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Thursday, September 04, 2008

It's Not About Palin or Even McCain Vs. Obama

It is about the new " Axial Age" that is upon us. A time when the two opposing sides in the American ideological conflict jockey for position, gird their loins and prepare for WAR!
Maybe you thought that all the radical fundamentalists were in Europe Asia and the Middle East with a few fifth columnists staked out in North and South America? Well, actually almost 20% of the American electorate subscribes to the tenets of radical fundamentalism - here they're known as "Evangelical Christians" and it looks like they've taken control of the Republican National Convention, nominated a real one of their own for the VP spot and are ready to move on Washington with more determination and power than Jerry Falwell et al ever even dreamed of.
They're determined to completely undermine the U.S. constitution, destroy the checks and balance sytem which is the foundation of our democracy and establish that would be the envy of Iran and Franco's Spain.

Is it possible? Can a few religious zealots bring down our country?
The "few" probably constitute about 20% of the electorate , they are strongly united and they are absolutely convinced that "God is on the sure ier side" just like Nazi Germany whose soldiers wore belt buckles inscribed with "Gott Mit Uns" (God with us)

The Bush administration was just a warm-up for the real thing. "You ain't seen nothing yet" but maybe Palin's speech was a teaser.

What can we do if we don't want to submit to a Theocracy led by born-again christians? If we hold our personal liberties dear enough to fight for?
First, unite under one leadership. Second, stand up and fight - don't give an inch and most important make sure that no-one who sides with the radical right- even the apostates like Joe Lieberman gets elected to any office in the land ever again

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bush could never have won his first term without the 21st century successor to the KKK, the RRR (Radical Reborn Right) and without them Kerry would now be President of the U.S. They may constitute 20-25% of the electorate but they heft an awful lot of power through their dominance of the pulpit. What intrigues me is how they got to where they are today. Why is the U.S. virtually just ahead of Turkey (18th in a list of 20 nations) in the percentage of citizens who don't believe in evolution? More frightening is how is the drama going to play out?
A theocratic national government with "moral police" a la Iraq and Cotton Mather where individual liberties are banned for religious reasons? Maybe we'll eventually merge with the jihadi for a "Universal Fundamentalist Organization" (a new UFO to really give all of us nightmares)
"Repent, the end is indeed near at hand"