Monday, May 01, 2006

Jesus Christ, Super(Political)Star, Illegal Immigrant?

In the previous issue we started discussing where we stand on the hot issue of Illegal Immigration.

I cannot stand the shameful way our politicians from all sides are shamelessly selling out our country, its future, its interests, and its social stability just to court the votes of certain ethnic groups, supporting their illegal immigrants. This includes Republicans and Democrats, and it includes George Bush and Hillary Clinton. The one thing they all have in common is their desire to pander to special interests, and to sell out our interests as a nation, as long as they can get some extra votes.

Our “security” driven President, George W. Bush says that because there are 11 million illegal people in this country, we cannot do anything about it. What kind of message does that send?

It says, to the NEXT 11 million illegal immigrants, come right in, because once we have 22 million illegals we can do even less to stop you. And, with the NEXT 11 million that come in after that, you can easily tell us legal immigrants and native born Americans to get out of here … and move to Canada.

Hillary Clinton, not to be outdone by George Bush’s direct satellite connection to Jesus Christ, tried to kill THREE birds with one stone. She got to bash Bush, pander to the illegals even more, and also try to appeal to religious people by saying that under the new proposed laws, even Jesus would go to jail.

You know what? Like all my fellow Muslims, I respect and revere Jesus Christ as a Holy Prophet, but, to Hillary Clinton, I say, “So what?”

Let us assume that Jesus Christ decides this May Day to leave his home in the sky and land on Earth.

Let us also assume that instead of going to Africa to cure AIDS stricken orphans, or to the Middle-East to bring a thousand year peace, he says, you know what, a lot of Jewish people and immigrants go to America. America is where the action is, that’s where the Televangelists make a lot of money, and fool a lot of people. That’s where a President claims to speak to me and starts wars… THAT is where I am going.

The irony is that if Jesus was trying to come to the USA from Occupied Jerusalem on a Palestinian passport, we would keep him waiting 10 or 20 years - while gang members, drug smugglers and uneducated, unskilled, people by the million could just hop our border with Mexico or float in from Cuba… no questions asked.

So, ironically, for Jesus to come to American immediately, he would have to break the law --- because we like to reward people who break the rules and punish or delay those who follow the rules!

That means Jesus would have to walk across the Mexican border, just like so many other illegal immigrants.

That makes me wonder. Let’s say he walks into the United States from Mexico, and someone gives him some help, some food, and also a handheld GPS to find his way around. Knowing Jesus, you’d figure he will look at the GPS map to see where the most Churches are to be found… and, the GPS would show, Las Vegas! Wouldn’t it be ironic he would march straight to Las Vegas and then see what that city was all about…. Would he stay or would he walk straight back to Mexico? I wonder.

Or, if Jesus did not want to come via Mexico because he can speak Hebrew but not Spanish, knowing Jesus’ skills with walking on water… I think the best approach for him would be walk over from Cuba; especially with the DUMB and STUPID “wet foot – dry foot” policy we have for Cubans who illegally come here. Jesus would not even have to deal with that wet foot dry foot hassle, since he would surely be dry-foot all the way.

He could just walk on over into Miami. Of course, if he hits Miami’s South Beach with all those topless women parading about, I wonder if Jesus Christ would say, “Jesus Christ!”

Anyway, I digress. Getting back to Hillary Clinton invoking Jesus Christ’s name….

I am sorry, Hillary. Just because your husband and you do not much care for the practice of law in your business practices, sworn testimonies and personal lives, despite being lawyers, and just because you would like to imagine Jesus Christ coming to America and immediately announcing “Prophets For Hillary” endorsing your campaign….

Somehow I don’t think the first thing Jesus will do is line up to break our laws.

And, it does make me wonder…. With our traditional separation of Church and State, what would we do?

If Jesus was caught speeding on his way to Church, wouldn’t our traffic cops give him a ticket?

If he did not pay taxes, wouldn’t the IRS go after him?

And, most importantly, if he had an email address like jesus@holyprophets.com, would spammers not send him emails about Nigerian fraud, fake Rolex watches, breast enlargements and Viagra? What do you think?

