Maybe you saw the woman holding her Bible up in the air and chanting “This is the only truth.” She was one of a group of conservatives following instructions to disrupt Democratic representatives meeting with constituents. Perhaps she was inspired by Republican lobbyist Dick Armey’s Freedom Works’ guide "Rocking the Town Halls-Best Practices."
Maybe she was following Conservatives for Patients' Rights. It's a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying organization that's run by a former hospital executive and generally slippery greedy fellow named Rick Scott. Or maybe she was taking her cue from Americans for Prosperity. They’re listed on the RecessRally.com page under the name of their own subsidiary, Patients First. The national chairman of Americans for Prosperity is the 19th richest man in the world. A man named David Koch.
These are organizing forces behind the Right Wing offensive against the free speech and democracy being attempted at these meetings. The Republican Party tells us, "What Democrats call mob rule, the average American calls democracy. These kinds of despicable characterizations of middle-class Americans smacks of elitism."
So let’s get this straight. The 19th richest man and his fellow Republicans are in no way promoting anything resembling elitist interests.
Right. And Hitler’s Brown Shirts were promoting democracy by doing the exact same thing. The Brown Shirts were charged with disrupting political opponents’ meetings.
Now, I’m not saying these duped citizens are Nazis. Although Rush was telling his brain-dead listeners today how much Democrats are like Nazis. You all know how famously those Nazis promoted nationalized health care and questioned their military/industrial complex. Oops, that last part was from Republican President Eisenhower. He fought against the Nazis.
What I AM saying is these conservatives shouting down meetings are doing the same thing Hitler’s Brown Shirts did. And I’ll bet there were many German Christians among them. Many German Christians believed Hitler was one of them. They were misinformed and blinded by ideology, of course. Today we see many American Christians who are similarly misinformed and ideological.
Let’s take a look at what misinformed Christians have been up to and see if we can find any historical pattern.
Misinformed Christians set out to kill for Christ on their Crusades.
Misinformed Christians launched a bloody Inquisition.
Misinformed Christians burned people at the stake in Europe.
Misinformed Christians hung “witches” in Salem.
Misinformed Christians followed Hitler.
Misinformed Christians believe Obama was not born in the US.
Misinformed Christians believe Obama is a racist.
Misinformed Christians don’t want government-sponsored health care.
Misinformed Christians want VA health care for veterans.
Misinformed Christians want to keep Medicare.
Misinformed Christians don’t know VA and Medicare are successful government-sponsored health care.
Misinformed Christians believe government-sponsored Health care is Communism.
Misinformed Christians are frightened by Socialism.
Misinformed Christians do not know what Socialism is.
Misinformed Christians watch Fox News.
Misinformed Christians believe Right Wing propaganda.
Misinformed Christians are frightened and angered by Right Wing propaganda.
Misinformed Christians repeat Right Wing propaganda.
Misinformed Christians don’t know Right Wing propaganda is funded by Mammon.
Misinformed Christians believe government sponsored health care will kill old people.
Misinformed Christians don’t know for the top 10 corporate health insurers profits are up over 430% the past 7 years.
Misinformed Christians prefer the insurance companies influence our politicians.
Misinformed Christians believe in free speech.
Misinformed Christians will disrupt others’ right to free speech at meetings.
Misinformed Christians follow instructions titled "Rocking the Town Halls-Best Practices."
Misinformed Christians don’t care that "Rocking the Town Halls-Best Practices" was funded by corporate money.
Misinformed Christians shill for corporate profits against the public’s health.
Misinformed Christians serve the interests of Mammon.
Misinformed Christians forgot Jesus said, “Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.”
Misinformed Christians don’t care that health care costs cause bankruptcy.
Misinformed Christians would prefer $10 trillion go towards war than care for our own.
Misinformed Christians want to deny health care to millions of Americans
Misinformed Christians forgot Jesus healed the sick.
Misinformed Christians forgot who said, “Blessed are the merciful”.
Misinformed Christians believe we are a Christian Nation.
I think I see a pattern here...
Misinformed Christians aren’t very Christian at all, are they?