Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Revelations of David Kuo

The revelations of conservative Christian David Kuo, detailed in his new book Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction, that Karl Rove and the political operatives of the Republican Party's inner sanctum have been playing simple-minded religious folk chumps for two or three decades should comes as no real surprize, to any astute liberal observer or brighter than average consevative. One only has to look at the scorecard of conservative "successes" on the "culture" war front to see that the GOP talks big but always fails to deliver.

Already the principals, especially Kuo's immediate ex-boss Jim Towey, are spinning, spinning, spinning, denying, denying, denying and slandering, slandering, slandering. Kuo is disgruntled former employee, deputy director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives no less, out to settle scores. Some disgruntled ex-employee.

That's not it at all. Kuo is a true believer. He is a true beliver to the extent of a professional wrestling fan who believe all the violence taking place within the squared-circle is real. In an article outlining his growing disgust in how the administration and the Republican Congress unfunded and manipulated the OFBCI for short-term political gain, posted at in 2005, Kuo wrote of our duplicitous president:
I have deep respect, appreciation, and affection for the president. No one who knows him even a tiny bit doubts the sincerity and compassion of his heart(emphasis added). Likewise, the people around the president are good and caring people. I know this firsthand because I experienced it during a health crisis in my own life when their kindness was evident.
President Bush sincere and compassionate? The people around his "good and caring..."? This was two years after Kuo left the agency. In fact he is yet on record as feeling that the president is a sincere, compassionate man surrounded by villainous, incompetent advisors. Like a latter-day Wat Tyler Kuo wants to set this good man president free to pursue the goal of "Christianizing" the nation. History, though, tells us that the teenaged King Richard II, after meeting with Tyler, had him treacherously murdered, then repudiated every promise he made to his hapless would-be savior.

The presidental assassins are out after Kuo. But the history of OFBCI is in the books. It has done little or next to nothing to alleviate poverty. Kuo, in the article above, lays much of the blame on Democratic intransigence and the failure of liberal charititable organizations to hold a Republican dominated government accountable and the White House's lack of a minimal commitment to the OFBCI.

Kuo's revelations, from my cursoy reading of his writing and hence his beliefs, are seemingly founded on a New Testament interpetation of the Judeo-Christian Bible; helping the poor and oppressed is the short road to Heaven reading, as opposed to the God-wants-you-to-be-rich vision of the nation's Falwells, Robertsons and Van Impes. Kuo's reading of the New Testament is the one I was taught as a child. But Kuo's indictment of the administration's use of religion to further its political agenda, namely to line the pockets of the the already wealthy, would be stronger if he put away childish things and stopped counting on an invisible friend to bail out the world when it gets in trouble.

1 comment:

Seven Star Hand said...

Hello ETSpoon,

Here's some more red-hot ink for your pen. Keep the heat on our evil leader in chief and his cohorts and help me "vanquish the sword!"

More stunning proof that Christians are easily duped into supporting blatant evil

The latest book of stunning revelations titled "Tempting Faith" by former Bush Administration insider David Kuo provides compelling first-hand evidence that the Christian Right was purposely duped into providing pivotal political support and cover for a host of crimes and excesses by Republican leaders and the Whitehouse. This book and the Foley fiasco are serving to awaken Christians to the undeniable fact that they have been deceived into abetting the evil deeds of duplicitous scoundrels, once again.

The events of recent years and the several millennia before them have provided us with comprehensive proof that religion is the chosen and purposeful tool of great deceivers. Whether we view the actions of the Temple priesthood of ancient Israel that conspired with Greco-Roman invaders, the sad and sordid history of the Vatican and Papacy, Christian crusaders and colonizers, injustices by leaders and followers of Islam, the oppression of Palestinians by the State of Israel, or the more recent activities of the so-called Christian Right and Republican Party, religious followers are regularly and easily misled into supporting obvious evil.

In recent years, I have produced stunning and comprehensive proof of purposeful deception in the canons of all three Faiths of Abraham and struggled to alert people to this and to related upcoming events and situations. Due to "poisoning of the waters" by deluded religious leaders and followers over the centuries, most have greeted my efforts with derision or indifference, thereby failing to pay attention long enough to discern the accuracy of my research and assertions. Starting with the perfectly timed Atlantic hurricanes of 2004 and 2005, a small number of people, some of them in government leadership positions, began to recognize the truth of my conclusions and assertions. The events of the last year-plus, starting with the ramifications from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, have helped to sweep away many of the facades erected by the Bush-Cheney crew and cohorts. Many of their deceptions have been exposed, their greed and arrogance proven, the myth of their competence destroyed, and most recently the depths of their duplicity and hypocrisy have been illuminated by a series of stunning revelations.

Nonetheless, the so-called Christian Right has continued faithfully supporting them, in spite of mountains of evidence that should have dissuaded any clear-thinking soul. The recent non-stop flood of stunning evidence leaves little doubt that the so-called liberals and the left were 100% correct about the Bush-Cheney crew. Despite assertions to the contrary, conservatives and the Christian Right are now exposed as having arrogantly and foolishly supported blatantly evil scoundrels. We now have proof, beyond disproof, that Republican leaders viewed them as little more than marks and dupes to be milked of their faith, money, political support, and the lifeblood of their son's and daughter's on the battlefields of Bush's and Cheney’s deceptive wars.

It is a sad but true statement that deceived and deluded Christians are much more responsible for the evils perpetrated by the Bush administration than any other group. They have arrogantly and foolishly supported those who simply pretended to have the same beliefs, even though their deeds provided stark and irrefutable evidence to the contrary. My recent articles and book expound upon the reasons why religious followers are so easily duped into doing and supporting blatant evil. Now the events of recent weeks have provided stunning evidence that these assertions and conclusions are true. Christians and conservatives must now come to grips with the sickening reality of the great harm they have caused to everyone else because of their blind support of scoundrels who merely pretended to serve the Creator, as a purposeful ploy to gain wealth and power.

What then is the purpose of "faith" but to prevent otherwise good people from seeking to understand truth and wisdom?

Here is Wisdom !!