And The GOP
June 16, 2001
by Nick Wride
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the connection between
hate groups and the GOP? As far as I've been able to research,
every hate group on the 'Net supports the GOP. From the white
supremacist and anti-Jew groups, to the anti-gay sites, the
laughingly called "pro-life" groups, the Limbaugh Looney's
of every kind imaginable, all the Limbaugh clones, the radical
anti-environment groups, pretty much the A to Z of hate groups.
They all have one thing in common. They all support the GOP
and, of course, the appointed president, GW Bush.
The radical anti-gay group, led by Fred Phelps, of the Westboro
Babtist Church, supports the murder of gays and shows up at
the funerals of gays with posters claiming "God says kill
fags" and "AIDS is God's punishment for queers". The simple
fact that these people would disrupt the funeral of anyone
and add to the grief of friends and family is appalling. Add
to this, that Phelps is the Pastor of the Westboro Babtist
Church, and the disgust quickly builds. Phelps and his organization
also supported Bush and the GOP.
The radical anti-abortion group, Lambs of Christ, among many
others, use the Bible to justify the murders of doctors and
clinic workers. They celebrate murder. Whatever your position
on abortion is, murdering doctors and workers is not the answer.
Right wing hate radio, led by the Rush Limbaugh, and the
rest of his clones talk for hours each day to their faithful
listeners and preach hatred for people of differing viewpoints.
Of course, these hate radio hosts support the GOP.
Internet Web forums, such as NewsMax.com and FreeRepublic.com
feature some of the most hate filled bile I've ever seen in
print. The right wing posters on these sites think Bush is
the Second Coming, every word that Limbaugh and "Dr." Laura
puke out is Gospel, that anything Liberal is evil and godless.
A few posters to NewsMax consider Timothy McVeigh to be a
hero and a patriot, not a murdering scumbag. A good many of
these racist, homophobic nutbags think that they are the only
true Americans. Anyone who is not hard-line, right-wing Christian,
must be a communist.
Speaking of right-wing Christians, hucksters of Holiness
like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell preach hatred for anyone
who sees a differing point of view than they do. They are
very subtle about it but it is hatred and intolerance.
Hopefully, someday in the near future, these hate-mongering
bigots will fracture the Republicans and the moderates will
take back the party.