We kind of miss the days when liberals just used “white supremacist” as a blanket term for all conservatives. Then they upgraded to “white nationalist” and “semi-fascist” and “Christofascist.” We’re guessing Christofascist is the word the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin was looking for when she was writing about the GOP … um, extreme white Christian nationalism, we mean. Anyway, the GOP’s threat to the American idea is nothing new.
Actually, it kind of is. We keep prodding President Joe Biden to name some names when he’s talking about “extreme MAGA” and its extreme agenda, like banning abortions in the delivery room. Biden said in his “Soul of the Nation” speech that the majority of Republicans weren’t extreme MAGA. But both he and Rubin make it sound like 74 million Americans are extreme white Christian nationalists.
If left undisturbed, the extreme White Christian nationalism of today will inevitably lead to violence, cruelty and lawlessness. https://t.co/3AV7OM1R0t
— Jennifer "Pro-privacy" Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) September 7, 2022
“The challenge of the Civil War still resonates,” she says.
No, the MAGA movement isn’t advocating for slavery. But it does seek to rewrite the history of race through its fraudulent attack on “critical race theory,” just as Jim Crow defenders sought to refashion the Civil War by erecting monuments to traitorous secessionists. The aim is the same: to exonerate Whites and to recast them as noble victims.
Defenders of democracy have a hard task in face of the constant onslaught of fear-mongering, propaganda, phony history and dishonest right-wing media that shields its viewers and readers from disagreeable facts. Elevating America as an idea, a creed or the last, best hope for self-governance is more challenging that whipping up White resentment, fear of “replacement” and false victimhood.
How old is Rubin? And how many years of her life were spent thinking about Confederate monuments? Does she know the Confederates were Democrats?
The desperation… https://t.co/o0W0k5qF0B
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) September 7, 2022
Extreme Christian nationalism? You think it could lead to the burning and looting of cities? Maybe it could lead to misgendering crimes..
— Petite Patriot (@Pamelajn922) September 7, 2022
If this extreme white Christian nationalism continues, someone is going to start inviting draq queens to dance for first graders or using phony asylum seekers as a ruse to import fentanyl by the truck load. Someone might even shower with his daughter.
— Area Man (@lheal) September 7, 2022
GP I'll take my chances with that rather than the current godless woke communism the Left (and Ms. Rubin) loves so dearly.
We've all seen how that ends.
Hint: It ends will millions of corpses and minimal freedom. https://t.co/A1Cv0xw00B
— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) September 7, 2022
Just to be clear…when they say "MAGA," what they really mean is all Christians.
Everyone gets that by now, right? https://t.co/iPz8RTOP2p
— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) September 7, 2022
Yep … and that’s why Biden and the White House are keeping the term wide open; so they can keep expanding the definition.
Does that include rounding up leftists?
If so, I'm interested. https://t.co/8YVNFtOmox
— Greenbrier (@greenbrier_n) September 7, 2022
Me trying to find where all these ubiquitous White Christian Nationalists are: pic.twitter.com/V3FYvAQ1bu
— Days Since Trump Left Office (@DaysSinceDJT45) September 7, 2022
— pirkster (@pirkster_jax) September 7, 2022
This insistence of the widespread existence of white nationalism is especially scary, because socialists progressives and marxist groups actually believe it. The desperately need a dragon to slay and in their righteous zeal, could end up attacking and vilifying ordinary people.
— Laissez-faire Leonard (@Laisezfair_Leon) September 7, 2022
— Camping Room██ (@ctdonath) September 7, 2022
She's a 🤡 🤡 🤡
— Kelly S (@ksondere) September 7, 2022
What is your line definition between white Christian and “extreme”white Christian?
— JonnyRingoP1 (@Jringo_sports) September 7, 2022
That’s a great question … just what does it take for a white Christian to be branded extreme? Karine Jean-Pierre said trying to place any restrictions on abortion at all was “semi-fascism.” Thank goodness for those not-at-all-extreme activists in Ruth Sent Us and Jane’s Revenge who are bravely firebombing crisis pregnancy centers.
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