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  •  Andrew Schlafly and the like... (11+ / 0-)

    ...don't seem to get that they're acting now exactly like the Nazis, and Communists they purport to despise. It would be fucking hilarious if there weren't elected officials who also believe this shit.

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    by maxomai on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 03:53:27 PM PDT

    •  It Is Both Sad And Scary (1+ / 0-)
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      I mean these elected officials at the least have Nat Geo and the Discovery Channel. Seems they should be able to pick up the basics just on TV. If they don't like that have this thing called a "staff" and this other thing call the US freaking government they could use.

      Heck if I was an elected official in the House and I didn't understand something I needed to vote on I'd have my staff call Los Alamos, NIH, or any of a few hundreds other places and ask for a briefing.

      Say explain this to me ...... I don't understand.

      But alas I think it is clear they don't want to understand anything that differs with their core beliefs.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 04:01:45 PM PDT

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    •  For example, look up Lysenko n/t (3+ / 0-)
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      by Dogs are fuzzy on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 05:09:46 PM PDT

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    •  But many of them do get it (4+ / 0-)

      in The Fellowship, aka The Family, which runs the C Street House for members of Congress and the National Prayer Breakfast.

      See Sharlet, Jeff (2008). The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

      Jeff Sharlet and Andrea Mitchell have described Fellowship leader Doug Coe as preaching a leadership model and a personal commitment to Jesus Christ comparable to the blind devotion that Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Pol Pot demanded from their followers. In one videotaped lecture series in 1989, Coe said:
         Hitler, Goebbels and Himmler were three men. Think of the immense power these three men had... But they bound themselves together in an agreement... Two years before they moved into Poland, these three men had... systematically a plan drawn out... to annihilate the entire Polish population and destroy by numbers every single house... every single building in Warsaw and then to start on the rest of Poland." Coe adds that it worked; they killed six and a half million "Polish people." Though he calls Nazis "these enemies of ours," he compares their commitment to Jesus' demands: "Jesus said, ‘You have to put me before other people. And you have to put me before yourself.' Hitler, that was the demand to be in the Nazi party. You have to put the Nazi party and its objectives ahead of your own life and ahead of other people.
      Coe also compared Jesus's teachings to the Red Guard during the Chinese Cultural Revolution:
         I’ve seen pictures of young men in the Red Guard of China... they would bring in this young man’s mother and father, lay her on the table with a basket on the end, he would take an axe and cut her head off... They have to put the purposes of the Red Guard ahead of the mother-father-brother-sister — their own life! That was a covenant. A pledge. That was what Jesus said.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 06:11:55 PM PDT

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