The Christian Right & the KKK

Here, for the sake of full disclosure… start here.  I wrote this 8 years ago, and it becomes more accurate every day.

I always had a suspicion that Republicans were racists, and the Christian Right was behind the whole mess.  Frankly, it is a pretty obvious stereotypes.  I wanted to be better than that.  Plus,  I just never had any overt proof that the Christian Right is linked with the GOP and the KKK.  Until today, that is.

Now, the link between the ‘Christian Right’ and the KKK is laid out below, carefully.  However, you may ask what does that have to do with the GOP.  The GOP (Republican party) is very close with the Christian right.  They take orders from them.  Why?  Because the Christian right vote heavy, and they vote in lock step.  It is a big voting block that you need as a Republican.  It’s like how Dems go after minorities and unions.  Same thing.

First, allow me to clarify how I use the term ‘Christian Right’.  I am not referring to people who go to church, or love god, or read the bible.  I am referring to the dangerously anti-Christian groups of Colorado Springs that influence and write legislature.  Specifically, I am talking about Rev James Dobson and his ‘Focus on the Family’ team.

You may recognize the group ‘Focus on the Family’.  They are the group that produced Rev Haggard.  Haggard is the guy who spent his time telling kids they were going to hell if they were gay.  That was his full time job at the church… fixing gay.  They did a whole documentary on it, see here.  This guy didn’t fix gay, he just pushed suicides in young gay men.  That was until he was caught in a gay sex scandal himself.  You know, I don’t mind that he was gay.  That isn’t my business.  What IS my business is that this evil, hurtful person drove kids to suicide for being gay themselves.  Nice crew, huh?  That isn’t even what we are writing about today.  We are just establishing character of the Christian Right.  You may say “but these guys don’t represent the entire Christian community”, and I say “Bullshit!  Yes they do“.  These are the ones writing policy, picking candidates, and funding legislation in the United States.  It is all based here out of Colorado Springs.

Anyhow, the Christian Right is growing, and so is the KKK.  Coincidence?  Nope!  Is this just a lefty theory put together by a  vengeful Democrat?  Nope.  the KKK said it themselves.  Business is great in the hate business, because there is a black guy in the White House.

“Membership is booming in Colorado,” said Cole Thornton, Imperial Grand Wizard of the United Northern and Southern Knights of the KKK, which claims to be the largest KKK offshoot in the United States and is active in Colorado.

Mark Potok, SPLC’s spokesman, said, “the truth is that the radical right in the U.S. has grown enormously in the last 10 years, particularly since Obama’s election in 2008.”

So, am I saying everyone who is a Republican or Christian is a racist?  I would not say that, because I am open minded.  However, YOUR dipshit President DID say that.  Remember this gem, about Islam?  “you are either with us, or against us“.  Well, using the the syllogism of your leader, you are part and parcel of racism and hate in America. I am just saying it appears you are all on the same team, and wearing the same uniform.  Good work, righties.  Note, this is NOT a damnation of Christians.  This is a damnation of a specific militant wing of the Christian party working to control US policy.

Note, I am not even getting into the whole Vatican/Catholic priest rape cover up stuff.  This is specific to the racism of the right.

* btw, this is a perfect segueway for my thoughts on the ‘Tea Party’.  The Tea Party are racist dispshits who should all kill themselves.  Why?  Because in the last 50 years, the deficit has been raised the highest in history by Republican Presidents.  It started with Reagan, and each succeeding Republican President raised the debt ceiling higher than anyone in history had.  Each and every Republican president raised the debt ceiling. No one said a word. I had never even heard of the term ‘debt ceiling’ until President Obama, and I follow politics very closely. Not until Obama raised the debt ceiling yet again was it known to me.  See, he had to pay off two completely unfunded wars.  No president in history had cut taxes during war time.  See, wars are incredibly expensive.  Only then to pay off Presiden’t Bush’ war debt did the Tea Party rear it’s head.  Bush Jr raised the debt ceiling 8 times.  Reagan, the guy all you righties worship, raised the debt ceiling 12 times.  Yet, when this President tried it ONCE… you all flipped.  That is a double standard, and it makes every single one of you tea party asshats racist.

