The following is an excerpt from the revised High School with Rudy Giuliani which I made highly autobiographical as I approach the end of life's journey. It's interesting how patriotic I was in younger days but ever since Spiro Agnew pleaded "Nolo Contendere" my feelings about government and the country did a 180. This little rant shows why I believe political corruption should be considered one of the most contemptible crimes a person can commit.
From the book:
Mitt Romney was a pro-Viet Nam War hawk during college days at BYU but when it was his turn fight for his country he chose to travel to France to convert French libertines to his eccentric religion. Can you picture the people that gave the world Voltaire, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Blaise Pascal, Denis Diderot, Camille Saint-Saens, Antoine Lavoisier, Jean Paul Sartre, and Brigitte Bardot embracing Mormonism? Yet Mitt chose to forgo his patriotic duty to pursue the possibility. How can he rationalize such obvious despicable cowardice and hypocrisy? And the man almost became president. Our leaders must think we’re obedient hypnotized sheep.
How about Michelle Bachmann? She believes gays are undermining the sanctity of the American family and her husband ran a rehab center to put gays on the straight and narrow path to salvation. That’s like “curing” someone of having green eyes or the ability of curl one’s tongue. Like most of our “leaders” she doesn’t know crap about genetics and she wants to be the one determining policy and making the law.
"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”
"If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them."
How can white missionaries not be held responsible for the murder of innocent gay victims in Uganda? Homosexuality is an Abomination, indeed. Overpopulation and the subsequent drop in our wonderful planet’s biodiversity are an Abomination. The Holocene Extinction and thousands of species on the endangered list are an Abomination. Corrupt politicians across the world are Abomination. Like their priestly pedophile counterparts, they place their own pleasure, status and luxury ahead of the well-being of the millions they govern.
I have news for Ms. Bachmann, driving gay teenagers to suicide by devious and sinister methods is Abomination. By social ostracism, snide malicious gossip and innuendo, and conspicuous, heartless bullying, many gay kids can’t take it anymore and rather die than endure it any longer. Utah with its religious fanatics—called “Elders”—has more than triple the national rate of teen suicide, many feeling totally alone and isolated when their own families throw them out due to mob mentality.
It’s my heartfelt feeling gay people have a mission to help show humanity the way to a more gentle and less violent future through art and theater. Consider Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcreacker , the sense of wonder and joy it brings to millions of the world’s children and will continue to do so hopefully forever. Is this the work of a “to be hated and despised” person? This cherished work of art is an example of humanity at its most sublime.
Does the public believe obscenely paid baseball and hockey players, or sociopathic capitalist tyrants are going to show the way (to spirituality)? Many of these rock and sports stars have an inferior education, why give them so much money and power? As Allen Ginsberg said in a 1969 Playboy Interview, gay sex enables men to perceive the world from the point of view of a female. The world needs more nurturing and less competitive greed. Three quarters of metazoan sex chromosomes are female. The X is the second largest chromosome and the Y, called the Barr body, is shriveled up and contains very little genetic information. It’s the female songbird that chooses the tune the next generation of males will sing.
While Rudy and highly paid “public servants” argue about whether gays have the right to marry, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2012 found 633,782 people across America were homeless. They should be discussing humans laying cold and hungry in the subway on a snowy NYC night. Why doesn’t the Holy Scripture cite homelessness as Abomination? Why do our leaders show no compassion at all and act like they have more important things to do; what could be more important than alleviating human suffering?
While Rudy and his friends in government discuss tax loopholes for the rich, 6,977,700 human beings were in prison, on parole, or on probation. Humans wasting away behind iron bars, enduring insane psychological conditions like solitary confinement or institutionalized sexual perversion, is Abomination.
The unending, mind-numbing list of political favors, bribes and kickbacks is Abomination. New bumper sticker: Shit Never Stops. It makes a mockery of honest hard work of the working class. Political corruption severs the sinews that hold social order in place. It destroys social harmony and creates hatred. Why should I work hard as a cab driver when Sen Bob Menendez of New Jersey makes a quick million for using political pressure to help a Florida ophthalmologistgist cheat Medicare? Just think, Menendez got to experience what most people only dream about: expensive trips to Europe, paid-up vacations, thousand-dollar suits with exquisite jewelry, dinners in the world’s five-star restaurants. All for helping a greedy, selfish, unscrupulous doctor cheat sick old people out of their rightful social aid.
It’s Abomination that there are less than a thousand rhinos left in the world. And 350 species of monkeys, and according to Jablonski, tigers, zebras, lions, leopards, gorillas, wildebeests, anteaters… all doomed by mid-century. How come Isiah prophesizes the lion shall lay down with the lamb but forgets to mention that lions will go extinct at the hands of the materialistic, egocentric, brain washed humans?
I don’t need a holy book written by Bronze Age goat herders to tell me what should be hated and despised. Uncontrolled consumerism and millions of tons of plastic floating in our sacred oceans are to be hated. Planned obsolescence of millions of tons of products manufactured by our biggest and most repugnant corporations who care nothing of people or the future, is not only repulsive but heinous.