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by Gabe Berman – the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

Archive for the month “August, 2017”

A Serious Letter To Christian Republicans

Dear Christian Republicans,

If Jesus Christ appeared before you now, would you follow him?

Please, look into your heart.

If the son of God pleaded with you to be by his side, would you?

Would you surrender your ideas of American exceptionalism to walk the path with him?
(“Give to Caeser what is Caeser’s; and to God what is God’s.”)

If the Lord actually appeared before you now, would you sell your possessions and give them to the poor as he asked? (“Go and sell your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”)

Or would you deny him?

Consider this instead:

Jesus doesn’t materialize in the present moment.

Instead, he’s there at your death.

At the exact moment your life ends, you find yourself kneeling before your savior.

And Jesus, the champion of the poor, puts his hand on your head and asks, “My child, setting aside your earthly allegiances, have you ever helped a wealthy man take advantage of a disadvantaged man?”

“For how would a man benefit to gain the whole world but destroy his soul or lose it?”

Christian Republicans, would you turn your back on God?

Have you already?

Only you and God can know.

love/thanks,
gabe

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The Truth About You

Julius stormed Omaha Beach, Normandy in 1944.

It was D-Day.

But instead of being armed with a rifle, he was shooting with his motion picture camera. Documenting the horror.

I met him today at a nature preserve in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was taking photos of birds.

He’s ninety-three.

We talked about the war, about photography, and of course, about women.

We also enjoyed some silence together.

And then we laughed together too.

On the way out of the place, there are two water fountains next to each other.

I took the higher one and he took lower one because he was sitting on his motorized scooter (a tank blew up in front of him during the Battle of the Bulge and his leg took shrapnel – after he healed, and was sent back to battle, his film crew was gone – captured by the Nazis – he doesn’t know what happened to them).

I watched him drink from his fountain as I drank from mine.

He struggled a bit with it.

But all I saw there, in that frail body, drinking water, was me.

Underneath it all, we’re all the same.

Exactly the same.

And this world won’t heal, until we realize this. Collectively.

I promise you that.

thank you for sharing these moments with me,
gabe

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I’m Ready For The Eclipse! 

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Donald Trump Convinced Caitlyn Jenner To Have Sex Change?!

Since just about everyone is a pussy, I’ve recently been hearing, from just about everyone, “Not all Trump supporters are racists but all racists are Trump supporters.”

But since I’m not a pussy, I’ll just go ahead and say what you’ll never hear on TV:

All Trump supporters are racists.

The end.

Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

If a person still voted for this small man after listening to his anti-Muslim, anti-Mexican, and anti-immigration loud-mouthing during the campaign, they’re a racist (not to mention his childish boasting, relentless fear mongering, gross sexism, obvious misogyny, sophomoric knowledge of government and governing, and anti-Semitism – Make America Great Again is actually anti Jewish – go look it up).

Even if they don’t align with any of the above, they’re still racist for condoning it with their vote.

You didn’t like Hillary?

Tough shit.

You should have given Fox News a break for five minutes and gone to an independent, fact checked website and learned the truth.

And I just can’t wait for the people who will comment on this post with Benghazi, emails, and/or Ukraine. Go look that up too – no uranium was ever sold.

And here’s another thing you won’t hear often: racism isn’t just on the fringes of our society. American isn’t better than that.

Racism is goddamn everywhere.

Once someone feels it’s safe to say what they really feel, racism oozes out out of their faces like puss from a pimple.

Last night, to make conversation, I said to my Uber driver, “Remember that ice cream place that used to be over there?”

She did.

So, I followed up with, “That older Israeli couple owned it. They were so sweet.”

Now get this: she literally turned around, while driving, and said, “Are you joking or not?”

She was feeling me out. For sure. 100%.

And my Uber driver on the way home asked where I lived when I first got down to Florida. I said Miami.

He said, “Oh, that was back when there were still white people down there.”

Racists are Trump’s base.

Racists, claiming to Christian.

Which leads me to my new theory: Jesus allowed himself to be killed. In the most gruesome way imaginable.

Why?

Because he knew his followers of the future wouldn’t deserve him.
I hope one day they will.

Love thy neighbor. It’s that simple.

(I’m sorry, but only a little, for my headline. Yes, I was trying to get people to read this. And just maybe, someone who needs to, will.)

love/thanks,
gb

P.S. I really don’t mean to make anyone feel bad. I’m sorry if you feel insulted. This is just tough love for my neighbor. But I promise you, it’s love. And whoever you are, I love you. 

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What The Fuck Is Everyone Freaking About?

What’s the big shock over recent news?

The United States of America was born in the butchering of Native American Indians.

The United States of America profited on the whipped, bloody backs of millions of enslaved Africans.

And 61,900,651 voted for Donald Trump.

The only people we should be pointing fingers at, are ourselves.

As my dad used to say, “We have met the enemy, and it is us.”

– gb

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GOD IS GOOD?

Is God good?

Well, I found a blue, LIVESTRONG type bracelet saying GOD IS GOOD lying lost, or maybe flung to the floor, of a handicapped parking space.

This sums up, and maybe for some, even answers the question.

Maybe God isn’t good. Or isn’t bad.

Maybe, God just is.

Or then again, isn’t.

Who’s to know?

-gb

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