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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Some Serious Crazy Here - Update

UPDATE: Cruiser Cruz just got promoted from Christian warrior to incarnate God in Iowa.  Still no word about Cruz's Canadian citizenship. Hmmmm.

Poster of Cruiser Cruz stolen from JuanitaJean and the Beauty Parlor.
DES MOINES, Iowa — As an audience of 600 Republicans awaited the arrival of Sen. Ted Cruz Friday night at the Iowa Events Center, conservative Christian activist Steve Scheffler came to the podium to give thanks to God for the Tea Party savior — and plead for more principled conservative leaders like him willing to “be crucified for their belief system.”
Cruz and his Dad scare me bigtime. Does this video of Cruz Senior's speech seem kool to you, Cher Reader?

We do not have kings and we do not want kings in America. And who gets to decide who the "evil" are? And whose wealth are they "transferring?"

These dominionist authoritarian "Christians" are bad news. This is the kind of fascist ideology and tone my Nonno, Angelo Pietro de Angelis, emigrated from Italy to avoid. If you think I am overreacting, read this quote. It is the same deal. Adolf Hitler said:

I say: my Christian feeling tells me that my lord and savior is a warrior. It calls my attention to the man who, lonely and surrounded by only a few supporters, recognized what they [the Jews] were, and called for a battle against them, and who, by God, was not the greatest sufferer, but the greatest warrior. . .

As a human being it is my duty to see to it that humanity will not suffer the same catastrophic collapse as did that old civilization two thousand years ago, a civilization which was driven to its ruin by the Jews. . . I am convinced that I am really a devil and not a Christian if I do not feel compassion and do not wage war, as Christ did two thousand years ago, against those who are steeling and exploiting these poverty-stricken people.

Two thousand years ago a man was similarly denounced by this particular race which today denounces and blasphememes all over the place. . . That man was dragged before a court and they said: he is arousing the people! So he, too, was an agitator!
Speech delivered on April 12, 1922; from Charles Bracelen Flood (1989). Hitler: The Path to Power. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. pp. 261-262.