Realities Created, Maintained and Destroyed, WHILE-U-WAIT!

Monday, April 11, 2005

The War of the Right against the Right

If people haven't noticed, that is what is really going on in the world today.

When you strip off all the bullshit rhetoric what you get down to is the fact that everyone fighting are far right wing, ultra-conservative, religious fanatics.

If you haven't noticed this I urge to take a closer look as it just might help to prevent yet another world war.

In the Islamic world, the various groups that are driving the "Islamic Resistance" are all far right wing ultra-conservative religious groups. These would include the Wahhabis, the Salafis, the Taliban, Al Qida, Hamas, the Iranian government, the Saudi government, the Mehdi Army, and Islamic Jihad, to name just a few.

These are all groups that want to "put God back in government" who stand for "Family Values" and who think that our way of living should be dictated by a divinely inspired document. (Does this sound familiar to you?)

In Israel we see that the Jewish ultra-conservative far right religious fanatics doing everything they can to keep the war with the Palestinians going and to escalate it in whatever way they can, including attempting to blow up a Palestinian girl's elementary school when the students were all in attendance. Check out the video here or read the transcript from Frontline. (Thanks to Sume for this one). All these guys want is to get back to the old fashion "family values" as found in their rather interesting interpretation if the Torah.

In India we have such groups as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Seva Bharti, two more right wing, ultra-conservative religious groups. All they want to do is to go back to the traditional values of their society, even if they have to kill all the Muslims in India to do so. They are also very big on family values.

And then there is the United States. There is a very powerful right wing ultra-conservative Christian fundamentalist movement that for all intents has grabbed a great deal of power in the US and is using it to destroy the constitution and replace it with religious rule.

We have seen them crawl out from under their rocks with the recent Terri Schiavo case where Republicans tossed out the pretense of being "conservative" (which stands for small government and local rule) and made a law for one person in an attempt to abrogate the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

This was done in an attempt to undermine the Judicial Branch of our government, which has been our last bulwark against fundamentalist Christian attempts to force us to live under a theocracy.

You would have thought that there might have been more dissention from secular conservatives from the republican party, but there don't seem to be any left.

What we have here is a holy war, with various groups working to claim idologic and geographic territory for themselves.

Here in the US, if we don't wake up and smell the coffee, one day soon we are likely to wake up to a knock on our door from the morals police.

The solution? Start recalling everyone who voted for Terri Schiavo's personal law, recall everyone who has threatened the safety of our Justices, and while we are at it, let's vote Texas out of the Union, they don't deserve to hide under our constitution while they try to murder our democracy.

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