Allow me to clarify why I think you should kill yourself.  I do not think so because you want limited government.  That is a great cause and idea.  I don’t think you should kill yourself because you are fighting for accountability in govt spending.  What you are fighting for, on paper at least, is awesome.  My issue with you is that stuff above isn’t really what you are fighting for.  Nope.  You are fighting all of this because it is a black guy.  How is it never once did you speak up during Bush’s quarterly deficit jumps?  How come no one ever asked “how are we going to pay for these two world wars: Afghanistan and Iraq?”.  How come no one said “isn’t it weird and ironic that communist China has bankrolled our two wars for Democracy?” 

Nope.  You were silent, which makes you complicit.  Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.  You, Tea Party, did nothing.  That makes you racist, hypocritical, disingenous fucktards who should kill themselves.

You know what, the President could pass a bill saying puppies are rad, and Boehner would fight it with every fiber of his being.  That isn’t public service, or even politics.  That is obstructionism.  It is why the GOP has STILL blocked the health care bill designed specifically to assist first responders form 9/11, who are all turning up with cancer now.

** in closing, remember this.   A wise man once said “religion is like your genitalia.  You shouldn’t have it out in public, and you shouldn’t shove it down your children’s throats”


defending atheism

There was a study that just came about which compares athiests to rapists.  Seriously, it’s right here

People are willing to hire an atheist for a job that is perceived as low trust, for instance as a waitress. But when hiring for a high-trust job like daycare worker, they were like, nope, not going to hire an atheist for that job.

I know this.  I have always known this.  He is my beef, it is based on extremely bad logic.  Don’t worry, I am here to fix your shit, as always.  See, people believe that athiests have no moral compass.  It is assumed that we don’t care about anything because we are not held accountable by a god.  It is a simple logic, and it is a big fallacy.

In fact, it is quite the opposite.  I am WAY more moral than obsequious ass.  Why?  When you (and when I say ‘you’, I mean it in the sense of you being the christian who thinks I am immoral) do something right, it is for selfish reasons.  If you see litter, you don’t pick it up because it is the right thing to do.  You do it beacuse if you are good, you get to go to heaven.  If you are lame, you go to hell.  God is watching you, and that is why do good.  Right?  Don’t lie to me, or your god will kick your ass.  Yes, you are good because your god watches you and judges you.

So, is that moral?  I have a saying pinned up at my desk.  It says ‘integrity is what you do when no one is looking’.  I take that very seriously.  To do the right thing is to do it even if you don’t get extra credit for it.  You are just covering your bases with the god, buster.  That isn’t moral, or even good behavior.  

Now, what would you call someone who does the right thing with no offer of reward?  What if I told you I cheat old ladies out of money NOT to get to heaven… but because it’s the funny thing to do.  For me, an athiest, there is NO upside in doing the right thing.  There is no punishment for being bad.  So, why wouldn’t I be bad all the time?  Why aren’t I stealing your car this very second?  Well, because it isn’t the right thing to do.  It is also because your car sucks.  So, if there is no hell for me, why aren’t out raping?  Because it is the wrong thing to do.  I don’t need god to tell me that, and I don’t need the fear of hell to know anything besides love and compassion is wrong.

* we are done here, I have hopefully made my point.  but, I wanted to share this story.  Some years ago, my good friend Brian and I drove to Nebraska to go see Motley Crue.  Go ahead and read that sentence again.  Anyhow, it was a great trip, and I would do it again tomorrow.  Execpt this guy.  There was a dude in front of the venue, he was a jesus freak (or whatever you assholes call yourselves).  He was screaming at us, about how we were going to hell, and we were terrible people, and on and on and on.  Not cool.  We were all having fun.  I mean, it’s a bunch of 40 year olds going to a rock concert.  We are just stoked that our wives let us out for a night.  We had nothing but love for each other.  So many strangers who had so much in common, we grew up on this music.  It was great, except for screaming asshole guy.  He was the only one who didn’t have love.  I offered the guy a free ticket. I told him (and I meant it) I would buy him a ticket to the show to see what really happens inside.  He demured.  So, THIS guy you trust with your kids over me?  Ok, cool.  I got nothing but love, but keep him away from my family… he has no joy in his heart.  Send him over to live with the Phelps family.