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Cliven Bundy’s Historic and Strategic Racism

Cliven Bundy’s Historic and Strategic Racism

www.policemag.com The Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) that was passed by the Forty-Fifth Congress on June 18, 1878. This came one year after the end of Reconstruction and was updated in 1981. Its intent (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) […]

Are the Bundy Ranch Supporters Terrorists?

Are the Bundy Ranch Supporters Terrorists?

  Last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) found themselves withdrawing from federal lands in Nevada after an ad hoc militia started setting-up snipers and threatened to kill federal employees to support anti-American rancher Cliven Bundy’s fight to keep the BLM from seizing his cattle due to illegal grazing and $1 million in unpaid […]

Ray Gun Republicans

Ray Gun Republicans

cheezburger.com Although they are largely posturing in this as in so much else, 21st century Republicans profess to be the heirs of Ronald Reagan. In their fables and folklore, the Reagan Years were halcyon times characterized by peace, prosperity, and joy. Like most recollections of times past these are inaccurate to the point of caricature. […]

David Cameron’s Christian Message this Easter – Loud and Clear

David Cameron’s Christian Message this Easter – Loud and Clear

“You don’t need to be a Christian to know the difference between right and wrong.” The above line popped into my head last night after reading yet another article on politics. UK Prime Minister David Cameron was bleating on about how he was ‘evangelical about his faith’ in yet another desperate bid to hang onto […]

Radical Right-wing Incites Ranch Violence

Radical Right-wing Incites Ranch Violence

  Over the course of the last couple weeks, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s fight with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has become a cause célèbre for the radical right-wing media and militias. The Bundy Ranch dispute with goes back to 1993 when Bundy claimed he “fired the BLM” because the federal lands his cattle […]

Phoney Patriots and False Prophets

Phoney Patriots and False Prophets

themoderatevoice.com In contemporary America, a diverse, mostly liberal, largely rationalist political party is vehemently opposed by a highly uniform, purportedly hyper-patriotic, militantly Christian party. This is a novel situation in America which has had competing political parties that shared a powerful consensus on proper political principles, priorities and processes. At least one scholar of American […]

The Sermon on the Mount … GOP-Style

The Sermon on the Mount … GOP-Style

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. A warning to the “makers”, to watch out for the “takers”, or they’ll steal heaven right out from over you. Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land. Tell that one to the Native Americans who thought they were better […]

Demon Haunted Congress

Demon Haunted Congress

www.sluniverse.com Among the many challenges facing the American Constitutional Republic in the 21st century is the rapid rise of arrogant ignorance. Few people exemplify this better than Georgia 10th District Representative, Paul Broun. He is a physician who serves on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. With his medical training, one might assume […]

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