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Barr blames "secularists" for decline in religious values, why not blame religious conservatives?

In a speech at University of Notre Dame’s law school Friday, Barr blamed “secularists” and “so-called progressives” for wreaking havoc on American society. Barr’s depiction of a war between the non-religious and people of faith shocked legal experts, who saw Barr’s defense of religious freedom as an assault on the First Amendment’s protection against the government’s establishment of any religion.

“This is not decay,” Barr said. “This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion & traditional values.” (Barr spent years profiting off of these same industries he is attacking. He served as general counsel at Verizon for eight years, held a had a paid position on the board of Time Warner for nine, and represented telecoms giant GTE in the 1990s.)

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/10/attorney-general-barr-rages-against-secularist-assault-on-religion/

Funny how everyone is to blame BUT the one group most responsible for what is going on here. I'm not super-religious, but I believe. And I think religion should be about something greater than yourself; something that transcends class, race, and gender. And I think it may be worded differently, but I think it's a common belief.

The people who elected Trump, they see religion as a tool for power and money. These Franklin Graham and prosperity gospel pushers, to them it's about making money and getting fame. And people who aren't being sucked in see through it.

It's Barr's people who see having wealth as a sign of God's love.

It's Barr's people who have deformed religion; turned it from something from mystical experience and spirituality and into something materialistic and justifying the system.

It's Barr's people who have corrupted religion; turning it from a check on authority and into a seal of approval on the status quo and power.

Right wing evangelicals who supported the 2003 Iraq War to "get revenge for 9/11" and/or to bring on the "end times" then call Trump a "man of peace"... they are the decay, they are the destruction.

Score one for all you leftist troublemakers out there!

The Trump Organization says the anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America’s Nov. 7 gala is no longer welcome at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

“This event will absolutely not be taking place at Mar-a-Lago,” a representative for the Trump Organization told Hatewatch in an email. Hatewatch was the first to report that ACT was planning to have its annual gala at President Donald Trump’s club in Palm Beach, Florida.

The event’s registration page on ACT’s website has been removed. The Trump Organization announced the cancellation after national news outlets reported on the upcoming gala. The organization did not provide specifics about why the event was canceled or how it was approved in the first place.

ACT for America did not respond to Hatewatch’s request for a comment about Mar-a-Lago’s decision. It hasn’t announced a venue change. But the group tweeted a lengthy statement Monday about the cancellation. “Regrettably, the Trump attorneys in New York caved to the Left’s bullying tactics and made a decision to cancel our event within hours of the articles coming out,” it reads in part, referring to the news articles about the gala.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/07/mar-lago-pulls-plug-anti-muslim-hate-groups-gala

Ah, if only I could make billionaires and their attorneys cave to my tactics and throw right wingers out into the cold more often, that would make me very happy.

There is now a "Trump Bar" for impeachment

Hopefully somebody is saving all these anti-impeachment (As in not just 'impeaching Trump is bad', but impeachment itself is bad) things Republicans are saying because you know what's going to happen next time a Democrat is in the Oval Office, most likely on January 21, 2021...

Democratic President: *inhales*
Democratic President: *exhales*
Republicans: ... impeach. Impeach! IMPEACH!! IMPEAAAAAAAACH!!11!ONE!

People will remember this standard, I know I will. People aren't goldfishes, let's make sure there is no double standard and start saving these lines.

So we either impeach Trump in the present or have an even higher bar for impeachment next time there is a Democratic President. And if Trump makes it all the way to 2021 unimpeached then he really will have the tallest something, his bar for impeachment will be the tallest ever.

It's up to Democrats to save these lines and this rhetoric and it's up to Republicans to choose which of those two things they want. Impeachment now or the highest Trump Bar ever.

Lessons from Psickology !1O1 - The right wing version of psychology

Where...

Any white person who commits an act of mass violence is not only mentally ill but is apparently a spontaneously generated individual with no connection to any politics or cultural phenomena, they spontaneously appear out of thin air, they spontaneously generate a weapon, commit the violence, and then are killed or they die. End. There's no connection between them and the proliferation of weapons, our militarized culture, and even when they make a manifesto citing right wing conspiracy theories ranging from "QAnon", "white genocide", "virtue signaling", "great replacement", "cultural Marxism", it's clearly just a typo and/or a fabrication by George Soros to make conservatives look bad. FACT.

On the other hand, any violence by a non-white person is connected to that race or group, the collective is responsible in some way like they have a hive mind. Also, there are no mentally ill Muslims, they also have a hive mind, every Muslim knows every other Muslim in the world, and pork, even a picture of it is like silver to them. FACT.

There are interesting opinions on children. Where if they don't want to be shot in school, they had their minds warped by George Soros and the left. But if they attend an anti-abortion protest or bash refugees, then they clearly, CLEARLY, did that of their own volition. FACT.

If you have any form of autism, you are immune from climate change and therefore you should not have any opinion on it. At all. FACT.

Rich people are apparently super geniuses and are automatically the experts in whatever subject they wade into. Have science? Have an opinion? Have studies? Have empirical evidence? Have video evidence? A rich person disagrees with you, they are right, you are wrong. FACT.

What other FACTs have you encountered when it comes to Psickology?

Call the next one the 'Despite' Recession

"Despite the strong economy..."

That's what we are hearing now and that's what we'll keep hearing as the recession heats up.

