Well. Boebert, as I said, is a dingbat. But you act as if she's dangerous. Like more dangerous than woke ideologues trying to squash free speech. A democrat in the House or Senate is a vote for further ruin. Not even Joe Manchin can withstand the urge to vote for nonsense.Boebert and her friends want America to be a Christian Nation. But what does that mean? Is that based on her church's ideals? Would she want a Latino or Black church that focuses on liberation theology? Or A church with a bent toward what she sees as socialism? Those are ideals typically found in non-white churches like Warnock's.
Why would I care about which religion she wants America to be? If I had my druthers, I'd druther have no religious idiologues anywhere near a congressional vote or gavel. But, given the opposition to her, we have nothing to fear from her. So a dingbat who votes the right way on key issues is better than ANY democrat in congress today.
But way to recover on the racism.
What? WTF do you think we're talking about here? I don't listen to NPR so I don't have this nutty view that any talk of nationalism must necessarily lead to literally Hitler. There's nothing wrong with identifying with one's own nation, or supporting one's own national interest. That statement was literally formed from a definition of nationalism.I can both be very proud of my Country and fight hard to maintain it's dominance in geopolitics and the world economy while at the same time not claiming that Americans are inherently superior, or other cultures and religions are inferior. That's why the Germans dropped, "Uber Alles" from their national anthem. Germans are still quite proud of their country and culture, they just don't (openly) claim superiority.
Nationalism is more than what NPR tells you it is. Nationalism isn't Hitler, though Hitler was a nationalist. Hitler breathed air too, and that fact doesn't make breathing air evil. You can take things too far but that doesn't make the moderation of the thing bad. But if you consume the news most available through the 6 corporations that own all of the news outlets in the West, you say "nationalism" and
They have everyone so afraid of words that we're afraid to use them for their purpose. That's retarded!
There's nothing wrong with thinking your country is better than other countries, unless you have an irrational fear of non-deference. If I thought Canada was better than the US, I'd ****ing move there. But they're not better than the US. Not that we're all that great lately.
Who gives a rats ass? From a non-christian perspective, it's all nutty. But you're entitled to your beliefs. And the dingbat is entitled to hers.Christian Nationalists go a step further with the notion that God himself has placed America above all - something I've yet to square with the Bible. It's fair and good to say that God has blessed America, and you can say that God has blessed America for holding to biblical precepts, but it goes off the rails when you try and make a case that America is specially blessed and must hold to Christianity exclusively.
How much can one possibly say about it? I don't care about any of that. I just want the head count of Republicans to be higher than Democrats. Because the Democrats like Marx a little too much for my taste. That's a higher priority than some nutty lady's ideas about divine America. If that's what she believes, she's fringe and not a danger. Meanwhile Marx is getting mainstreamed by nutty far left ideologues.White Christian Nationalism ... oof ... and I touched on this before, but it's clear that subset want ideals that are traditionally found in white churches and often run counter to ideals of non-white churches. Look, I'm a limited govt, free market, stop the handouts conservative, but it's no simple feat to prove that the Bible demands such a govt. At least I'm not going to tell someone else they're not a Christian if they believe such, but a White Christian Nationalist would.
Is the nutty ideologue YouTuber any worse than the nutty ideologue NPR reporter?The problem lies that critical thinking is lost on many. People seem to lack the ability to differentiate the difference from a report out gathering news and a YouTuber stuck in his basement ranting on an article saw and making baseless inferences that don't get challenged.
Corporate top-down news is dead if the US remains a free republic. There's no more need for NPR, CNN, any of those. Is that good? I don't know. It's not any worse than corporate news spoonfeeding what they want people to think. I think if people watch a variety of news they'll have a pretty broad outlook. But if America is to stay a free republic, I think something needs to be done about tech censorship. If you moderate your platforms for political content, you should not have section 230 protections.And how are they getting that "news"? YouTube, Facebook, & Twitter all have algorithms to push content that you'll agree with and get you riled up. Seeking out alternative viewpoints is lost.
Six years ago the right was clamoring to get rid of "fake news". I'm guessing you didn't agree with that.
Fake news is fake. All corporate news is fake.