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Obama and Sacrifice

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by GenSeneca, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. GenSeneca

    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

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    You have heard it said that this is an age of Moral crisis... You have said it yourself, half in fear, half in hope the words had no meaning. You have cried that man's sins are destroying the world and you have cursed human nature for its unwillingness to practice the virtues you demanded.

    Since virtue to you consists of Sacrifice, you have demanded more sacrifices at every successive disaster. In the name of a return to Morality, you have sacrificed all those evils which you held as the cause of your plight. You have sacrificed reason to faith. You have sacrificed wealth to need. You have sacrificed Self esteem to Self-Denial. You have sacrificed happiness to duty.

    You have destroyed all that which you held to be evil and achieved all that you held to be good. Why then do you shrink in horror from the sight of the world around you? That world is not the product of your sins, it is the product and the image of your virtues. It is your moral ideal brought into reality in its full and final perfection.

    Yes, this is an age of Moral Crisis. But it is not man who is now on trial, it is your moral code that's through this time. And if you wish to go on living, what you now need is not a return to morality... but to discover it.

    Whoever is now within reach of my voice... whoever is man the victim not man the killer. I am speaking at the deathbed of your mind, at the brink of that darkness in which you're drowning. And if there still remains within you the power to struggle to hold onto those fading sparks which had been yourself, use it now. The word that has destroyed you is Sacrifice. Use the last of your strength to understand its meaning, your still alive, you have a chance....

    Sacrifice does not mean a rejection of the worthless but of the precious. Sacrifice is the surrender of that which you value in favor of that which you don't. If you own a bottle of milk and give it to your starving child, it is not a sacrifice. If you give it to your neighbors child and let your own die, it is.

    Do NOT call your best actions a Sacrifice, that term brands you as immoral.

    If a mother buys food for her hungry child rather than a hat for herself, it is not a sacrifice... she values the child higher than the hat. But it is a sacrifice to the kind of mother who higher value is the hat.

    Sacrifice is the surrender of the right to the wrong, of the good to the evil. If a man dies fighting for his own freedom it is not a sacrifice, he is not willing to live as a slave. But it is a sacrifice to the kind of man who is willing to live as a slave.

    The creed of sacrifice is a morality for the immoral. A sacrifice is the surrender of a value. Full sacrifice is full surrender of ALL values. You are told that moral perfection is impossible to man, and by this standard it is. You cannot achieve it so long as you live but the value of your life and of your person is gauged by how closely you come to approaching that ideal zero... which is death.

    And that is precisely the goal of your morality, the duty that your code demands of you. Give to that which you do not enjoy, serve that which you do not admire, submit to that which you consider evil - surrender the world to the values of others, deny, reject, renounce, your self. Your self is your Mind; renounce it and you will become a chunk of meat ready for any cannibal to swallow.

    It is your Mind they want you to surrender - all those who preach the creed of sacrifice. You are asked to sacrifice your intellectual integrity, your logic, your reason, your standard of truth - in favor of becoming a prostitute who's standard is the greatest good for the greatest number. --JG
     
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    Who's willing to sacrifice what for Obama?

    He is calling on ALL Americans to sacrifice... So I ask of you, those who want this man to have power - Those who should already know what Obama is asking Americans to sacrifice:

    What are you PERSONALLY willing to sacrifice for Obama?

    What is it that he has asked you to sacrifice that is so appealing, you're willing to force all America to sacrifice with you?
     
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