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American Child

As we watch our nation devolve into Nazi America, if you’re wondering how it happened, I can show you exactly how it happened. Read this article. If it doesn’t chill you to the bone, nothing can. And I can vouch for it, because I lived it.

I grew up in one of those types of households. The only reason I didn’t get sucked into the Quiverful mess is that it was invented after I was grown and had moved out of my parents’ home. I was absolutely and unequivocally taught that my life’s entire purpose was to proselytize others to our particular flavor of extremist Christianity. I grew up in the Assemblies of God Church, where your entire life revolved around the church. You were expected to memorize passage after passage of scripture, which was taught to be absolute and literal – unless a literal interpretation didn’t fit the church doctrine to a tee, in which case to read it literally was a “misinterpretation”.  Not one word of the above article is exaggeration. If anything, it’s understatement.

From the perspective of adulthood, and as someone who escaped, I’m appalled to recognize the earmarks of Fascism, a political wolf in the clothing of religion. This is a movement whose sole reason for existing is, in every conceivable meaning of the phrase, to take over the world. This is Pinky and the Brain in real life, only with armies of children being shepherded through its brainwashing. The only reason this isn’t labeled as a cult is that it’s so widespread, and this group presents itself as wholesome and all-American. In truth, there’s nothing wholesome or American about world domination.

Does the extremist religious right truly outnumber moderates and liberals? No, at least not yet. But they outnumber us where it counts: at the polls and in office.

I’d read these articles before, but each time I re-read, something new strikes me.

The simple fact is that we, as moderates and liberals, MUST step up. Our nation is broken beyond recognition. It’s a giant, oozing political abscess. Religious extremists pretend to heal the infection, when in fact their agenda is to sculpt it into a grotesque, scarred golem, one that’s dead and stinking. Those of us with reason and intellect MUST take direct action, including teaching our children how to defend logical and critical thinking; running for office, even if it’s dog catcher; and holding those already in office accountable to the greater populace. As it stands, the gerrymandering and election rigging is so pervasive it’s going to be a massive uphill battle. We’re already painted as everything from subhuman (especially if you’re not Caucasian) to perverted (heaven help you if you’re Pagan, Atheist, or anything other than the pseudo-Protestant Alt-Right). Women are at best second-class citizens. Children are weapons of the future, not humans to be nurtured. Literally every human right is under attack (unless you’re a white male). One outspoken… person… states that black men and women were better off as slaves. It’s a sentiment echoed by Representative Trent Franks. Sad to say, Franks was elected in my state, and until recently I’d never heard his name. I know the name of my own representatives and have written them. They wrote back with a paraphrased, “F*** you.”

I only wish I were making this stuff up.

While we huff and puff over our Commander-in-Thief, there’s a greater and even more dangerous grassroots revolution underway. I predicted Civil War II a while back. It took a while for me to realize it’s already here – it’s just being fought via brainwashing rather than battlefields.

4 Comments

  1. Dangerspouse Dangerspouse December 9, 2017

    I had no idea your backstory was so…so….ohmygod. I mean, wow. I’m so glad you got out. I can’t imagine someone with your intellect being shackled – probably literally I imagine, if you dissented. I can’t imagine you chained to a stove, a gaggle of brats around your ankles with yet another on the way. I’m glad you managed to escape. Very, very glad.

    “But they outnumber us where it counts: at the polls and in office.”

    Maybe they’re right, then. This IS the End Times.

    • leilani leilani Post author | December 9, 2017

      Oh yes, this is my background. The guilt still edges into my peace of mind now and then (what’s left of it after the political apocalypse going on around us.) And yes, I took my share of beatings and imprisonment. Hint: there don’t have to be bars on the door for you to be imprisoned.

      And if our current trajectory continues, this is indeed the End Times. We’re going to destroy the planet and everything on it.

  2. Terri J. Tinkel Terri J. Tinkel December 9, 2017

    I was scared before ~ now I am seriously frightened. Our country and our world are turning into a black hole of hate and unreasonable acts. I think the end of the world is coming and it isn’t going to take very long.

    • leilani leilani Post author | December 9, 2017

      I’m with you, Terri – and I’m so damned tired. I’ve been shouting a lot of this to the proverbial heavens for a while, but got nowhere. Thank God there ARE rational people left in the world, but the sad fact is that most of us are so overwhelmed we don’t know which way to turn.

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