Jesus Christ. DJT. Diametrically opposed. Foes.
Ever since I saw this image for the first time about a week ago I still cannot get my mind around the kind of person who would
- create this image
- enjoy this image
- look at this image without throwing up a little.
I mean, seriously.
What is it that deplorables SEE when they look at something like this?
Why don’t they laugh at the ridiculousness of it?
Why don’t they find it offensive? Why doesn’t it make their skin crawl, or their stomach turn, or give them a deep shudder of revulsion, as it did for me the first time I saw it?
Why don’t they see what the rest of us see?
I’m not talking about people who look at any representation of Jesus and come at it from a purely secular “I don’t believe in the sky fairy” viewpoint. I know there are lots of those folks here at DK.
I’m talking about people who claim to know Jesus, claim to believe in Jesus, claim to follow Jesus, claim to know scripture, claim to be people of faith, who look at this picture and see something admirable.
What is wrong with them?
In DJT I see a man who has never done a single thing in his life that bears ANY relationship to ANYTHING Jesus ever said, did, advocated or believed.
In DJT I see a man whose familiarity with scripture is minimal (“Two” Corinthians? For real?) and who looks incredibly uncomfortable in every church photo op he has ever staged.
In DJT I see a man who hears the phrase “you cannot serve God and money” and sees no problem with choosing the latter.
In DJT I see a man whose use for women is 100% utilitarian—a woman’s value is based on what she can do for him (or to him). Women who don’t turn him on, make him money, or otherwise feed the bottomless pit of his narcissistic appetite are worse than useless to him, they disgust him.
In fact, I see a man whose use for EVERYONE is purely utilitarian. Everyone in his life is either using him or being used by him.
I have never seen him express a moment of genuine affection for anyone, including his family members.
And he seems to have no friends.
During a presidential campaign there are usually interviews with, well, the candidate’s *friends*. Joe Blow who was his college roommate and always knew he’d run for president someday. Or Jane Doe who was his elementary school teacher and was surprised when he went into politics. Did anyone see any interviews like that at all during 2016?
And then during the Republicon convention, the only people who spoke were people who were either currently dependent on him or trying to get a job from him in a future administration.
Are they saying that Jesus’s hand guides all Presidents? Did they believe he was guiding Barack Obama, a man who has much stronger evidence in his life for Christian faith than DJT?
If Jesus were guiding his hand, DJT would not be able to sign a document that would deliberately separate mothers from their children in order to punish them for being political refugees.
He would not be able to sign the bill that the zombie-eyed granny starver is salivating to get in front of him that would deprive millions of people of access to life saving medical care, or other social programs that feed the hungry, clothe the naked, tend to the sick, visit those in prison, respect the foreign traveler, or care for the weak.
I am getting sick and tired of people whose only measure of Christianity is forcing women to have babies they are unable to care for.
Honestly, the only thing that made me willing to live in a world where people were sharing and praising this image was a few days ago when I saw this rebuttal photo, which is much more accurate:
Previous TRUE BLUE REPORT diaries
Mar 4: Blue Ribbon Winners—Chris Hayes, Malcolm Nance, Cierra Fields
Mar 3: I’m glad Bannon, Conway, Carson, Sessions, Miller, et al. are in the DJT Administration
Mar 2: “In every major fire it always starts with smoke. And smoke is what kills you.”
Mar 1: Am I the only one whose skin crawled at the Carryn Owens BIRGing moment?
Feb 28: Spinspotting 101: Special Prosecutor for what? It’s so easy to answer that question
Feb 27: Spinspotting 101: I’ve seen no evidence because I haven’t looked for any evidence!
Feb 26: If Neil Gorsuch were a man of integrity, he would decline the S.Ct. appointment
Feb 25: True Blue Ribbons: Russia Flag trolling, Dixie Swastika grabbing, District Days demonstrating
Feb 24: There is no such thing as a compassionate conservative
Feb 23: Chief of Staff, Nat’l Security Advisor, GOP Head, President Bannon—too many hats!
Feb 22: DJT has a few questions for you—SMURF THIS POLL!
Feb 21: The end of “access journalism” means it’s time to #sendtheinterns
Feb 20: KAC lying low for now… can we banish her (and all her ilk) from the airwaves completely?
Feb 19: DeVos cartoon, Ruby Bridges, unearned unhappiness and childlike faith
Feb 18: Blue Ribbon Winners—Vice Adm. Harward, Melissa McCarthy, and intel whistleblowers
Feb 17: And Ain’t I an American?
Feb 16: Please tell your family and friends—If you regret your DJT vote, speak up NOW
Feb 15: R-supported forced childbirth laws deny the autonomy of women
Feb 14: What did the president know? Everything. When did he know it? From the beginning.
Feb 13: Coping with The Madness of King Donald by hoping political comedy will save us
Feb 12: The Poverty and Justice Bible
Feb 11: Blue Ribbon Winners: Swastika removers, Ninth Circuit Panel, and the Persisterhood!
Feb 10: The first three words of the Constitution are “We, the People” not “I, the President”
Feb 9: Who first inspired your political activism? Who inspires you now?
Feb 8: We cannot and will not be silenced—Here’s what to do if they try to silence you
Feb 7: Plain Talk Tuesday: Tell people the Affordable Care Act is the same as OBAMACARE
Feb 6: Interview Skills 101—Internalized oppression and what Ryan Lizza did right. BRAVO!
Feb 5: These protest signs with Bible cites will confuse and befuddle RWNJs
Feb 4: Blue Ribbon Winners: Temple B’Nai Israel, Judge Robart, CNN, Senate Phone Callers
Feb 3: Not rich, not smart, not a good businessman, not a winner—DJT is NOTHING he claims to be
Feb 2: Thursday action—Encouragement, thanks, and apologies (pick one or more)
Feb 1: July 7, 2009 to August 25, 2009 and September 25, 2009 to February 4, 2010
Jan 31: If you’re on overload that’s part of their plan—there’s more than one way to #resist
Jan 30: Interview Skills 101 for reporters attempting to interview KAC and other Rcons
Jan 29: Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness
Jan 28: Blue Ribbon Winners: Women's March participants and #NoMuslimBan demonstrators and...
Jan 27: I wish Steve Bannon would tell me to keep my mouth shut
Jan 26: Thursday Action—Have you ever written a letter to the editor? Here’s how to start
Jan 25: The Asch Conformity Study, inauguration crowds, and the importance of speaking out
Jan 24: #ResistTrumpTuesday—good news day or another paying dues day?
Jan 23: Spy the Lie 101: How to enjoy watching Rcon spokesbot interviews, even KAC!
Jan 22: Why I prayed for the President* today
Jan 21: The only silver lining in the midst of these clouds
Inaugural (!) diary: Stop expecting Republicons to make sense