Friday, July 25, 2014

The Rise of The American Taliban


Our title today is taken from the "The Rise of The American Taliban," at Truth-out.org...but first a definition of the term "American Taliban" from the Urban Dictionary:

"A derogatory nickname invented by the far-left LWNJs for conservative or evangelical Christians, but sometimes also generalized to other groups such as the US Tea Party. In vile efforts to demonize and marginalize these groups with bullying tactics, they irresponsibly use the name of an organized radical Islamic terror group originating in the Middle East that is known for mass murders, killing and zero respect for human life. Ironically, one major viewpoint conservative Christians have is that of saving lives, including the lives of those in third world countries where fresh water is unavailable, and lives of unborn babies.

"I think I should get free birth control (don't want to pay myself) and abortion-on-demand from my employer's health plan. I should be able to have an abortion at 6 months pregnant if I choose. But no! The American Taliban is against this!"

And...


"Vocal, well-financed, extreme fundamentalist Christians attempting to legislate the oppression of homosexuals, women and science at the expense of our national schools, national health and U.S. Constitution. The equation of these politically and financially powerful extreme fundamentalist Christians with the Afgani Taliban --violent extreme fundamentalist Muslims-- emphasizes the false patriotism of these american zealots...

"Due to the efforts of the American Taliban, another women's health clinic closed its doors today.

"Careful! Your phone calls are being recorded by the government and monitored by the American Taliban.
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Now on to the story...

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Religious extremist shouting and coercing people to join their religious sect by vocal intimidate, taunting and condemning at Powell Station, SF, California. (Photo: Daniel Hoherd / Flickr)

"Religious extremism is rearing its ugly ahead once again.

"On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that ISIS, the Sunni extremist group that recently declared an Islamic state in parts of Syria and Iraq, has ordered shop owners in Mosul to cover the faces of mannequins with veils.

"The shop owners were told to cover the faces of male and female mannequins, so that they were in line with their interpretations of the First Commandment that prohibits "graven images," including statues or artwork that depict the human form.

"Similarly, ISIS also believes that women must be subservient to their husbands at all times, and that they should be covered up when in public.

"While these kinds of religious extremist beliefs may seem like they're limited to groups in the Middle East, they're not..."

Here is one of the terrorist stunts they specialize in...



"For the masochists among us who tune into right-wing media, you soon learn that the all-time favorite fear pundits and preachers love to trot out is that “they” are coming for your children.

"Whether it’s liberal college professors supposedly  turning kids to Marxism or gay people who are accused of recruiting, over and over you hear the claim that the children of conservatives are in serious danger of being talked into everything from voting for Democrats to getting gay-married.

"It’s a peculiar thing to obsess over, and not just because it suggests conservatives have an unhealthy unwillingness to allow their children to grow up and think for themselves. It’s because the imagined conspiracies of liberals trying to “indoctrinate” kids are total phantoms..."

And...oops!

"Woman’s Attempt To Troll Liberals Backfires When Someone Notices This Disturbing Similarity."

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"Holly Fisher, a conservative Christian, has been getting insane amounts of attention recently by trolling liberals on social media over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. Unfortunately, she tried to up the ante one too many times and now she has unintentionally become the living symbol of how fundamentalism, no matter in what religion, looks disturbingly similar.

"After gaining internet fame for posing for a 'conservative hat trick' by standing in front of a Hobby Lobby wearing a pro-life t-shirt and drinking out of a Chick-fil-a cup, Fisher wanted to find her next big political statement. Fisher’s fans had apparently been telling her that just standing in front of Hobby Lobby wasn’t good enough. The astute patriots noted that the most important aspects of being an American – guns, the Bible and the American flag – were conspicuously absent. Assuming she could get a further rise out of the liberals she hates so much, Fisher quickly tweeted a new photo to prove just how patriotic she was..."

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Ladies, here's why you should join the American Taliban...no, really!


The 1940s called. They want their knuckledragging sexism back.

"For her part, she must vow to love and honor and obey..."

Because after all, the American Taliban knows all kinds of stuff and knows what's best for you...


"Minnesota House of Representatives candidate Bob Frey wants public schools to teach students that humans and dinosaurs lived together.

The stupid, it burns...


"Frey, a Michele Bachmann ally, testified before the Minnesota Senate Education Committee, speaking against the inclusion of the theory of evolution in proposed state science education standards. The following is an excerpt from that testimony:
"… They like to say that humans probably evolved from bacteria that lived more than four billion years ago, but that’s not what we find in the fossil record.
"There’s this 16-foot tall giant was found with numerous others around the world [Frey placed a large plastic femur on the table before he started testifying].
"Dinosaurs have always lived with man. Is the rock wrong or is the theory wrong? I suggest to you that the theory is wrong.
"Dinosaurs have always lived with man. And here’s a plesiosaur that washed up on the beach on Nova Scotia in 2002. This is a juvenile that also washed up on the beach in Lake Erie..."
And finally, we come to the true American Taliban ideology...


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To paraphrase Bill Maher and countless other standup comics, we kid the American Taliban.  But the truth is they're always been around, they're just getting too much attention by the media. 

And that media attention plus the glut of guns in the country equals the kind of populist "revolution" that can bring down the Constitution along with the rest of the country.

Conservative Christianity is not compatible with democracy, it is antithetical to everything in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and they will disappear into the dustbin of history when...

Conservatism is criminalized.



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"Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious
convictions"

Blaise Pascal.

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