There is a reason white evangelicals support Trump and hold all moral code shredded by him as forgiven. It is for one reason only. The preservation of nationalism and supremacist hierarchical norms. This is not a theory. It is a culture and a structure – a mission and a mechanism – an organization and an agenda – an arrival in collaborative and strategic timing. Let’s start in the middle. It really is the only place one can start a synopsis of such a complex story. An in medias res story, Dean Koontz style. Putin doesn’t hate Hillary for calling out Russia. None of it had anything to do with Hillary. The global Grand Wizard of white supremacy, or more aptly; Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, The Czar of Xenophobia. Actually, xenophobia is not a big enough word, or an appropriate word. Xenophobia is a disdain for “foreigners.” We’re dealing with a hatred of non-white, non-white-Christian, human rights, promoters or modern moralist government and its three sins- Justice, Freedom and Equality within a global vantage.
What is seldom articulated clearly, is the very long and inextricable relationship between racism, white supremacy and white evangelical culture. It cannot be revisited often enough that the merger of white evangelical and right-wing politics was not an organic process of community. The Moral Majority movement was not an act of pursuit by believers. This was not a uniting by common beliefs, priorities and values, and was not arrived to by some epiphany or mutual recognition. It was not the spontaneous gravitational pull of kindreds drawing nigh, that the architects, custodians or apologists would have the world believe.
The diabolically masterful political pursuit was a social and religious hijacking that created the religious right we know today. It was a feat of social engineering, with a ready for abduction population. Many Christians do not know why, how or even that this actually happened. That was the perfection of this. What better group to enlist or indoctrinate than one that commits to faith over critical thinking – relinquishment of individual discernment for gathering in single blind-faith accord. The use of sheep as a reference to people is usually meant as an insult. In this case it is a religious self-description that was seized upon as a strategy and ready-made, ready for indoctrination popoulation.. This is not in any way meant as an insult to remind us of the flock mindset that made this possible. The woman follows the man, the man follows the pastor and the pastor follows God.
The Moral Majority did not become part of the evangelical or Christian lexicon ‘by’ Jerry Falwell as many accredit him. This term was coined, issued and popularized ‘through’ Falwell to become a political unifier for far-right ideologies by none other than Laszlo Pasztor and Paul Weyrich. Weyrich, one of the founders of the Heritage foundation and Pasztor a member of Hungarian Arrow Cross and Nazi youth recruiter. He recruited for and led Hungary’s Nazi youth organization ð 7 3 Šorganization. He was installed by Weyrich to a right-hand man position in the then new Heritage Foundation after completing his prison term for a Nazi-armed paramilitary unit coup which toppled the Hungarian government in October of 1944. The Heritage Foundation – ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council). You know them. The group that models bills to divert taxpayer money from public to private religious or parochial schools through a variety of “voucher” and “tuition tax credit” programs. An agenda that broadens the divide between white and Black, rich and poor education and educational outcomes. Yes, them. Same group – samre origin – same founding agenda.
There is no such thing as a non-racist white evangelical or non-racist white evangelical group. It may sound like “How Great Thou Art” from the pews, but it’s for a constructed white Jesus that sings Dixie on a loop, straight from the heart. Should we consider the Leader of the supremacist white world? His name is Putin. Take some time with this. It isn’t a secret. In fact, it is a touted badge of honor. Farage, the leader of Brexit, a successful anti=immigrant, anti-people-of-color, anti-other-than-white campaign throughout white Europe. Andy Wigmore, the communications director for Leave EU, the Brexit group that fronted Farage ‘s Nazi modeled campaign of fear tactics about immigration. “Andy Wigmore stated said that he believes the propaganda techniques of the Nazi’s were ‘very clever, that exploiting voters’ concerns about immigration was central to their campaign during the Brexit referendum.”
Nigel Oakes, of Cambridge Analytica … you know the British Consulting Firm of Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal fame? That Chief Executive. In his words …
“Hitler “didn’t have a problem with the Jews at all, but the people didn’t like the Jews … So he just leveraged an artificial enemy”.
Oaks added: “Well that’s exactly what Trump did. He leveraged a Muslim … I mean, you know, it’s … it was a real enemy. Isis is real, but how big a threat is Isis really to America?”
And what of Julian Paul Assange, founder of Wikileaks. Anyone heard mention of his running for senate in Australia in 2013? Just in time for his early and influential emergence on the scene of Trumps 2016 campaign? Australia’s Preferential system requires more than 50% of the vote. This is often not attained by the first round. It is somewhat bequeathed by the leader of each party to pass on to a selected preferential-vote winner. Assange, leader of the Wikileaks Party distributed his preferences to the Australia First Party. Australia First … sound familiar? A man named Jim Saleam is the chairman of Australia First. There is more in common among many here than the sound bites and the organizational names. Neo-Nazi leader James Saleam spent three-and-a-half years in prison for ordering the 1989 attempted murder of African National Congress representative Eddie Funde. Saleam is also well known in tight supremacist circles for his Masters Thesis, American Nazism in the Context of the American Extreme Right
So what tactics seem to run so consistently through these organizations, these men, and the mechanisms of their pursuits? It is fear and distraction. It is designed to restore, maintain and elevate white supremacy throughout the world and is happening now. It is still happening.
Orwell has become an identifier of a form of governmental fear. That of being watched, comprehended, unveiled and all of our moral and ulterior instrumentation laid open, owning all, especially the freedom of thought and intention. Using media and technology to control us. It isn’t technology that will control us, or cameras to monitor, or media to propagandize. It is the fear of those things that ultimately can be used to control. The most important thing Orwell ever wrote was a paragraph on power. Power is the exploitation and mobilization of fear. I prefer to begin with the last line as the first on this particular quote. You can recognize its clarity and accuracy in our president and the Republican party. Everyone waits for the shock threshold to be met while watching Trump. The certazin-to-come outrage over the audacity that is just about to rise once people have had enough or “seen.” But there won’t be such a moment. They are telling the truth of who they are – and they are telling it to us. We wait for those who will reject the affronts to who it is we believe we are. But there isn’t a we or an us. Not to them. There is only power. And they are seizing it relentlessly and without apology.
Orwell was right. “Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were- cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that.We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”
We can’t ever let this happen again – if we actually recover anything of a moral humanity from here. It is possible that it’s lost already.