Friday, January 14, 2011

The Coming Deluge of Dominionist Delusions

In 2008, the McCain campaign ran an ad that called Obama the Anti-Christ. Sarah Palin has stated that she is the victim of a Blood Libel. These two events did not happen by accident. Christian Dominionists, who believe that we should all be subjected to a Christian version of Sharia Law, pay close attention to these dog whistles. Palin in particular has mastered the art of making people think she's just stupid when she's really riling up her evangelical base with Left Behind bullshit. From the Time:
In the Left Behind books, Carpathia is a junior Senator who speaks several languages, is beloved by people around the world and fawned over by a press corps that cannot see his evil nature, and rises to absurd prominence after delivering just one major speech. Hmmh. But serious Antichrist theorists don't stop there. Everything from Obama's left-handedness to his positive rhetoric to his appearance on the cover of this magazine has been cited as evidence of his true identity. One chain e-mail claims that the Antichrist was prophesied to be "A man in his 40s of MUSLIM descent," which would indeed sound ominous if not for the fact that the Book of Revelation was written at least 400 years before the birth of Islam.
Facts don't matter to these people. They say whatever gets their side going, and nothing gets them going like thinking Obama is the Anti-Christ. They get to play up their White Victomology, their hatred for other religions (they say they don't hate others, but what are we to make of a religion that says you will burn in hell forever if you don't believe like they do), and their other reactionary demagoguary for a fired up base that will churn out violent threats toward anyone not like them.

Remember, even murderers can get into heaven as long as the repent before they die.

Add to this the stoking of fear (death panels, gun control, abortion doctors murdering babies, socialist tyrants) by the likes of Beck and Limbaugh and you get a bunch of fearful, angry religious fanatics willing to resort to violence to protect themselves. Sound familiar?

There was the guy in Oakland who got in a shoot-out with police while on his way to kill liberals:
OAKLAND, CA (KGO) -- There is new information about a man charged for a shoot-out with the highway patrol on 580 in Oakland in July. The man says he hoped to start a revolution by killing liberal activists...
Then there's Jim D Adkisson:
A man who shot and killed two parishioners during a children's play at a Tennessee church yesterday attacked the congregation because of its outspoken socially liberal and gay-friendly beliefs, police said.
 And, of course, Scott Roeder:
David Leach, publisher of Prayer & Action News, a magazine that opines that the killing of abortion providers would be justifiable homicide, told reporters that he and Roeder had met once in the late 1990s and that Roeder at that time had authored contributions to Leach's publication. Leach published the Army of God manual, which advocates the killing of the providers of abortion and contains bomb-making instructions...
An Army of God is exactly what Palin is inciting. Like most of her ilk, who use the psychology of victimology to incite violence, she doesn't even try to hide the dog whistles anymore. Palin, Beck, Limbaugh and the rest of them know damn well there are crazy people who listen to them, but they won't try to tone it down. Why should they? When one of their insane fans murders people, they know that they will be blamed, and that just makes them look more like victims to even crazier people.

This is just the beginning. As the 2012 election grinds into high gear, expect to see the dog whistles turned into sirens, Obama as the Anti-Christ, and liberals as some kind of zombie horde coming to tax your hard earned money and take your guns. I have a headache already.

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