Friday, March 25, 2011

Flummoxed Unitarian Universalism

A comment to Joel's excellent post: Anti-war, or merely anti-Republican

Bill Schultz from UUSC is the only prominent UU with National Cred to speak on the revolutions in the Middle East. We've heard nothing from the Standing on the side of Love folks.

The world gets a Liberal Revolution sweeping accross the Mideast and leadership of a great Liberal Tradition are flummoxed.

If that doesn't explain our stagnation, nothing really does. Our minds and spirits have staled.

Only old Republicans and left over Bush Appointees can speak the language of Empowering a Revolution.

Syria should follow Egypt’s lead and the Syrian army should “empower a revolution”, Robert Gates, US secretary of defence, argued as thousands marched in a southern city.

Mr Gates made his comments – some of the toughest remarks to date by a US official about the rule of Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s president – on a day of further upheaval in the Middle East and beyond.

1 comment:

Robin Edgar said...

"Bill Schultz from UUSC is the only prominent UU with National Cred to speak on the revolutions in the Middle East. We've heard nothing from the Standing on the side of Love folks."

True enough Bill, but what makes you think that "the Standing on the side of Love folks" have "National Cred(ibility)"?

It should be obvious that "the Standing on the side of Love folks" are only *really* interested in "Standing on the side of Love" for a rather narrow spectrum of oppressed people who fit into the UUA's pet "social justice" issues, most notably advocates for same-sex marriage, *illegal* immigrants, and (most ironically. . .) victims of anti-Muslim prejudice and bigotry.

No?

I've heard nothing from "the Standing on the side of Love folks" about restorative justice for victims of U*U clergy misconduct.

Have you?

"If that doesn't explain our stagnation, nothing really does. Our minds and spirits have staled."

I seem to recall that my very good friend Ralph Waldo Emerson came up with a phrase to describe that phenomenon well over a century ago. . .

Can U*Us say -

Corpse-cold Unitarianism?