Continuation of my discussion with Ol' Flawriduh Cracker in yesterday's Not belonging to a political party (rhymes with religion, cult, etc.) is liberating 😎
You're a riot, for real :-). Meanwhile, Trump and his Heilers conveniently ignore his own hand-picked Attorney General William Barr said there was no voter/election fraud. Not belonging to a political party (rhymes with religion, cult, etc.) is liberating 😎.
Ol’ Flawriduh Cracker
Barr - I think giving DOJ legal sanction to a coup de’tat per his script for 1/6/21 and taking the fall when it failed (Trump always pushes his minions under the bus) was a bridge too far. It wasn’t that he didn’t love the idea, but his finger prints would definitely be all over the murder weapon.
PS here’s my substack: https://olflawriduhcracker.substack.com/p/onward-christian-soldiers?r=38b45&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
Looked to me Barr threw himself under the bus, when he said there was no voter/election fraud. Thanks for link to your substack. I went there and left a long comment under your Onward Christian Soldiers post. I started a substack, but that was about as far as it went. For years, I have published at a blog, which mostly is just me shooting off my mouth so I can hear myself :-).
My Two Senses
Onward Christian Soldiers
From Puritan Roots to Christian Nationalism: How "Gawd" Sanctions Fascism
Ol’ Flawriduh Cracker
Apologies — Before moving on to my goal of how the JFK/MLK/RFK assassinations served as the inspiration for a Fascist takeover of the nation today.
A Brief Look at the Reality
I hate to be heavy handed in what Christian Nationalism’s tenets and strategies are about, but I just don’t want to leave you with the impression that we are dealing with Tammy Faye Baker here, but here’s what we just might well be dealing with:
Propagating the hatred of Jews for the killing of Christ.
To this day, the elimination of Jews is high on the list, or at least until Jesus returns to kill them all if you are a Dominionist.
Dominionism (aka Christian Resoncstructionism)
One of the great writers reflecting the danger of CN is Chris Hedges lays it out this way":
> This new ideology is about taking control of all institutions, including the government, to build a “Christian” nation. Rousas John Rushdoony, in his 1973 book, The Institutes of Biblical Law, first articulated it. Rushdoony argued that God gives the elect, just as he gave Adam and Noah, dominion over the earth to build a Christian society. Their state will come about with the physical eradication of the forces of Satan. It is the duty of the church and the elect to “rescue” the world so Christ can return.
> There will be no separation of church and state. The only legitimate voices will be “Christian.” America, they believe, will become an agent of God. Those who defy the “Christian” authorities will be agents of Satan.
Slavery in America
Using non whites (almost exclusively Africans), White Europeans found a means to extract wealth from newly discovered lands that resulted in over 10 million people under chattel slavery between 1861-1865. This “peculiar institution” has crippled the nation since our Constitution was written, that enabled it to flourish.
Calvinistic in today’s Christian Nationalism gave moral justification and religious sanction to slavery and the racist agenda of the Slave States. This “Biblical” justification lingers to this day, by perpetuating the “Curse of Ham” (not talking Jewish dietary belief) an early passage in Genesis that somehow shows that Blacks were driven from the future world and society, because Ham was not White apparently.
This is only a smattering of how the White Anglo Saxon mythology is conjoined with Christian Nationalism that has generated the deaths of tens of millions to insure wealth, power and safety of a relative few in perpetuity.
God, the Bible, and Christianity are nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. Yet the blatant lies of “The Christian Nation” constantly depict the Founders as deeply adherent and pious Christians. While at best agnostic it is safe to assume that Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison and Monroe were Deists. A belief that flies in the face of Christian Nationalism, yet they consistently are converted to staunch conservative Christians by what is really the American version of the Taliban.
The sole reference to religion is in Article VI, which proscribes religious tests for public office, and thereby established a principle of religious equality that has, over time, similarly precluded religious tests for citizenship, voting, or for immigrants and refugees. Yet the CNs work diligently to meld Church with state.
This post is but smattering of what the CNs have in store for this nation. If you ever have need of legalized abortion, want public education to remain, believe in the rights of LGBTQs to be full citizens, hope as a person of color can also enjoy all the rights of citizenship without suffering “secret segregation”, then please continue to my next post.
Heh, Thomas Jefferson was a Deist. I read where he led the charge to stop his home state Virginia's legislature from adopting Christianity as that state's official religion. There are four separate references to Deity in the Declaration of Independence, and none of them resemble Christian lingo.
Amendment I, US Constitution
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Very simply, there is no reasoning with fanatics: religious, political, or otherwise. Nor is there reasoning with members of cults, or people under demonic influence.
Where would the Devil hide where nobody would think to look? In a church.
Looks to this former practicing attorney that the American right today resembles the budding Nazis in 1930s Germany, and they could care less what you or I think or say. They are convinced God is on their side, and that's not open to debate in their minds.
Toss in they are convinced blacks stole the 2020 election, because Donald Trump told them so. You know that because of the sea of white faces that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and the seas of white faces at Trump rallies.
The Democrats are so disarrayed with all their squabbling, they seem not to see that their division is manna from heaving for the red spectrum in America.
I hope America putting In God We Trust on its money, of all places, and under God in its Pledge of Allegiance has or will inspire God to swoop in and show America just what trusting in and being under God really is.
In the Old Testament is said, fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom ...
Meanwhile, I wonder if black American troops that end up in godless wars like Afghanistan and Iraq, ever think they are fighting rich white men's wars for profit, or simply, are basically picking rich white men's cotton?
Three nights before 9/11, the voice I associate with Archangel Michael asked me in my sleep, "Will you make a prayer for a Divine Intervention for all of humanity?" I woke up, made the prayer, wondered what that was about? On 9/11, my concern was America would get into another Vietnam-like war, It did not occur to me that it would be two such wars. A few days after 9/11, as I left a US Post Office, a heard, "America needs to get out of the Middle East altogether and Israel and Islam work it out or fight it out, and in that way learn if they are God's chosen people, or not.
Had a Jewish friend once, we were best friends at that time, who was prone to go rabid over anything he viewed as antisemitism. I had to be very careful about how I talked about Jews. He got tangled up with the same angels that had conscripted me. By and by, he told me he had been told that the reason the Jews, as a people, had suffered so much over time, was because Jews had rejected (not killed, but rejected) the Christ. He was disheveled. He asked me if I already knew that? I have some Jewish ancestry. I said, yes. He asked why I not said anything? I said, because he was so easy to set off, and there was no way he would accept it from me.
Did you ever read The Spear of Destiny, by Trevor Ravenscroft? My Jewish friend read it and was pretty much blown away. The core is how a demonic entity gained access into the young Adolf Hitler and enhanced him, and then did the same with Hitler's inner circle. People who are not mystics, or at least interested in mysticism, don't seem capable of appreciating that book. Yet, something similar is playing out in the Trumplican Party.
America's founding fathers were white supremacists, in the main. When you start a new country with an evil such as human slavery driving much of its economy, there is going to be karma playing out around that for quite a while, if not longer.
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