An blog by a member of the Catholic peace movement, Pax Christi, to explore the nexus between contemplation and resistance. "The Christian must discover in contemplation, and in the giving of his life, those symbolic actions which will ignite the people's faith to resist injustice with their whole lives, lives coming together as a united force of truth and thus releasing the liberating power of the God within them." - James Douglass, Contemplation and Resistance.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Hell We Hammer On the Face of Fair Creation



Sheep owned by a Palestinian shot by settlers




"Top Bush aides, including Vice President Cheney, micromanaged the torture of terrorist suspects from the White House basement, according to an ABC News report aired last night...

As Froomkin’s article quotes ABC News, 'At one meeting in the summer of 2003 -- attended by Vice President Cheney, among others -- Tenet made an elaborate presentation for approval to combine several different techniques during interrogations, instead of using one method at a time, according to a highly placed administration source.'

You can bet your bottom dollar that Bush was also somehow involved in this. Remember that there have been reports that Bush personally asked to watch the infamous videotapes of one or two of the torture sessions. After all, this was a guy who got a thrill out of executing more people than any governor in modern times when he was the top guy in Texas. There’s a sadistic vein in George W. Bush that runs a mile wide and a mile deep." - Mark Karlin, Buzzflash

The empire yields power only to those who take pleasure in the torture of their fellow human beings because only such understand the nature of the empire's domination. Only those whose humanity has been surgically removed, who actively wish to see those they dominate in pain can enforce the will of Babylon.

"And love will find a way to liberate humanity from this empire, for for both history and the prophets tell us that the God of Love will not tolerate much longer what Americans envision forever-the endurance of a prosperity built on the lives of the world's poor." - James W. Douglass

Then let the trees of the forest sing
before the coming of the Lord,
who comes to judge the nations,
to set the earth aright,
restoring the world to order.
- Psalm 96

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