Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mammon, Quetzalcoatl And Mitt Romney


Serpents of a feather flock together

Many people who have followed Romney's long-running thirst to make Mormon charlatan prophet Joseph Smith's dream of taking over the White House true may have thought Romney's only object of worship is Mammon. This whole brouhaha of him being the only serious presidential candidate in four decades to refuse to release his tax returns reinforces the idea that he's hiding something. His promise to craft a statement of his assets-- it's well-known that between his family wealth and what he made as a Bain vulture capitalist he's amassed something like a quarter-billion dollars-- is more subtle subterfuge for keeping the public from seeing his tax returns.

As he's explained, the bishop's been unemployed for years, plotting how to make Joseph Smith's dream come true, but he still manages to make huge amounts of money, money he pays almost no taxes on. I'm sure, or almost sure, that what he does is legal in the broadest sense of the word, but people with that kind of wealth find plenty of ways to avoid paying taxes. You think he wants Bachmann carping, Newt pontificating or Santorum whining during the primaries? And what do you think the Democrats will have to say about him paying a smaller percentage of taxes than schoolteachers, secretaries and average Americans? He says that if he's elected he'll consider releasing his returns. Like I said, people are wondering what's he hiding.

But back to Mammon. That isn't the only thing Romney worships. His family fled to Mexico in the 1800s in order to preserve their polygamist way of life and lived there for generations. I'm in the Yucatan now and have been visiting Mayan sacred sites all month. I've heard again and again from Mayans that Mormon missionaries-- they're everywhere in Mexico, thick as fleas-- tell them that the Mayan feathered-serpent god Quetzalcoatl was the resurrected Jesus Christ, who Mormons believe as a prime tenet of their "religion" visited the Americas after being crucified.

The chief Mormon after Brigham Young, John Taylor, who began the Mormon colonization of Mexico, wrote: "The story of the life of the Mexican divinity Quetzalcoatl closely resembles that of the Savior; so closely, indeed, that we can come to no other conclusion than that Quetzalcoatl and Christ are the same being." Does Mitt Romney worship Quetzalcoatl as the resurrected Jesus? He won't say. In fact, for a powerful Mormon bishop, he sure hates talking about his faith. The Huffington Post got him to open up a little about his Mormon life this week.
"I read scripture regularly, and seek the counsel of my creator on a daily basis."

"I pray every day. I don't read scriptures every day, probably should," he added.

Ann Romney, who sat on the couch in the Romney campaign bus next to her husband fiddling with an iPad, held up the device, prompting an exclamation from Mitt.

"There we go, just did. I got them on my iPad," he said. "I should probably read scriptures every day, but I read them frequently, but not every day."

"Sometimes I read to him. If we're on the phone, I will read him chapters," Ann Romney said with a smile.

"But I go to church every Sunday," Romney said brightly.

That was the same interview where he who worships the feathered-serpent God from Mexico, and sits on a quarter-billion barely taxed dollars, compared President Obama to Marie Antoinette.

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At 10:28 AM, Anonymous me said...

At root, there isn't much difference between Obama and Romney. Both are conservative, both are owned by the banksters, and both are as phony as a $3 bill.

At 10:31 AM, Anonymous me said...

the Mayan feathered-serpent god Quetzalcoatl was the resurrected Jesus Christ

They do have a striking resemblance to each other.

At 10:34 AM, Anonymous me said...

we can come to no other conclusion than that Quetzalcoatl and Christ are the same being

That is true, though perhaps not in the way he meant.

At 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"At root, there isn't much difference between Obama and Romney."

They only appear to be the same if you don't actually look. Obama is not, and never has been, among the super rich. Obama has actually worked on behalf of the poor and middle class at all stages of his career. You think you'd get a better deal with Romney or any Republican or Libertarian in the White House? It's delusional and facile to pretend there won't be very real, very different consequences to the lives of ordinary Americans between a 2nd Obama term vs. any one of the corporation-worshippers on the list. He ain't great, but he's a damn sight better than anything youll get from the rest of them.

At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who like to make this comparison forget or never knew that Quetzalcoatl, the "Plumed Serpent" was supposed to return on a particular date on the Mayan calendar, and indeed, on that date,the assumed Quetzalcoatl made his appearance. Except it was Cortez, who could now conquer the Mayans with impunity.

Incidentally, the day Cortez landed was Good Friday, so maybe HE was J.C.

Do you thunk?

At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous" wins. He skewers "me", who, as usual, can't see a dime's bit of difference between her/his ass and her/his head, like a low-IQ robot badly programmed.

Also, I think most Mormons are willingly gullible enough to believe anything shoved down their throats by their venally manipulative leadership past and present, such as Quetzalcoatl being Christ.

I suspect though that the Mormon missionaries are just using the Quetzman to venally manipulate Mexicans toward their Latter Day Nonsense rather than actually believe it themselves (here I'll say that I subscribe to Vidal's characterization of all forms of Christianism/Judaism etc as sky-god worship, meaning childlike awe of something imaginary like the Wizard of Oz - if I just believe hard enough, Tinkerbell (or at least pretend to)!

- Larry

At 9:08 AM, Anonymous me said...

Obama has actually worked on behalf of the poor and middle class at all stages of his career.

Except for the last three years, when he had the opportunity to actually accomplish something.

For campaigning, he's good. For governing, he's a republican.

At 9:12 AM, Anonymous me said...

He ain't great, but he's a damn sight better than anything youll get from the rest of them.

That is the purpose of having the republican clown parade - it's to make Obama seem acceptable in comparison. He's not.

At 9:17 AM, Anonymous me said...

"Anonymous" wins. He skewers "me", who, as usual, can't see a dime's bit of difference...

I respectfully disagree.

I had high hopes for Obama. It was inevitable that he would not live up to the highest of them. But it's much worse than that. In fact, there's precious little that Obama has done that was different from what Bush would have done.

If Obama wanted my vote, he would have done at least something that I liked. He would have prosecuted Bush-era criminality. He would have NOT given away the Treasury to the banksters. He would have given us the Open Government he promised, instead of more secrecy than Bush.

I could go on and on, but why bother? Your mind is made up. Have a nice day.

At 10:48 PM, Anonymous me said...

One more thing. Before you go off on how good Obama sounds compared to Romney, remember that they are both playing to their base, and remember that they both have a history of saying different things to different audiences, and of saying one thing and doing another.

Instead, look at what they've actually done in office, and you'll understand why I say that there is essentially no difference between them.

At 8:16 AM, Anonymous me said...

News item:

President Barack Obama signed on New Year’s Eve a bill that gives the military authority to detain American citizens indefinitely and without criminal charge, breaking with the stroke of a pen one of his many campaign promises.

Not to mention breaking the Constitution.

Well? You going to tell me again how wonderful Obama is? I'm waiting...

Hello? Anybody home? Cat got your tongue?

Fuck Obama.

At 3:42 PM, Anonymous kim said...

Satan is the snake in the Bible and He wants to be God also. So I think Morman are actually worshiping Satan. They like Satan believe themselves to be gods also.


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