When politicians such as Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Sarah Palin mention that they would like to restore all that is “good and strong and free” about America they mean that they want to push American society backwards to a point in time nearly four hundred years ago. To a time when one man could be elected Governor twelve times and merely questioning his views was considered a crime that would result in banishment and the shunning of the offender by the community. That man was John Winthrop, a zealous Puritan, who along with several members of his family, made the long journey on the ship Arbella to New England where he was to dominate society with his theocratic views for almost twenty years.
Bachmann doesn’t just come from the far right of evangelical politics. She comes from a fringe even of the fringe which is the reconstructionist, dominionist movement that honestly in the best of all worlds as far as they are concerned would replace American Democracy with a theocracy on a Christian level that would mirror something like modern day Iran after it fell to the Ayatollah Khomeini.
planned, well rehearsed lie……which she is allowed to get away with to insinuate herself into mainstream American politics as a radical anti feminist coming from the far right fringe of even the evangelical movement. For purposes of the election and maybe moving forward to getting the nomination from the republican party then she has to tell these well rehearsed lies to somehow soft peddle this extreme background that she comes from.
They wrap themselves in the flag, but they hate America as it is. The America that embraces gay people, is multicultural, is a homogenous society that seeks to incorporate all races and ethnic creeds into its culture. The America that they love is the quote “Christian America” that they keep harping back to….People like Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, George W Bush etc all want to “take us back.” But it is an America that never really existed and certainly doesn’t now……. It is that basic lack of patriotism that does not like the laws of the country so tells people to revolt. This flirtation with secessionism that people like Rick Perry and Sarah Palin’s husband have played with……..these sort of violent overtures saying that we would know what to do with the chairman of the feds in Texas…treat him rough kind of stuff. You know this is the language of people who are unpatriotic, essentially hate their country and want to defund the US government completely and in the best of all worlds would literally overthrow our system of government.
Bachmann, Perry, Palin Part 3 will follow soon.
“But what people recognize is that there’s a fear that the United States is in an unstoppable decline. They see the rise of China, the rise of India, the rise of the Soviet Union and our loss militarily going forward. And especially with this very bad debt ceiling bill, what we have done is given a favor to President Obama and the first thing he’ll whack is five hundred billion out of the military defense at a time when we’re fighting three wars. People recognize that.”