Now they have Gorsuch on the Supreme Court and Pence (strange bird, an "evangelical Catholic") within reach of the White House.
They have learned to pretend that they are just ordinary religious people while being dedicated to their evangelical fundamentalist beliefs. They are hard to get around, because they fool most mainstream Americans into taking them at face value, when they really are power hungry authoritarians who crave control above all. They are educated in pretense, and honest people, especially intelligent honest people, have trouble dealing with their subterfuge.
I'd say more, but I'm in the midst of chemo and my brain is tired along with the rest of me. I really recommend this article, which is full of insights. This is the passage that really struck home to me:
After my first year in college or at some point when I was home during the first half of my college career (I don’t remember exactly when), I found myself at a concert held back at my Christian school. A local Christian singer was performing. As she got ready to cover Nichole Nordeman’s “Fool for You” (the “you” is Jesus)* she said something that’s been etched in my memory ever since. “It’s impossible to be too dumb to get into the Kingdom of Heaven. It might be possible to be too smart, but it’s not possible to be too dumb!” The crowd cheered wildly, while I sat there quietly horrified, pondering the “it might be possible to be too smart” part of her statement.
Do read the whole thing. It explains so much about people I know who seem so rational and competent and well educated and yet are fools who are leading us to destruction, while encouraging a know-nothing culture for their followers. They have learned our talk, but we haven't learned theirs, and they are on the verge of victory.
So, Happy Easter anyway!
*What a sappy, whiny number!