MORE FODDER FOR THE TP/GOPer WAR ON KNOWLEDGE
I have often ranted about the TP/GOPers turning us into a third world country. If you’ve followed some of my comments on HuffPo, it’s been a frequent complaint. This latest wrinkle is unfortunately proving my point. The other part of the equation is destroying our own children to use for fodder for the corporations as cheap labor. They are trying valiantly to destroy, not only the middle class but destroy the education of their young so they have more ignorant, uneducated citizens to manipulate. Soon, if this keeps up, only the wealthy few will be able to afford a decent education, as the public school systems lag further and further behind the affluent rest of the population and the world. If you don’t know about it, some TP/GOPers are trying to roll back the child labor laws to allow children to work longer hours even on school days for less than minimum wage.
Do I sound alarmed? Well I am, and so should you be. We are facing possible “Dickensian” environments. Oh, you will say, I’m exaggerating. Tell me, did you ever dream they would bust unions and put such Draconian restrictions on women’s right to choose? Did it even cross your mind that they’d allow businesses to take advantage of our children? That they’d allow corporations and moneyed organizations to be treated as persons when it came to campaign contributions?
How much more do you need to prove what the TP/GOPers are doing to our country, and constitution and our way of life? What next? Censorship of what they don’t agree with? How about substituting the biblical laws for the secular laws we fought so hard for? DO YOU NEED MORE PROOF?
Here’s something that may give you nightmares…
Jason Childs Reveals Christian Right’s Fascist Agenda
By Austin Cline, About.com Guide July 17, 2011
Before Jason Childs founded the Center for Progress in Alabama, he was a “Liberty University-trained evangelical pastor.” He was a part of the Christian Right movement for years, at least until he got divorced and experienced first-hand the darker side of the Christian Right. This led him to reconsider what he had been a part of and now he is trying to warn the rest of us about what’s really going on. But will anyone listen?
Or perhaps I should ask: will America’s corporate media listen and broadcast what he has to say?
I want you to know that the fundamentalist political movement is the beginning of a cultural revolution that will take our nation to a very dark place. You have to understand that this has been methodically planned and is being carried out with the utmost vigilance. In accordance with their worldview, my old friends do not in the least care about what you think. They are against democracy, and they are seeking to end the rule of the majority in our great country.
They truly believe that if you have not been “saved,” you are living under a curse and are incapable of knowing what is best and that because of this you should be ruled over. You should also know they do not believe that even centuries-old Christian communities (Catholics, Anglicans, Greek Orthodox, etc.) are “saved,” only those who think like they do.
You might be thinking that a minority fundamentalist group of zealots can’t really take over the direction of a society. Just look at Iran, or the countless other places where people have allowed this to happen. Are you all really going to sit back and watch this happen? They will begin to attack all sources of accurate information.
Public radio was first, next will be museums and then science books. Just listen to them argue against the scientific facts about the peril our planet is facing, because it does not fit in with their ideas. They represent a clear and present danger to our union.
Those of us who have been paying attention to the Christian Right over the past decades won’t find this very surprising, but how many people have really been paying attention like they should? That’s the problem: too few people have been watching closely enough and thinking carefully enough about what the Christian Right is doing and what it’s agenda is.
If there is anything very new here, it’s probably the how explicit the anti-democratic character of the agenda has become. It’s one thing to point out how a disdain for or even opposition to democracy is a logical consequence of the Christian Right’s agenda, but it’s quite another to say that they themselves are not only fully aware of this, but are consciously pursuing it.
People pursuing an agenda that draws them into anti-democratic positions can be dangerous, but they can also likely be reasoned with if undermining democracy wasn’t their original goal. People for whom an end to democracy is part of the point pose a different sort of problem entirely. You can’t encourage them to pursue their goals via more democratic means. You can’t reason with them about the importance of letting voters decide their own future.
This is why the Christian Right is such a “danger to our union.” However much they might preach that they want to “restore” America, the fact is that they want an end to America as a democratic, free nation so they can replace it with a repressive and even fascist theocracy. Every vote for a politician that supports the Christian Right’s agenda is a vote to advance us one step further towards that end.
I often add Austin’s articles to my posts because they’re so apropos of the subject. This isn’t just a “fringe group” belief. There are actually people in and running for government positions, with these attitudes. It gets even more disturbing when you see how much they’ve already done to further their aims. This isn’t imaginary, it’s very real. Be aware when you cast your next ballots for your congressman or local rep. Don’t let them take over. As of this writing, 9 of the 10 TP/GOPer PRESIDENTIAL candidates, say they don’t believe science! I find that absolutely appalling let alone frightening! Don’t you?”