Wednesday, May 20, 2009

is this a stretch?

I don't think so.

Ok, here's how it's gone...

Emergent Village recent had a blog entry that pimped for the ideas of Matthew Fox, among other things.

This Fox guy, proving that one can make a farce out of real dramatic history, wrote 95 Theses.

They can be found at Yes Magazine

This magazine has a Our Own Agenda :: 10 Policies For a Better America

Here's what they say...

Bring back the Fairness Doctrine and get broadcasters to open the people's airwaves to fee campaign information.

Translated: Do away with free speech.

btw How are radio stations the "people's airwaves"? And doesn't that rhetoric sound suspiciously like what communist leaders say to pull the wool over the eyes of those they want to put under their red thumbs?

Restore voting rights to ex-felons who have served their sentences.

Because there's not better pro-lib no-punishment constituency than ex-cons.

Increase minimum wage and worker protection for all, documented and undocumented.

So, we should should make sure the people here illegally get paid by a rate set by law? Does anyone else see the irony in that?

Adopt the Employee Free Choice Act to increase opportunities to unionize.

Translated: Make sure the union bullies get bully everyone with a not-secret ballot.

Provide everyone vacation and family leave.

Yeah, because we all need the law to make sure we get days off.

Provide gay and lesbian couples with the legal protections afforded to straight couples.

Yeah, sliding down the slippery slope of legalizing anything that involves sex.

There're other things there, too. It's pretty much a liberal screed.

And one can ask, and I think rightly, if this is another indication of the direction in which emergent is going.

And I think the answer is, quite resoundingly, "YES, IT IS!!!"

Which is why they are the ones who need to do the repenting.

1 comment:

Steve K. said...

"they are the ones who need to do the repenting"? EP, I don't see how you square this with Scripture. We ALL need to repent -- even you. I'm praying that you'll see this.