September 24th, 2011
I heard about that. You have to seriously wonder what god they are worshiping, because it sure doesn't sound like the Christ I remember learning about as a kid.
The real troubling thing is the number of people who still think these kinds of nut jobs could never come to power in the US. I really hate to say it, but I'm not so sure... not after 8 years of G.W. Bush and how tightly the religious Right was able to embed itself into our government while he was playing at being "war president."
We should never become so complacent, in this or any country, as to think these kinds of nut bags could never come into power. It wouldn't take much to have a new era of political and religious "witch hunts."
I know people cringe anytime someone makes comparisons to the rise of Nazi Germany, the the thing is, it actually fits right now. Blame the immigrants, blame the gays, blame the Jews (yes, there are those in some Tea Party groups who blame Jews for the current economic crisis, because "everyone knows they control the banks"), blame the Muslims, blame the Pagans, blame the liberals, blame the unions, and on and on and on. If you listen to what the Tea Party Republicans are droning on about and compare it to the early Nazi rhetoric of the early 1930's and it sounds eerily familiar.
Like the old saying goes "the price of freedom is eternal vigilance" and that is something many Americans have slacked off on the last 10 years