The moral movement is out in force. ALEC is whining about “church activists” countering their money machine with common sense and the free exchange of ideas. Moral Mondays in North Carolina begin with prayers by a Baptist Minister, a Jewish Rabbi, a Muslim Imam, and whoever else happens to be there. It’s a no-brainer for the social justice front that the Tea Party must be stopped. Their anarcho-capitalist methods have already bled Kansas dry and we might be next. Cuts to health care, food security, and education cannot be ignored by the vast majority who rely upon them.
Meanwhile in cyberspace, shiny new startups flush with cash have begun disseminating warlike rhetoric in favor of fundamentalist Atheism. Perpetrators include Tornado Alley Atheists, Atheist Republic (always in the sidebar a “Let’s Fire Kay Hagan” ad), and whoever is supplying Lee Camp with atheist propaganda. Their modus operandi involves creating a meme, a picture with a caption, that stands out against the mostly text background of the social network. Thematically these memes involve a logical fallacy juxtaposed with inflammatory rhetoric. For example:
According to Christians, if Hitler had prayed for salvation before he died, he would now be in heaven, and his Jewish victims in hell. What kind of bullshit religion is that? (coupled with a Third Reich propaganda picture)
Response: Lying about Christians to stir up ignorant fearful hate against them is exactly what I would expect from Hitler. Not from you, though. You’re better than this. Don’t sink to their level.
Love is not a Sin. (coupled with a photo of homosexual lovers)
Response: Sin is choosing the self over connection or inter-being. It’s basically the opposite of love. Love is the foundation of all just law and authority. The war on Christians and the war on homosexuals is the same war, Hitler’s war. Don’t think you can make an alliance with this type of evil, because once it is finished with the Christians and the homosexuals, it will come for you.
Could outlaw either slavery or shellfish: Shellfish. He chose shellfish. [Coupled with a painting of a guy with a beard (presumably God)]
Response: Forget about the fact that shellfish or slavery was never a binary choice. Forget about the fact that Moses led the Israelites out of slavery (according to the story) or that Christian activitists led the abolitionist movement in this country. This propaganda is suggesting that God is pro-slavery. Really?
It’s the old divide and conquer technique. The moral movement is out in force, therefore if the immoral minority want to win, they must split the vote. Convince the secular humanists, the believe-in-good-but-not-God crowd not to vote, and achieve a Clinton-esque plurality rather than majority victory.
Moral Mondays includes all faiths plus labor, social, anti-fluoride, and every other group that shows interest because things are so bad on the ground here in North Carolina that we have no choice but to band together to weather this storm. Individually we are doomed to be eaten by these parasites. Together we can give them a shampooing they will never forget. Let’s do it.