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A Beast of Apocalyptic Stature

Posted by nicolen on February 5, 2008

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cross3.jpg“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth . . . and God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” So begins and ends the Christian antediluvian history of the earth—all 788 words of it.

It is this scant “history” that fundamentalist Christians, including members of Congress and the President, want taught in public schools in place of the 150 years of accumulated science embodied in the theory of evolution. This sliver of Christian history is the thin edge of the wedge they hope will split Jefferson’s wall separating church and state and allow fundamentalist dogma to pass for fact in science classrooms.

Now, if the founder of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, Rep. James Forbes (R-VA), and thirty-one other Representatives succeed in lodging their wedge by passing House Resolution 888, designating the first week in May as “American Religious History Week,” public school history classrooms will be opened to a fundamentalist version of the “rich spiritual and religious history of our Nation’s founding and subsequent history,” however scant or however fabricated.

House Resolution 888, introduced in December 2007, purports to be about nothing more than a recognition of America’s history of religious faith. In reality, it is an attempt by the Christian Right to rewrite the history of the United States along the same biblical slant as their revision of the history of life on earth.

“Those of us who watched Room 222, lived the moments and, quite possibly, made the history. The moments included; the Vietnam War, the 1968 King and Kennedy assassinations, Nixon’s election, Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, Woodstock, the Kent State killings, Earth Day, 18-year-old vote, the north tower of the World Trade Center completed, Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress, the Watergate burglary, Ms. magazine, Nixon reelected, Roe v. Wade, the last U.S. troops withdraw from Vietnam, POWs return, first black mayor is elected in a major southern city, articles of impeachment voted against Nixon, Nixon resigns, President Ford pardons Nixon.”

According to Chris Rodda, author of “Liars for Jesus: The Religious Right’s Alternative Version of American History,” the seventy-five “Whereas” clauses of H. R. 888 that are meant to justify its passage are “packed with the same American history lies found on the Christian nationalist websites, and in the books of pseudo-historians . . . [used] to further the Christian nationalist agenda.”

Michael Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and former White House counsel during the Reagan administration, said that “House Resolution 888 is perhaps the most disgraceful, shocking and tragic example yet of the pernicious and pervasive pattern and practice of unconstitutional rape of our bedrock American citizens’ religious freedom by the fundamentalist Christian right.”

Alerted to H. R. 888 by Weinstein’s MRFF, Chris Hedges, author of “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America,” wrote in the Nation, “the resolution is staggering for its sheer volume of falsehoods about our history, our system of government and our democracy. Hedges believes that reading the resolution will help Americans better understand why the right-wing Christian populism of Mike Huckabee—who wants to amend the Constitution to God’s standards—is a serious danger to our secular democracy.

Viewed from the summit of forty years, we can now appreciate the iconic TV drama, Room 222, as a snapshot of American history from the show’s debut in1969 to its cancellation in1974. The setting for the drama was the American history classroom of Pete Dixon, a young, idealistic African-American teacher who helped his students—and the TV audience— navigate not only the tumultuous teen years, but also the turbulent swirl of events that defined their generation and became part of America’s history.

Those of us who watched Room 222, lived the moments and, quite possibly, made the history. The moments included; the Vietnam War, the 1968 King and Kennedy assassinations, Nixon’s election, Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, Woodstock, the Kent State killings, Earth Day, 18-year-old vote, the north tower of the World Trade Center completed, Equal Rights Amendment passed by Congress, the Watergate burglary, Ms. magazine, Nixon reelected, Roe v. Wade, the last U.S. troops withdraw from Vietnam, POWs return, first black mayor is elected in a major southern city, articles of impeachment voted against Nixon, Nixon resigns, President Ford pardons Nixon.

Predictably, history did not end with ABC’s decision to end Room 222. And other than maybe the opening in New York City of the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, there was nothing particularly Christian about the history of the show’s six years, though Christians were certainly a part of it—as were we all—for good or ill.

Should this resolution be enacted, the history of Room 222, written in the blood and anger and hope and laughter of all Americans, will be co-opted and revised by H. R. 888, written by Rep. Forbes’ fundamentalist cabal at the behest of the Christian Right. The result of their revision will not be America’s history. But then, that is their aim.

Those familiar with the Christian numerology of end time prophecy can predict where this resolution will lead.

888-222 = 666 . . .The mark of the Beast.

The resolution’s singular purpose is securing the Christian Right’s claim to both our nation’s past and its present. If the wedge of the resolution is hammered deeply enough into the foundation of our nation’s history, a beast of apocalyptic stature may slither through the crack, portending the “end times” of our secular democracy . . . hyperbole notwithstanding.

