The Christian Right and the Rise of Christian Fascism

A very interesting read.


He saw in the Christian Right, long before we did, disturbing similarities with the German Christian Church and the Nazi Party, similarities that he said would, in the event of prolonged social instability or a national crisis, see American fascists, under the guise of religion, rise to dismantle the open society. He despaired of liberals, who he said, as in Nazi Germany, mouthed silly platitudes about dialogue and inclusiveness that made them ineffectual and impotent. Liberals, he said, did not understand the power and allure of evil nor the cold reality of how the world worked. The current hand wringing by Democrats in the wake of the election, with many asking how they can reach out to a movement whose leaders brand them "demonic" and "satanic," would not have surprised Adams . Like Bonhoeffer, he did not believe that those who would fight effectively in coming times of turmoil, a fight that for him was an integral part of the Biblical message, would come from the church or the liberal, secular elite.

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Frank Zappa on CNN's Crossfire Discussing America's Move to a Fascist Theocracy

I've seen this a few times over the years, but if you havent, you need to. If you ever doubted how cool and intellegent Frank Zappa was you need to watch these videos. So awesome to watch him intellectually maul the stuffed shirts on Crossfire Happy.

While we're at him, watch him talk about freedom of speech in front of congress and bash a few more stuffed shirts Happy

Here are Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 if you really get into it.

I wish there were some Frank Zappas running around today. Sad


Intelligent Design - Venn Diagram

Intelligent design is such an easy target, but that doesn't mean it's not worth taking pot shots at.



Funamentalist Christians + Military = Christofascism

The root of many of the US's problems in a nutshell:


"In the Pentagon today," he says, "there is active proselytizing by Christian groups that is allowed by the chain of command. When your superior expects you to show up at his prayer breakfast, you may not feel free to say no. It's not at all clear what will happen to your career. He writes your efficiency report. And the next thing you know, you have, in the culture of the Pentagon, more and more active religious outreach."

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