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“What was behind that consuming hatred? At first I thought that it was mere evangelical passion. Evangelical Christianity, as everybody knows, is founded upon hate, as the Christianity of Christ was founded upon love”
Mounting war casualties, global warming, millions of uninsured, inability to control our borders, skyrocketing deficits, falling dollar, whopping trade imbalances, gas gouging, corporate corruption, wars and rumors of wars, a burst housing market bubble, illegal government spying, rampant systemic corruption, torture, war atrocities, the growing threat of a domestic mercenary army, a crumbling infrastructure, Bin Laden still on the loose, failing schools, loss of competitiveness, war profiteering, a shrinking middle class, health care crisis, rigged markets, terrorist plots, congressional scandals, traitors residing in the White House, politicizing the judicial system, creeping police state paranoia: BIG FUCKING DEAL!
Overturning Roe v. Wade as a step towards relegating women to their rightful subordinate places in a strong daddy ‘Christian’ nation – “a glorious day of human liberty and freedom” according to the zealotous Sam Brownback – now that is a major crisis deserving of all the energy that a potential future Republican president can muster. Thursday night’s shameful parade of dissembling shitheads assembled at the iconic Ronald Reagan’s presidential library was a stunning exhibition of just how low that Republicans will go in order to pander to the American fascists of the Bible Belt Taliban – with the notalbe exception of 9/11 fear pimp Rudy Giuliani whose hedged response drew the media as sharks to chum or more apropos as flies to shit. Secondary to propping themselves up as bulwarks to shore up that all important wedge issue as a barricade between the godly and the godless was near lockstep unison (with the exception of Texas Congressman Ron Paul who will be marginalized very,very quickly) in adhering to continuing to wage perpetual imperialist wars lest the Rapture be postponed and the return of whoop ass Jesus to smite the heathens and liberals be put off.
Can you give me one big fucking heartfelt “Hallelujah”?
Somewhat lost in the media saturation coverage of the anti-abortion cacophony of parasites during that dog and pony show featuring ten nattering nabobs of nonsense pandering to a dangerous fringe element was the Pelosi-Hoyer House passage of a new hate crimes bill that could potentially deprive the right wing perpetual hate machine of much of the fuel that it needs to run at peak level. As the parable goes you should judge a man by his deeds and not his words, and may the mass Republican rejection of the addition of gender and sexual orientation to federally protected categories under hate crimes law be exposed for all that it is. In another era another rogue regime and it’s vicious mobs took to the streets to scream “JUDEN” and to smash windows, loot, pillage and burn and who in the fuck knows what sort of mayhem will be unleashed with our naked emperor’s decree of a coming veto which will place his seal of approval on the rapidly metastasizing cancer that is eating away at our society courtesy of an overabundance of well paid, frothing at the mouth fascist demagogues.
And in keeping true to his ongoing appeasement of the rubber fetus crowd Le Enfant Terrible has also served notice that the next one of his onslaught of vetoes post condoning mass pogroms against gays will be to continue to wage no holds barred culture war by striking down any potential legislative measures that impede the progress of the replacement of the Constitution with the Malleus Maleficarum. I am unabashedly in favor of abortion which I personally feel is vastly underrated as if applied correctly we could nip the mass production of the progeny of these goose stepping theocratic tyrants in the bud since they are anyway doomed to a lifetime of hateful ignorance courtesy of the retrograde moron home schooling that is so popular among the dominionists. If you don’t think that the children of the corn are potentially dangerous – then look at the American madrassas like the one in the movie Jesus Camp where these impressionable young minds are being programmed exactly like their Islamic counterparts who are taught to shoot a gun as soon as they are capable of holding one and where hateful ephitets are learned as parts of the vocabulary right after mommy, daddy and potty. In fact since these fucking retards don’t believe in birth control to limit their dumping of their toxic waste on society mass abortion should seriously be considered. Hell, we can even make it retroactive as far as I am concerned because the more of these fuckers that can be eliminated the better – but I am rambling and babbling now so I digress.
The ongoing Republican tailoring of the message in order to appeal to these lunatics is like the Antichrist himself is sticking his flickering forked tongue out for a longing passionate kiss from the pathetic degenerates of the base -serpentine, lascivious, steamy, lustful, begging for an embrace. Go to him, give yourself over to your darkest urges, unleash your desires and press your lips to his – only do not open your eyes as you will discover that it is a fetid demon reeking of brimstone and rendered rancid and unholy by the hatred that it feeds upon and the souls that it has so easily seduced.
