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Schwartz writes: "Today we have a new faith growing from this nation’s soil: the Tea Party. Despite its secular trappings and 'taxed enough already' motto, it is a religious movement, one grounded in the traditions of American spiritual revival. This religiosity explains the Tea Party’s political zealotry."

Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz. (Mark Graham/NYT via Redux)
Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz. (Mark Graham/NYT via Redux)


Obama Is the Antichrist

By Jack Schwartz, The Daily Beast

13 July 14

 

Obama is the Antichrist, Republicans are heretics, and compromise is unholy. Politics can’t explain how the right acts.

merica has long been the incubator of many spiritual creeds going back to the Great Awakening and even earlier. Only one of them, Mormonism, has taken root and flourished as a true religion sprung from our own native ground. Today, however, we have a new faith growing from this nation’s soil: the Tea Party. Despite its secular trappings and “taxed enough already” motto, it is a religious movement, one grounded in the traditions of American spiritual revival. This religiosity explains the Tea Party’s political zealotry.

The mark of a national political party in a democracy is its pluralistic quality, i.e. the ability to be inclusive enough to appeal to the broadest number of voters who may have differing interests on a variety of issues. While it may stand for certain basic principles, a party is often flexible in applying them, as are its representatives in fulfilling them. Despite the heated rhetoric of elections and the bombast of elected representatives, they generally seek consensus with the minority in order to achieve their legislative goals.

But when religion is thrown into the mix, all that is lost. Religion here doesn’t mean theology but a distinct belief system which, in totality, provides basic answers regarding how to live one’s life, how society should function, how to deal with social and political issues, what is right and wrong, who should lead us, and who should not. It does so in ways that fulfill deep-seated emotional needs that, at their profoundest level, are devotional. Given the confusions of a secular world being rapidly transformed by technology, demography, and globalization, this movement has assumed a spiritual aspect whose adepts have undergone a religious experience which, if not in name, then in virtually every other aspect, can be considered a faith.

Seen in this light, the behavior of Tea Party adherents makes sense. Their zeal is not the mercurial enthusiasm of a traditional Republican or Democrat that waxes and wanes with the party’s fortunes, much less the average voter who may not exercise the franchise at every election. These people are true believers who turn out faithfully at the primaries, giving them political clout in great excess to their actual numbers. Collectively, this can make it appear as if they are preponderant, enabling their tribunes to declare that they represent the will of the American people.

While a traditional political party may have a line that it won’t cross,the Tea Party has a stone-engraved set of principles, all of which are sacrosanct. This is not a political platform to be negotiated but a catechism with only a single answer. It is now a commonplace for Tea Party candidates to vow they won’t sacrifice an iota of their principles. In this light, shutting down the Government rather than bending on legislation becomes a moral imperative. While critics may decry such a tactic as “rule or ruin,” Tea Party brethren celebrate it, rather, as the act of a defiant Samson pulling down the pillars of the temple. For them, this is not demolition but reclamation, cleansing the sanctuary that has been profaned by liberals. They see themselves engaged in nothing less than a project of national salvation. The refusal to compromise is a watchword of their candidates who wear it as a badge of pride. This would seem disastrous in the give-and-take of politics but it is in keeping with sectarian religious doctrine. One doesn’t compromise on an article of faith.

This explains why the Tea Party faithful often appear to be so bellicose. You and I can have a reasonable disagreement about fiscal policy or foreign policy but if I attack your religious beliefs you will become understandably outraged. And if I challenge the credibility of your doctrine you will respond with righteous indignation. To question the validity of Moses parting the Red Sea or the Virgin Birth or Mohammed ascending to heaven on a flying horse is to confront the basis of a believer’s deepest values.

Consequently, on the issues of government, economics, race, and sex, the Tea Party promulgates a doctrine to which the faithful must subscribe. Democrats and independents who oppose their dogma are infidels. Republicans who don’t obey all the tenants are heretics, who are primaried rather than burned at the stake.

Like all revealed religions this one has its own Devil in the form of Barack Obama. This Antichrist in the White House is an illegitimate ruler who must be opposed at every turn, along with his lesser demons, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. They are responsible for everything that has gone wrong with the country in the last six years and indeed, they represent a liberal legacy that has betrayed America’s ideals for the better part of a century. Washington is seen in the same way Protestant fire-breathers once saw Rome: a seat of corruption that has betrayed the pillars of the faith. The only way to save America’s sanctity is to take control of Washington and undermine the federal government while affecting to repair it. Critical to this endeavor is the drumroll of hell-fire sermons from the tub-thumpers of talk radio and Fox News. This national revival tent not only exhorts the faithful but its radio preachers have ultimately become the arbiters of doctrinal legitimacy, determining which candidates are worthy of their anointment and which lack purity.

