“I am certainly in love with the American Constitution, because it is the only hope for humanity,” says Osho.
I have no interest in politics, neither in the CIA nor in the KGB. My interest is in humanity, in values that can make man flower. I am certainly in love with the American Constitution, because it is the only hope for humanity. But American politicians are corrupting it as much as possible. So it seems that we will have to fight to save the American Constitution and its values against the Americans!
From all the courts of America the Bible should be thrown out. It is nothing but pornography. And when you have a beautiful document like the American Constitution, why go to third-rate pornography, and keep it in courts for people to take the oath on? And still you go on thinking that you are not mixing religion with the government! You are mixing religion with government.
And politicians are in a difficulty – I can understand. The American Constitution was made by real, authentic lovers of humanity. But the reward for such people is assassination
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated – the only politician in the whole world of whom it can be said that he was not political. His only fault was that he was not political.
Twenty percent of the American presidents have been assassinated; and the American president has the most sophisticated security arrangements. And in these twenty percent were the best American presidents. The third-grade eighty percent nobody bothers about. Who bothers to assassinate Ronald Reagan? Why waste a bullet? Nobody bothered about Jimmy Carter.
Do you know where Jimmy Carter is, and where his smile is? Both have disappeared. In the last pictures of him I have seen there is no smile. And what happened to Jimmy Carter? You will know only one day when he dies. Then there will be in newspapers a small news item, that “Jimmy Carter, ex-president of America, died.”
Who wants to kill people who don’t have any high ideals? To have high ideals in your life is dangerous, because the world is full of retarded people; they cannot tolerate you, your presence. Your very existence makes them feel that they are retarded.
Abraham Lincoln had to be assassinated. The Kennedys, both the brothers, had to be assassinated. Something beautiful could have come out of those two Kennedys. The first Kennedy was a beautiful man – young, fresh, available for new ideas. And the second Kennedy was even more intelligent than the first.
It is a very strange world. You destroy your best flowers, and you preserve plants which never flower, never come to fruition.
Osho, From Bondage to Freedom, Ch 12, Q 5 (excerpt)