Friday, May 18, 2007

The Quotable Jerry Falwell

Historically, a political group losing hold on it's own identity, floating without direction or value, will grasp desperately at any event or circumstance that might, in any way, revitalize a movement or re-energize conviction.

This brings us what we see today of the Far-Right conclaves of the Republican Party, and their newfound adoration for the recently-deceased Falwell. But for you conservatives our there desperate for a cause to believe in again, be wary of this one. This is the man who, with a straight face and prideful tone, uttered:

Textbooks are Soviet propaganda.
And...
I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!
There are more just like that. Many, many more. Get to know the man before you adopt him as a mascot.

3 comments:

  1. What is it that, in death, rockets some types of people to a divine place of forgetful worship?

    Reagan was a sleepy occupier of the oval office that somehow managed, barely not to bankrupt America, but, because he did help bankrupt Russia, the Republicans worship him as the 1.98th coming.

    "A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not."

    - President Reagan addressed the nation from the White House concerning Iran-Contra on March 4, 1987

    YES! WORSHIP HIM!

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  2. Yeah, I know I forgot to bring it back around to Falwell, but, this is an analogy of this type of Republican Party Canonization.

    That is all ...


    .. for now.

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  3. You're point is dead on though. They're desperate for a "leader" and the best they can come up with is a dead ex-president, a dead religious hypocrite, and blond bimbo who somehow managed to pass the bar.

    Hope you don't mind if we rescue this comment for the main page.

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