Having created a picture of Hell, the Tea Party priesthood must furnish the faithful with an image of Paradise. This Eden is not located in space but in time: the Republic in the decades after the Civil War when the plantocracy ruled in the South and plutocrats reigned in the North. Blacks knew their place in Dixie through the beneficence of states’ rights, and the robber barons of the North had a cozy relationship with the government prior to the advent of labor laws, unions, and the income tax. Immigrants were not yet at high tide. It was still a white, male, Christian country and proudly so. When Tea Party stalwarts cry “Take back America!” we must ask from whom, and to what? They seek to take it back to the Gilded Age, and retrieve it from the lower orders: immigrants, minorities the “takers” of the “47 percent,” and their liberal enablers.

Most critical to any religious movement is a holy text, and the Right has appropriated nothing less than the Constitution to be its Bible. The Tea Party, its acolytes in Congress and its allies on the Supreme Court have allocated to themselves the sole interpretation of the Constitution with the ethos of “Originalism.” Legal minds look to the text to read the thoughts of the Framers as a high priest would study entrails at the Forum. The focus is on text rather than context and authors; the writing rather than the reality in which the words were written. This sort of thinking is a form of literalism that is kindred in spirit to the religious fundamentalism and literal, Biblical truth that rose as bulwarks against modernity.

One thing that Tea Partiers and liberals alike both recognize is that the Constitution forbids the establishment of religion. The prohibition was erected for good reason: to prevent the religious wars that wracked Europe in the previous century. The Enlightenment was to transcend such sectarian violence inimical to the social order together with the concomitant religious oppression that burdened individual conscience. By investing a political faction with a religious dimension the Tea Party presents a challenge to both religion and democracy.


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+52 # politicfix 2014-07-13 14:38
It's important to remember that when someone is pointing a finger at someone or some group...he or they have three fingers point back at themselves. Only the "axis of evil" utilize that technique. It originated with Karl Rove and the Bush administration. It's trite, everyone knows they're game, and they dispise their corruption.
 
 
+48 # soularddave 2014-07-13 22:08
I think their thoughts and actions are dictated by the imperatives of "end times".
 
 
+83 # WestWinds 2014-07-14 00:58
Quoting soularddave:
I think their thoughts and actions are dictated by the imperatives of "end times".


--- I disagree. I think their thoughts and actions are dictated by an addiction to power and control. These folks are authoritarians and, as zealots, never allow anybody else to have a say or be correct about something. Yes, they spew all that biblical stuff, but I know some Tea Party people and when it's crunch time, they abandon their principles and grab for the money and power. They aren't to be trusted under any circumstances. Religion is just the gaff they use to get a hook in your mouth so you will do their bidding and be their slaves. They have a fanatic mentality and egos as big as all outdoors; really bad news all way round.
 
 
+27 # wwway 2014-07-14 09:00
As a former member of the religious right I have to say that they are very disingenuous in their contradiction. While they are obsessed by the "end times" the policies they present and legislate are designed to AVOID the end times. For example, their idea that America is doomed because of legal abortion. Such a policy should attribute to conditions that would bring the rapture but they legislate against abortion to save the world. Yes, it's all about power. They want to erase the last 400 years and put us back into the dark ages when the Church kept people ignorant and suffering.
 
 
+76 # wantrealdemocracy 2014-07-13 21:48
The Tea Party groups are doing the right thing to talk about the lack of morals and ethics in our government and in our society. We do need a rebirth of morals and ethics. Now, anything goes--that is anything that makes a profit is good. Anything else is just stupid. It was President Raygun who started this collapse in morality by stating that Greed is Good. Well, it isn't good, it is an evil vice.

Now our nation is actively working to end all life on earth by the quick profit to be gained this quarter by getting more and dirtier oil and natural gas to burn and hasten the change in the climate that can end all life on earth. Such behavior is not only stupid, it is insane----but the plans are going forward as desired by the oil industry. It is morally wrong to make a profit at the expense of massive collapes of the eco systems of the earth.

