Comments: AAC funding queried again

[AAC spokesman] Mason: "Somehow when conservatives get together it's a conspiracy, and when liberals get together, it's working for justice. It's a total double standard."

But liberals have no money (I sure as heck don't).

Here's the thing: highlighting the Right Wing billionaires funding the AAC/IRD (et al) is but a voice crying in the wilderness. After all, I think the Christian Right (inc. the Episcopalian contingent) largely still buys (as it were) into an Old Testament "Wealth = God's favor" model.

While I can't prove it, I think that the Christian Left collectively have no less zeal or acumen than the Right. However, they have long operated out of the "Cannot Serve Two Masters/Blessed are the Poor" model. Certainly, there are *some* wealthy Christians on the Left (and they need to give far more). But basically, when you look at the differences of, say, the funding of George W. Bush's (Heaven forbid!) Re-Election, and the money of the 9 Democratic candidates combined, you're looking at the same problem (I think it's a problem anyway).

W/ the Right's "he who dies w/ the most toys (and then passes it onto his heirs, sans 'Death Tax' {snort!}), WINS" philosophy, you just can't shame 'em about money. In other words, because they're doing the Lord's work, they attract the wealthy, who became wealthy because they did the Lord's work.

It ain't the Gospel, but it is the Reality. The Right will always have money, and the Left will always be envious . . . unless the Left lets go of the envy. Remember, at The End, everything gets turned around: the poor inherit the earth, the rich wish Poor Lazarus would come "cool their tongues" (et al!).

Posted by J. Collins Fisher at Saturday, 25 October 2003 at 6:23am BST