If "Authority's Most Important Duty Is To Protect Itself!, then the masses most important duty is to carefully monitor authority!"
In line with that primary goal is authority's desire to convince everyone that it is, indeed, an authority. Correlated with that:
Christianity alters your identity to insure the survival of ITSELF.
-- from Prplfox's video series - http://ning.it/R2isGS
So is it just a coincidence that the new fascist Republican party alters members' identity to insure the survival of ITSELF?