"Despite the strong economy, this figure is down from 84 percent at the peak of the last expansion, in 2007"

"Despite the strong economy, San Francisco finance jobs shrank from 45,716 in 2008 to 41,882 last year"

"The congressmen pointed a report from Giving USA which shows last year Americans have less to charity despite the strong economy."

"Republican officials say Trump is harnessing the anger of those who continue to feel left behind despite the strong economy,"

"Despite the strong economy, people are struggling to put food on the table, educate their children and get access to health care"

"Despite the strong economy, there are currently 7.3 million unfilled jobs in America, and a 50-year-low labor participation rate"

"Four in 10 Americans say they still struggle to pay their bills, despite the strong economy"

"Despite the strong economy, voters worry the economy and Republicans will harm their retirement security."

"despite the strong economy, St. Pierre, like many other American manufacturers, is struggling"

"small businesses are hiring less, despite the strong economy, partly because they are losing employees to bigger firms"

It's funny how our "strong economy" sure has a lot of asterisks around it.

Maybe, just maybe, it's not really all that strong?



Prepare yourselves, for "despite" what you may hear about the "strong economy", it's going to get worse.

No, the right wing doesn't really want to treat mental illness



They called it communism back then and... well, they actually still call it communism today.

They didn't change a thing, really. Still the same propaganda.

At it's heart, the right wing ideology even with it's veneer of "compassionate conservatism" and with it's mask of right wing evangelicalism, it still sees mental illness as a sign of the "other"; as a consequence of sin, as a personal failing, as a flaw, a defect.

The "cure", according to them, isn't talk therapy, isn't understanding, isn't working against binary thinking and other perceptive errors, isn't anti-psychotic medication, but you know what it is? More marginalization, more isolation, more exclusion, more stigma, more shame.

Get the right away from the table, they have no real interest in helping the mentally ill.

You know something? You *CAN'T* make a video game with today's right wing rhetoric

It's funny how the right wing wants to blame video games for mass shootings, but I have yet to play a video game where you're given a mission or quest to "stop the invasion of foreign dark skinned people"

I've recently played a special edition of Skyrim, and in it, there's a civil war going on and in the backstory, there was another war (The Great War) that did not end very well for the empire about 20 years before the game takes place. Here in the real world, the right wing and their allies in the media and government will push on us a war on terror, an "invasion" from the southern border, a clash of civilizations with the Muslim world, a culture war, a war on drugs, and... (checking notes) a war on Christmas.

That's right folks, the fantasy game with the elves and dragons in it is less exaggerated than real life when it comes to having a militarized culture.

Here's Michael Townley AKA Michael De Santa, one of the people you play in as Grand Theft Auto 5. A criminal who escaped into witness protection. And here's Michael Townley, a criminal who did odd jobs for right wing dictator Augusto Pinochet (Which included assassinating Orlando Letelier right here in Washington DC) and escaped into witness protection.

The violence preceded the video game in that case. Weird, right?

And one more thing, there's Deus Ex... where the Illuminati is an antagonist, here they are technocrats who want to control the flow and direction of technology and, which when the series happens, has branched out into human enhancement. Compare that to how... Alex Jones, QAnon, and the right wing conspiracy theories portray the Illuminati... as... uh... a cabal of Je-"Globalists" who are all satanists and pedophiles and run the world from the pizzeria basements who do things just to make Trump look bad or to sacrifice children, I don't know.

My God, the video game conspiracy theory is written better than the conspiracy theory that is out and about in the real world.

It's embarrassing now that I think about it. Wow. Just wow.

So stupid that we even have to discuss this.

It's weird how the acceptable vs unacceptable forms of "economic anxiety" are switched around

The "acceptable" economic anxiety: Voting for reality TV stars, vandalizing things with swastikas, paranoia of the 'other', belief in conspiracy theories, and falling in love with confederate statues

The "unacceptable" economic anxiety: Why should we have this economic anxiety? How about instead of racism and sexism, we actually mitigate the source of the economic anxiety? Let's have debt forgiveness, a more robust safety net, not denying things like healthcare or education to people, etc.

It's weird how one of these is SOCIALISM and causing trouble according to the 'liberal' media and *some* of the politicians... and it's not the first one, the "acceptable" one.

It's just weird.

"Russia Will Be Free"; stand proud, Russian opposition to Putin and his cronies

Russians who are resisting Putin are not our allies... no, they are our brothers and sisters.

The core issue is these 4 Congresswomen could very well be seen as the symbolic face of America

As opposed to Trump

It's day vs night, bigger than Democratic Party vs Republican Party or left wing vs right wing, it's...

Meritocracy vs inheritance
Action vs reaction
Activism vs laziness
Civic participation vs keeping others away from the table
Inclusion vs exclusion
Pluralism vs exclusivism
Self-empowerment vs hostile privilege
Progress vs holding onto the past
"I earned it because I work hard, I study hard, and I didn't do it alone" vs "I earned it because I'm rich and that automatically makes me right and smarter than everyone else"
Hope and change vs paranoia and stagnation

There's a real possibility that when people think of "America", inside and out, they no longer see Trump's mug, but these 4 Congresswomen.

I know I do.

That might also explain the fixation from the right against these 4. They want to destroy the set of things on the left side of that list.

The contest to be the face of America is going on now. I'd rather have the values of that left side of that be our symbolic face, even if that means a permanently diminished symbolic role for the POTUS even after Trump.
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