Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Welfare Cowboy and the Fascist Right

"Forerunners of fascism ...in their efforts to gain political power played on people’s fears of revolution with its subsequent chaos, anarchy, and general insecurity. They appealed to nationalist sentiments and prejudices, exploited anti-Semitism, and portrayed themselves as champions of law, order, Christian morality, and the sanctity of private property."
Columbia University on Fascism in Answers-dot.com

"America's conservative elites have openly thrown in with the country's legions of discontented far right thugs. They have explicitly deputized them and empowered them to act as their enforcement arm on America's streets, sanctioning the physical harassment and intimidation of workers, liberals, and public officials who won't do their political or economic bidding."  Sarah Robinson, Fascist America: Are We There Yet?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rev. John Hagee Predicts World To End (Again)

Pastor John Hagee is warning members of his megachurch to prepare for the end of the world because a “blood moon” eclipse on Tuesday is signaling that the End Times could be beginning. “I believe that the heavens are God’s billboard, that he has been sending signals to planet Earth,” he explained. “God is literally screaming at the world, ‘I’m coming soon.’” (David Edwards, The Raw Story). 

Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Louie Gohmert suggest that President Obama is staging blood moon event as way to divert attention from Obamacare. A full moon really does bring out the far-right crazies. 
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes." Thomas Jefferson