Down Home Sodom

Down Home Sodom

So many Americans have had it so good for so long at the cost of so many people they’ll never know or care to know, that the idea of not having everything they want their way every time and on time becomes a form of oppression to them.

It’s not about civil rights, it’s not about human rights, it is literally about “restaurant use bad rainbow” bullshit, and it should make people ashamed. It should make them ashamed to see the depths to which this gluttony of artificial choices has become.

Americans will brag over 100 different kinds of cereal while millions of children go hungry. They complain about their favorite restaurant not excluding the people they don’t like, while the fruits of our military bomb families in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia.

We are consumed by consumption to the point where if you’re not selling your time and buying everything within your fingers grasp, you’re wasting your life, and it just shows this shallow culture, this sick, twisted notion of civilization.

If the Seven Deadly Sins were real, the US would easily claim them all in a shocking display of dominance, its bloody, greasy fingers hoarding as many sins as it can.

A nation of self-proclaimed Christians in our legislature, on our court benches, marching along prison walls, patrolling the nation’s borders, and yet they seem not to recall Ezekiel 16:49-50, which says “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.”

Surely if anyone qualifies for that judgment, it’s not the LGBTQ+ community fighting to survive, or black folks pushing back against systemic oppression, nor the poor desperate for scraps of consideration let alone food. Instead, it describes the well fed, content, greedy, hoarding, miserly, ignorant, distrustful, bigoted people who claim to walk amongst the greatest of that “City on a Hill.”

Those very same people who claim to “love” us while doing everything within their power to strip us of all humanity, of all earthly agency, in the service of their deadly sins.

We deserve better. We demand better than this. We must fight for better than this while we still can.


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