Thursday, April 14, 2005

"Welcome to Doomsday," by BILL MOYERS

"There are times when what we journalists see and intend to write about dispassionately sends a shiver down the spine, shaking us from our neutrality...."

Thus begins imminently respectable Bill Moyers in a recent article about Christian Fundamentalism, in which Moyers says he's scared -- scared like he's never been before. What Moyers does not get is that Fundies are just the tip of the Godfather iceberg. Humans are getting eaten alive not just by Fundamentalism, but by the entire underground berg.

"I ... look up at the pictures on my desk, next to the computer," he says near the end of his article, "pictures of my grandchildren: Henry, age twelve; Thomas, ten; Nancy, eight; Jassie, three; SaraJane, one. I see the future looking back at me from those photographs and I say, 'Father, forgive us, for we know not what we do.' And then the shiver runs down my spine and I am seized by the realization: 'That's not right. We do know what we are doing. We are stealing their future..... Despoiling their world.'"

Yep, Bill's very confused. The Fundies are not the bad guys, Bill! It's that "Father" you're still praying to that's the "fundamental" problem, for gosh sake! [No pun intended.] Daddy just doesn't care about you -- or any of us. So why should we care about each other? Or the world? Or the future of our children?

1 comment:

Ken C said...

Eminently, meaning, roughly, "principally or mainly", not imminently, meaning "soon".

And that's not really a pun.

But otherwise adequate.