Sunday, April 02, 2006

god's own party, indeed

Former GOP activist turned Republican scold Kevin Phillips writes that the GOP has become the first national religious party in American history. Phillips is concerned about the intersection of Big Oil and its coal allies, evangelical Christianity, anti-scientific flat-worlders, and Bush family dynastic power politics and the insidious effect it has on the country. Not to mention concern that the de facto Bush Administration is cozying up to end-times theologians and other whackos whose interests in Middle East geopolitics may be more inclined to PROVOKE Armageddon than to avoid conflagration.

Worth a read. Phillips also has a new book out expanding on these themes called "American Theology." Haven't read it yet, but when I feel like getting good and depressed, I will.