We need to do a better job of being good people and not so much effort to be rich. There are indeed some things that money can't buy. We need more love and compassion and sharing of the bounty of the earth. No more "I got mine!! Screw you."
 
 
+32 # engelbach 2014-07-13 22:07
The Tea Party spouts "morals," but advocates an unfettered free market, which would take the country right back to the conditions under the robber barons.

Their creed is every man for himself, not community.

Your post espouses the right things, but it is mistaken in attributing them to the Tea Party, which stands for just the opposite.
 
 
+25 # xflowers 2014-07-13 23:51
I don't think wantreademocrac y was attributing his own moral tenants to the Tea Party, he was just claiming that they are right to talk about morals and ethics. But here we have the split. What is ethical to one group might not be ethical to another. The cause of national decline might be perceived differently by another. The only thing the Right and the Left can agree on is that something has gone terribly wrong in our country, but the causes and solutions are worlds apart, which brings me to my point. It is not the Tea Party alone that's driven by zeal. Many of us on the Left are likewise true believers; we just believe in different values, have different views of our Founder's intent in writing our Constitution and Bill of Rights, have different perceptions of what has pushed the country off track and have very different ideas about the kind of future we need to right ourselves. These differences have split us apart. America has been and still is the New Jerusalem where a new script was to be written to remake history from what it had been. The Founders drew their script for our future from the Enlightenment, which offered greater hope after the old "isms" and religions had failed so badly. At least we should be able to agree on that as the basis to begin to reconcile our differences because unlike in the past, there is no new America to flee to. If we can't make this one work, historical progress is lost and will repeat itself in the most brutal way.
 
 
+29 # WestWinds 2014-07-14 01:09
Quoting engelbach:
The Tea Party spouts "morals," but advocates an unfettered free market, which would take the country right back to the conditions under the robber barons.

Their creed is every man for himself, not community.

Your post espouses the right things, but it is mistaken in attributing them to the Tea Party, which stands for just the opposite.


--- I agree. Their "Free Market" is actually our "FEE Market".
 
 
+70 # uniquedorothy 2014-07-13 23:10
I agree that Reagan started Greed is Good and Government is not the solution, government is the problem. The fore- going gave excuses to lower taxes, end regulations to save the environment, protect workers, and reduce funds to agencies to enforce laws. The result has made us the most unequal Country in the Western World and our young being 132nd worst educated.
 
 
+32 # WestWinds 2014-07-14 01:07
"The Tea Party groups are doing the right thing to talk about the lack of morals and ethics in our government and in our society."

--- Be VERY careful about what you ask for or you may wake up in a theocracy with all the horrors of the Shi'a under Ayatollah Khomeini.
 
 
+23 # wwway 2014-07-14 08:52
It's called the Christian Taliban.
 
 
+9 # pegasus4508 2014-07-14 10:22
AMEN!
 
 
+32 # backwards_cinderella 2014-07-14 05:08
the tea party is ALL about "I got mine! Screw you."
 
 
-41 # MidwestTom 2014-07-13 21:57
I only know one person who is a card carrying member of the tea party. He truly argues that things need to be changed back to 20 or 30 years ago. If you ask him what the tea party wants he will usually respond with one or more of the following: 1. stop aid to single mothers with more than one or two children; 2, Close the borders, 3. stop admitting Muslims and remove those that are here.

Last week he said that Obama's approval rating was highest from Muslims at 72%, which just enough for him to push for their removal because they are totally out of step with almost everybody else.

I do not fear the tea party, they simply believe that the country became a great nation by following a set of principles, and they see Obama trying to change them. Nobody likes change.

If they are race based they will disappear after Obama leaves office, if not they may be around for a long time.
 
 
+114 # engelbach 2014-07-13 22:11
He's being disingenuous or he is just uninformed.

The Tea Party is funded by corporatists. The TP's main goal is less government — meaning total freedom for the corporations to exploit the working class and to control the government.
 
 
+59 # X Dane 2014-07-14 01:21
engelbach.
You are so right, The tea party is not a grass roots movement, it is an artificial turf movement. funded by the Koch brothers..
They paid for the busses and whatever they (T partiers) needed when they were going around the country, protesting at the townhall meetings in 2009. That's when they got the start, the Kochs and Dick Armey, were the "godfathers of that gang....Grass roots my foot.

