There is something about having your life fall apart and see at the micro-level what is playing out at the macro-level. In the world of soccer, I noticed people will do anything to win. Will ignore atrocities for their 8 year old kid to win. The 2015 campaign was happening at the same time. Every time I thought am I wrong to be this upset about this campaign – I would look at what was happening right in front of me, and all of the sudden the campaign made sense. I am saying this because our politics did not happen in a vacuum. We are living it in our daily lives, and we are just used to it. There are so many things that changed about me in the soccer world that I wish I could say I was above, but I tried to do everything in my power to make it right when I saw the cruelty and could not ignore it. In the long run, the cruelty took me out trying to fight it. It turned the whole situation on me, and I saw what abuse is like at a systemic level, and it hurt like hell. By they way, I was fighting for children. I walked away in disillusionment at my personal life and our political life. Faith means very little to most of us. We say it does, but not when it costs us something we don’t want to give up.
I am saying this because Trump lied about the virus. He knew it was deadly and downplayed it, because he didn’t want to lose the economy. The God of Mammon. 200,000 people gone. I still haven’t attended a funeral for Pappy. What makes me so sad is this most likely won’t matter. And to call this out will just add to the “you hate Trump” rhetoric. I don’t hate Trump, but I owe no explanation here. Calling sometime to account is not abuse. And he has a credible rape charge against him and he wants us, the tax payers, to pay for his legal fees. This happened in the 90s! We have also funded so many golf trips, and he acted like all Obama did was play golf. I am so tired of the lies and the rape of women, and the silence of the faith community. I see why our physical doors are being shut – despite some opening anyway.
My hope and faith has never been in a politician. I am surprised to see how many people of faith have done this and what it has cost them morally to do so-blaming things like the massive fires on the west coast on Democrats. I cannot even catch my breath. Instead of lamenting we are all in this together. Our leaders are lying. We care more about money than the Earth and each other. We have used our faith and politics to create an other instead of a shared life together in beloved community. This is the result. I have stared death in the face, and I chose life. I will continue to create and tell the truth with every breath I have left on this earth. The Christ that resides in me.
25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.Romans 1:25