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26 september 2012

VS: christelijk rechts vergroot geduldig zijn invloed

The Religious Right's Plot To Take Control Of Our Public Schools
Door Rachal Tabachnick, Alternet, 6 maart 2012

The people who brought you "Jesus Camp" are moving into your neighborhood school. And there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

[...] The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America’s Children by Katherine Stewart [zie hieronder; K] uncovers a right-wing conspiracy to infiltrate and destroy the nation’s public school system, using recent Supreme Court decisions as a lever. It’s a must-read for anyone who’s seen public school kids, perhaps their own, targeted for proselytizing by peers, teachers and adult volunteers. And for those who haven’t, it’s a wake-up call. 

Boek The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children
Katharine Stewart, PublicAffairs, januari 2012, 304 pagina's

Why Sexual Fundamentalists Dominate Politics and How We Can Stop Them

Door Mandy van Deven, Alternet, 26 september 2012

The author of Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America [de historicus en politiek commentator Nancy Cohen; K] says the extreme right-wing is less popular yet more powerful than we imagine.

[...] 'The sexual fundamentalists[*] began as a grassroots movement on issues like blocking the Equal Rights Amendment. They have been savvy political organizers for a long time and always identified electoral politics as a key battleground. Starting in the 1970s, they basically infiltrated the GOP at the local precinct and school board levels. Gradually, they built their power to the point where they controlled many state Republican parties, and we saw the culmination of their takeover of the GOP in the 2010 elections. The Tea Party was largely a rebranding of the discredited Christian Right; it wasn’t what it portrayed itself to be, and the media cooperated in this inaccurate portrayal.' 

Boek Delirium: How the Sexual Counterrevolution is Polarizing America
Nancy Cohen, Counterpoint, 356 pagina's, februari 2012  

The Littlest Missionaries: A New Christian Plot to Invade Public Schools
Door Katherine Stewart, Comment is Free / Alternet, 1 oktober 2012

The 10 Most Dangerous Religious Right Organizations
Door Simon Brown, Church & State Magazine / Alternet, 2 oktober 2012

Anti-Islam Moviemaker Now Cult Hero
Door Noah Shachtman, Wired Danger Room, 28 september 2012

Man Who Was 'Tortured' by the Prospect of Obama's Re-Election Kills Family, Self
Alternet, 28 september 2012

Pastor John Hagee, calling for 40 days of prayer for Mitt Romney,  insisted that "Four more years of Obama will bring absolute socialism to America [...]". 

Christian Right to the Rescue? How Clueless Romney Could Still Win
Door Adele M. Stan, Alternet, 25 september 2012 

Inside the Islamophobic-Religious Right Alliance Whose Film Sparked a Crisis in the Middle East
Door Alex Kane, Alternet, 14 september 2012

An alliance of Egyptian Coptic Christians, right-wing American Christians and anti-Muslim activists is behind the "Innocence of Muslims" film. 

The US Christian Right is Pushing Anti-Gay, Anti-Women Policies Abroad
Door Malika Redmond, RH Reality Check / Alternet, 26 juli 2012

Is America on the Verge of Theocracy?[*]
4 Fundamentalist Ideologies Threatening U.S. Liberty
Door Henry A. Giroux, / Alternet, 7 maart 2012

Extremists shape American politics to unabashedly pursue legislative policies that favor the rich and punish the poor. 

How the Right Has Turned Everything Into a Culture War - And Why That's Terrible for Our Democracy
Door Joshua Holland, Alternet, 28 februari 2012 

5 Signs the Christian Right Still Wields Too Much Power in America
Door Peter Montgomery, Alternet, 31 januari 2012

This political and cultural movement will not be sinking beneath the horizon anytime soon - despite media reports to the contrary. 

Texas schools board rewrites US history with lessons promoting God and guns
The Guardian, 16 mei 2010 

Boek Krieg der Relgionen; Politik, Glaube und Terror im Zeichen der Apokalypse
Victor en Victoria Trimondi, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 597 pagina's, 2005

Zie onder meer hoofdstuk 8, paragraaf 'Die Eroberung des Bildungswesens durch die Christliche Rechte': 'Die Christliche Rechte setzt also auf eine Langzeitstrategie. Sie greift nach den Jugend, um die Politik von Morgen oder übermorgen zu gestalten.' 