The base must be fed, their primal instincts oozing from their unkempt, savage pores and polluting the air in their immediate vicinity with a palpable stench. Karl Rove like Colonel Kilgore recognizes a smell that can be equated to ‘victory’ and therefore mans the parapets above the rabble in the courtyard and chucks down chunks of bloody red meat by the shovelful because they must feed in order to survive, like the dumb animals that they are. The yokels that are the ignorant, unwashed, uneducated, hate crazed, Jesus juicing, bible thumping, cross burning, NASCAR watching, knuckle-dragging red state fascists need constant nourishment to keep their strength up for when they are unleashed on decent society.
And with the renewed ‘culture war’ offensive we all can rest assured that those KBR detention camps that have been funded by YOUR tax dollars will soon be open for business. Much like the right-wing prototype Adolf Hitler the Republican Nazi Party are once again eager to emphasize they are determined to assign subhuman status to a large group of their own citizenry. Never mind that the real subhumans are the same south of the Mason-Dixon line knuckle draggers whose slothful existence is an affront to the concept of a progressive civilization as well as to the idea of the superior intelligence of mankind over such lesser creatures as swamp dwelling slugs much like our southern brethren.
The Bush administration however is all too happy to cast their lot once and for all with the same ignorant sons of bitches and bastards whose complete lack of anything within their inner selves that even remotely resembles an ability to think either critically or rationally have damned near turned ‘democracy’ into a pox on western civilization. When a bewildered herd of dirty, rebel flag waving, grit sucking mongrels are allowed so much leeway in determining the outcome of the very elections that at least in theory allow for a representative government that acts on behalf of and in the best interests of all of the people to enforce their Neanderthal will down the throats of normal Americans it may be time to rethink this whole fucking mess and look for a more effective system. Don’t count on the whores of the DLC to figure out how to build better mousetraps either, they are too busy collecting their regular installments of thirty pieces of silver from corporate greedheads who care even less about this fucking country than the GOP base or Al Qaeda for that matter – not that there is much difference as they share the same goals.
After all, these are the same goddamned idiots who gave us George W. Bush as their champion in the first place and subsequently turned us into both the enemy and the laughingstock of the entire civilized world. General Sherman shouldn’t have stopped with burning down Atlanta, he should have torched the entire fucking south and then sowed the fields with salt so that nothing could ever grow there again…we all make strategic blunders and unfortunately William Tecumseh Sherman couldn’t see into the future to where the rebel flag would fly again throughout the red states and the dumbest, most hateful, regressive toads in America would one day also hold the most political power. You see, to the peckerwood rubes of the south this is a continuation of the Civil War, a rematch and a chance to get even and their ancestors may have gotten their asses handed to them on the battlefield but they hold a mean-assed grudge that is passed down through each generation in a very European fashion and now they are determined to settle the score.
The fires of southern indignation are stoked by bigotry, religious intolerance, willful ignorance, belligerent nationalism, indignity over the loss of the civil war has been passed down through generations as well and the people have been turned mean. This cultural and intellectual malaise is further facilitated by poor educational opportunities, lack of upward mobility and by demagogues ranting about the evils of liberalism, the welfare state and those who would seek to remove god from their society. Being that a large portion of southerners are held in sway by the snake handlers in the pulpits of both strip mall and mega churches they are easily dominated and controlled by those who seek to exploit their regressive views and imbecilic mentalities to further their own abilities to hold power. Jim Crow is still alive and well in many areas of the south, only this time instead of being at the forefront of southern culture he exists just beneath the surface, like a killer shark lurking, waiting to feed and homosexuals are just the appetizer.
In Chris Hedges’ outstanding new book American Fascists the author often refers to his mentor Dr. James Luther Adams who had witnessed first hand the rise of the Nazis while in Germany in the 1930’s:
Adams, finally, told us to watch closely what the Christian Right did to homosexuals. The Nazis had used “values” to launch state repression of opponents. Hitler, days after he took power in 1933, imposed a ban on all homosexual and lesbian organizations. He ordered raids on places where homosexuals gathered, culminating in the ransacking of the Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin and the permanent exile of its director, Magnus Hirschfield. Thousands of volumes from the institute’s library were tossed into a bonfire. The stripping of gay and lesbian Germans of their civil rights was largely cheered by the German churches. But this campaign legitimized tactics, outside the law that would soon be employed against others. Adams said that homosexuals would be the first “social deviants” singled out and disempowered by the Christian Right. We would be the next.
