Monday, July 25, 2016

Scump is a fascist figurehead, scumppence is a Dominionist

 There's a sizable link dump at Reddit:
A final response to the "Tell me why Trump is a fascist"

Very long list, stretching back over the last year of his campaign, all the stuff he says he's going to do (round up all the illegals, ban Muslims, restart torture, gut the First Amendment to make it easier for him to destroy people who mock him, end separation of church and state)...a very long list. Saves me from doing my own link dump--and more comprehensive than my stuff anyway.

One commenter notes that Noam Chomsky doesn't think he's a fascist "because he doesn't have any ideological commitment or consistency"--and that's a good point, but there's also this: it doesn't matter, because WAY too many of his supporters--the neo-nazis, the white supremacists, the teabaggers, the Dominionists, all of the dedicated far-right scary people--have those things in spades, and they've been working at their fascism for decades.

Sc ump's their key to legitimacy; once he's in office, he's made it plain that he's just going to do the fun parts of the presidency. He will give fundamentalist/dominionist-friendly Mike Pence (hereafter named "scumppence") the keys to power, instead.

scumppence is associated with James Dobson of Focus on the Family. Dobson runs the National Day of Prayer and Pence was--as recently as 2010--one of several members of Congress on the NDP "Board of Reference". Scump's bad enough on his own--but letting Dominionist fundies into the Presidency would be a disaster. Their avowed goal is to take over the state and impose "biblical" law.

The more extreme ones, like Gary North, want stoning as a method of execution for homosexuality, adultery, all the old favorites. Mike and Debi Pearl (of whom the litter-bearing Duggers are huge fans) advocate beating the shit out of your kids--can't "spare the rod," you know. These are people who have been using imprecatory prayer to try to kill President Obama as recently as last month [June 2016] and as far back as June, 2009.

For that last, some of them weasel the prayer as meaning "let his days in office be few"...but that's only to give themselves deniability for their evil shit. The full text of Psalm 109 is:

8. Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
9. Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10. Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
11. Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
12. Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
13. Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Fortunately...nothing fails like prayer. But there are plenty of deranged fundy assholes who would take it upon themselves to act, since their imaginary friend in the sky isn't listening or acting on their wishes. It's frankly amazing that none of them has been successful so far--but it's pretty messed up that a sitting senator's doing it in public where there are microphones and cameras, let alone that there's been an entire industry devoted to assholes who want Obama dead.
These fundy assholes need to be kept out of our government at all levels, let alone the Presidency itself.

That's on top of the links between Trump and Russia that are coming to light.

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