Extreme positions can be a scary thing, even without a Republican Congress
Posted by direwolff on December 13, 2006
While I’m no fan of intolerance whether right wing or left wing, I’ve been particularly vocal about the right wing version because given our government’s make up over the past 6 years, it seemed that no fundamentalist inspired laws and regulations could be stopped. Didn’t matter how absurd these sounded to any person of reason, with their hooks firmly planted in the minds and pockets of the dominant political party, there was nothing that could be done. What generally bothered me most, is that while in general I have no problems with people who favor the Republican party, there’s been such an overwhelming afront on our rights as citizens, whether this be the rights over our bodies or over our beliefs, led by extremist groups claiming the Republican party as theirs, that it has overshadowed the reasonable positions that many other Constitution-believing (as opposed to Bible preaching) Republicans hold. Well, with our recent change in government dynamics, there’s much to undo in this country, but every now and then I’m reminded that we still live in very divisive times. Tonight while catching up on the news I caught back to back stories that would be downright hilarious if they weren’t so true. Worse of all, they reek of the continued intolerance that the more extreme right wing factions in our country love to foster in the name of Jesus Christ. Don’t these people have enough to do running their own lives without having to worry about running every one else’s lives too? Guess not.
So here, for your reading pleasure, I provide you links to a story on how Soy makes you Gay (oy-vey, can’t believe I’m helping this guy monetize this page with more traffic, but it’s just so absurd that you really need to read this to believe it), and how the people that brought you the book series called Left Behind, have developed a video game where the U.N. Secretary General is the Antichrist surrounded by rock stars and Muslims (ah, I mean people with Muslim sounding names ;). Oh yeah, and the Antichrist’s team can never win. Nice. I wonder if the Republican Congress would have taken this up in a session on dangerous video games?