The biggest losers in the Bush culture revolution are the ones who back him the strongest – Christians. Bush has done more to hurt the image of Christianity than anyone since the Crusades.
Bush identifies himself as a Christian in every move he makes and thus hold himself out as an example of Christian behavior. Although the American media downplays American war atrocities – the rest of the world isn’t nearly as blind.
The rape and torture at Abu Griab Prison wasn’t just “humiliation” as Americans describe it – it was religious persecution. Besides sleep deprivation and pain, Americans raped the women prisoners, brought in their teenage children and raped them with the prisoners watching, forced male prisoners to have homosexual sex with each other, and several prisoners were just beaten to death.
But – the torture went beyond that. They focused on their religious beliefs. Prisoners were forced by their Christian captors to renounce their faith and their god and were forced to accept Jesus literally at gunpoint. They were forced to eat pork – something hat is prohibited in their religion. This is the same sort of thing that happened during the Crusades where people were mass slaughtered for not accepting Jesus.
Although Americans try to brush it off – one of the things that are clear in the pictures of torture is that the American prison gauds were truly enjoying it. They are all smiling – giving the thumbs up – drinking and laughing – and making porn videos in front of the prisoners. Those pictures haven’t yet surfaced but have been described numerous times in the press. When they come out we’ll get to see Ms. England actually getting pregnant.
And this was all done with the knowledge and approval of everyone up the chain of command all the way to Bush. It started with Bush openly advocating torture. The White House described the Geneva Convention as “quaint” and “outdated” and they along with Ashcroft make it clear that the restrictions on torture don’t apply to Americans.
Then there is mounting evidence of secret orders being given by Rumsfield to torture prisoners. Prisoners were hidden from the Red Cross. Military Intelligence took control of the prison and gave the orders to torture. Pictures are showing that they are clearly in control. There is absolutely no doubt at all in the minds of everyone who is outside the zone of denial that what happened at Abu Griab was Christians gone Wild! It was literally done in the name of Jesus!
American bigotry is obvious on all levels and it is clear that the Bush administration considers Iraqis to be subhuman. When combat deaths are reported they only report Americans killed and the official casualty count is how many Americans were killed. Iraqi deaths are kept as a separate number and are not talked about in the same way. And the numbers are kept segregated. We don’t add Americans killed to Iraqis killed to come up with the total number of people killed. To the Bush administration – Iraqis are not people – in fact to them – adding Muslim and American casualties together is a dishonor to the Americans.
These atrocities are being carried out by Bush and his neo con backers. When I say “Americans” that isn’t accurate because “Americans” wouldn’t do anything like this. What is happening in Iraq is being done by a Christian cult who stole the election and is running America into the ground. And this Christian cult does not reflect mainstream American Christian thinking, but they are stealing the Christian identity and are committing atrocities under the banner of Christianity. And that is why this article is titled the way it is.
To the outside world who lives beyond the zone of denial what is happening is pretty obvious. George W. Bush acting as a Christian and as the leader of a Christian nation – is on an imperialist mission to attack Muslim nations without provocation – using lies and deception – in order to force Muslim nations to accept Christianity at the point of a gun. Muslims are put into prisons and are raped and tortured and kicked to death for not renouncing their faith and accepting Jesus. This is the way the Muslim world sees us – and the interpretation is largely correct. Bush really does intend to convert Muslims at gunpoint.
Let us assume that Bush didn’t know the details of the rape and murder at Abu Griab Prison – and he probably didn’t. But he sure knows them now. So what is he doing about it? Running for political cover. He is trying to whitewash it with more lies. “It was just a few bad apples” they say and he talks about Rumsfield as the finest Secretary of State in the history of the world. What he is really saying is – Iraqi’s and Muslims and non-christians are subhuman and that he retroactively approves of everything that had happened that he now knows about. These war atrocities don’t rise to the level of politics.
Of course Muslims aren’t any better than Christians when it comes to rape, torture, and murder. One need look no farther than the Telaban to see Muslims gone wild. But American Christians like to think of themselves as being more enlightened than suicide bombers and people who stone women to death – and the bottom line is – this puts Christians on the same level as Muslims – and Bush is the one who took Christians there.
The Bush Administration is a religious cult based small group of Christian Neo cons who are under the control of the Reverened Sun Myung Moon (yes – the moonies) who have usurped Christian identity and who are pulling the strings behind right wing Christian America. Moon was crowned the king in a crowning at a ceremony in the Dirkson Office Building by a group of Republican senators and is busy trying to get Christians to get rid of the cross and replace it with his crown. Papa Bush is often a Featured Speaker at Moon Mass Weddings. But that’s another scandal – and I’ll save that for another blog entry.