Jason Kessler and American Krogan were host Nick Jeelvy‘s guests on the latest broadcast of The Writers’ Bloc, where they had a panel discussion on the Carny Question in Right-wing politics, and it is now available for download and online listening. (more…)
Tag: Christian fundamentalism
June 23, 2022 Jim Goad 29 comments
The Black Johnny Depp
When I heard that a recently released documentary accuses black pastor Jesse Lee “Amazin!” Peterson of sexually preying upon the troubled young men he’s made a career out of rescuing from a life of sin and degradation, my immediate reaction was to laugh uproariously.
Then again, I laugh uproariously at the very mention of Jesse Lee Peterson’s name. He’s simultaneously the dumbest and most hilarious political pundit in world history. One loves him like one loves a pet monkey. (more…)
May 20, 2022 Robert Hampton 25 comments
What Christian Nationalism Looks Like in Current-Year America
“Christian nationalism” has gotten a lot of attention over the past two years. It’s one of those things we’re told is a serious problem in our country. Christian nationalists are accused of a whole lot of bad things, from racism to threatening democracy. Books and articles are regularly published to document this menace and warn Americans of these dangerous extremists.
“Christian nationalism” effectively replaced “Alt Right” as the scary label for the Right. It is funny how that came to be, since many of these same people bemoaned the “post-Christian” Right brought forth by Donald Trump. (more…)
In the middle 1960s, the geo-strategic position of the United States was not unlike what it is today: America and Western Europe were locked in a confrontation that was economic, military, and ideological with the Soviet Union (i.e., Russia) and communist China.
Up until that point, the communist world had moved from success to success, in part because of considerable American support. (more…)
July 26, 2021 Jim Goad 13 comments
The Worst Week Yet: July 18-24, 2021
Racist Bird and Fish Names: The Niggling Continues
There will come a time when you will no longer be able to behold the simple beauty of a white dove or enjoy a savory plate of whitefish due to these creatures’ undeniable links to the Ku Klux Klan.
In the ongoing stampede to purge history and nomenclature of anything that would remotely suggest there were ever any redeeming qualities to white people, ornithologists and ichthyologists are marching arm-in-arm with entomologists (more…)