Robert Weitzel, MWC NEWS editor, is an educator and freelance writer who lives in Madison, Wisconsin. His essays regularly appear in The Capital Times of Madison.
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EYE ON HATE SPECIAL EDITION – IS RON PAUL RUNNING TO SUCCEED GEORGE BUSH OR JEFFERSON DAVIS?

Posted by nicolen on January 2, 2008

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anothereye1.jpgJust one day before the Iowa Caucus, Floyd Cochran and Nicole Nichols will air a special edition of Eye On Hate Radio entitled “Under the Stars and Bars with Ron Paul.”

Is Ron Paul running to succeed George Bush or Jefferson Davis ?

After looking over the evidence and the facts, I am beginning to wonder , is Ron Paul running for president to succeed George Bush or Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy.”When taking in the remarks by Paul to Tim Russert concerning the civil war, Lincoln and slaves, looking at the fact that Ron Paul has been an honorary member of a neo confederate group for twelve years and finally Paul’s solicitation of support from these neo confederate groups not to menition Paul’s ties to militia type organizations makes it plain Ron Paul isn’t a black shirt of the nazi type of racist – he prefers the Grey uniform of the confederacy, but either way the black shirt of Stormfront or the grey uniform of slave owners, Ron Paul is but one sheet away from the purveyors of hate.”You will have to tune into tomorrow night’s (Wednesday Jan. 2, 9pm est.) Special broadcast and hear the disturbing facts concerning Paul’s ties to extremism and the soft underbelly of racism here in America.

Good News: tomorrow night Eye On Hate Radio will be featuring music from the Riotfolk record label.

RiotFolk mission
“Making folk a threat again!
We are an anti-profit mutual-aid collective of radical artists and musicians. We make music to provoke, educate, heal and inspire.”
Along with news and commentary Eye On Hate radio will feature these artist from Riotfolk. Visit Riotfolk at http://www.riotfolk.org

Kate and Ethan: White Lies

Ryan Harvey:
Peace, Justice and Anarchy;
What did you learn on the news ?;

From Evan Greer;
Love me, I am a liberal;

Hope you can join us ! Live at 9pm est. Jan. 2
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COLD SHOT TONIGHT

Posted by nicolen on October 29, 2007

DOWNLOAD ARCHIVE OF OCTOBER 29TH SHOW HERE

coldshotsm5.gifAt 9:00 Eastern time, Cold Shot will be on the air. Just go to EYE ON HATE and click on the Winamp Button.

TONIGHT’S TOPICS

*The Westboro Baptist Church and Reverend Phelps in Court

*The further break-up of the National Socialist Movement and Jeff Schoep’s desperate attempts to save what’s left.

*The Ouster of Taylor Bowles and a hysterical look at his campaign “platform.”

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Ron Paul – Viral Marketing or Viral Infection?

Posted by nicolen on October 26, 2007

paul.jpgRon Paul – Viral Marketing or Viral Infection?

Words that are spoken often leave permanent scars – and regardless of one’s efforts they cannot be taken back. People can change. People can alter their ideologies. What people can’t do is keep those beliefs hidden forever. Presidential hopeful, Ron Paul, may not have a snowball’s chance in hell of ever hearing “Hail to the Chief” as he graces the red carpet – but he is making his mark among those who believe him to be the “Great White Hope.”

Watching the drama unfold as the 2008 Presidential Candidates bloody each other up while seeking their party’s endorsement may not be something that tops the list of America’s entertainment seekers. However, even the most apathetic among us would have to agree that the list of candidates is an interesting one. An African-American, a woman, a bevy of right wingers and a racist are all jockeying for position and ultimately the right to lead the country.

One of those candidates, Ron Paul, probably won’t make it to the forefront but he is creating a ruckus on the internet. A few days ago, Political Editor of the Huffington Post, Thomas B. Edsall, wrote a column entitled, “To His Dismay, Ron Paul Becoming Magnet for White Supremacists.” Well…DUH! As I read Edsall’s piece I couldn’t help but wonder where this man had been all his life. The article states:

