Family Values

Trying to psycho-analyze politicans and political movements isn't as far-fetched as it seems.

The reality is that you can find a lot of  neurosis in political movements. If the Dems and Progressives are "neurotic" for wanting to help the working poor and increase civil liberties for all Americans....then what about the Conservatives? Do they have any hidden mental disorders?

They do.

I would recommend everyone read a great (and terrifying!) book call The Family: The Secret Fundementalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet.

Basically a LOT of Republican / Conservative politicans are deeply bat **** crazy and are obsessed with turning America into a Christian theocracy.

The Family believes that God has chosen the wealthy as favored, and that Jesus has a special message reserved for the powerful alone. Because of the success of the wealthy elite, they are the only ones who can be entrusted to run the world for God. Because of this divine edict, the elite are to be followed without question. This is the social order that the Fundamentalist and Evangelical faiths are striving to create. If you are not a servant, you are a rebel to be crushed. The faith of the Family believes that disobedience causes poverty, and even goes as far as to believe that the poor spiritually unfit to vote.

 

Does that or does it not sound EXACTLY like the official political philosophy of the Republican party?

Would George W Bush or Sarah Palin object to any of that?

niceguyinhell niceguyinhell
31-35, M
4 Responses Feb 22, 2010

Have you ever read Grass by Sherri S. Tepper. <br />
The one world government in that book is called Sanctity and it's a Christian theocracy and it's one of the most evil things I have ever seen in fiction.<br />
Let us hope and do everything in our powers to stop such a horror from coming to be.<br />
A christian theocracy is the very last thing this world needs!

Just read this on Huffingtonpost. <br />
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- who has gone to great lengths to hype the supposed dangers of a big government takeover of American health care -- admitted over the weekend that she used to get her treatment in Canada's single-payer system.<br />
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"We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada," Palin said in her first Canadian appearance since stepping down as governor of Alaska. "And I think now, isn't that ironic?"<br />
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The irony, one guesses, is that Palin now views Canada's health care system as revolting: with its government-run administration and 'death-panel'-like rationing. Clearly, however, she and her family once found it more alluring than, at the very least, the coverage available in rural Alaska. Up to the age of six, Palin lived in a remote town near the closest Canadian city, Whitehorse.<br />
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Good God!

It's going to be an abysmal year for progs. Sorry. At least then you'll have a chance to see that your thinking is in error.

While you posted this over two years ago, you were and are correct.

IMHO, Obama has been wildly successful at implementing his plan to fundamentally change America. Sadly - the success of the Central Planners has taken this country down a path of economic dispair, growing a culture of government dependency, and weakening this nation's position in foreign affairs.

Fortunately, we have only 4 more weeks until election time.

Christians are the new Nazis. They must be stopped!