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Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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The Satanic Panic - The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century (Seth Andrews)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 1 Reply

To a degree, I think the following video and talk are mislabeled.  Oh, absolutely, Seth talks at length and in detail about the "Satanic Panic," the crazed obsession some Christians had about elements of popular culture through the 1970s, 80s, and…Continue

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The things I remember

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 4 Replies

The things I remember about The John Birch Society, founded in 1958 by a candy entrepreneur, Robert Welch, who, in 1961, said the government of the United States was “50-70 percent” Communist-controlled and Dwight D. Eisenhower was a “dedicated,…Continue

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Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About"The rise of what used to be known as “the religious right” did not…Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on May 3, 2017 at 9:12am

Rachel Maddow on tRump's first 100 days:

“Are you comforted by his incompetence? Would you rather have a competent person trying to do bad things or would you rather have an incompetent person trying to do bad things?”

(more, with lots of snarky comments, at Joe.My.God.)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 2, 2017 at 1:50pm

from Jonathan Riley on Twitter

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 1, 2017 at 9:45pm

In deference to the thin thread by which I pretend to hang on to the remaining shreds of my sanity, I've given up on following this shit. But . . . just in case anyone has any doubt that we're being governed by a complete fucking maroon:

Trump makes puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson, Civil War

[LA Times]

[Spoiler: "puzzling" was waaaaaaaaaaay too kind a description]

President Trump made a puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War in an interview.

Speaking to the Washington Examiner, Trump wondered why issues that triggered the war “could not have been worked out” in order to prevent the bloody conflict. Trump praised the accomplishments of Jackson, the populist president he has cited as a role model.

He made the puzzling claim that Jackson “was really angry that he saw what was happening in regard to the Civil War.” But Jackson died in 1845, and the Civil War didn't begin until 16 years later, in 1861.

Trump then said, “People don't ask the question, but why was there the Civil War?”

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 28, 2017 at 10:22am

And back to more recent politics and economics...

“How could Assad gas those beautiful little babies?!!... It’s an affront to humanity!” said from inside “Trump Deregulation, Inc.” factories blackening the sky with smoke, soot, and pollution; meanwhile the dirty baby “USA” is going “cough, cough, hack, hack...”

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 28, 2017 at 10:20am

The immigration bumper sticker reminded me of this story from notalwaysright.com:

(I’m waiting in line behind a woman speaking on her cellphone in another language. Ahead of her is a white man. After the woman hangs up, he speaks up.)

Man: “I didn’t want to say anything while you were on the phone, but you’re in America now. You need to speak English.”

Woman: “Excuse me?”

Man: *very slow* “If you want to speak Mexican, go back to Mexico. In America, we speak English.”

Woman: “Sir, I was speaking Navajo. If you want to speak English, go back to England.”

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 28, 2017 at 10:16am

Bertold, Loren, YES! The truth of the "Christian nation" idea (and individual effort and salvation vs. "pagan statism") as relatively recently manufactured to benefit corporations and oppose the New Deal needs to be widely known.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 27, 2017 at 12:06pm

Bertold, I still think that is one of the most important books of the last several years. I just wish we could get the word out to more people about it.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 27, 2017 at 11:21am

Kevin Kruse, author of One Nation under God, explains how in his first 100 days Eisenhower gave rise to the religious right:


[Esquire]

As I wrote about in my recent book, Dwight D. Eisenhower used his first months in the presidency to revolutionize how Americans understood the role of religion in their nation and their government, effectively making piety and patriotism one and the same. Past leaders, of course, had invoked their spiritual beliefs in their political speeches and even occasionally in their policies. But none of them had ever tried to place religious faith in such a formal and fundamental role in American political life as Eisenhower.

Comment by Joseph P on April 27, 2017 at 7:14am

That bumper sticker makes me wish I had a bit of Native American blood, so I could riff off of that.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 27, 2017 at 12:22am

Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP is ‘the most dangerous’ threat to the species ‘in human history’

Raw Story

 
 
 

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