"Make a Hole, Make it Wide"
Big Poppa is a little fumed about what has transpired these last few days and I want to rant.
Where does Glenn Beck get off telling people, especially Catholics/Christians, to leave their church if they hear the words "Social Justice?" I'm not gonna pigeon hole all Catholics/Christians, only those that call themselves "Conservative Catholics/Christians."
What is Social Justice? Well the National Association for Social Workers defines it as "Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Social workers aim to open the doors of access and opportunity for everyone, particularly those in greatest need."
WOW! So helping others, who are in the greatest need of help is bad. I must have missed that Sunday school teachings.
Alexander Hamilton, I'm sure many have heard of this insane person, wrote about Social Justices in something called "The Federalist Papers," particularly in paper #7. Where he said that other states need to help another monetarily under the circumstance of war. Hm, so don't let one state fall victim to hardships.
WOW! So helping others, who are in the greatest need of help, is needed to be a successful nation. I must have missed that day in Social Studies and American History.
My answer to those questions will be simple, "Conservative Catholics/Christians" are ignorant! Go ahead, burn my yard it needs landscaped anyway.
"Cpnservative Catholic/Christians" are like the geek kids who want to be popular. They try to hang out with the popular crowds, but keep getting shut out or pushed around and then when asked upon for help, say a place to party on a Friday night, they open the door, get trounced on and when the smoke clears come Monday morning, the are back to their nameless "geekdom" lives.
Every election cycle, the "CC/C's" are used by the Republican Party and even the Conservative talkers to get someone elected. "Sure so-so is for all your wants, just vote for him/her, and you'll see" and what they see is a pittance of what the "CC/C's" wanted.
This where I don't understand the love affair between Republicans and "CC/C's". The "CC/C" need to be slapped and water boarded. You are being used for one purpose and you enjoy it or else you wouldn't return the dang(!) Republican phone call.
While Beckster has told Catholics/Christians to leave their church if they hear the words "Social Justice," people like Bill Donahue (Conservative Catholic League President) are defending Beckster.
Beckster needs to understand that people need help, a Social Justice if you will. Beckster needs to remember, he once was on the outs of society. Drug Addict. Alcoholic. He had many demons. He ruined his first marriage due to his addictions. Could he have saved his first marriage with help of a Social Justice?
Churches use Social Justice to teach their communities how to:
1. Conduct personal relationships
2. Importance of relationships for common good
3. To find the power of action
4. The importance of social values for the community
Heck they even:
1. Sponsor "get out the vote" drives
2. Sponsor bake sales to help the community and church
But they also use Social Justice to help those in larger need. Those people who need a place for Alcoholic Anonymous meeting or Addiction Anonymous meetings. Those very same programs that the Beckster used/uses to help him with his addiction.
Social Justice is not all about the monetary value. It's about helping people, who are in grave need, rise again and find their self worth to their families, their communities and more importantly to themselves.
So I say to you, Beckster, remember where you came from and who helped you. You attended AA meetings, therefore you had a sponsor, someone to call when you had the urge, when the addiction was uncontrollable. Someone came, someone listened, someone helped you rise again. That my friend is a Social Justice.
Sorry for the incoherent rant, but that's it, the Peanut Bowl is empty. Pay your tab.