Tuesday, May 24, 2005

t r u t h o u t - Steve Weissman | Neo-Cons and Theo-Cons at Armageddon

It would seem from this essay that the U.S. is moving into one hell of a big conflict. The winners will be the ones who write the history.
But it will be Armaggedon, all right if the crusaders win and head of for the final battle with the ghost of Osama.

"Nor will the theo-cons stop with a few judicial victories. Long before Mr. Bush first spoke of his 'higher father,' they began their campaign to turn America into what they called 'a Christian nation.' Long after Mr. Bush steps down, they will remain a continuing threat to the Constitutionally-mandated separation of church and state - and to the religious freedom of us all.
Self-righteous and self-serving, the theo-cons have told us where they are heading and how they plan to get there. Whether fighting to force biblical Creationism into public schools or to stop gay marriage and 'partial-birth abortions,' they will use every supposedly single-issue struggle to subvert the Constitution and impose whatever they think their Bible tells them - and the rest of us - to do.
Islam has its politicized Ayatollahs and Taliban. As Americans, we face their evil twin - our own Christian Nationalists, who threaten our freedom at home while moving heaven and earth to turn a fight against terrorists into Armageddon.
Stopping these hell-bent Christian Nationalists will not be easy. But for freedom-loving Americans to win, the Democratic Party needs to join with Republican moderates to make a clear, uncompromising defense of Constitutional principles"