Whatever they stand for and fight for, is what benefits the corporations and the 1 percent. They are too ignorant to understand that. The right wing wants to take their social security, but they don't get it. Fools
 
 
+54 # MEBrowning 2014-07-13 23:16
Tell your TP acquaintance that that poll represented only 552 Muslims out of more than 88,000 respondents. If he bothered to read the poll instead of a sound bite on Faux Noise, he would have learned that among Muslims, the president's approval rating has gone down since 2009, just like it has for every other religious group. Gallup is not above interpreting its polls to rile up the lunatic fringe.
 
 
+29 # bingers 2014-07-14 05:52
But in fact it is the Tea Party that is spitting on all the principles that made America great and supporting the ones that kept it from being even better.

There is no such thing as a worthwhile Tea Party member, they are all anathema to the good in us.
 
 
+32 # FDRva 2014-07-14 00:46
This is a very amusing analysis.

How ironic--Obama the 'Anti-Christ'-- is widely viewed as the 'Anti-Mohammed' in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Gaza....

But I won't drone on.
 
 
+5 # FDRva 2014-07-14 01:04
Be more careful, however, about 'lumping together' when it comes to the 'tea party.'

Many 'tea party' voters think Wall Street controlling the government is a bigger problem than "the government" controlling Wall Street.

If the Left were willing to recognize that--there is a lot of common ground.

The Koch Bros--recognize d that--and financed some elements of the 'tea party' insurgency in such a way that no Democrat could work with them.

That worked very well for the President's reelection--and the Kochs' pipeline.

Duh.
 
 
+22 # backwards_cinderella 2014-07-14 05:10
the left DOES realize that. but most of us are turned off by the theocracy the tea-partiers advocate.
 
 
+12 # wwway 2014-07-14 08:43
Theocracy is the goal of the Tea Party. That's why they won't admit their agreement with liberals.
 
 
+6 # artistinaspen 2014-07-14 06:50
Exactly. The Kochs use their brand of the "tea party" to divide and conquer the people.

I'm a tea partyer, and was one of the co-architects of occupy wall street in my area:

www.leemulcahy.com
 
 
+6 # wwway 2014-07-14 08:40
The left has recognized that for years and years. It's why it's called the left! If you recognized that you might have a good point. DUH!
 
 
+35 # brenda 2014-07-14 02:49
If you're looking for the antichrist, the best area to look is in the Republican Party or the Teabagging Party. Also the Koch brothers should be investigated for their satanic actions against the poor.
 
 
+3 # Glen 2014-07-14 07:35
Each of these groups and individuals just might want to do a quick review of the definition of the anti-christ:

A man
An enemy of god
Has authority and popularity
A peacemaker
False messiah/worship-ability
Deadly head wound
666/Mark of the beast
Jewishness
New Roman empire/European connection

Adolf Hitler was labeled an anti-christ, right along with Nero and JFK.

Who today fits the definition?
 
 
+6 # wwway 2014-07-14 08:46
You forgot to mention Henry Kissinger was described as the Anti-Christ. There's so much hysteria over the end times that it's confusing. These nuts want the end times so badly yet they want policies they think with avoid it.
 
 
+2 # Glen 2014-07-14 18:22
And if JFK were to come back, Kissinger would be his right hand demon. There are many that have been put on that anti-christ list over the years, including the pope(s). How about Donald Rumsfeld getting added. Head wound sort of eliminates some folks though.

Yep, there is a lot of fun reading up on the two interpretations of the end of times. The first christians wanted it bad because of all the loss of limbs and life being thrown to wild dogs and lions. Sigh. At any rate, yes, you are correct, it is nuts and many believers are nuts.
 
 
+20 # ericlipps 2014-07-14 04:46
Quote:
America has long been the incubator of many spiritual creeds going back to the Great Awakening and even earlier.
More like spiritual crud. America gave the world Protestant fundamentalism, which is every bit as intolerant and dangerous as the Islamic variety. In fact, the very word "fundamentalism " is of U.S. origin, derived from a series of Bible-pounding essays published a century ago.
 
 
+21 # backwards_cinderella 2014-07-14 05:13
protestant fundamentalism started in europe. the puritans were fundamentalists -- they had a bloody civil war in 1660 to take over england & remove every bit of popery. but i will concede that when the puritans came to america, they perfected their intolerance in a land where nobody was opposing them.
 
