Well, well. I have to say (in the words of an old friend) that I was under a "self-imposed media blackout" yesterday for all the "festivities." I literally could not watch without feeling ill. Not that I was so upset that Obama won (even though I am), not that I think many people voted for him for the wrong reasons (which I do), not that I think this man could be taking this country in a direction that it should not go in (which I do), but because HE IS JUST A MAN!
In the flashes I saw on TV (Doug had the news on at supper) these people were in a frenzy over this man of flesh and bone that they think is going to save the world. Well let me clarify: WE HAVE ONE SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, SON OF GOD, MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH. I saw what could only be described as worship, and it made me want to vomit. How terrifying that so many millions of people have their hopes and dreams and futures hanging over the shoulders of one human, one man, whom they think will solve all their problems. God must simply weep over his fallen creation.
The irony of this indulgent celebration is that it had a $150 MILLION pricetag. Now excuse me, but are we NOT in the most dire of economic circumstances since the Depression? You know, the GREAT Depression? The inaguarual committee raised $41 million. That leaves $109 MILLION dollars to be paid by the tax payers of this country. That means me. Now seriously, how much does it need to cost to put your hand on a Bible and say I do???? I realize compared to the trillions of dollars already spent and those going to be spent, $109 million may be a drop in the bucket. But if you're going to throw money down the toilet, mine is open and available! How many hungry children are there in the United States alone? How many people don't have enough money to pay their electric bill and still feed their kids? How many people will go without heat? Without a winter coat? Without a roof over their heads?
But the first glimpse of the Obama reign demonstrates the squandering of so much money that most of the above problems could have been solved. And yet he wants to share the wealth. If that isn't irony, I don't know what is.
God Help us All.