just look at texas.
And the fact that, in this country, to attain any power or office you HAVE to be either a millionaire or friends with them AND profess some kind of belief in a "god" (in this country the deity is jesus) but "new age" shit seems to work too.
and its been like this for a long time.
isnt it time for another revolution?
Not just profess a belief in god -- but the proper Protestant belief. How many non-Protestants, even, have ever been elected president? ONE out of how many? Forty-some? People are holding Mitt Romney's Mormonism against him, and THAT's a form of Christianity too. We are not going to see a Jewish, or Muslim, or Hindu, or Christian-forbid, atheist as president any time soon, and probably not later, either. And forget the "new-agers", they're on the blacklist too.
And yes, we're headed for a theocratic oligarchy, or maybe we already have one.The only reason we appeared to have democracy after the revolution until the Civil War was because voting was restricted to upper-class, educated and moneyed white males -- those who were not landholders, too illiterate to read the ballot, didn't speak English very well, and women of any class were not allowed to vote. THAT wasn't a democracy either. I'm old enough to remember the poll taxes in the south that kept poor blacks away from the polls. NOT old enough to remember women's suffrage! :-)
I would very much like to know how. I would definitely advocate division and reorganization of the US along political lines, but even suggesting it, as Perry did, is considered treasonous. But that's the whole point. We don't want to be just Americans anymore, we want to distinguish ourselves from those conservative christians who are hijacking the democratic process, but we are locked in with them like a useless second head. In order to get what we want, we need to go against the union, the Constitution, Christianity, big business, and overwhelming force. I would very much prefer changing the system from within, without violence or even a revolution, but what do you do when the system is broken and you are powerless to fix it?
One idea I would suggest is something akin to what Perry said, with some major modifications! I can't believe I have an idea even remotely close to Perry's, but really its only the same in that it is like its complete opposite. A real progressive, democratic, leftist, secular organization should concentrate its energies on a single state, move there, take it over, and then fight for individual state's rights and/or seccession. Maybe we should all move to Alaska and take it over, and then we can kick out the Palin's. Drop-kick her ass into Washington state. That would be sweet.
Hawaii is the warmer alternative ^^ although with global warming Alaska might be the better choice after all. Both are geographically separate from the 'homeland' and that is a major bonus.
I love the idea of building a domed technocratic tiered-democracy city-state in Alaska :P