 
+3 # Kootenay Coyote 2014-07-14 10:08
However, the Fundamentalist view was settled around 1910 with the US publication of a series of monographs advocating narrow quasi-Calvinist views. These reacted against the contemporary 'Social Gospel' movement, which latter held that Christians had a responsibility to criticize & correct the manifest social & economic injustices of the Gilded Age.
 
 
+34 # sharsand 2014-07-14 05:14
In stimplest terms, Cruz is a racist, hates someone because of the color of his/her skin or religion, goes to church with hypotrical double/triple standards, stirs up hatred pitting other human beings against each other while preaching pro-life and is part of the "brilliant" tactic used forever--if you have people hating and blaming each other at the bottom--they'll never look at the real problem--those at the top of the pyramid who would keep them down for their own greed and power. And, of course, those they despise and keep down are the ones they will send to die in their dirty wars or work for nothing in their sweat shops--never their own children. Hypocrites all.
 
 
+16 # Dale 2014-07-14 06:56
TEA PARTY PRAYER

Ignorance is my shephard, I shall not want.
Zenophobia maketh me to lie down with hatred,
Immorality leadeth me to raging screams.
Racism abides my soul
And leadeth me in the paths of doom for fascism¨s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Evil
I fear no Good, for He is with me.
His bigotry and his stupidity agitate me;
He preparest a mesa for me to consume the innocent:
He anointest my consciousness with nonsense;
My violence runneth amock .
Surely goodness and mercy shall nay follow me all my days of agitation,
And I will dwell with Him in the house of Evil for ever.
 
 
+10 # in deo veritas 2014-07-14 08:24
BRAVO! This should be read by every REAL American and posted in every city. This must be what the Koches say if they ever pray. They are collectively the Antichrist.
 
 
+7 # pegasus4508 2014-07-14 10:26
Why don't MORE people realize that we need look no further than the KOCH Brothers for TRUE Satanists?
 
 
+23 # Linda 2014-07-14 07:37
You really should have followed this group on the internet and you would have found that the Tea Party in general is made up of very ignorant people who would believe any lie they hear that is anti liberal/Democra t . I have read some of their posts and it would be laughable the things that they believe as truth if it wasn't so scary .Even their religious beliefs, for those that have them, are so far from even what their bible teaches .
 
 
+12 # wwway 2014-07-14 08:49
Lies My Preacher Told Me would be the title of a very good book that would fill 600+ pages!
 
 
+3 # pegasus4508 2014-07-14 10:27
Don't give me no ideas! If I write it, please share your name so you can get the credit! Love it!
 
 
+15 # Blackjack 2014-07-14 08:06
The Tea Partiers are of two stripes--the Koch funded lovers of greed and the Holier-than-Tho u devotees, who are quickly morphing into the Christian Taliban. Sometimes the stripes overlap, but they have a single-minded purpose, which Rove & Co. and Faux News has helped them to formulate--anyt hing proposed by the Dems, Obama, and their Liberal Leaning followers is BAD, BAD, BAD and must be stamped out at any cost.
 
 
+9 # wwway 2014-07-14 08:27
I remember when Henry Kissinger was the Anti-Christ. Cruz's dad was on that band wagon. All this nonsense is why I won't step foot in a church and I'm amazed that this crap is on the news.
 
 
+10 # in deo veritas 2014-07-14 08:31
There is a very special place in hell reserved for those who try to use God and religion in general to advance their self-serving goals. If we the people do not stop them there is no way that God will bless America. Quite the opposite. We have met the enemy and he is US> We are just too ignorant to realize it.
 
 
-29 # tonywicher 2014-07-14 09:10
Obama is already the Anti-Roosevelt and the Anti-Kennedy. Why not the Anti-Christ? In the Bible, the Anti-Christ is supposed to be a total phony that everybody believes is the Savior. Barack "Change You Should Never have Believed In" Obama fits the bill pretty well. What a bust! Fellow Democrats, I suggest we join with Republicans to impeach this bum!
 
 
+17 # bmiluski 2014-07-14 10:02
tonywicher..... ..there is nothing more repulsive then a repug trying to convince liberals that he/she is/was a democrat.
 
 
+9 # pegasus4508 2014-07-14 10:28
Democrat? Stop LYING!
 
