John on October 4, 2006 at 3:13 pm
Tomorrow there is a big protest to drive out the “Bush regime.” This is the 5th annual one, I understand. The World Can’t Wait is the name of the organization behind this. They are part of something called the Alliance for Global Justice. Background on the Alliance is here. In part:
The Alliance for Global Justice (AGJ) is a Washington, D.C.-based charity that promotes opposition to free-market capitalism, particularly in Latin America, under the cover of engaging in “education on human, environmental and worker rights.” AGJ underwrites and publicizes the activities of revolutionary Marxist movements from Nicaragua to Mexico and trains young activists to work toward its distinctly radical conception of “economic justice.”
In any case, tomorrow is the big day. They are calling for everyone to skip work and school for the big event. The pdf flyer is available here. It reads in part:
YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.
YOUR GOVERNMENT suppresses the science that doesn’t fit its religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.
YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving to deny women here, and all over the world, the right to birth control and abortion.
YOUR GOVERNMENT enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance.
People look at all this and think of Hitler â€” and they are right to do so. The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come.
There is not going to be some magical “pendulum swing.” People who steal elections and believe they’re on a “mission from God” will not go without a fight. There will be no savior from the Democratic Party. This whole idea of putting our hopes and energies into “leaders” who tell us to seek common ground with fascists and religious fanatics is proving every day to be a disaster, and actually serves to demobilize people.
All of this might give you the sense they’re anti-religion. But apparently you can be a priest and not be a “religious fanatic.” The groups supporters include Rev. Jessie Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton, plus Martin Sheen and Jane Fonda (both Christians). Their national steering committee includes Father Luis Barrios and Rev. Deborah Lake. So it’s not anti-Christian’s per se, it’s just the conservative variety who remind them of Hitler. (For the umpteenth time, Hitler was not a Christian!)
Speaking as a religious fanatic who is pro-life, pro free market and pro science, I’d just like to say…
Seriously, the pot is making you paranoid. Put down the bong, pop open a can of pringles, and relax.
And, oh yeah…go to school tomorrow!
[HT: Michelle Malkin]
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