Saturday, December 25, 2004

Bush Dishes Cruel Dishonesty for Christmas Dinner

As poverty, homelessness and hunger grow in the US under the Bush administration; as President Bush continues to renege on his own funding promises to hunger and aid faith-based and other charities (see my my Dec 22 post) ; as 45 million American children, women and men continue to become unnecessarily ill, incapacitated and even prematurely die because they have no health insurance coverage; as the cost of a college education spirals upward, making it unaffordable to lift one's self up out of poverty, and while Bush cuts education grants for the needy and deserving; as Bush strives to give even more tax breaks to only the wealthy; as he works tirelessly to deprive working men and women of their desperately needed social security retirement.....President Bush dishes appealing and pretty, but cruelly dishonest words of compassion for Christmas dinner.

This is a prime example of Bush talking the Christian talk, but absolutely not walking the Christian walk.

"What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has not deeds?....Faith is not just believing something. Real faith is doing things that show our faith to be real...As the body without spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead." ---- passages from James 2

Excerpt from AP on Christmas Day, "Bush Calls for Compassion on Christmas" By SCOTT LINDLAW, Associated Press Writer ......

"President Bush issued a Christmas Day call for compassion toward the sick and suffering, urging Americans to volunteer to help the neediest among their fellow citizens.

'The Christmas season fills our hearts with gratitude for the many blessings in our lives, and with those blessings comes a responsibility to reach out to others,' Bush said in his weekly radio address.

'Many of our fellow Americans still suffer from the effects of illness or poverty, others fight cruel addictions, or cope with division in their families, or grieve the loss of a loved one,' he said.

'Christmastime reminds each of us that we have a duty to our fellow citizens, that we are called to love our neighbor just as we would like to be loved ourselves. By volunteering our time and talents where they are needed most, we help heal the sick, comfort those who suffer, and bring hope to those who despair, one heart and one soul at a time.' "

What I can't figure out about he actually aware of the huge, hypocritical divide between his hollow words and his mean-street actions, or is this just another case of his "fantasy strategy," wherein reality for US voters is what Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld say it is, regardless of obvious cruel reality under this administration?

Do you think he laughs later about people swallowing his lies?

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