Tea Party. The amount of money they spend is immense. After the 1980 election they gave over 100 million dollars to organizations that on the surface appeared to be independent of their control. But actually they ran them. Tax records for 2008 show that they gave money to 34 political organizations.
(page 5)


Another organization they created to fight Obama's health care plan is called "Patients United Now".
(page 9)


The motivation of the Koch brothers is to create a pure form of capitalism, where all decisions are left up to private enterprise, and the central government hardly exists.


However, With the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, we can see what a disaster private enterprise unsupervised by government can be.


And they of course they are totally against the concept of global warming, they spend much money to prove it a hoax, and to fight any legislation aimed at curbing emissions.


They believe that even if warming is true, it will open more land for farming in the northern hemisphere, a benefit.
(page 6)


At a meeting of Americans for Prosperity at the time of the first anniversary of President Obama's Presidency, David Koch spoke with pride of the national organization he had created, coming close to taking credit for creating the Tea Party.


It is easy to understand how the Koch brothers and Christian Fundamentalists came to a partnership. The Koch brothers have money, and an agenda they want carried out. The Christian Fundamentalists have people. The Koch brothers do not seem to have a particular religious agenda, merely they wish to create an ideal environment for their business.


I think the Koch brothers have a serious error in working with the Christian Fundamentalists, like Krupp and Thyssen did with Hitler before the Second World war. I think the Koch brothers will in time discover that they have created a monster that they cannot control.


A lot of the Tea Party Christian Fundamentalist doctrine is that America is a Nation founded upon Christian principles, America has strayed, and must return to those principles.


They wish to return to the time of America in the 1950's. They believe that all of America's problems come form too much social freedom that has arisen since then.


They are totally against any kind of Government health care. They do not believe in Global Warming and are totally against any government effort to fight it.


This anti-health care feeling stems from myth. This is the myth that Americans were most free in the frontier days. They do not believe in any kind of social welfare. To their thinking, if you lose your job and cannot pay for your house, it is your fault.


Their protests are more from raw emotion than reason. As the poster in held by this Tea Party protester shows, he wants the Government to not touch his Medicare. He does not understand that Medicare is a government run program in the first place.

With the Christian Fundamentalist aspect to the Tea Party, they wish to create a society that is totally based on a literal reading of the Bible.

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Let me quote you a paragraph from the following link. You can find this paragraph in the section titled


C. Peter Wagner, Apostle in Chief, ... and his theology's influence on Sarah Palin.


As reported by Bruce Wilson, one of Wagner's "apostles" is Mary Glazier, who leads the Wasilla prayer group that Sarah Palin joined. Glazier fought a witch in 1995 and now advocates religious cleansing of entire lands by believers in her movement. She preaches that people will be "displaced" and "toppled" from various institutions and that the Christians will take over. As to each individual's disposition, she claims their fate lies with God but that they will have an opportunity to "switch allegiances" and join the dominionists.

ブルースウィルスンさんが報告した様に、ワグナー先生の”使徒”がMary Glazierさん、現在サラペイリンさんが入ったワシラ市の祈りのグループのリーダーです。Glazierさんは1995年魔女と戦って、現在国を自分の運動が宗教的な浄化をするべきと言っています。彼女が説教している事は、色々な組織から人々が追放される、落とされる、原理主義キリスト教信者はその組織を支配します。その追放されたとか落とされた人々の運命は神が決めるけれど、”忠誠変化”、原理主義キリスト教に改宗するチャンスをあげます。


Dominionist is another name for Christian Fundamentalist. It is their intention to create a society in America that is totally controlled by people of their religious sect.


What they mean by "displaced" or "toppled" is not clear, but it does not sound good.


These people are dangerous.


Some prominent Tea Party Republican Senatorial candidates in the 2010 election. From when I was born in America, I learned that a United States Senator is a person of great respect. There are only 100 of them, and it is very difficult to become one. I find it difficult to respect the following candidates.


Christine O'Donnell

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Is the Republican candidate for Senate from the State of Delaware.


Has argued that Americans should not masturbate;


By the way, she answers Karl Rove's question as to why it took her 30 years to achieve a college degree, she says it is unfactual. "Unfactual", is not a word in the English language, but it does seem that Christine's English is better than Sarah Palin's English. And she did receive 30,000 votes in Delaware.

上記のリンクで、カールローブさんの返事をする時に、質問は、“何故大学の学位を貰う為に30年間かかりましたか?” 彼女はそれは"unfactual"と答えました。"Unfactual"と言う単語は、英語に有りません。しかし、クリスティンさんの英語はサラペイリンさんより上手でしょう。それと、デラウェア州で3万票を集めました。

She has said that evolution is a myth because monkeys are not evolving into humans right in front of us.


She also is on record as saying that American teens should not be given realistic sex education, that should be told not to have sex. But the truth about her background, and how she can afford to campaign, are very unclear. Her reported annual income is $5,800.


However today, she says those previous positions don't matter, but she is against abortion, and wishes to raise the age where people can collect social security.

Also, one of her aides has been caught promoting the idea that President Obama is a secret Muslim. The point here is according to Christian Fundamentalists, only Christians of their sect may hold any kind of power in America.


GOP Senate candidates Joe Miller,, and Sharron Angle say scrap the Department of Education;


Joe Miller says his campaign funds came from God;


Congressman Ron Paul is going so far as to call this a second American revolution.

It is easy to say that these people are crazy. All that talk of campaign funds from God, or prohibiting masturbation.


But as Nancy Cohen writes in her article, this is a national movement.


They intend to change the laws of the United States of America into their version of religious law. They are candidates for the United States Senate, this is a serious office in America. And they are getting a lot of votes.


Here is some on the Christian Fundamentalist candidates in the upcoming election:


If they can take over America, their next plan is to force their views on the world. They are fairly clear about this .


In Japan, sometimes people in politics or the corporate world say a lot of things just to talk, to fill time. When Americans make such statements like these Senatorial candidates have, they are serious. They truly intend to do these things.


Americans are only just beginning to wake up to the fact that these people intend to make a new and different America, one where if you are different than they are, you have no place. Ron Paul is calling it a revolution, I call it a Civil War.


In this post I am making a lot of comments about the Christian Fundamentalist movement in the United States. I state that they are dangerous. Some people in Japan might think that I am saying Christians are dangerous.


Let me link to an article by a man I admire, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


He is writing about prejudice against Gay people in Africa. But it could well be in the United States. In fact, some of the problems Gay people face in Africa can be directly traced to American Christian Fundamentalist going to Africa, and teaching people that homosexuality is a dangerous disease that can be cured.

Along with Archbishop Tutu, I cannot envision a God that promotes hate. Hate comes from the hearts of men. The challenge from God is, to love others.


If you notice, the political and social agendas of the Christian Fundamentalist movement in America are very much against any kind of social welfare. President Obama's health care plan, as weak as it is compared to Japan or European countries, has incensed these people.


They have no compassion for the sick, for the weak. I think that is part of the true meaning of Christ, to give from yourself to those that are weaker than you.


I cannot consider this Christian Fundamentalist movement to be truly Christian, in truth it is an expression of human greed and hate.


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