Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Musings on Other Cultures VI: Voodoo

While the filthy world of dog-eat-dog capitalism destroys life and degrades us all, it is reassuring to know that some faiths create life and uplift humanity.

While the cruel Ice People practice Christianity (in defiance of the U.S. Constitution!) and while their ruling class rapes the working class, we can travel to Haiti, and see how Voodoo creates and enriches all. These people, warm and human, have relationships with their spirits—relationships that create, embolden, and vitalize. Sadly, our parasitic corporatocracy thrives by taking from these people. The capitalists are using their culture to get fat and rich.

They are honest, and we are criminal. And when I think of the devastation that my ancestors brought to this world from Europe, it pains me to be alive. To make amends, my students will be required to practice Voodoo. And I apologize to the warm Sun People for having been born.

1 comment:

Allen said...

Amazing! You know, I think that if our public schools encouraged our children to learn about the benevolently peaceful ways of the Voodoo, they probably wouldn’t grow up being such intolerance, racist boys.

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