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Re: “Mikey Weinstein talks “fighting words” and the military’s religious oppression in the Trump era

A battle has been joined between the dominionist fanatics of the right (which, 'tolerantly' includes homophobes, racists, anti-Semites - don't let the current judeophilia/Israel-worship fool you, misogynists, overt fascists & their 'alt-right' alter egos, climate science & evolution deniers) and the heirs of the enlightenment who genuinely embrace diversity, democracy, free thought, scientific inquiry, and equal rights for all as core values(the failures of our materialistic, success-obsessed, Capitalistic society to live up to those ideals notwithstanding). The societal dysfunction which currently afflicts America (and the west, in general) has resulted in a skewed quadrangular arrangement with the right wing & GOP (dominionist Christian Fundamentalists) at one corner, opposed by the Democrats (DNC/Clintonista wing, Wall Street beholden, neoliberal Capitalists, 'Red' herring obsessed, war-industry supported, which is neither 'liberal' or 'progressive'), neither of whom is capable of, or desires to deal with the realities they've created over the last decades and function only to gain superiority over the other in order to execute their own private agendas nationally & internationally absent concern for humanity or the common good. On the 3rd, and largest, corner of the quadrangle is the majority of Americans who yearn only for stability and some sense of security but who've been fed a diet of American exceptionalism and 'fake news' for so long that they no longer recognize what's real or how to sort the real from the unreal and are thus fodder for whichever of the two former groups is most able to herd them into their corner; which at present are the allies of the 'current occupant'. In the 4th & smallest corner are those who've been able to view the system with some degree of objectivity and understand that it is entirely broken with no 'savior' from either of the two main corners forthcoming but whose numbers are too small to exert any noticeable effect. History has shown us the nature of what's in store for mankind if the domionist right wing succeeds in Trumping (I use the word advisedly) humanistic values; Christian fascism as seen in the Inquisition or the Third Reich. This must not be allowed; Mikey & MRFF understand that. What might come out of our dysfunctional political system in the future is impossible to tell, but it's clear what must not be allowed. So, Silveria's failure to add Mikey's 'eight words' is, in essence, a failure to make a principled stand for the values of the enlightenment in favor of walking a tightrope in hopes of satisfying the two opposing ends of the political quadrangle. Not reassuring.

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Posted by Marshalldoc on 10/18/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA agrees to pay $25,000 to settle FOIA lawsuit

I have no issues with your first paragraph Melissa.. it's just hard to squeeze all that into a comment. I'd take issue with your 2nd paragraph though. Only 1 in 4 registered voters voted for the Dominionist candidate (and current President). Were the situation as you suggest, it would have been a landslide. The fact that it wasn't is a hopeful sign. That said, if you haven't seen it, read this: "I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah" []... scary as hell (yeah, I know, another mythological 'bogey man').

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Posted by Marshalldoc on 01/30/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA agrees to pay $25,000 to settle FOIA lawsuit

Well! The rule of law still exists somewhere, if not at the AFA. The AFA's years-long refusal to follow the FOIA laws makes it pretty evident that they knew they had things they needed to keep from the light of day. Now perhaps some sunshine will help a badly needed cleaning process. Sadly, while our government's processes are supposedly 'apolitical', in reality they're not. Funding priorities, egos, greed, and a host of other considerations play into what are supposed to be processes governed solely by the best 'public interests' of a secular democracy. The AFA's long-term overt & covert support of radical Christian domionists (the equivalent of Islam's radical fundamentalist Islamic State sect) has been the target of Mikey & MRFF since it's ugly head was first raised. Now, perhaps, we'll get a look at how deep the rot's gotten.

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Posted by Marshalldoc on 01/30/2017 at 11:55 AM

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