Tuesday, July 12, 2005
"I'm a worse victim than you are/I'm a worse victim than you"This column is a very good, brief take on the victim posture of the hardcore rightwing generally, which (although he doesn't note this) applies in particular to the Christian Right and their claims that fundamentalist Christians are persecuted for their religion in America: Crying 'anti-Americanism' by Sean Gonsalves WorkingforChange.com 07/11/05
The irony, of course, is that right-wing radio, Fox News and other conservative media is dominated by people crying victim over things that pale in comparison to what the world's downtrodden are surviving every day.
Never mind that Bill Gates' father joined with a thousand other rich Americans to protest Bush's repeal of the "death tax." ...He's done a good job giving a brief description of how the poor-persecuted-white-guy rhetoric allows the Halliburton Republicans to pose as the defender of the ordinary (white) folks against those nasty "elites".
I think the line about gushing over American ideals like some insecure teenager is particularly inspired.
Tags: christian right, christianism
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That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
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