 
+9 # Reyn 2014-07-14 09:20
A fascinating article - one of the most fascinating I've read for a long time. A LONG time. While I know the Tea Party overlaps the Fund-evangelica ls -- I see where the author is coming from as well. With it put out there I can see it. I wonder if the plutocrats who have funded them from the beginning remember what happened to the merchant class that backed the Islamist overthrow of Iran, or if they think that they are immune -- should that side ever win, I very much doubt that they are immune.

Thank you for the article.

Hermes
 
 
+5 # BrainiacV 2014-07-14 09:20
It looks like Jack has discovered American Family Radio (AFR, a ministry of the American Family Association), or as I call it, Nutcase Radio.

Almost all of their intros include a quote from Saint Ronnie.

They somehow equate the TEA Party with bringing Christianity back to government, where it belongs, as far as they are concerned.

They were promoting Herman Cain, when I was going, "Herman who?" and now they have stated their goal is to see at least two hundred Ted Cruz's in Congress.
 
 
+5 # KenS 2014-07-14 10:13
Jack Schwartz failed to address an important part of the story: the complicity of non-TP Republicans, both in and out of Congress. Change has to come from within.
 
 
+4 # David Starr 2014-07-14 10:13
The right has thrown everything at Obama except the kitchen sink. And, yet, he still stands. He must have his own kind of teflon.
 
 
+5 # pegasus4508 2014-07-14 10:31
Yes he does. It is God and the prayers of millions. He is not perfect but the lies told about this man make right America sound insane. (sorry)
 
 
0 # KDI 2014-07-14 10:28
The Tea Party are the ultimate victims of the colossal deception that is on-going in America today. They represent a distraction only. Want to go after some real culprits? Consider instead the following:
Neocon Project for a New American Century (PNAC) PNAC ; Report ; Quote: Rebuilding America's Defenses, Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century ; Quote: the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event like a new Pearl Harbor.
As the PNAC manifesto was being published, this offer was made to producer Aaron Russo a full year before our 9/11 ; Quote: In Sept 2000, Nicholas Rockefeller, of the family that built the twin towers, told film producer Aaron Russo (1943-2007) that there's gonna be an event, and out of that event we're gonna invade Afghanistan so we can run pipelines through the Caspian Sea and go into Iraq to take the oil and establish bases in the Middle East to make that area part of the NWO. In my relationship with these people like the Rockefellers and the CFR, I can tell you that that's as evil as it gets.

See next post for the rest.
 
 
+4 # KDI 2014-07-14 10:29
Here's some more . . .

Who and what are the NeoCons?
• The 9/11 Pentagon NeoCons Wolfowitz, Prince of Darkness Pearle, Chalabi, Khalilizad, etc . . . are all students and followers of NeoCon founder Leo Strauss who taught at the University of Chicago
• Strauss was even more extreme than his mentor and sponsor Carl Schmitt in Germany who was Hitler’s Legal Theorist.
• The Schmitt-Strauss doctrine is that the State needs enemies and must fabricate lies for the many while its leaders embrace the darkness
• Shadia Drury ; Leo Strauss and the American Right ; 1997 ; Quote: Strauss taught that those who are fit to rule are those who realize there is no morality and that there is only one natural right which is the right of the superior to rule over the inferior
• Strauss’s NeoCons brainstormed the attacks decades before 9/11. Attorney Stanley Hilton studied under Strauss with Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Pearle. Hiltons senior theses detailed a plan to establish a POTUS dictatorship using a fabricated Pearl Harbor like inicident as justification. Hilton, Pearle, Wolfowitz, Strauss and others openly discussed and array of different plots and incidents like 9/11 and flying planes into buildings way back in the 1960’s.

. . . next post for the rest.
 
