Thank God that accursed holiday is over along with all its prissy prattle about Peace on Earth! It is time to put Christianity back in the cupboard until next Christmas and get back to business.
I suppose these annual binges of “love and peace” have their place. They give your Beltway minions a chance to spend one day wallowing in decency before reverting back to the refined brutishness that is the wellspring of all progress and civilization.
We must never forget that we are a nation that worships the parochial god of the tribe and not the universal God of love. Universal love is doomed to failure because everyone associates it with a euphoric skipping through la-la land whilst wearing a beatific smile on their faces. They are unwilling to face the harsh reality that Christian Love requires a descent into the deepest pit of Hell and the willingness to love every low-life son of a bitch one finds there even though one’s knee-jerk reaction is to tear their fucking throats out. This unwillingness to make the descent transforms Christian Love into Christian Bile.
Above all, Christians must be kept away from Jesus. Nothing would ruin the faith faster than a public that actually bought into his teachings. Your minions must encourage the unwashed to practice Christianism rather than Christianity. Christianism is simply Christianity without Jesus. Under Christianism’s guidance a dynamic faith is reduced to a fossilized ideology.
Jesus broke bread with sinners; Christianism marginalizes them by making them agents of Satan as it prays for their annihilation. Jesus taught love; Christianism teaches a hate born of fear. Jesus taught salvation; Christianism teaches destruction. These differences must be preserved at all costs.
Chris Hedges points out that Mike Huckabee personifies the ideal Christianist candidate. The man’s belief comes straight out of Leviticus: stone all them who ain’t American and ain’t Christianist.
Unfortunately, the man is also raging against the twin pillars that support the Corporatist State: greed and exploitation. To make matters worse, he supports a government grounded in the Ten Commandments. This is dangerous because the commandments are downright anticorporatist. They tell us don’t kill, don’t steal, don’t lie and don’t exploit. How in the hell do you run a multinational with an albatross like that around your neck?
Hedges worries about Huckabee ushering in an era of fascism if he is elected. Hedges goes on to quote Robert O. Paxton’s definition of fascism as ”a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victimhood and by compensatory cultures of unity, energy, and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraits goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.”
I don’t know what Hedges is worried about. Thanks to your wisdom and vision, we’re already there. Huckabee’s threat is not his nascent fascism; it is his threat to reform the Corporatist State that is dangerous.
It is time to fire up the old smear machine, Big Guy. Slip on the rubber gloves and start slinging some acidic mud. You excel at sinking dangerous candidates.