Saturday, April 16, 2005


If it has a Christian orientation, isn't it still a Jihad?


Right-wing Christian groups and the Republican politicians they bankroll have done much since the last election to impose their particular religious views on all Americans. But nothing comes close to the shameful declaration of religious war by Bill Frist, the Senate majority leader, over the selection of judges for federal courts.

Senator Frist is to appear on a telecast sponsored by the Family Research Council, which styles itself a religious organization but is really just another Washington lobbying concern. The message is that the Democrats who oppose a tiny handful of President Bush's judicial nominations are conducting an assault "against people of faith." By that, Senator Frist and his allies do not mean people of all faiths, only those of their faith.

...We fully understand that a powerful branch of the Republican Party believes that the last election was won on "moral values." Even if that were true, that's a far cry from voting for one religion to dominate the entire country. President Bush owes it to Americans to stand up and say so.

End Slice:

Perhaps, we should be working to prevent the onslaught of faith and the pushers of Christian religion upon those who believe differently instead. Vote the bastards out.

Even if they don't use bombs but emotional terrorism to exploit their cause, doesn't that make them equaly devious as other terrorists?

Here's a solution. Let's not turn on the television when this broadcast comes out. If they speak into the forest and there is no one there to listen, at least the Nielson Ratings will be down.

Think of the push to tell people about the forthcoming testimonial as part of the Mass Media Propaganda Machine that is pushing the reichwing Al Jazeera uses videos of beheadings.


Jet said...

Good post, Windspike. Religious extremists come in a variety of stripes.

Jet said...

Re your comment on my blog:

I did land here via Blog Explosion, but I've seen you commenting on a variety of blogs that I visit and I knew you were a kindred spirit. ;-D

You are right, of course. The bible set a path of ethical choices that can fill the gaps within written law, IF somebody chooses to be ethical. Aye, there's the rub....

Anonymous said...

If you hand them a stick

... they'll beat you with it. Religion is as good a stick as any.

The problem is the naivety of the RR (religious right). They believe that they're important to governance, particularly Bush governance. The RR is just another stick, a slat from the woodshed of administration tools being used to push Bush's judicial nominations. I would be surprised if the RR knew anything about the current nominees positions, other than that they might be slightly more religious than average. If the late John Gotti went to church regularly, they probably would support him.

Bush's nominees do hold some positions with which are not centrist. They're more libertarian. E. g: zoning is illegal since it deprives people of the use of their property without compensation. This view was cited by Sen. Chuck Schumer as extreme. Well, so is taking people's property without compensation.

Bush's remaining nominees are not mainstream. But they're far from raving lunatics. The RR is just an administration tool, one with an overweening sense of its own importance. Their attitude is what most offends. Humility is not their strong suit. They lay claim to every winner. We thinking people know better. Let's just enjoy our superiority and let them think they're reframing politics.