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  •  Knaves among fools (2+ / 0-)
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    They remind me of remora most. They suck from the poor and weak eating predatory GOP and hang on its ear. As a result, it changes what the GOPbeast can hear or say.

    However, this post was too easy. AFA says that PP is eugenics; they aren't. Ok. Well, of course it isn't eugenics, and there is no need to point out the horrible misuse of terms and history involved. In fact, there is a grim irony involved, because AFA's stances serve the Republican Party exclusively and pro-wealth, pro-profit positions, and the eugenics movement in the U.S. had been based on promotion of the wealthy and white.

    There is a wider phenomenon, I think. I do not know how wide the reach of AFA is. Their propaganda here is unoriginal. This time, they are following the Republican Party, which is following TEA Party radicals who first started putting up signs saying that abortion is a plot against Black people. It has been a piece of rhetoric this year and has already featured in attacks on PP. On the other hand, AFA originates some stuff, but it doesn't usually spread.

    Are they important? I'm not sure they are. On the other hand, some Dominionist group or Wallbuilder is reaching tens or hundreds of thousands without challenge every week. I see the very same scripture used, changing every week, by different people, and all with a "we, the good Jews, have to prevail against them, the bad Jews, to serve God."

    Every reductio ad absurdum will seem like a good idea to some fool or another.

    by The Geogre on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 04:12:04 AM PDT

    •  Given the failure of their (1+ / 0-)
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      efforts to raise a million signatures, or to have 100,000 call the White House, I would agree that their reach may not be huge. But we laugh and ignore them at our own risk.

      Acute Asshole-ism is contagious, and can take over entire countries, as history shows.

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 06:07:22 AM PDT

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      •  Oh, never laugh at them! (1+ / 0-)
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        I would never say they should be waved away or laughed at. By no means. However, when Bryan Fischer did his schtick on how letting a man's house burn down because he hadn't paid for fire insurance was "the Christian thing to do," he got blasted for getting his religion wrong.

        The ones who are wagging the dog now are more frightening because they're more convincing than this particular fright wig set. At this point, we're not watching whoever they are, and that makes me very, very nervous.

        Here is a hint: "They're not Baptist. They're more non-denominational." That's what I get when I ask. Non-denominational is a million miles from ecumenical. In this case, it was a way of being stealthy and not having to form an official organization or answer questions or be pinned down and located.

        Every reductio ad absurdum will seem like a good idea to some fool or another.

        by The Geogre on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 06:39:15 AM PDT

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