How Christian Fundamentalism Helped Empower the Top 1% to Exploit the 99%

Without the fundamentalists and their "values" issues, many in the lower 99 percent could not have been convinced to vote against their (our) economic self-interest; in other words, vote for Republicans who only serve billionaires.

Fundamentalist religion -- evangelical and Roman Catholic alike -- has delegitimized the US government and thus undercut its ability to tax, spend and regulate.


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Comment by John Camilli on October 30, 2011 at 1:46am
Eeeeewww, I don't like that you want to approve comments before they can be seen. There are a lot of people on this site who won't even comment on the blogs of someone who censors their responses. Check the archives and you'll see how much that issue bothers people. I'm afraid I'm gonna have to avoid your articles until you stop doing that.
Comment by John Camilli on October 30, 2011 at 1:43am
"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich." - Neopolitan Bonerparts, or whoever.
Comment by Loren Miller on October 29, 2011 at 10:52am

Whether this is the New Apostolic Reformation, a.k.a. Dominionism, in action or not, I don't know.  I DO know that it sure as hell is following the goals of both movements: disempowering the government and allowing the church to take over de facto control of this country.

Some time back, I read Robert Heinlein's "If This Goes On..." and wondered how he arrived at a United States co-opted by religion.  I think I just got my answer.



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