Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Adieu, Jerry


Moral Majority = Immoral Rat Joy

I don't believe in infernal damnation, nor do I believe in a heavenly gated community staffed by winged harpists. The idea of reincarnation based on karmic accounting also stirs my incredulity. But when I heard that homophobic, sexist, intolerant, preacher man Jerry Falwell died today, I had a hard time stifling thoughts of him slowly marinading in an eternal deep-fat fryer, or being recycled as a lamprey.

This was a man who said "AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals."

This was a man who said "the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians" helped bring about 9/11.

This was a man who sought to replace democracy with theocracy.

This was a man who preached divisiveness and exclusion from the most commanding of pulpits.

That said, I was doing pretty well on the compassion groove. Reflecting on the fear and anger that might have given rise to his views. Avoiding all those destructive emotions. All the right things. Then this song came on the mp3 playah in the car, and I yowled it all the way home, visions of a roasting Jerry in my mind:

The Tiger Lilies - Hell (buy here or e-here)

17 comments:

Tim Young said...

I saw the picture and thought of Le Pen. How apt.

Colin said...

Re; the label: no, not mere luxuries, essentials to get through life and all it entails. But sometimes you need to take a stand. There are limits to loving your enemy. But, Falwell is now off to the salt mines / re-education camps in the sky (below the surface) and he will return as a mouse (eat mouse) who loves chess and acts as a go-between for all who embrace difference and diversity. Either that or he will be chased by Tom (Jerry) until the edge of forever...

Mug said...

The homosexual, in the Library with the rope.

Elizabeth said...

I wish it had been Fred Phelps instead. Sigh.

mjrc said...

i can't help but think of the saying: "the moral majority is neither." let's hope this portends the end of an era. i know that's naive on my part, but i can still hope, can't i?

and i think a slug would be even better than a lamprey.

ally. said...

i'm constantly having to be told that burning all these fuckers isn't the way but there are too many days i wish i was a deadly assassin...
at least that's one less bullet.
x

FiL said...

Dearest Tim, you seem to see Le Pen under every bed. Have you checked to see he's not under yours??

Dearest Colin: Ah, but one can take a stand and be compassionate towards the enemy. T'aint easy, but it can be done. And Jezza reincarnated as benevolent rodent - I like that very much. If only he'd listened to better music in his last incarnation...

Hello, Esteemed Mug! You honour me with your visit. I trust you've forwarded all relevant foresnsic evidence to the proper authorities...

Dearest Liz, the preachings of Phelps are odious. But he's only got about 70 in his cult and is an obvious nut. Falwell had far greater influence, thus his teachings were far more insidious, methinks...

Dearest Marcy, I've actually reconsidered and believe a hagfish would be most apt, given their slimy secretions and proclivity for travelling up the lower gastrointestinal tract of their prey to feast from within.

Dearest Ally, why not dispatch the deserving by means of sharpened 7-inch singles? That'd be a true signature method...

Mentok the Mind-taker said...

It is always astounding how many people spout hate in the name of Jesus, of all people. Such people, I think, are the real anti-Christ.

Rebirth, as I've come to understand it, is the simple transmission of human traits through our behaviours. Jerry Falwell and everything he stands for is being reborn in the hate we feel for him.

Sorry, hope that doesn't sound too pedantic.

ally. said...

oh bugger - does that mean i've got to send the record sharpener back ?
i hate being nice to people who would se me and mine harmed.
x

Tim Young said...

I'm not sure FiL. I'm actually in my bedroom now. I'll have a quick look .... nope .. no Le Pen under there ... but there was an actual pen ... and some fluff and 50p. Hurrah. Now I can afford that pony I wanted. :)

FiL said...

Aw, Tim, your very own little pony!! You can name it Jean-Marie...

FiL said...

Dearest Mentok, I do believe I can see the glimmer of your luminous mind. Seems the karmic balance is being restored...

Dearest Ally, just be mindful and compassionate when choosing who to slice...

merz said...

I don't have the wordsmithing skills or clever repartee of the other folks who commented...so being the ignoramus that I am all i can say is FUCK FALWELL, I HOPE HE BURNS NICE AND SLOWLY IN HELL

Mug said...

Greetings Fil,
Sorry to say I haven’t alerted the proper authorities… But I did put a call into Satan just to make sure Jerry got there okay. He did. They had a nice meeting. It was (I’m told) informal, but of course, infernal. Anyhoo, now that the interview and orientation is over, tomorrow Jerry will spend the day being poked liberally in his lard ass buttocks with various multi-pronged spears while swimming in the sea of fire and brimstone. It’ll probably be a rough haul for him, at least for the first 200 hundred years, but after that maybe he can slowly get into the swing of things and learn to find some small comfort in the predictability of his daily routine.

By the way, many a Hype search leads to pogo a go go! You have a great blog!

FiL said...

Dearest Merz, you're too hard on yourself - ain't nothing wrong with a healthy dose of clarity, my friend!!

Hello Mug! Thank you so much for checking on Jerry - that's real compassion. We're all pulling for him down there. Of course your call does prove the existence of Hell, but we'll let the theologians fight out the implications of that revelation. And thanks for the kind words - I hope you continue to enjoy the music! (P.S. Please give my very best to Avery.)

Mug said...

Thanks Fil!
I have no doubt I'll continue to enjoy the great music at pogo a go-go! Glad I found you.
I'll say hi to the ranting ant for you.

A. B. Chairiet said...

I wouldn't be surprised if my father had a poster of this man hanging up in his bedroom...along with pin-up girls and George W. Bush. ;)