Cloaked in Patriotism and Religion

“In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.”
― Eugene V. Debs, Voices of a People’s History of the United States

The Emperor may be cloaked in patriotism and religion but in truth he is naked and millions of us see this clearly. One of the greatest powers in the world now condone the same methods as the evil they claim to be fighting. Yesterday, The Naked Emperor spoke the words and decreed that torture is a legit method of interrogation.

This same Emperor signed another decree, empowering men to make decisions about women’s bodies and reproductive systems. This beardless emperor is no better than his bearded counterparts.

He paid lip service to the great Martin Luther King Jr only ten days ago. He wants to be a hero of the people.

Prince of lies.

God help us all. Not his little god. Not the god he uses to prop himself up with. I’m crying to the Creator of All That Is.

The One who is good. The One who is just. The One who is love.

This naked Emperor is dragging the name of your Beloved Son in the dirt. He is sinning against the Holy Spirit. When will your justice rain down on him, O Lord?

I believe in your promise and the words spoken by your Son, Jesus Christ:

“This voice (the voice of the Holy Spirit) has come for your sake, not mine. Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (John 12:30-32)

I’m tired of all the shit I’m seeing, Lord. I don’t mind it so much when it is so evidently the product of normal, sinful human nature but when it is done in your name, I long for the day of Judgment with all my heart.

Your Warrior Sister in Christ,

Lisa Frideborg