Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Out Where the Busses Don't Run
Digby has noticed ChiristianExodus.org, which is advocating that thousands of Christians should move to South Carolina and take over the government there.
The rationale is that, despite having a "Christian" president, a "Christian" attorney general, and a "Republican Congress and Supreme Court," they still feel persecuted (which I suppose means they haven't been able to set up some kind of totalitarian theocracy -- that pesky Constitution keeps getting in the way.
Not sure how they selected South Carolina. Maybe they have fond memories of the Confederate artillery firing on the U.S. Army garrison at Fort Sumter. The snarky side of me wonders if somebody might be hoping to do a little real estate business.
I'm reminded of a song that Charlie Daniels doesn't sing much anymore, or at least not the way he did before he sold his soul to the Radical Wrong:
Preacher man talkin' on the TVThere are, of course, lots of progressives who would love to see the fundies in their state move to the low country of South Carolina. Think of the fun when the polar ice caps melt and the ocean starts to take over . . .
Puttin' down the Rock and Roll
Wants me to send a donation
'cause he's worried about my soul
He said "Jesus walked on the water"
and I know that it's true
But sometimes I think that preacher man
would like to do a little walking, too
As Jackson Browne sang:
You can hold on steady
and try and be ready
but everybody's gonna get wet
Don't think it won't happen
just because it hasn't happened yet
Bumped by Jess cuz I can.