July 5th’s New York Times story from Memphis, Lady Liberty Trades In Some Trappings, proves once again that the Goddess of Liberty is an eternal hostage to manipulators wanting to twist Her message to support discrimination and tyranny.
I am so tired of bigots using patriotism, Lady Liberty, and the flag to push messages of racism, sexism, homophobia, and creedism. To those of us who love Liberty as the ancient goddess She is, such theocratic warpings of Her image are nothing less than blasphemy.
Oh. I forgot. The dominant religion in America always considers itself privileged to blaspheme every other religion, while even the mildest criticism of its own dogma is denounced as “war” against the poor, victimized, multi-billion dollar industry called Christianity.
(The above is a letter to the Times I just sent and do not expect to see printed.)