“The Paul campaign dismissed the pro-Paul activities among these groups. “We don’t know who these people are,” said Jesse Benton, Paul’s communications director. “Their support has “nothing to do with Ron Paul, and what he stands for….His message of freedom, peace and prosperity – that’s why people support him.”
“Paul has not made racist or anti-Semitic appeals to the controversial organizations and their members. Instead, their support is based on Paul’s libertarian opposition to government generally, including the IRS and the powers granted to the federal government under the Patriot Act – views that are shared by many on the conservative fringe of the spectrum.”
Forgive me, but I think I might be sick. Let’s just look at who this Dr. Ron Paul is. Ron Paul is no newcomer to the political arena and no newcomer to extremism. That’s always been his stock-in-trade. From far right-wing milita and tax-evasion groups to downright racist organizations and individuals Paul has built a bastion of bigotry and laid the foundation for this moment.
Like the racists, he couches his rhetoric in euphemistic speech and coat-tails on to popular movements as a means to further his racist and anti-Semitic agenda.
It has been said that Ron Paul is so far right that he is almost left. It’s a very weird and, sometimes confusing, set of precepts and concepts with which Paul has spun his web. He was once a Libertarian and sought the Presidency in 1988. Today he runs as a Republican with some claiming that he is the closest thing to what a Republican conservative should be and others claiming that he is anything but.
Highlighting the confusion, and almost bizarre, incongruences that Paul is noted for, the late Molly Ivins, well known Texas columnist had this to say during the 1996 congressional race in Texas:
“In the amazing 14th, Democrat Lefty Morris (his slogan is ”Lefty is Right!”) faces the Republican/Libertarian Ron Paul, who is himself so far right that he’s sometimes left, as happens with your Libertarians. I think my favorite issue here is Paul’s 1993 newsletter advising ”Frightened Americans” on how to get their money out of the country. He advised that Peruvian citizenship could be purchased for a mere 25 grand. That we should all become Peruvians is one of the more innovative suggestions of this festive campaign season. But what will the Peruvians think of it?”
Ron Paul has had a long-standing relationship with the “Patriot Movement” and the “Tax Resistance Movement.” The Patriot Network, an anti-tax, anti-government group, held a dinner in Paul’s honor in 2004, and heavily endorses him for President. The Patriot Network has overlapping ties with a lot of other militia and Christian Identity groups.
The alliance with these types of groups doesn’t stop there for Dr. Paul, however. If you are truly judged by the company that you keep, then it shouldn’t be too much of a leap to determine just who Ron Paul really is. Among his friends and supporters you can add Tom DeLay, who contributed at least $6,000 to Paul’s campaign. In return, Paul voted to allow DeLay to continue in his position after an indictment was handed down for criminal conspiracy and money laundering.
Perhaps even more disturbing is Paul’s close and enduring friendship with Christian Reconstructionist Gary North, who is a leading figure in that movement and who served on Paul’s staff at one time.
Gary North has many ties to the radical right and to policy makers in the halls of government. Some might remember North best for his inaccurate prognostication of a cataclysmic event concerning Y2K. According to Wikipedia, “North’s economic views are libertarian, and he is a believer in the Austrian School of economics. However, socially, he is an advocate of theonomic rule (“the rule of God’s law”) and proposes a strict legal system based on Biblical laws, which might execute people for violations of those laws (such as sodomy, adultery, witchcraft) that are not capital offenses under current U.S. laws.”
North was also a harbinger of doom over the spread of AIDS. According to NNDB,
“In his wryly-titled 1987 essay The Plague Has Come at Last, North predicted millions of deaths by AIDS, full hospitals by 1992. Quoting Camus and forecasting a global epidemic, North wrote:
“In 1992, we will run out of available hospital beds. This means that when you take a family member to stay in the hospital, you will either be sent away, or be sent to a very expensive private hospital, or they will start stacking AIDS victims up in minimal-care, crowded facilities.
“By then, many victims will be heterosexuals.
“But after 1991, it starts getting really serious. Unless a cure is found, or for some reason the disease ceases to be lethal, the doubling process gets us. Those infected today now number between three million and four million. The incubation period, says Dr. Koop, is ten years. They don’t know how many people presently infected will actually get full-blown AIDS, but it may be as high as half. It may be 100%, if we wait long enough. But the disease is spreading fast. If it continues to double, 64 million Americans will be infected by the end of 1990. If it slows to half the present rate, and does so immediately, then “only” 15 million will be carriers in 1990.
“The article begins as a somewhat cogent diatribe, but quickly degenerates into the usual palm-waving and all-caps text of a junior high Robert Mcelwaine:

“The only long-term solution is MORAL AND RELIGIOUS. … THERE IS GOING TO BE A WILD EXODUS FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. You KNOW I’m right. All talk about “white flight” will end; regardless of race, color, or national origin, THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE ABANDONED. … Look, PEOPLE DON’T USE CONDOMS WHEN KISSING. … WE NEED A PROPHET, NOT A PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENT FOR CONDOMS. … THE AIDS VIRUS ATTACKS THE BRAIN. DEMENTIA IS THE RESULT. … THERE IS NO SAFE SEX ANY MORE. … SENTENCING YOUNG PEOPLE TO DEATH … STRICT ISOLATION … INSECTS … WORLDWIDE PANIC … LIFETIME CONTAGION … CRITICAL MASS …”

Gary North, on top of everything else, sits on the Council for National Policy along with several of his friends. The Council for National Policy is a highly secretive group of extreme right wingers who are very wealthy and very powerful.