10 comments:

Chase said...

I totally agree with the points you make, with one notable exception. When or where did President Bush invoke Christ's name in relation to counter-attacking in Afghanistan and Iraq?
Stick to the points and away from the rhetorical defamations?

Imran Anwar said...

Chase, I am not privy to all the times Bush has invoked Jesus and God in his war mongering within the walls of the White House but there is even a book out about it... and I also particularly like this article by Rev. Alberts.

http://www.counterpunch.org/alberts04292006.html

Imran

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=imran-20&o=1&p=16&l=st1&mode=books&search=George%20Bush%20religion

Chase said...

Bush says he prays daily, for guidance and wisdom. Notice the period.

Your skips in logic and reason know no bounds, eh? Where does he say Christ instructed him to topple Saddam? Not that I doubt that President Bush had every confidence, from whatever directions, that it was the right thing to do. But his exclamation of faith in doing what feels right is something for you to question?

President Bush is also quoted as saying that freedom is not an American gift, but a universal agency given to mankind. That is sacriligious, inappropriate, or wrong? I think the Declaration of Independence already established that believe in modern philosophy.

You are privy to a lot less, even than that about which discussions are held in the White House. Thanks for clearing that up.

Let said...

Chase, Bush referred to being given a directive by the Almighty himself on more than one occassion when it came to this war. Where have you been? This is old news and it's used constantly by the right wing nuts from their pulpits to prove Bush is the second coming.

Chase said...

Find me a quote.

Smurf said...

Wow... you make a strong point! I really like the way you write. You really have an ability to paint a picture. My question is what makes us so egotistical to think if Jesus was to come back and walk the Earth he would come to America anyways? If he is God's son he wouldnt need a GPS or a lot of the other things... but you made an excellent point and I really liked your post!

Let said...

You ask and I offer Chase:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12666699/

Should I watch the documentary for you as well? Done that. Do your own research. I'm not your assistant. If I were your coffee would be cold and your chair would be filled with thumbtacks every day.

Imran Anwar said...

MSNBC and other such sites often have links that change instead of remaining static... since Chase needs help in doing simple Google searches on Bush Invokes God or how to find Fox News (so glad he is working on the hunt for WMD in Iraq and the hunt for Bin Laden etc.) here is some more info:

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Bush Invokes God to Justify War in Iraq
June 2, 2004
Jay Shaft / Coalition For Free Thought In Media

By making statements about God Blessing America in the war on Iraq, US President George Bush has openly declared his belief that he is waging a Holy War. This may be the ultimate violation of the sacred principle of the "separation of Church and State."

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/coalitionforfreethoughtinmedia

(May 29, 2004) -- By making statements about God Blessing America in the war on Iraq, did US President George Bush inadvertently make it a Holy War?

In his State of the Union Address President Bush stated that, "With the might of God on our side we will triumph over Iraq. God will watch over our troops and grant us a victory over the threat of Saddam's army. God will bless us and keep us safe in the coming battle."
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I guess God is watching over us (if "us" means Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, since none of them or their families is, has, or will actually facing enemy fire) -- too bad about the nearly 2500 more Americans dead, probably they were not as good (or valued) human lives as Bush and Cheney are.... Well, at least Haliburton sales are up. God Bless Haliburton and God Bless The United States of ExxonMobilica.

Imran

Imran Anwar said...

Oh, here's another, Blair is a believer too.... and I love this even more great quote from Bush.

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Bush and Blair Say God Made Them Do It
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00116.htm
By Christine Tomlinson
So I opened the New York TImes and saw, "Blair Invokes God in Decision to Send British Troops to Iraq." Remembering back to 2003 we have Bush saying "God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did." ......
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Imran

Imran Farooq said...

"I guess God is watching over us (if "us" means Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, since none of them or their families is, has, or will actually facing enemy fire) -- too bad about the nearly 2500 more Americans dead, probably they were not as good (or valued) human lives as Bush and Cheney are...."


This must be especially true since Bush was willing to say "Bring it on" to the enemy without fear of reprisal.