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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:16 AM
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" one of the grand coup d'etats of all time"

http://www.buzzflash.com/interviews/05/06/int05024.html


George E. Lowe: Can "It" Happen Here? Isn't "It" Already? A Fascist Christian America

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

They're planning ... to create a nation where you can change the Constitution with simple majorities, where you can pass laws with simple majorities, where you can pack the courts and thereby create a Christian nation through a simple majority vote. ... The whole thing is one of the grand coup d'etats of all time. That's what we're seeing.

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George E. Lowe: The answer is I lived among them. When the Reagan Administration came in, I was Secretary of Education Bell's speech writer. I looked around and who did I see? Gary Bauer as an Assistant Secretary. Bob Billings, one of the founders of the Moral Majority -- another Assistant Secretary. Civil rights was handed over to Alan Keyes and Clarence Thomas. They dumped a lot of strange people into the department that had Hal Lindsey's book, The Late, Great Planet Earth, and the Good Shepherd's Yellow Pages. They had little cards that they would post up in the halls saying, "Listen to Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye." They were revolutionaries. And here I am, an American historian, worried about this, because I was fighting the military fascists in the sixties. Here we get Christian fascists, and I just couldn't comprehend it.

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George E. Lowe: The genius behind this is Pat Buchanan. He put together the great coalition, along with Paul Weyrich, and that other genius, Richard Viguerie, and they put together a coalition of Orthodox Jews, conservative Catholics and fundamentalists, conservative Evangelicals and Pentecostals. And that's the coalition that is now in power.

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It Can Happen Here: A Fascist Christian America, by George E. Lowe, a BuzzFlash premium
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skylarmae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:22 AM
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1. is it time to fight yet???
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:36 AM
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3. We're experiencing stress:
fight or flight syndrome.

Which? Fight? Flee? Which?

Ooh, I'm stressed.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 03:12 PM
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21. When in crisis, create art. They hate art.
Republican rule is always great for industrial music, to paraphrase a magazine editor.
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:37 AM
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5. Organize first, then fight...
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Spectral Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:34 AM
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2. Recommended
This is exactly what is happening.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:36 AM
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4. It can be stopped in its tracks
if the Democrats simply walk out of Congress when the theocrats end the filibuster.

We know they'll do it at the first opportunity.

The question is whether or not those old maids in pants representing our party will have the balls to stand up for our country.
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Spectral Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:42 AM
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7. Wasn't this strategy recommended by someone for the judgeships?
Obviously not followed, of course
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:44 AM
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8. real 'old maids' stand up for america all the time

democratic men in suits are something else
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LisaLynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 12:31 PM
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12. "Old Maid" here who isn't going to ...
let them ruin my country.
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Spectral Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 12:40 PM
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13. Why is being called female (of some sort) always an insult to a guy?
It's really odd actually.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 03:04 PM
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19. Because we're not.
This, coming from a man named Tracy. After the 150,000th time of hearing "Tee, Hee. That's a girl's name." ...and NEVER from another male, it kind of gets to you.

Why is it an insult to ask a woman her age or mention that she's fat?
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Spectral Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 03:09 PM
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20. I was referring to the "old maid" reference above, but sorry to hear about
your experience.
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skylarmae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 01:23 PM
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14. ooooooohh!
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:45 AM
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9. newsflash
The theocrats have already ended the filibuster.

Checks and balances is dead.

Sue
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Spectral Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:52 AM
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11. That's right
We're sunk, aren't we
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skylarmae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 01:23 PM
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15. speak for yourself, I've just begin to fight.....
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Spectral Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 01:54 PM
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16. But what about the filibuster?
It just seems like the Dems just gave it away!
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skylarmae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 01:59 PM
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17. we live to fight another day
by conceding -
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toymachines Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:41 AM
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6. our situation is a long time coming
next time someone tells me conspiracies are just crazy, they are getting an earful.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 11:50 AM
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10. Not Even Majorites, But PHONY Rigged Voting Machine "Majorities"
n/t
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Al-CIAda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 02:06 PM
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18. "This is a Republic NOT a democracy"...
Just how many times do these phony 'Constitutionalists' cite that line. Now at first opportunity, they have destroyed any such notion and argue the opposite without so much as a blink.

Damn them -and the false 'opposition' to hell.
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Spectral Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 03:14 PM
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22. I've heard Rush Limbaugh listeners say this
But they don't know who John Locke is.
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Al-CIAda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 03:20 PM
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23. The same people who believe said document is based on the 10 commandments
and not the enlightenment, magna carta, and Greek models no doubt.

Fucking idiots.
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-05 05:51 PM
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24. kick
fascinating interview
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