How the GOP Became God's Own Party
A Fatal Convergence?
by Kevin Phillips, the author of "American Theocracy: The Perils and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century"
I'm linking to this for Andy who always rolls his eyes whenever I mention Armageddon. He never lived in the South.
Kevin Phillips writes: "On the most important front, I am beginning to think that the Southern-dominated, biblically driven Washington GOP represents a rogue coalition, like the Southern, proslavery politics that controlled Washington until Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860."
I want him (Kevin Phillips) to think just beyond his preceeding thought and expand upon it. I suggest it is precisely
a rogue coalition, grown directly from those proslavery politics, passed down through the generations to the tune of 'the south will rise again'. White southern churches live it. Believe me. There is a rogue coalition that has been manipulating some very gullible true believers from the day they wore their first diaper.
More from his article
The United States, some $4 trillion in hock internationally, has become the world's leading debtor, increasingly nagged by worry that some nations will sell dollars in their reserves and switch their holdings to rival currencies. Washington prints bonds and dollar-green IOUs, which European and Asian bankers accumulate until for some reason they lose patience. This is the debt Achilles' heel, which stands alongside the oil Achilles' heel.
Unfortunately, more danger lurks in the responsiveness of the new GOP coalition to Christian evangelicals, fundamentalists and Pentecostals, who muster some 40 percent of the party electorate. Many millions believe that the Armageddon described in the Bible is coming soon. Chaos in the explosive Middle East, far from being a threat, actually heralds the second coming of Jesus Christ. Oil price spikes, murderous hurricanes, deadly tsunamis and melting polar ice caps lend further credence.
No reason to fix anything. God already fixed the voting machines.
posted by Cyndy