[FoRK] Republicanism as Religion

Gary Stock gstock at nexcerpt.com
Thu Sep 15 09:52:12 PDT 2011

On 9/15/11 11:36 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> You think my difference of opinion is a reading comprehension problem?
Not at all.  Given your extremely dismissive comments, it was difficult 
to believe that you had ever read it.

Much like repeating Koch-brother-approved insults, poo-pooing a very 
rational analysis (especially by saying that it lacks rational 
analysis?) suggests utter unfamiliarity with the actual analysis itself.

Since you've had practice dismissing its considerable substance in other 
forums, too... well... that makes your unwillingness to address the 
issues now slightly more understandable.  Quite unfortunate, but more 

> I think there's many historical precedences that more easily explain 
> the political currents that than the loaded-word, speculative comments 
> of some navel gazing opinion piece.
And there are many political currents -- articulated in those articles, 
by the people intentionally manufacturing them -- that more fully 
explain reality than any pretense that "it all happened before."  The 
United States of America has not faced such a severe existential crisis, 
at the hands of its own citizens, since our Civil War.

I truly hope that more of the people who today are chuckling over these 
crises (as they purposely promote the downfall of our democracy) will 
stop to reflect on what they seek to destroy.  I hope their reflection 
will be as heartfelt as that revealed in those articles.  There may 
still be time to recover an America worthy of respect.

The joy such selfish bastards are taking -- both in the ignorance they 
are promoting, and in the pain they are causing, which continues to grow 
-- is unforgivable.

> Greg
> On 9/15/2011 8:28 AM, Gary Stock wrote:
>> It might be helpful for you to read Lofgren's commentary (the first 
>> link).
>> Your response suggest you are trying VERY hard to ignore what he 
>> explains.
>> GS
>> On 9/15/11 9:57 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
>>> Those are just the latest attempts to counter the popular bookmemes
>>> below. I like the "Why can't republican's be more like Eisenhower
>>> quote". The characterization of republicanism as religious bigotry
>>> speaks more to the author's inability for rational analysis than
>>> anything else.
>>> On 9/15/2011 2:18 AM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>>>> A concise followup to:
>>>> http://www.truth-out.org/goodbye-all-reflections-gop-operative-who-left-cult/1314907779 
>>> David Horowitz's A Point in Time, Radical Son, Left Illusions, Shadow
>>> Party.
>>>> is Republicanism as Religion:
>>>> http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/09/goodbye-to-all-that-the-lofgren-thesis.html 
>>> Coulter's Godless.
>>>> And pointers to some other interesting posts:
>>>> http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/09/another-goodbye-to-all-that.html 
>>> If the GOP can be accused of disrespect for the institution which is
>>> the senate, it's only because the institution which is congress has
>>> demonstrated disrespect for the US taxpayer.
>>> Greg
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