Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Link Dump: Dominionism

Dominionists: Religious group seeking to take over government & replace with theocracy. This ideology calls on anointed “Christian” leaders to take over the state and make the goals and laws of the nation “biblical.” Merges with Koch "libertarianism", "The Family", and the beliefs of the far-right John Birch Society.

These people are so batshit that Jerry "Moral Majority" Falwell thought they were scary; they like to call themselves "calvinists"

(Sorry the links aren't "live"--this is a copy & paste from a text file)


Prosperity Theology: part of the dominionist attitude. Very common in televangelists and "megachurch" preachers.
--the notion of "I'm rich, gawd must luuurve me, therefore I'm better than you and deserve to rule."
--the poor are poor because they lack faith, aren't working hard enough, lack character, or somesuch: it's all their fault.


DogEmperor posts (years worth of scary dominionist research)

--part 1 of the "parallel economy" series

--part 2 of a Kos series about them TONS of "holy shit!" links to harvest:

--Amway: largest corporate funder of dominionism (see above link)
----possibly started the "satanic" crap about Proctor & Gamble in the 70s
----linked to neopentecostals who use the company as a religious recruiter
----if you don't buy their stuff, you're a spawn of satan, oppressing the salesman
----linked to john ashcroft
----linked to Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater mercenaries (Xe)--sister Betsy Davos is wife of Amway co-founder Richard Davos

--Pt. 3, dominionism at the doctor's office

--Pt. 4, dominionist social services

--Pt. 5, dominionist broadcast history

--Pt. 6, dominionist broadcasting

--Pt. 7, dominionist radio

--Pt. 8, scofield reference bible

--Pt. 9, dominionist bible translations

--Pt. 10, "joel's army" reference bible, 1

--Pt. 11, the "joel's army" reference bible, 2


Prominent organizations & companies:
Eagle Forum (Phyllis Schlafly)
Focus on the Family/James Dobson (Dominionist child-beater); PMRC was a front for FotF, who recruited through PMRC newsletters
Mike & Debi Pearl (Dominionist child-beaters/beating advocates)
Bob Larson and his "bible boot camp" Back In Control Training Center
Ken Hutcherson of Joel's Army and its hate group "Watchmen at the Walls"
PMRC (Tipper Gore's music-censorship project in the '80s-90s)
Hobby Lobby
Chalcedon Foundation
Quiverful movement

Prominent people:
R. J. Rushdoony (says christians and democracy are enemies)
Gary North (his son-in-law; proponent of stoning as execution)
Dave Brat (teabagger who beat Cantor in VA gopper primary, 2014)
Phyllis Schlafly
James Dobson
Mike & Debi Pearl [ http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/To_Train_Up_a_Child ]
Bob Larson
Ken Hutcherson
Tipper Gore (PMRC co-founder)
Susan Baker (PMRC co-founder)
Rafael Cruz (preacher, father of sen Ted Cruz)
Ted Cruz
Sarah Palin?
Michele Bachmann--fmr. congress
Chuck Baldwin--fmr preacher in Pensacola; moved out west in 2014 or so
David Barton
Rick Warren
Paul Weyrich--co-founder of moral majority with Falwell
James Dobson
Robert Schenck (imprecatory prayer; preacher)
David perdue (senator, imprecatory prayer against Obama in Jun. 2016)
Michael Peroutka
Tim LaHaye ("Left Behind")
Steve Deace [has wingnut radio show in Iowa]
Leininger, [need first name; associ. w/TPPF in TX)  http://www.texasobserver.org/924-saint-sickbed/
Lee Duigon, who says that atheist activists are his enemy


Focus on the Family's Dobson runs a "7 mountains" Dominionism grift dedicated to dominating 7 "peaks" or spheres of our society; controlling this is their key to gaining control of the country and establishing their "dominion"--i.e., theocracy

the 7 "mountains:"

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.

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Ah, a new republican scumbag to make fun of, one even more thin-skinned and lacking in self-awareness than ol' MittBot in 2012.

This new guy's much worse in every way, from his obviously-expensive yet cheap-looking cheddar-toned spray tan to his ill-fitting pricey-but-cheap-looking $7,000 suits to that ridiculous hairspray-reinforced hair-DON'T! on his coconut.

As per our policy, he gets a nickname; his own name will only be grudgingly spelled out at need, and always lower-case. Good gods, this creature has amassed a collection of them:

the hair fuehrer
the cheddar peril
cheddar menace
combover napoleon
The Conald
conald scump
der hairkoenig
scumpty dumpty

his followers:
--dogs (specifically republican office-holers, etc., who swore up and down that they'd never endorse him, but who immediately fell to heel and rolled on their backs for this imagined strong man, like submissive fucking dogs)

We hesitate to write about the narcissistic bastard, not only because of his legendary "threaten to sue the hell out of anyone who pricks his thin skin" reputation, but because doing so feeds that same narcissism. His already obese ego feeds off of ALL attention. But it is our nature to mock fascist shitbiscuits.

Our favorite toy for mocking him can be found at Little Green Footballs, where Charles Johnson set up a page that lets you fill in your own scump slogan and either save it to your computer or send it out to Twitter: