Friday, August 25, 2006


God Is On My Side, Even When He Isn't

Katherine "Tattooed Eyeshadow" Harris is flagging in the polls in the Florida Senate race... and it shows. Especially now that she's dropping shit like this:

"We have to have the faithful in government and over time," the Witness quotes Harris as saying, "that lie we have been told, the separation of church and state, people have internalized, thinking that they needed to avoid politics and that is so wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers."

I'd first like to point out the irony that Harris is 30 points behind her opponent, which implies that God's not too keen on picking her. But what I'd like to delve into deeper is the sheer powerlessness embodied by this statement.

By making this statement, Harris not only makes a mockery of the political system (last time I checked, the people picked the rulers in the country), but indicates that she is utterly rudderless in life. She doesn't say that God's good works influence people to pick the right candidates; no, she says that God himself picks the candidates. In Harris's mind, if this little statement is to be believed, people are nothing more than conduits for the desires of powerful beings beyond our understanding. We may make the occasional choice, but for the most part, we play on the whims of God and the Devil.

If this is what Harris is indeed saying, then it's schizophrenic at best, and fatalistic at worst. Either way, the idea of being wholly powerless before the will of the divine, of not just being heavily influenced by it but controlled by it, is not a quality that should be viewed positively in those who wish to lead us.

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