One of the things I have noticed this past year is the unabashed glee on the part of all who have embraced authoritarianism, bigotry, denial of climate change, destroying families, destruction of the planet and God’s creation, discrimination, fascism, global warming, gynophobia, hatred of the poor, homophobia, intolerance of a different of opinion, intolerance of people that are different, Islamaphobia, kleptocracy, misogyny, nonpartisanship, police brutality, prejudice, racism, in favour of rape, in favour of sexual assault, in favour of sexual harassment, in favour of sexual molestation, treason, transgenderphobia, white supremacy, and xenophobia.
It has been hard to overlook the increase in domestic violence by white men. It has to overlook the increased violence against women.
It has been hard to overlook the increased attempts to control women and take our agency away from us. People want to take away our birth control and our right to determine what do with our very own bodies.
But what is wonderful is the number of people who are resisting the evil that is the GOP. People who have never cared about politics are waking up and asking “What can I do to rid us of all these wrongs?” Since January, since I began mentioning that I have such a group, my Facebook group, Gloriamarie’s Progressive Stuff has increased its membership by 620 new members.
One can’t help but notice what happened in yesterday’s elections. People got out and voted and the RepubliKKKans did not have it all their own way. One can’t help but notice the increased bigotry, prejudice, and racism in many of the GOP candidates and it has been rejected in prominent states such as VA and NJ.
Some of us on Gloriamarie’s Progressive Stuff (on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/gloriamariesprogressivepetitions/) have been developing a theory. Sometime ago in the late 1970s, some of us remember reading from more than one reputable news source, that at the rate the Hispanic demographic was growing, Hispanics would within fifty years be the largest demographic in the USA since Hispanics, according to the article, are less likely to use birth control and seek abortions.
Isn’t interesting to note that around the same time, all of a sudden evangelicals reversed their position on abortion, the ERA was defeated in Congress, and the homeschooling trend became so popular among evangelicals.
Now, in addition to trying to end abortion, the GOP is trying to eliminate women’s access to birth control. What would be the logical result of all these restrictions? An increase in the birth of white babies, an increase in the white population, and white people remaining the largest demographic in the USA.
Yeah, it does sound farfetched, but then so do many of the policies of the GOP which make no sense at all.
From my POV, the choice is simple. USians can choose evil or they can choose goodness. The RepubliKKKans and their supporters have embraced evil.
The RepuliKKKans have rejected the gospel and when they do claim a faith, it is in the heresies of the prosperity gospel and Biblical literalism. Both of those heresies were introduced in the mid-1800s and have never been taught by the Church, not even the Reformers taught such stuff. To embrace the prosperity gospel is to reject Jesus.
And that’s the bottom line.