Radical cleric James Dobson and the rest of the blasphemous cocksuckers who have stolen Jesus under the cover of a television projected electronic umbrella of mass national ignorance are taking to their goat barn pulpits to roar hellfire and damnation at the godless heathen liberals for daring to limit their spewing of hatred against the mythical and dreaded ‘homosexual agenda’. Dobson was among the first to threaten retribution against the White House if the hate crime bill wasn’t smacked down immediately. Herr Dobson was quoted in an Associated Press story as saying that the intention of the legislation was…:
“to muzzle people of faith who dare to express their moral and biblical concerns about homosexuality.” If you read the Bible in a certain way, he told his broadcast listeners, “you may be guilty of committing a ’thought crime.”’
Jesus Christ said not one fucking word about homosexuality but he did preach at length about that other dreaded H word that the right hates like a vampire hates garlic and a theocrat hates the constitution – HYPOCRISY! And what better example of this rampant hypocrisy than the notorious White House sex toy who is the phony reporter and gay prostitute Jeff Gannon (hotmilitarystuds.com) show up for the yesterday’s National Day of Prayer on the Capitol lawn as a spokesman for the International Bible Reading Association. And then there is Pastor Ted and every other closet dwelling, two-faced lowlife who whores themselves out to the Republican party’s anti-American agenda. At least atheists also showed up in Washington too announcing a National Day Of Reason (which didn’t garner much media attention) to offer a counter to the freaks which while having lower attendance than even a typical Tampa Bay Devil Rays home game had the best line of the day as attributed to Rick Wingrove via the WA PO’s Dana Milbank:
“This is the beginning of a theocratic dictatorship, or maybe a better name is a holy dictatorship. “You might as well be reading the charter documents of the freaking Taliban”
But it isn’t about Jesus Christ at all now is it? It’s all about power and the ability to exploit the blind spots in democracy in order to obtain the slimmest of margins and to then exercise the tyranny of the majority to use the power of the government in order to crush all those deemed as lesser beings beneath the jackbooted heels of a theocratic fascist police state. Were Christ to return to earth tomorrow he would be decried as a treasonous liberal by the GOP state controlled media, would be denounced as a long haired, anti-American peacenik who supports the terrorists, hates freedom, is a commie and is unpatriotic. Then after the electronic crucifixion would be arrested as an enemy combatant and would be just another Middle-Eastern man in an orange jumpsuit locked up in a tiny cell in Gitmo. You see, GOP Jesus and today’s Pharisees and moneychangers have so successfully chased Jesus of Nazareth’s ass out of the temple and he sure as hell ain’t ever coming back as long as they have any fucking thing to say about it.
If there is such a place as hell then goddammit may all of these diseased pig-fuckers one day rot there and may they be forced to spend all of eternity blowing flock after flock of Satan’s personal pet goats all the while being heckled by the Reverend Fred Phelps and Rick Santorum. And when the goats are tired of being sucked off then may they all roast on spits until their rotten flesh boils and rolls off of their carcasses like tallow. But until then let there be legislation or whatever else that it takes to marginalize the utter vileness of these vomit spewing ass clowns. Let them be marginalized and mocked and chased from the public realm where they can conduct their black masses over the boiling and festering cauldrons of hate that are their congregations. Let them retreat to the confines of their taxpayer subsidized mega-churches where they hold their bund meetings and covet each other’s asses, wives and sports utility vehicles and let them stay there, stigmatized as the lepers that they are by a society that has no time for the psychopathic ravings of such scum. And let there be laws so that whenever they slime out for their thinly veiled pogroms that the police have the power to turn the fire hoses on them and to wash all of the rats into the sewers where they belong….and then weld the manhole covers shut to keep it down there forever.
Larry H. Miller, owner of the NBA’s Utah Jazz or more appropriately ‘team choke’ who also owns the once modestly named Larry H. Miller Megaplex is throwing down the gauntlet in true western style by refusing to allow the movie Brokeback Mountain from being shown at his theatre. The now renamed The Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons is the grand Mormon Temple of Salt Lake City theatres and Miller now has a new claim to fame other than his frequent psychotic courtside tirades at his long underachieving team, opponents, referrees and fans. The theatre has violated the distributor’s agreement and outraged mainstream tolerant America by pulling director Ang Lee’s gay cowboy film from being screened. Cheapjack, jackbooted, little fuckstick fascist tyrants the likes of Miller are all too commonplace in George W. Bush’s America where spying and censorship are rapidly replacing mom and apple pie as national staples.
