Intro: Spanish exploration, conquest and settlement -- depicted above cartographically -- in North America coincided with the infamously torturous Roman Catholic Inquisition [of "heretics" circa 1478, 1492 and 1501 especially] there under expansionist monarch Queen Isabella of Castile.
Summary (Galax): "Coffers and Coffins"
Most of the American South is pagan, not Judeo-Christian. The God of Israel (and Jesus) never "had any truck" with slavery (remember Egypt, Jerusalem, Masada, and the occupying Roman forces?) or its rotten fruit/s (e.g. pirated plantation remnants). Jesus, and his kin and disciples, is an honorably skilled and industriously laboring Semite raised in/adhering to Judaic traditions/culture/spirituality.
There is a parallel analogy to the [Confederate] South's attitudes toward Africans, whose labors and land also were stolen for the unrecompensed aggrandisement of mostly male "whites," and it is a fundamental ally of the seldom-prosecuted, never-audited and never-taxed Roman Catholic Church, Inc. (in its various current manifestations, including "born again Christian" and Southern Episcopal).
Fascism's Third Reich was "The Final Solution" hoped for by the Roman Catholic "Church," (Inc.) for its historically-obfuscated usurpation of the ["white" or "black"] Jew's religion, Holy Books, Messiah, God, Spirit, and real property for the expansionist, exploitative enrichment of Gentiles (mostly male). The USA was founded by [pilgrim] Protestants seeking freedom from Roman Catholic Church dogma and hierarchical control, mentally and materially. The accurate recording, remembrance of history is fright/threatenening to those whose power and profit depend on self-servingly distorted disinformation and dissemblance.
There is no salvation from/in worshipping, however confusedly, Roman gods.
Due to structural and systemic devastations wrought throughout the Confederate American Civil War they sought, instigated and started and amidst misconceived subsequent Union-provided Reconstruction to its bereftly bankrupt brethren and borders, those Southerners considered now to be mid-to-upper class are necessarily -- with a few delightfully notable exceptions -- nouveau riche with those stereotypically attendant attitudes and activities.
If the Shenandoah and Virginia and others elsewhere choose to accept and follow advice, counsel, instruction and/or direction from individuals they know experientially to be criminal, that is exercising the FreeWill given us by the God of Abraham, Jesus et al to distinguish and partake of Good or Evil, False or True ("Ripe" or rotten).
In that sense, the Garden of Eden is every day/minute/hour on our blue planet spinning through God's fathomless universe.
Soberly honest self-examination and self-correction is essential for the finely-tuned instrument that is an optimally-functioning, self-actualized human being God created imperfect, leaving step-by-step guidance directions/instructions to ascension, for reasons theologians may argue, into the Limbo of Life. We are designed to be our brothers and sisters keepers as well as our own "with due diligence."
If gentiles like "born again" Texan George W. Bush wish to hasten the Second Coming for themselves, they might start by taking those painful steps of restitutive atonement centuries overdue to Jews and their Messiah, and their God of Abraham and David and Israel, and to Jesus and the rest of his extended fam.
And they might with a giant gulp of gentile ego study, accept and convert to Judaism to deeply comprehend in context the experience, faith, and message teachings of Jesus Christ from the inside out (profoundly) rather than from the outside in (superficially) -- thereby becoming themselves Chosen People of Palestine's God of Abraham spiritually if not genetically [keeping in mind, though, that this is a God and Messiah of material miracles also].
Or G.W. et al, to "hasten the second coming" might join a kibbutz or move to Brookline MA for a total immersion experience with and to become one with/of the Chosen People of the Israelite God and of Jesus Christ.They need to prepare, though, to like chopped liver. and lox. and maybe raw hamburger. and knishes.
Also, apologize for massacreing the earliest Jewish Christians, which may have substantially delayed the Second Coming for 2000 years or so, and for torture/murdering Jesus, which deed necesitated a "Second Coming" in the first place, and for co-opting without fair attribution or compensation their history and religion, heroes and heroines, sages and potentates; return all Jewish properties stolen by armed seizure, including lands; fund compensation monetarily to Jewish families victimized during Third Reich atrocities and other genocidal holocausts over two millenia for their criminally demolished lives, health and income wealth.
Or send them a handwritten Christmas card because it's the easiest and cheapest thing to do.
Speciously vacuous and vapidly vain postures of self-righteous proselityzing and/or further victimizing of God's Chosen People are unlikely to soften spiritually any holy hearts toward materially tight-fisted and self-insentient non-semitic hypocrites that "talk the talk" for superficially transient earthly gain while fearing to "walk the walk" for eternally immortal ascendance.
There is no expedient "easy way out," no bargain-rate shortcut through that "narrow gate."
Keeping in mind that War is a catastrophic cavalcade of crimes [(deadly) sins] prosecutably penalized severely in peacetime, it won't surprise our victimized everyday taxpaying citizen workers to learn that our "corporate leaders," encouraged by Bush/Cheney era capitalist theorists to focus on the (deadly) Greed principle, have been studying assiduously war game strategies [not Accounting, Economics, Business Law or Sociology, or Ethics] to advance their mercantile interests (and line their pockets with unearned properties rightfully belonging to others, historically a major impetus of military incursion).
Most of our major corporations ["People," Constitutionally a la the "born again" Bush/Cheney SCOTUS] pay no taxes, as if they are tax-exempt religious institutions or churches, while needful peacetime services, including infrastructure, for our workaday citizenry go begging and borrowing. What, or who, does our 21st century nation worship and hold sacred really?
This nation, the legal entity defined by our federal Constitution and titled the United States of America, was founded by Protestants (and Deists) seeking freedom, especially religious freedom, from torturously-entrenched oppression and impoverishingly-abhorrent dictates of expansionist Roman Catholic "church" installations' bellicosely-monopolistic commercial corporate policies and politics overseas.
Now is the time to open and reputuably audit accounting books of the tax-exempt and judicially-isolated Roman Catholic "church" cult. What (other) hate-mongering and war-profiteering entities are its vast genocidally-stolen and autocratically-skammed global assets invested in???
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