One of the definitions of religion in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is: “a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith”. Reading this definition, it is obvious, to me, that democracy has become the “religion” of the USA and we are determined to spread our religion across the globe. And if you dare resist conversion to our religion, just like the Spanish Inquisitions, we will torture you and/or kill you if you don’t convert to our religion.
Okay, first off let’s talk about how the government of the US was setup. Contrary to what some people believe, the USA was not meant to be a democracy. It was setup as a Constitution-based federal republic. Now we have no doubt strayed, radically, from this but that was what it was setup as. True democracy is at best, mob rule. The majority can have absolute rule over the minority.
But over the centuries the Constitution and Bill of Rights have become more historical documents that have little to do with the way our government runs. Our country has become a country with one central religion and that is democracy.
And like a lot of religions, we have our head or Pope if you will, the President of the USA. And he has his bishops and cardinals below him that shepherd the flock, keeping them inline.
Now I suppose that in and of itself, this would not be a terrible thing. Like most major religions, there are various branches in our democratic church that range from liberal to conservative. We tolerate both extremes, to a point. But at the end of the day the democratic church is split into two major ways of thinking, Democratic and Republican parties. Think of them as Christianity being split between Catholic and Protestant. And both parties preach their version of the religion of democracy while thumping on their “Bible”, which in this case is thousands upon thousands of volumes of laws and regulations that you must follow to stay in the democratic church.
And again, that might not be too bad, after all, if you don’t like the church, you can leave it. If I don’t like a Baptist church, or Christianity in general, I can become a Buddhist or whatever.
But in the case of the Church of Democracy, just preaching to the flock is no longer good enough. We have to evangelize to the rest of the world. Which again, is not that bad a thing, on the surface. Not unlike the missionaries that go to third world countries to do medical missions or build homes for the poor. And the Church of Democracy has done this but we have not stopped there. Just giving a hand-up has not been enough. Now we seem to be bound and determined to force people to join the Church of Democracy either by bribes or by force.
We are spreading the Religion of Democracy throughout the world. Bribing countries into joining our church or failing that, we send in our Crusaders, our military, to force the unwashed heathens into joining our church or die for refusing to convert. And once we establish our Church of Democracy, we make sure we get our tithes through the exploitation of their mineral resources.
Anybody that dares to show dissent towards the Democratic Church is branded as a heretic by being called non-patriotic, anti-American or if a non-Church state citizen, a terrorist. If their country is invaded by the Democratic Church Crusaders, anyone opposing this missionary trip is branded an insurgent and terrorist not worthy of life and they are crushed, often along with their families.
Our crusaders are held up as heroes of the faith and if they die while spreading the “word”, they are portrayed as martyrs.
The Church of Democracy is always expanding, always looking for new converts to the “flock”. The head Shepard may change from time to time but the goal of the Church is never changing and that goal is the conversion of everyone to the Religion of Democracy. One way or another.
Onward Democratic Soldiers…..