Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Baleful quote of the day

"Look, I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us, is prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think it is prepared to use the government if it can get control of it. I think that it is a very dangerous threat to anybody who believes in traditional religion. And I think if you believe in historic Christianity, you have to confront the fact. And, frank -- for that matter, if you believe in the historic version of Islam or the historic version of Judaism, you have to confront the reality that these secular extremists are determined to impose on you acceptance of a series of values that are antithetical, they're the opposite, of what you're taught in Sunday school." - Newt Gingrich

Let's see, demonizing a minority as a violent extremist threat to "traditional" American values, i.e. Christian nationalism; redefining equal rights as fascism "impos[ing] its will" on "traditional" Americans, while simultaneously believing it not imposing their will to expect the government to impose their Sunday school beliefs on the rest of America.

As usual, in attacking "fascism" it is the authoritarian Gingrich himself who comes across sounding like a fascist. How much lower and absurd can Fox "News" go?

I'm not looking forward to the next 4 to 8 years of this sort of nonsense.

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