5/8/12

Dominionists - Behind Nefarious American Power Machinations

The following is excerpted from a longer piece which you can read at this link: 


By Becky Garrison

As reported by Chip Berlet, Senior Analyst at Political Research Associates, author Fred Clarkson lists three characteristicsthat define Dominionism:

1. Dominionists celebrate Christian nationalism, in that they believe the United States once was, and should again be, a Christian nation. In this way, they deny the Enlightenment roots of American democracy.

2. Dominionists promote religious supremacy, insofar as they generally do not respect the equality of other religions, or even other versions of Christianity.

3. Dominionists endorse theocratic visions, believing that the Ten Commandments, or biblical law, should be the foundation of American law, and that the U.S. Constitution should be seen as a vehicle for implementing Biblical principles

Dominionism breaks down into two main branches: Christian Reconstructionism and Kingdom Now Theology. Rousas John Rushdoony popularized Reconstructionism in The Institutes of Biblical Law (Ross House Books, 1973). This viewpoint continues to be advanced by David Barton of Wallbuilders, who is a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel.

Those who fall into this camp espouse “theonomy,” a belief system of three levels of government, which start with the nuclear family, where the man is the head of the household. Next in line is church governance, followed by civil governance. All three levels are subject to Biblical authority, in that their interpretation of God’s word is the sole authority that governs human ethics.


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Steve's note - I was the subject of an extended attack by Rushdoony in the 1960s.

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

We Need A New Market

We need a new market
in which financialization is limited to 20 percent
This market will only list US companies
that operate in this country
save for exports of products made here
This market will favor companies that
are seeking to create alternatives to
the present outmoded system of construction
the present outmoded system of education
the present outmoded system of scientific research
the present outmoded system of retail marketing
the present system of building more and more sprawl
the present system of relying on fossil fuels
the present system of nuking 
and otherwise warming the planet

There is more
I am not talking about naive green ideas
I am talking about things that will actually save us
and enable us to build the society that we need
not one that has no future
other than decline
You might say this is a mutual fund
but I do not trust present markets

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Honing The Obama Grass Roots Message

No task is more pressing
I think almost everyone is now an Independent
AKA someone totally confused about the future

The message:
1
Can most people buy a new car today
Can most people buy a home "out there"
Can most people afford college and grad school
2
All that middle class dream is gone now
So where are we going
Some place new
3
Obama doesn't know all the answers either
but he's on the case
He wants a better life for all Americans
Romney could care less
about the middle class or poor




Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

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