:: Thursday, May 20, 2004 ::

Holy Shit

The Village Voice: Features: The Jesus Landing Pad by Rick Perlstein

It was an e-mail we weren't meant to see. Not for our eyes were the notes that showed White House staffers taking two-hour meetings with Christian fundamentalists, where they passed off bogus social science on gay marriage as if it were holy writ and issued fiery warnings that "the Presidents [sic] Administration and current Government is engaged in cultural, economical, and social struggle on every level"—this to a group whose representative in Israel believed herself to have been attacked by witchcraft unleashed by proximity to a volume of Harry Potter. Most of all, apparently, we're not supposed to know the National Security Council's top Middle East aide consults with apocalyptic Christians eager to ensure American policy on Israel conforms with their sectarian doomsday scenarios.

Surely the serious representatives of capital in the US aren't going along with this? The disaster in Iraq has illustrated the dangers of following the neo-cons and their fundamentalist loon friends, and that is why important sections of the ruling class in the US will back Kerry.

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