Nov 13, 2011

November 13, 2011: Adam Raised a Cain, Trouble in Every Paradise, You’ll Have to Decide

“Lost but not forgotten,
From the dark heart of a dream,
Adam raised a Cain” ----Bruce Springsteen “Adam Raised a Cain” (1)


As the Herman Cain campaign for the presidency becomes awash in the tidal wave of sexual scandal, the businessman from Georgia has found a way to blame God almighty for his troubles. 

In an article by AP columnist Ray Henry entitled “Cain says God persuaded him to run for president”,  Henry writes that Cain said that it was God who convinced him to enter the presidential race and quoted him as comparing himself to Moses by saying to his lord “You’ve got the wrong man, Lord.  Are you sure?”

Is this the uttering of a man with a messianic complex, or simply another in what is becoming a long line of presidential  wannabees whoring for support from the idiot wrong.  Perhaps it is neither, perhaps it is both.

Since the dawn of man, certainly since the dawn of religion, men have been about the business of blaming the lord for every misfortune.  This is especially true where his relation with woman is concerned.  Take the case of Lilith and Eve. “In Jewish folklore, from the 8th-10th Century Alphabet of Ben Sira onwards Lilith becomes Adam’s first wife, who was created at the same time and from the same earth as Adam.  This contrasts with Eve, who was created from one of Adam’s ribs.  The legend was greatly developed during the Middle Ages, in the tradition of Aggadic midrashim, the Zohar and Jewish mysticism.  In the 13th Century writings of Rabbi Isaac ben Jacob ha-Cohen, for example, Lilith left Adam after she refused to become subservient to him and then would not return to the Garden of Eden after she mated with archangel Samael. (2)  Regardless of the veracity of this account it is clear from the scriptures that there is trouble in any paradise, for in the first chapter’s we hear Adam complain to the Lord that eating the forbidden fruit was caused by the woman.  The woman here being the culprit and the Lord an accessory for giving Adam this woman in the first place.  And so we see the beginnings of a long and disgraceful tradition of casting blame for one’s personal shortcomings on those immediately at hand and, failing that, upon the Lord himself.

There are now 4 women who have come forth to claim that they were sexually harassed by Herman Cain while he was heading up the National Restaurant Association, one of whom has come public with graphic details.  Cain’s supports have quickly questioned her word by pointing out that she had filed similar charges against another employer About the veracity of at least some of the charges there can be no doubt since at least one of them is under a court “gag” order reached as part of a settlement agreement in legal action taken against Cain at the time of the incidents.   He, of course, claims his honor despite having settled the lawsuit and paid undisclosed damages. 

Nevertheless the idiot wrong, always impervious to empirical evidence, demonstrates once again that ideology trumps the historical record.  Accordingly Cain claims to have raised more money since the scandals broke and his standing among primary voters seems to be holding firm among the tea baggers and other deniers’ of truth.

This slight-of-hand is, of course, deftly accomplished by hiding the evidence behind the curtain of religion.  Accordingly,  BEAMER Cain has called upon the name of the Lord to sanctify the endeavor and, as if to say, whatever the fallout  from such an effort will also be the Lord’s doing. 

Let’s take the President of Pizza Pie at his word.  Let’s assume, for the moment, all that is unfolding is by “intelligent”, if not divine,  design.  Why would the Lord want Cain in the race if, in so doing, the effort is destined to go down in a flaming ruin?

Could it be that the Lord is disgusted with the flat-taxers and by goading Cain into the race bring  further disgrace to the movement to shield the rich from further inconvenience?   Could this also be the reason that the other champion of “flat tax” Rick Perry was struck dumb in last week’s Rescumlican debate in Pontiac Michigan?  The lord works in mysterious ways.

“I can’t think for you
You’ll have to decide
Whether Judas Escariot
Had God on his side” -----Bob Dylan “With God on our Side”.

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                    (1).  www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/bruce_springsteen/adam_raised_a_cain. Html.
                    (2).  http://en/wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith
                    (3).  Op.cit































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