March 13, 2004

One Invisible Friend to Rule Them All

United States: The loony fundies are pushing through a law that will make their invisible friend sovereign of all, and if you dare to take offence at anything done in the name of said invisible friend, you can expect swift and vengeful punishment for your heathen attempt at original thought.

One of the sticking points in crafting the just-signed interim constitution of the Pentagon cash cow formerly known as Iraq was the question of acknowledging Islam as the fundamental source of law. After much wrangling, a fudge was worked out that cites the Koran as a fundamental source of legal authority, with the proviso that no law can be passed that conflicts with Islam.

We in the enlightened West smile at such theocratic quibbling, of course: Imagine, national leaders insisting that a modern state be governed solely by divine authority! Governments guaranteeing the right of religious extremists to impose their views on society! What next — debates about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Oh, those poor, ignorant barbarians in Babylon!

Well, wipe that smile off your face. For even now, the ignorant barbarians in Washington are pushing a law through Congress that would acknowledge God as the sovereign source of law, liberty [and] government in the United States. What's more, it would forbid all legal challenges to government officials who use the power of the state to enforce their own view of God's sovereign authority. Any judge who dared even hear such a challenge could be removed from office.
The Constitution Restoration Act of 2004 is no joke; it was introduced last month by some of the Bush Regime's most powerful Congressional sycophants. If enacted, it will effectively transform the American republic into a theocracy, where the arbitrary dictates of a higher power — as interpreted by a judge, policeman, bureaucrat or president — can override the rule of law.

The Act — drafted by a minion of television evangelist Pat Robertson — is the fruit of decades of work by a group of extremists known broadly as Dominionists. Their openly expressed aim is to establish biblical rule over every aspect of society — placing the state, the school, the arts and sciences, law, economics, and every other sphere under Christ the King. Or as Attorney General John Ashcroft — the nation's chief law enforcement officer — has often proclaimed: America has no king but Jesus!

According to Dominionist literature, biblical rule means execution — preferably by stoning — of homosexuals and other revelers in licentiousness; massive tax cuts for the rich (because wealth is a mark of God's favor); the elimination of government programs to alleviate poverty and sickness (because these depend on confiscation of wealth); and enslavement for debtors. No legal challenges to God's order will be allowed. And because this order is divinely ordained, the elect can use any means necessary to establish it, including deception, subversion, even violence. As Robertson himself adjures the faithful: Zealous men force their way in.

Ah, America. Home of the scared, land of the oppressed.

If those people with sincere and passionate religious beliefs who ALSO believe in a secular government don't start speaking up, these nuts are going to turn America into a Uber-Christian, intolerant and ignorant theocracy that would make the 1970's Iran look like an epitome of religious tolerance and ecumenical understanding.

In my half-century+, I've watched a lot of terminology turned on its head.

Compassionate Conservative means you hate the elderly, poor and disabled.

Democrat means you are too soft to lead a Nation at war, even though every major war in the past 60 years were led by Democrats, with the sole exception of Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq. (The Republicans seem to think Franklin Roosevelt was in the GOP?)

Pro-Life can mean you choose the life of a single cell over that of the mother.

Veterans automatically don't know as much about war as those who hid from it.

Scientists are almost automatically pagans.

If you've worked faithfully for decades, but are now unemployed, it's your fault and certainly not that of the corporation that, after hiding its profits in a tax haven offshore, has now outsourced your job to a child in Bangladesh.

And the list can go on and on.

Pin HeadsMoscow Times, 12th March 2004.
"God" is Starting to Scare Me!Dissident Voice, 11th March 2004.

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See the page at Constitution Restoration Act for more on these barking mad maniacs and this lunacy.

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