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(431 posts)
Tue Jun 28, 2022, 10:48 PM Jun 2022

Given today's testimony this becomes required reading.

Fascists in our midst

Supreme Court rulings, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade, herald the ascendancy of Christian fascism in the United States

Chris Hedges / June 26, 2022

he Supreme Court is relentlessly funding and empowering Christian fascism. It not only overturned Roe v. Wade, ending a constitutional right to an abortion, but ruled on June 21 that Maine may not exclude religious schools from a state tuition program. It has ruled that a Montana state program to support private schools must include religious schools. It ruled that a 40-foot cross could remain on state property in suburban Maryland. It upheld the Trump administration regulation allowing employers to deny birth control coverage to female employees on religious grounds. It ruled that employment discrimination laws do not apply to teachers at religious schools. It ruled that a Catholic social services agency in Philadelphia could ignore city rules and refuse to screen same-sex couples applying to take in foster children. It neutered the 1965 Voting Rights Act. It watered down laws allowing workers to combat sexual and racial harassment in court. It reversed century-old campaign finance restric­tions to permit corpor­a­tions, private groups and oligarchs to spend unlim­ited funds on elec­tions, a system of legalized bribery, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. It permitted states to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. It undercut the ability of public sector unions to raise funds. It forced workers with legal grievances to submit their complaints to privatized arbitration boards. It ruled that states cannot restrict the right to carry concealed weapons in public. It ruled that suspects cannot sue police who neglect to read them their Miranda warnings and use their statements against them in court. Outlawing contraception, same-sex marriage and same-sex consensual relations are probably next. Only 25 percent of those polled say they have confidence in Supreme Court decisions.

I do not use the word fascist lightly..........................

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4. There is a Catholic movement similar to the dominion theology and reconstructionism of Evangelicals
Wed Jun 29, 2022, 01:30 AM
Jun 2022

known as Roman Catholic integralism. It's actually been around longer than dominion theology has.



Chris Hedges is definitely the expert in this area.


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6. Yes, that and general radtrad-ism, which has been a major problem since at least the '70s...
Wed Jun 29, 2022, 11:58 AM
Jun 2022

...and Pope Benedict XVI aided and abetted it with several official acts, including opening the floodgates to the Latin Mass zealots as well as bringing in the Anglican-Catholic weirdos who make most radtrads look sane. Pope Francis finally clamped down on the radtrad Latin Mass fanatics because their behavior was so renegade and because they were so hostile to anything remotely resembling modernity--not to mention their open hostility to Pope Francis himself.


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9. The conservative Catholics on the Court are connected to Opus Dei, the secretive Catholic cult
Fri Jul 1, 2022, 12:10 AM
Jul 2022

It is authentically fascist and patriarchal. Their goal, world-wide, is to install fascist, patriarchal governments that support them.
They figured out that controlling the judiciary of a country was the most effective way to do it.
Read up on Leonard Leo, Trump's "handler" of judicial nominations, who has been instrumental in filling our courts with these people and who managed the funnel of judges for all the appointments to Federal courts.

This has been going on for several decades.

Though the organization is secretive, you can still find out a lot about it. For example, William Barr was the head of the "Catholic Information Center" in DC which is run by Opus Dei. Louis Freeh is another adherent. So are Justice Roberts, Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Kavanaugh. Amy Comey Barrett is a member of a different Catholic Cult, the People of Faith.


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3. Chris Hedges is a voice crying out in the wilderness. I'm amazed
Wed Jun 29, 2022, 01:16 AM
Jun 2022

you got this to the front page without a bunch of flack. Some of us can still walk and chew gum at the same time.


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8. Hedges is pretty far left and frequently criticizes the Democratic Party. He also had
Wed Jun 29, 2022, 04:48 PM
Jun 2022

a show on RT. Often when someone posts links to Hedges’ pieces it will trigger hostile reactions here.

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