 
+1 # KDI 2014-07-14 10:30
• Francis Boyle ; Professor of International Law ; University of Illinois ; Quote: Schmitt was the most notorious Nazi law professor of his day justifying every atrocity the Nazis inflicted on everyone. We must understand that these NeoCons are in fact NeoNazis. They espouse the Nazi doctrine of Schmitt and Strauss and Machiavelli and Nietzsche of the SuperMan.
• Seymour Hersh ; Internationally Acclaimed Journalist ; Quote: . . . we have been taken over by eight or nine in a a NeoNazi cult. They somehow grabbed the US government by managing to overcome the bureaucracy and the Congress and the press with apparent ease which is testimony about how fragile our democracy is.
• Lawrence Wilkerson ; Chief of Staff to SECState Colin Powell ; Quote: It’s not a coup. It’s much worse!
• Gen Wesley Clark ; Book ; A Time to Lead - for Duty, Honor and Country (2007) ; Also see The Plan -- according to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.) which was a October 3 2007 public address at the Commonwealth Club of CA in San Francisco: http://youtu.be/SXS3vW47mOE
• The US government was and still is penetrated and controlled by a Zionist/Israeli Fifth Column that took over the WH, Congress, the Military’s Civilian Superstructure and select officers and intelligence personnel, and the Mainstream Media. The level and extent of this penetration is unprecedented in history and amounts to a literal invasion by an un-American and hostile force.
 
 
+7 # KDI 2014-07-14 10:31
Also, Ariel Sharon ; PM Israel 2001-2006 ; Immediately after GWB’s Mission Accomplished speech aboard a Navy ship ; Quote: It’s time that the US marched on Libya, Syria, and Iran. US already destabilized Libya and Syria. Now watch for the Psy-Op movie ARGO which is clearly designed to engender a desire for war with Iran.
 
 
0 # Vardoz 2014-07-14 10:41
I support the separation of religion and govt. But is a Democratic president supports an Oligarchy, they are essentially supporting anything goes for the 1% and that is anarchy.
 
 
+5 # Jimmy 2014-07-14 11:30
I highly recommend the work of Glenn Feldman here, especially his article,“Making ‘The Southern Religion’: Economics, Theology, Martial Patriotism, and Social
Indifference—(and The Big Bang Theory of Modern American Politics)” Perspectives in
Religious Studies 39 (Fall 2012): 275-89.
People are just starting to get tuned in to the "religious"natu re of these movements and their imperviousness to fact, logic, and rational argument. Feldman has been writing about this for some time. See also Feldman's “Exporting ‘The Southern Religion’ and Shaping the Election of 2012” in the Chauncey
DeVega blog We Are Respectable Negroes (WARN), January 30, 2012,
http://wearerespectablenegroes.blogspot.com/2012/01/fear-of-black-president-love-of.html
 
 
+5 # CeceliaCook 2014-07-14 11:52
Obama the Antichrist? I would think that George Bush more appropriately filled that slot....
 
 
+1 # bmiluski 2014-07-15 08:21
On no CeceliaCook.... remember, God spoke to GWBush. How could you forget that TV interview?
 
 
+4 # fredboy 2014-07-14 11:56
Actually, the "Christian" church in the U.S. is the symbolic antiChrist. Preaching hatred and opposing all his teachings. Not just in the South, but throughout the land.
 
 
+3 # MEBrowning 2014-07-14 17:13
Not every church, fredboy. But many.
 
 
+2 # bmiluski 2014-07-14 15:10
Spirituality = The search for knowledge

Religion = The search for reward
 
 
+4 # Inspired Citizen 2014-07-14 15:56
"Tea Party stalwarts...see k to take it back to the Gilded Age...."

When he was on Fox, Glenn Beck used to talk about reversing all progressive legislation over the last 100 years. It's not like he didn't know how bad things were back then; he WANTS the corporatists to pay as little as possible for wages and not have to be regulated to protect the public interests of clear air and water. He wants the "Mr. Burns" type (from the Simpsons) in charge.

REACTIONARIES! That's what these John Birchers are; dangerous reactionaries.
 
 
+4 # Inspired Citizen 2014-07-14 15:58
"The Tea Party, its acolytes in Congress and its allies on the Supreme Court have allocated to themselves the sole interpretation of the Constitution with the ethos of 'Originalism.' ”

Except, until they oppose corruption as the Framers understood the word, they need to be exposed as the frauds they are:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/02/originalists-making-it-up-again-mccutcheon-and-corruption.html
 
 
+3 # jimslaton 2014-07-14 21:57
Last I looked the anti-christ was to be born in southwestern europe. onacounta that what it says there in that bible thingy that constantine's guys cobbled together.

so, is theodore saying that he no longer believes that the president was born in kenya?
 
 
0 # mim 2014-07-16 00:34
"Only one of them, Mormonism"

How about the Seventh-Day Adventists?
 
 
0 # LAellie33 2014-07-27 02:55
Ted Joe McCarthy Cruz is not only the Devil's advocate.....He IS THE DEVIL
 

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