Notes on Political Venality, Pomposity and Associated Stupidity.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Onward Christian Terrorists...

If you weren't watching Desperate Housewives on Sunday night, perhaps you caught the other hit show of the season, the nationwide evangelical reality show, broadcast on radio, TV and via the Internet.

It was a call to arms. A spirited attempt by the pious purveyors of powerful Christian organizations (you know, like the US Senate) to paint our legal system as "broken" and desperately in need of a baptism by firing, particularly the firing of Federal judges.

It was, and is, a blatant attempt to promote the takeover of the United States government by a group of men (mostly) who claim the take their orders from a higher power. They do not believe they govern according to the will of the people, but by orders which float down from heaven. God has, apparently, annointed them in some special way.

Of course, none of them really believe this. They are all powerful men doing what powerful men have always done; use their intelligence, their personal wealth, their positions and their evangelical zeal to scam their flocks. They are hooked on power. They smell it and want it and use it and abuse it.

Frist is, perhaps, the worst of all. A faithless whiny little twerp who wants one thing; to live at 600 Pennsylvania Avenue... and who tailors his ethics and his speech toward that end. When he thought he could get some positive spin out of the despicable Shaivo Show, he started doing medicine via VHS. Most people saw it as a pathetic stumble, but it hasn't slowed him down. Yesterday's show was proof of that. He wants to ride the Big Jesus Vote right into the White House....

So are these people terrorists? Sure. They lie, cheat, threaten and intimidate to get what they want. Their adherents are people like Eric Rudolph, who established a sort of pseudo-sainthood during his years underground. They believe, as Islamic terrorists do, that killing is alright, as long as you have God on your side. Scary stuff.

If the end times are here, I find it more likely that it's the end of the American Experiment - not the end of the world. Right now, at this moment? I'd be happy to be hoovered out of this sad state of affairs.