My head almost exploded, but I finally made it through reading this transcript of a recent broadcast of Glenn Beck spewing some of the most unintelligible nonsense into the airwaves at a frequency only the most supremely gullible and stupid (read: deeply religious), and Machiavellian can hear.
Unless you understand the philosophical and religious underpinnings of Christian Reconstructionism and Dominionist Theocratic ideology, and the near-total secret usurpation of the Republican Party (and the Tea Party – whether those duped devotees know it or not) with these movements, it will be absolutely impossible for you to understand anything about American politics and the outright war between Christianity and Islam that is – in a spectacular demonstration of Orwellian doublethink – being at once overtly waged and categorically denied, while hidden in plain sight.
The books listed below are mandatory reading if you want to gird your sanity with the facts about the ongoing war that is being waged and now escalated for the hearts and minds and money and vote of the American people and the future of America. (I could restate the obvious that the voting process has become irrelevant because of money – Big Money, but I don’t want to take away all hope…it’s too early in the morning for that.) These books are so well written and meticulously researched and documented, nothing I could say could add to their inescapable collective message.
American Fascists – The Christian Right and the War on America by Chris Hedges
The Family – The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlott
Kingdom Coming – The Rise of Christian Nationalism by Michelle Goldberg
Eternal Hostility – The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy by Frederick Clarkson
And don’t think that any speaking-in-forked-tongues by these come-to-life department store mannequins (Palin) and neo-revivalist sock puppets of the Christian Right (Beck, Hagee, et al.), that sounds like support for the state of Israel (and, by extension, the Jewish people), is anything of the sort. Have you heard of Christian Zionism? Sounds a bit oxymoron-ish, doesn’t it? Well, the simple truth about this movement is that it supports the building up of the State of Israel (and by extension the apartheid oppression of the Palestinians) for the uniquely selfish Christian purpose of making the world ready for the second coming of Jesus, at which time we can all look forward to rapture of the saved, and Armageddon for everybody else – including, and especially, the Jews.
The Three “Great” Religions are based on temporal lobe epilepsy of a few, and the sheer lunacy of the many, and we must turn away from all of their self- proclaimed prophets, self-serving clergy, and genocidal scriptures if the human race is to survive. If we cannot do that as a global civilization, then, frankly, we deserve the inevitable extinction that will surely follow.
These fundamentally incompatible and irreconcilably different belief systems are like drugs to the addict. In the beginning, the drug seems like friendly medicine and balm to the soul. But as time goes on, the medicine becomes the poison that threatens the life of the one addicted. That is where we have come to in our drugged, drunken religious stupor. The only cure for this addiction to religion is total abstinence, and we fail to abstain at our peril as a species on planet Earth.