Gayle Ruzicka, president of the ultra conservative Utah Eagle Forum, a spinoff of the national reactionary organization of big haired nutball Phyllis Schlaffly (who has a personal axe to grind with gays given that her own son has a proclivity for swallowing the pork sword) lamely tried to turn it into an issue during an appearance on DLC shill Ed Schultz’s nationally syndicated radio show by defending Miller’s ban to outrage over the movies inclusion of adultery being a bad example and against the holy institution of marriage which is held in such high regard in Utah that some men have more wives than one. Ruzicka and Miller’s use of the good ole GOP chestnut of defense of marriage is as inept as Karl Malone’s defense of Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals when the Jazz gagged against the Chicago Bulls.
Any arguments based on so called ‘moral values’ are just more of the same biased, radical religious right horseshit only served up at a higher altitude. Despite the ban of Brokeback Mountain due to alleged concerns over the content and it’s effect on children, Miller had no problem whatsoever featuring the ultra kinky sadistic gore opus Hostel which despite a script featuring numerous intense scenes of graphic dismemberment as well as sadomasochistic bloody torture performed for the perverse sexual gratification of the wealthy elicited no similar outrage. What a great metaphor for the year of our lord 2006 where the rich are free to ruthlessly fuck and utterly destroy those who are trapped below them in the pecking order in an era of government sanctioned class warfare and perhaps that is the point that director Eli Roth and promoter Quentin Tarantino sought to make but it’s still a sick and exploitative goddamned film to show to morons whose cognitive abilities are barely of a sufficient level to allow them to understand the hidden moral messages of Road Runner cartoons. But then again, that’s the way that it always is with these Republican hypocrites isn’t it? A blow job in the White House is a national emergency while the cruel, sexually depraved torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison was greeted with a collective ho hum and described by some right wing propagandists as something no more serious than fraternity hazing and good ole boys just blowing off steam just like the fun loving types who tortured and murdered Matthew Shepard and Emmitt Till.
In the state of Utah it is a more than a bit ironic that gay bashing and discriminatory tactics are used to allegedly preserve the sanctity of the institution of marriage, after all this is the state were the partaking of the favors of multiple wives which would fall under any loose definition of sexually deviant behavior elsewhere is deemed to be acceptable and therefore is just another one of the great paradoxes of modern American society. Let’s see, the Mormon church denounces homosexuality but has branches that openly advocate and practice polygamy which is just another word for perversion, group sex and wife swapping. How conveniently contradictory that a love story between two men is taboo but that a man who just happens to engage in a wild orgy with his six wives who happen to be bi-sexual would be greeted with….nothing. There has always been a double standard regarding celluloid homosexual relationships when they involve lesbians.
Drawing raves from critics, Brokeback Mountain is an extremely well made film that is often described as a tender and tragic love story that just happens to feature two gay men who just happen to be cowboys, its biggest crime other than the portrayal of the normalcy and deeply human qualities of the characters is that it just happens to be anathema to the very core of a right wing strategy rooted in the systematic institutionalized scapegoating and degrading dehumanization of gays that is so necessary to the fulfillment of their ultimate end game. A guy named Hitler once made gay baiting a staple during the early days of the Nazi indoctrination of the German people, it would serve as a stepping stone on the way to the elimination of other more predominant and deeply hated groups once a precedent had been set, attacks on homosexuals were but one step down a road that led ultimately to the death camps, the wholesale slaughter of millions as well as the ruination of a nation and the damnation of its soul.
Gay people should not be objects of loathing nor targets of opportunistic political parties with fascist agendas. They are our co-workers, our friends and our family members and not convenient scapegoats who should be marginalized, targeted by hate crimes, organized pogroms or government sanctioned discrimination. The anti-gay bigotry that is used so deftly by the Republican party and New Christian Right is just another chapter in the long and sordid history of using a mutually shared trait to deprive a group of people of their human dignity.
What could be more threatening to the very kernel of the American frontier mystique that was built on the macho free riding, laconic, ass kicking cowboy archetype than a movie that smashes that mythic persona? Brokeback Mountain is seen by many of the denial based professional haters on the right as the most bitter assault on the phony John Wayne image of the USA yet as well as the biggest insult to American frontier mythology since Ozzy Osborne took a leak on the Alamo. Portraying cowboys as ruthless murders of Indian women and children may be borderline heresy to the great American concept of Manifest Destiny but to even dare to suggest that the same cowboys who butcher red people during the day just may be partaking in a bit of mutually consensual man on man sexual activity in those covered wagons during cold and lonely nights on the trail is outright apostasy.
The whole American western mythology ethos is being shaken to it’s very roots by Brokeback Mountain which may not be a bad thing in a country where the four horsemen of the apocalypse have for too long been swaggering about the world while dispensing summary justice frontier style and they look suspiciously similar to John Wayne, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and the Marlboro Man.