Onward Christian Soldiers
From Puritan Roots to Christian Nationalism: How "Gawd" Sanctions Fascism
Apologies — Before moving on to my goal of how the JFK/MLK/RFK assassinations served as the inspiration for a Fascist takeover of the nation today.
A Brief Look at the Reality
I hate to be heavy handed in what Christian Nationalism’s tenets and strategies are about, but I just don’t want to leave you with the impression that we are dealing with Tammy Faye Baker here, but here’s what we just might well be dealing with:
Propagating the hatred of Jews for the killing of Christ.
To this day, the elimination of Jews is high on the list, or at least until Jesus returns to kill them all if you are a Dominionist.
Dominionism (aka Christian Resoncstructionism)
One of the great writers reflecting the danger of CN is Chris Hedges lays it out this way":
This new ideology is about taking control of all institutions, including the government, to build a “Christian” nation. Rousas John Rushdoony, in his 1973 book, The Institutes of Biblical Law, first articulated it. Rushdoony argued that God gives the elect, just as he gave Adam and Noah, dominion over the earth to build a Christian society. Their state will come about with the physical eradication of the forces of Satan. It is the duty of the church and the elect to “rescue” the world so Christ can return.
There will be no separation of church and state. The only legitimate voices will be “Christian.” America, they believe, will become an agent of God. Those who defy the “Christian” authorities will be agents of Satan.
Slavery in America
Using non whites (almost exclusively Africans), White Europeans found a means to extract wealth from newly discovered lands that resulted in over 10 million people under chattel slavery between 1861-1865. This “peculiar institution” has crippled the nation since our Constitution was written, that enabled it to flourish.
Calvinistic in today’s Christian Nationalism gave moral justification and religious sanction to slavery and the racist agenda of the Slave States. This “Biblical” justification lingers to this day, by perpetuating the “Curse of Ham” (not talking Jewish dietary belief) an early passage in Genesis that somehow shows that Blacks were driven from the future world and society, because Ham was not White apparently.
This is only a smattering of how the White Anglo Saxon mythology is conjoined with Christian Nationalism that has generated the deaths of tens of millions to insure wealth, power and safety of a relative few in perpetuity.
God, the Bible, and Christianity are nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. Yet the blatant lies of “The Christian Nation” constantly depict the Founders as deeply adherent and pious Christians. While at best agnostic it is safe to assume that Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison and Monroe were Deists. A belief that flies in the face of Christian Nationalism, yet they consistenly are converted to staunch conservative Christians by what is really the American version of the Taliban.
The sole reference to religion is in Article VI, which proscribes religious tests for public office, and thereby established a principle of religious equality that has, over time, similarly precluded religious tests for citizenship, voting, or for immigrants and refugees. Yet the CNs work diligently to meld Church with state.
This post is but smattering of what the CNs have in store for this nation. If you ever have need of legalized abortion, want public education to remain, believe in the rights of LGBTQs to be full citizens, hope as a person of color can also enjoy all the rights of citizenship without suffering “secret segregation”, then please continue to my next post.