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Dubya and Osama -- soulmates?

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Robert Harris, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Here is an interesting comparison of the latest Osama diatribe and the Bush administration philosophers.

    Excerpt:

    Behold the authentic fundamentalist voice: "You separate religion from your politics, contradicting the pure nature that affirms absolute authority to the Lord and your Creator. You permit acts of immorality, and you consider them pillars of personal freedom. You practice the trade of sex in all its forms, directly and indirectly. We call on you to be a people of manners, principles, honor and purity; to reject immoral acts of fornication, homosexuality, intoxicants, gambling and usury."

    There's more -- much, much more -- in this vein from the playboy-turned-preacher, who of course does not omit the usual thrice-chewed cud of Jew-bashing: they "control the media," etc. And there's the customary boasting about the superiority of his own constipated religious views: the only acceptable model of reality, it seems.

    To those of us who have tracked the rise of the militant Christian Right for decades, from its sideshow beginnings in the early 1970s to its monstrous apotheosis in Washington today, bin Laden's belching of fundamentalist bile is tediously familiar. He speaks the same language as the "Christian Reconstructionists" and other splinter sects who populate such shadowy but powerful groups as the Council for National Policy, which is now directing the social agenda for the Bush Regime.

    The CNP is a group of hard-right honchos -- funded by the usual malevolent millionaires -- who "vet" Republican candidates for ideological purity. Past and present members include the usual suspects: Pat Robertson, John Ashcroft, Reagan-Bush terrorist facilitator Oliver North -- and that longtime champion of violent Islamic extremism, Grover Norquist, widely acknowledged as one of George W.'s most important "political mentors" and chairman of the "Wednesday Meetings," a politburo of right-wing activists, media bosses and White House officials who meet weekly to calibrate the latest party line.

    Sitting comfortably alongside these "mainstream" figures on the CNP are Reconstructionists like John Whitehead and R.J. Rushdoony. And what do Reconstructionists believe? Imam Rushdoony puts it this way:

    "We believe that the whole Word of God must be applied to all of life. It is not only our duty as individuals, families and churches to be Christian, but it is also the duty of the state, the school, the arts and sciences, law, economics and every other sphere to be under Christ the King. Nothing is exempt from His dominion. We must live by His Word, not our own. The Christian should therefore not fear laws in support of Christian social goals just because they interfere with personal freedom."

    This "dominion" includes the death penalty for homosexuals, according to Reconstructionist affiliate American Vision. And what about the Jews? "The god of Judaism is the devil," says the group. Bush tried to appoint AV official J. Robert Brame III to a top post in the Regime, but the Jesus jihadnik took himself out of consideration after a spate of bad press. Well, those devil-worshiping Jews do "control the media," right?

    More at:
    http://www.tmtmetropolis.ru/stories/2002/11/29/120.html
     
  2. btdude

    btdude Veteran Member

    Well fuck me sideways. If you follow that crap, everyone on the planet is living in sin. Ain't it grand? We all do it together in one form or another, don't we? Fornication, we drink, we gamble, we steal from the church collections, we are hypocrtical and cynical. Having all the wonderful ministers, priests rabbi's, preachers and stuff all standing at the pullpit preaching thou shalts is an awesome thing, I can say that because I was raised conservative Baptist. And yet, they are some of the first to breech these "accords" through adultery, gambling, etc. Good reading, there Bob. Thanks.
     
  3. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    The authors of the Constitution knew what they were doing. Damn I hope some centrists comes to the fore before the conventions for 2004.
     

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