Theocracy Watch
The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party

[Website leidt slapend bestaan sinds 2008; K]

Toegevoegd v/a 10-2012:

Almost Two-Thirds of 18-29 Year Olds Believe in "Demon Possession" What Is Happening to America?
Door Bruce Wilson, / Alternet, 30 oktober 2013

The Evangelicals Engaged In Spiritual Warfare
NPR, 19 augustus 2011

Ted Cruz's Father Suggested His Son Is 'Anointed' to Bring About 'End Time Transfer of Wealth'
Door Bruce Wilson, AlterNet, 17 oktober 2013 

Are the Bible Thumpers Losing Their Grip on Our Politics?
Door Amanda Marcotte, Alternet, 20 juni 2013

The Christian Right appears to be in decline, yet Republicans still pander to them. What gives?

With Millions in Assets And Hundreds of Attorneys, Christian Right Is Waging War on the Church-State Wall
Door Rob Boston, Americans United for Separation of Church and State / Alternet, 5 maart 2013

Orthodoxe evangelicalen zien invloed in Washington afnemen
Marco Visser, 8 november 2012

In Nederland is een prominente eindtijd-gek de zich 'joods-christelijke pastor' noemende Ben Kok, die gelooft (zie zijn antwoord op een reactie van 16 mei 2011 @ 16:21 onder een artikel op zijn site) dat moslims de antichrist aanhangen en zullen worden vernietigd in een eindstrijd onder leiding van Christus, verschijnend in Israël, zoals zou zijn voorspeld in de Openbaring van Johannes. 

One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation
Pew Research Center, 9 oktober 2012

Is America Losing Its Religion?

Door Sarah Posner, The Guardian / Alternet, 10 oktober 2012

'De slavernij is eigenlijk een zegen voor zwarte Amerikanen'
Door Marco Visser, Trouw, 8 oktober 2012 

'Hoe religie de Republikeinse partij vernietigde'
Door Marco Visser, Trouw, 4 oktober 2012

Former GOPer: How Republicans Went Crazy, Dems Lost Their Mojo, and the Middle Class Got Shafted
Interview met Mike Lofgren door Bill Moyer, 5 september 2012

Bill Moyers talks with Mike Lofgren, a long-time Republican who describes the modern dysfunction of both the Republican and Democratic parties. 


[*] Peter Sloterdijk wijst er in zijn Sferen-trilogie (pagina 259 van de Nederlandse editie van Sferen, Boom 2007/2003) op dat de vlaggenculten zijn afgeleid van het Oud-Egyptische gebruik om de placenta van de farao tijdens processies ter ere van de heerser mee te dragen. Sloterdijk maakt veel werk van het belichten van de in onze cultuur verdrongen psychodynamische betekenis van de moederkoek. Betreffende de opkomst van de Tea Party en religieus extreemrechts in de VS is ook interessant wat Sloterdijk in een noot hierbij laat weten: 'In het licht van deze cultuurhistorische context is het bijzonder pikant wat Harold Bloom in zijn studie over de meest recente nationale theosofie, het zogenaamde American Orphism opmerkt, namelijk dat dit in de vlag en in de foetus zijn centrale symbolen bezit. Zie Harald Bloom, The American Religion. The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation, New York 1992, pagina 45; 'The flag and the fetus together symbolize the American Religion, the partly concealed but scarcely repressed national faith.'

In hetzelfde verband:

Christian Jihad? Why We Should Worry About Right-Wing Terror Attacks Like Norway's in the US 
Frank Schaeffer, Alternet, 23 juli 2011

There is a growing movement in America that equates godliness with hatred of our government in fact hatred of our country.

Bedenk dat 'Patriarchy, not matriarchy' een van de leuzen was in het filmpje van de christelijke terrorist Anders Breivik.
How The Right's Latest Conspiracy Theory Might Unleash a Wave of Domestic Terrorism if Obama Wins
Door Joshua Holland, Alternet, 25 september 2012

Zie ook m'n blognotities:
Romney kan nog winnen door hulp christelijk rechts
VS: Republikeinen in de greep van extremisten, zoals Paul Ryan
Is Mitt Romney pion in mormoons masterplan?
Extreemrechts in Amerika ruikt kansen
VS: christelijk fundamentalisme op scholen

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