If we are Christian, we can forgive Hernán Cortés, and every conquistador thereafter his rape and pillage, because they conferred on us a concept of ‘forgiveness.’ That subsequent generations of innumerable indigenous children would be raped into angry perverts who rape in turn, the malignant social phenomena of inter-generational violence, is a fruit of this vile forgiveness. Is everything we desire to be lovely, with beauty and grace, to be hereafter conceived, born and tainted in this violence of forgiveness?
Indeed, what have been the fruits of forgiveness? Primarily it is the cause by which humanity may excuse itself as the wanton killers of everything that is beautiful, true and trustworthy. To forgive is to be judge, jury and executioner.
To forgive is to excuse the inexcusable.
Forgiveness is the greatest of crimes, it is a crime against nature, it is a crime against life itself. To forgive is the greatest of evils in the guise of sanctity. To forgive is arrogant, irresponsible ego. To forgive is to perpetrate a lie.
Obama’s extra-judicial murders by drone attacking caravans ‘assumed’ to be enemies while actually not knowing, are largely excused (forgiven) because this is a so-called ‘lesser evil.’ How quickly people forget this is a willful choice of evil! Or did they not notice to begin with?
The Pentagon’s ‘Christian Dominion’ extreme fundamentalist ‘Officer’s Christian Fellowship’, represented in Family Research Council’s General William Boykin, may be forgiven the outright, deliberate murders of children and their mothers in Iraq and Afghanistan because these people did not convert to become Christian, no different to Christian ‘minister’ Colonel Chivington had been forgiven by the American authorities his murder of the mothers and babies of Black Kettle’s village at Sand Creek, Colorado.
Who confers upon us this murderous right to forgive?
Prior to the concept of forgiveness, indigenous people took responsibility for their actions, without fear of damage to an ego which did not exist. What modern man could learn from this! People who took responsibility, exercised restraint, paid attention, corrected themselves, and accepted honest legacy; contrasted to people forgiven and allowed this lie of forgiveness, taking to the grave concealed crimes of ego, whether having committed murders, rapes, or other vile felonies, lionized by a society which forgives, all the while committing gross crimes against the human spirit-
Dedicated to Barack Obama, Hugo Chavez, Russell Means, William Boykin, Michelle Bachman, Colonel Chivington, Hernán Cortés, 265 Popes and the next Pope to be..