What the hell is going on with these people? Anybody else besides me feel like they woke up in an America recasting itself from an episode of Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth?
Screw all the recently hyped nonsense about fearing Sharia law. It’s Leviticus and Revelations you better keep your eye on.
Future news story:
The Supreme Court refused to hear the case against the Palin administration’s widely reported torturing of witches, pointing to the precedent given to previous administrations in defining other such murky terms as ‘enemy combatant’.
In other news, the search for Nancy Pelosi has thus far produced no positive leads. She was last spotted on a Greyhound lobby surveillance video in partial disguise. It is not known under what assumed name she is traveling, nor is her location known with the specificity of the WMD’s around Baghdad and Tikrit (and north, south, east and west of there). Be on the lookout. She is armed with a sharp wit and a forceful demeanor. Avoid direct contact and get in touch with the proper Homeland Security officials immediately if you spot her.
The Vanity Fair article by Michael Gross keenly illuminates that the fuel powering the Sarah Palin-Glen Beck racist revivalism is Christian Reconstructionism. Their ceaseless rhetorical fires tan the appallingly pallid faces of their predominantly white audiences as they bask in the reflected glow of the firestorms they create.
Now they think they can score another “win” on the AntiMuslim 9-11 platform (at $225 a pop), but their blind rage is too strong to contain to just one ethnicity. They couldn’t help but take a “wild ride” back through the Jim Crow era. While on their rose colored ride along Route 66, a sheriff in Arizona yelled “Remember the Alamo”, so they’ve added a good dose of Latino/Mexican slander to their sermons.
The growing percentage of Christians in America are Latino Catholics and Blacks, demonstrably one of the most outwardly religious folks in the US. Reconstructionists are a minor subset of Christianity if America. There’s no argument that the White Nationalist Christian Reconstructionism portion of American Christendom is small. Any honest debate would concentrate on whether it be regarded as a sect or as a cult. Why we should care? These irrational and overconfident religiosocial arsonists cannot win enough support for the Presidency. There aren’t enough of them, no matter how much Fox news tries to pretend otherwise.
We should care because they are irrational and violent. Many of their prominent organizers have violent, criminal pasts. They prefer anarchy over democracy and they are heavily armed, which in and of itself is fairly American, but their unquestioning belief that they are God’s warriors is real cause for concern. There is no sin too great. No lie too tall. No line too far to cross that their God will not forgive them in their means-justifies-the-ends rationality.
Having too much faith in your own lies results in hubris which will destroy you. Part one:
Reverend Haggard was upended by a bended male prostitute. Not sure if the straw (that he used to snort meth off the gay hooker’s cock) was a bendy one or not.
On straws, hubris, lies and faith, part two:
Sarah Palin decides to mock the lamestream media for their reporting that her speaking contracts included the kinds of diva demands we’d associate more with Madonna than Mama Grizzy:
“First, um, I got my water… do I have my straws? I want my straws. And I want ‘em bent, please, thank you. At least that’s what I read in some of the lamestream media outlets. Is that I was demanding straws or some ridiculous thing. So, I’m just glad that we got some of those contractual demands out of the way and finally settled.”
At the time Sarah mocked the media for reporting on ridiculous rumors, the contract in question was being suppressed. She has known so much success in suppressing records inconvenient to her truth that I guess she thought she would get away with it again! Not so fast. There’s a grizzly killer over at Palingates:
The top-secret contract between Sarah Palin’s agents, the Washington Speakers Bureau and the CSU Stanislaus Foundation has been published! This happened in response to the ruling of the Superior Court of the State of California.
FWIW, she got paid over seventy five grand for thirty minutes of speaking (no Q&A). She was paid with public money, yet fought to keep the contract secret. Now you know.