In 1992, Ron Paul produced an independent newsletter. During this period, statements made by Paul raised more than a few eyebrows and are coming back to haunt him today. Here are Paul’s own words:

“Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action,”

Paul continued that politically sensible blacks are outnumbered “as decent people.” Citing reports that 85 percent of all black men in the District of Columbia are arrested, Paul wrote:

“Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal,” Paul said.

“…although we are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers.

Paul even had the chutzpah to say that African-American youths who commit crimes should be tried as adults. He has come under severe criticism not only for his remarks, but for using statistics that were published and skewed by the infamous racist Jared Taylor.

Not surprisingly, once this information surfaced, Paul started back-pedaling claiming that he didn’t write those remarks and that a “ghostwriter” had been the culprit. Few believe this to be true, but even if it were he would not escape culpability as he allowed the statements to stand until that time when they might prove harmful to his bid for office.

Consequently, it is with great amusement that I have watched bloggers – of the conservative kind – ask the question, “Why is Stormfront endorsing Ron Paul? Moreover, they wonder why Paul doesn’t rebuke their ideology and refuse their support.

Well…um…first of all, as reprehensible as the Stormfront website might be, they do have the right to support and endorse anyone they choose. Secondly, Ron Paul, as one reporter put it, is a “magnet for white supremacists.” He attracts them because of his extremism and his right wing stance. He has also attracted a few from the other end of the spectrum, because of his stand on the war. So…what did they expect?

An endorsement from Stormfront is a logical and not unexpected move as David Duke and Jamie Kelso have tipped their hat in Paul’s direction. Duke and Kelso have a huge following among Stormfronters and are joined at the hip with Don Black, Stormfront’s owner and leader.

Ron Paul has also been a favorite among those at the Council of Conservative Citizens and the League of the South. He has been interviewed on Political Cesspool, the wildly popular radio show which proffers the racist and anti-immigration stances of the Council. Additionally, Paul’s campaign progress is continuously monitored by the Council and Political Cesspool.
He is also the chairman of the Liberty Caucus, which includes some of the most conservative members of the House including Tom Tancredo, Jimmy Duncan, and Virgil Goode. Ron Paul is a member of Tom Tancredo’s Immigration Reform Caucus, as well.
Tom Tancredo is another favorite among the racist and neo-Confederate groups to which he has pandered.
Paul has been termed the “Internet Darling” by the media because of his wide-spread support on the internet. He is ranked among the top internet search engines as generating the most hits and his YouTube videos have achieved an all time high with at least 33,000 subscribers.
Some claim that it is a mere handful of puppets who are “padding and skewing” the internet statistics, while others prophesy a real upset in the making.
Redstate.com, a popular Republican website, recently banned new Ron Paul supporters from engaging in any commentary referencing Paul. Chastising and warning Paul posters, the notice read as follows:
“Attention, Ron Paul Supporters (Life is *REALLY* Not Fair),” begins, “Effective immediately, new users may *not* shill for Ron Paul in any way shape, form or fashion. Not in comments, not in diaries, nada. If your account is less than 6 months old, you can talk about something else, you can participate in the other threads and be your zany libertarian self all you want, but you cannot pimp Ron Paul. Those with accounts more than six months old may proceed as normal.”
Redstate founder, Erick Erickson stated, “They’re terribly annoying and they don’t add to the debate. If people are adding to the debate we don’t have a problem with them coming here. But they’re just coming to promote Ron Paul. They talk over everyone. They yell at everyone.”
Actually, Redstate.com isn’t the only internet site that is upset with Paul’s computer savvy group of well-wishers. Many discussion groups throughout cyberspace have been the recipients of the spam-like overzealousness of Paul supporters.
Ron Paul has been repeatedly ignored and omitted by the media as well as many prominent groups seeking the presence of presidential hopefuls. That’s not too surprising given the fact that, generally speaking, front-runners get most of the publicity. This is frustrating for those who seek to push Paul into the Republican forefront and perhaps accounts for the rabidity with which they promote their candidate.
 Certainly, Ron Paul cannot be held responsible for those who seem to like his ideas. Certainly, no one can be held responsible for the fact that unsavory and unscrupulous people align themselves with him – that is, if they are uninvited. The question that looms and begs an answer is whether or not he sent the invitation.

I contend that by virtue of those with whom Ron Paul associates with, and by virtue of his comments the invitation is a tacit one – but an invitation just the same.

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