Don’t worry, boys, we’ll weather this storm of approval and come out as hated as ever.
Saul Alinsky, June 1972
I wrote about this before Christian Theocracy. They have gone mad. Gingrich is now the new King David. That is what one what one religious leader told a Daily Beast reporter. But he only compared him as is pertaining to marriage. But really, King Gingrich, the giant killer. The only sling shot Gingrich may have is his jock strap, and it has to be small. But to compare him to King David, then one has to go all the way. David was a murderer. He broke as many commandments as he could; thou shalt not kill; thou shalt commit adultery; thou shalt not steal; thou shalt not bear false witness. Yet, King David. He was a Jew, non-white. How do they align that with their theology of racism and hatred. With their whiteness and purity?
The Religious Right and Republican part has devolved into the Nazi Party or the Klu Klux Klan. The Klan was a Republican Religious political organization. The Klan was in control of choosing political candidates. They championed the purity of womanhood and Christianity. They came in as reformers. God-fearing people. Their hypocrisy and lies were exposed. The Religious Right is working that same magic now. They are trying to dominate the Republican race, align it with its theocratic vision. It is not just about God, it is about their God.
Their God teaches that hatred of women, poor people, blacks and other people of color is righteous. They and they mean all white people, have a right, a freedom to discriminate. They endorse a so-called principle that permits white people to hate and discriminate. They can do in the open air, in front of their God and for their country knowing that they have nothing to fear, no reprisals against people of color. This so-called right is the living and breathing manifesto of white racism. But it is not new. They have reshaped politics and the political system. They are saving God.
Then there is the boot licking. Some call in pandering, but it is worse than that. It is outright lick spital boot licking. King Gingrich, Mittens, Ron Paul, all of them have to win them over. They must proclaim “I am a Christian”. The best one I know of is one I read in Fear and Loathing: On The Campaign Trail ’72. Hunter S. Thompson swears that Hubert H. Humphrey made the most stunning comment while running for present in 1972. While speaking to a group of Haddasah women Humphrey screamed out at one point in his speech, “Why, I was a Jew once myself!!!!” He swears it is true. I believe him. They will say and do anything. We all know it is lies, but we listen anyway and those “righties” believe them.
We have no one to blame but ourselves. Well, not me, but those people voted out of anger. What they got extremism. The Religious Right has carried their anti-woman agenda further and further..and now besides being pro-rape, pro-incest-and the out of high school drop out party, bigots, racists, anti-Semite, the Republican party and the Religious Right have reached a very new low…..the pro-domestic violence party.
Like Hitler, who in the beginning wanted only to remove those who were not pure, the Republicans and Righties are doing the same thing. Throw the dogs out. We may all soon be able to read it. Not the Bible. Mein Republican. It will be in your neighborhood Christian bookstore, along with King Gingrich key chains, tales of how “you can be white”, and stories of how “I was a Freedom Fighter for God.”
To paraphrase Steven Sondheim: The world is a pit, and it is full of shit, and it is called Washington, D.C.