The United States is beginning the final phase of the civil rights movement. This phase will determine whether access to health care is in fact a human right (and not a social right guaranteed by monetary status nor one limited because of race).
The hatemongers who fear the so-called welfare state (colored to the colored section) will begin the biggest hate and fear mongering campaign that America has seen since the reconstruction. The white-sheeted Republicants will begin to cry and monger that America will become a second-class, Nazi, communist, imperialistic, socialist monarchy populated by godless Christians.
There will be mongering for all and a place to preach the mongering on the Christian pulpits of all Christo-fascist buildings.
I was listening to one of the Christo Fascists the other day on the radio who talked about how godless our government was because of the Nazi, communist, imperialist, socialist monarchical president who actually wanted all people to have health care.
I listened as they quoted from many books of the Judeo-Christian bible, including Deuteronomy, Leviticus, and Kings, but they never mentioned the Sermon on the Mount. As I understand the fairy tale, there is only one set of sayings this young Buddha Yeshua bar Joseph actually said and it was the Sermon on the Mount. These words are pretty much found in all previous writings from Zoroaster, Buddha, Hindu, and early Hebrew philosophers. These words are all about love and caring.
So here is the question of the day : Why do the Christo Fascists hate America?
I think I know the answer. They think this is a Christo-fascist nation, not a nation of Christo fascists. (I ask this question to my students – what is the difference between a theocracy and a democracy, and which are we?)
Israel, Iran, and Iraq are theocracies. Now do you get the point? When the war is about religion, only the hatemongers win.
Our problem is that these hatemongers must yell and scream and curse and spit and call names to get across the point that they hate everyone who does not agree with their view of the “bible”. I was reading the Gospel of Thomas this morning and read the recurring theme; those who do not open up their ears will not hear.
These folks do not need a reason to hate; they probably wake up in the morning look in the mirror and say, “Damn, it is still me.”
So to all of you who believe that a child has a human right to equal access to health care, get ready for the fight; it is going to be a vicious, race-based, Christo-Fascist fight.
Steven J. Ybarra JD is a retired civil rights attorney who operates a consultant company in California. He is a member of the California Democratic State Party and is Chair of the Chicano Latino Caucus Voting Rights Committee and a long time political activist. Contact Steven at: [email protected] This article is copyright by Steven J. Ybarra JD, originally published in www.Hispanicvista.com but permission is granted for reprint in print, email, blog, or web media if this entire credit paragraph is attached.