Friday, April 2, 2010

A Review of Chris Hedges' "American Fascists"

By Stephen Lendman

(Excerpts) "Christian Fascists" is an incisive examination of the huge threat extremist Christian fascists pose to a shaky free society most people in the U.S. take for granted but no longer will after reading this important book. Chris Hedges said he wrote the book out of anger and fear of the fundamentalist Christian Right seeking to establish theocratic dominion over society in America in the name of God and is using the Republican party as their vehicle to do it.

They're not kidding. Some observers in Washington believe they already have it includinding journalist Bill Moyers. Hedges powerful book leaves no doubt how great a threat they are to our cherished liberties in a free society now in great jeopardy.

Beneath the surface, thier doctrine is dark and forboding, posing real dangers. Dominionists are awaiting a fiscal, social or political crisis great enough to end constitutional government replacing it with their vision of a Christian fascist theocratic American. In the meantime, they spent a generation working for this and now have great influence at state, local and federal levels of government.

Gays in a Christian Right dominated America would be the first social deviants singled out for condemation and elimination as in Nazi Germany. Other targeted groups would follow.

Forces against American democracy are waiting for a moment to strike, a national crisis that will allow them to shred the Constituion in the name of national security. The Christian Right awaits that time with gleeful anticipation, wanting their adherents to be ready.