Herbie Hancock: “Our Kids are American Kids AND Iraqi Kids”

From: Real Time with Bill Maher, 1/26/08

[Richard] BELZER: And this thing about Iraq fatigue. How dare we be tired of our kids dying and not be outraged and do something about it? [applause]

[Herbie] HANCOCK: Absolutely. And when we say “our kids,” “our kids” are American kids and Iraqi kids. [applause]


HANCOCK: …the thing is, things are escalating. We’re the ones that are the cause of the escalation, because, instead of creating friends , we’re making many more enemies. You know, if we start to make friends, I think the whole picture – the whole picture will change. I guess we’ve forgotten how to do that.


Related: Greg Boyd: In the kingdom of God, we are not allowed to have any enemies—All body bags are equally tragic

Devvy: Ron Paul’s Three Biggest Enemies

Enemy number one: Ron Paul is a target of the compromised “mainstream media” and that includes cable network propaganda machines like FAUX (FOX) News, MSNBC and CNN. This is a fact. They are powerful, they are rotten to the core. They cannot cast your vote. However, they can and do influence the herd who rely on someone else (Oprah Winfrey, Chuck Norris, et al) to tell them how they should vote. The attacks on Ron Paul will become more fallacious as we move along in the process. These buzzards who call themselves news anchors, commentators and fair and balanced have shown themselves to be just the opposite when it comes to one man’s run for the White House. …Ron Paul is not a good target for honest journalists, but he is for lying, conniving hacks who have sold their soul for a paycheck to the hand full of media conglomerates that control the entire flow of information in this country – excluding the big cannon, the Internet. Congressman Paul has been married to the same woman for almost 50 years, there are no doxies in the back ground waiting to come forward, no drug use, no scandals and no flip flopping on the issues. A steady rock. A moral man.

Enemy number two: Ron Paul supporters. What? Yes, and let me give you one example that came up last night on Glen Beck’s show. Glen Beck: “My life has been threatened. I`ve had to wear a vest and have securities. I`ve had an S.W.A.T. team watch my family because of people who say they support you.” Does anyone think this is a good way to support a candidate, not to mention stupid? …

Enemy number three: Electronic voting machines. If you have an agenda and you want it to go forward, you make sure the lawmakers and policy makers, both county, state and federal, are put in office and stay in office. THAT is the purpose of electronic voting machines. …

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Greg Boyd: In the kingdom of God, we are not allowed to have any enemies. All body-bags are equally tragic.

“It’s normal for the kingdom of the world to consider the boys in body-bags on our side more important than the boys in body-bags on their side. But from a kingdom of God perspective, we would consider all body-bags to be equally tragic.

The kingdom of the world is always involved in conflict, because it’s a power-over kingdom, and if you’re getting in the way of my power-over we’ll have to go to war over this. And usually in the kingdom of the world you demonize your enemies to rally up power against them.

But in the kingdom of God, we are not allowed to have any enemies. We’re forbidden to have enemies of flesh and blood. The ones who think that they are our enemies, we are commanded to love them, to serve them, to lay down our life for them.

While the kingdom of the world is about conflict, the kingdom of God is about reconciliation.”

– Gregory Boyd
Pastor of Woodland Hills church in Minneapolis
Author: “The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church”

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from:

4/25/2004 – The Difference Between the Two Kingdoms, Greg Boyd – sermon length 43:43
The kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world are two very separate things. One uses the sword (power over) to influence people; the other uses love (power under). To understand this distinction is much easier than letting it affect the way we live. Greg continued to discuss the differences between these kingdoms and how we are to live within the distinction.

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