Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Headline to think about

Most mornings I log on to the Alternet site and this morning's front page just has one headline after another begging to be passed along. But here's the one I finally settled on:

How Republicans and Their Big Business Allies Duped Tens of Millions of Evangelicals into Voting for a Corporate Agenda

Here is the subtitle:

The bible-thumping white underclass have given a big boost to the corporate bottom line.

Of course, we've all know this stuff for a long time. It's just that in this article, the author (Frank Shaeffer - himself a former religious right activist who has managed to come to his senses) outlines the situation in a succint manner that helps the rest of us make sense of it all.

Here's how it gets started:

Tens of millions of American voters got duped badly in the 2010 election. The bible-thumping white underclass thought they hit back at what they regarded as the nefarious forces trying to “take our country away.”

They were bought, paid for, sold, traded and manipulated by the most powerful in the US election: a Billionaire Lynch Mob led by Rupert Murdoch, Karl Rove, the Koch brothers, and hundreds of millions in organize corporate cash. They peddled a fear agenda: fear of immigrants, fear of government control of our lives, fear that their country would become irrevocably changed.

The rest of the article explains how it all happened. Do check it out.


  1. Thank you, me too, my mouth dropped open when I read Frank Schaffer, not because I didn´t know this (it´s hardly new) but because it´s so clear AGAIN that these Biblicalrattlers are being used...know what? I bet it still is the only game in town for them to go forward with ignorant fear/hate and bigotry card...they´ll play it again and again until the last pile of winnings are swooped up.

  2. Yes, I agree with you, Leonardo. Pretty depressing, isn't it?

  3. Yes, depressing but somehow knowing what IS really going on is more comforting than being caught up in a very sick Church or beyond Church.


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