Right Wing crazies often talk about how they are fighting a “Culture War” here in America. But they haven’t taken the time to actualy define what these wars are or whom they are being fought against. From the outside it looks like it’s traditional values being replaced by the newer generation’s culture. But haven’t we seen this time and time again? Over and over for many generations? What makes this so special that it needs the term ‘war’ attached to it?
I know exactly why: the right-wing Christies want to keep their culture this way permanently, with laws. Outlaw abortion, keep eroding Church & State, and outlaw homosexuality. Sound crazy? Maybe, but after Boycott Ford was launched yesterday, it seems all too possible. Launched by the American Family Assosciation, America’s newest hate group, Boycott Ford intends to get people to boycott Ford because they refused to discriminate against their homosexual employees. Yes, you read that correctly.
While this is hardly known to the general population, it is well known by numerous homosexual organizations. In fact, the Human Rights Campaign (a national homosexual organization whose goal is homosexual marriage) gave Ford a 100% corporate rating.
Emphasis mine. I initially thought that this culture war stuff was just a ploy to get people to pay attention to the right-wing expidentures. But this is a war. The US is pretty much as divided right now as it can be without being at a civil war. A culture war is the first step to a civil war.
In fact, history repeats itself (well, duh, but stay with me here). Peter the Great used his superpower in Russia to change its culture and westernize the country. The same can happen here if we let the right-wing evangelicals gain too much power. No more contraceptives or abortion, public hangings of homosexuals, God everywhere. And this war isn’t totally metaphorical either. There are madmen bombing abortion clinics, and kids getting beaten up in school for not believing what their Christian schoolmates do. Christians are getting libraries to practice censorship by banning books they don’t like (i.e, sexuality books that say Homosexuality is ok).
Of course, it’s possible that the Christians are suffering from Arborary Vision Imparement (they can’t see the forest for the trees), but I find that highly unlikely. I was going to conclude this post with “if it gets too bad, we can always move to Canada”. But after reading Socialist Swine’s blog, I think the same thing could happen there too. And in the next country. And the next. Christian craziness spreading like a tumour so much that the only safe place left is New Guinea.
But then, you never know…