As we are all now well aware, there is a split in the nation's system of law and morality: if you're a conservative Republican , committing fraud is a standard business practice and adultery is justified by your patriotism; if, otoh, you're a liberal Democrat, playing golf is tantamount to treason and visiting foreign countries, however briefly, makes you a terrorist.
But there is another split less noticed but potentially even more insane. Apparently, Xtianist fundie zealots have decided that suicide bombers should be creatures of admiration...if they're Xtian.
[T]he Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which has long sought to position itself squarely in the evangelical mainstream, promoted Christian rap artist Tedashii as well a song from Tedashii's new album--with lyrics declaring that Christians should be as dedicated as suicide bombers.
"Now we gotta start making WAR. Now we can start saying NO to the fleshly impulses that Jesus was paying for. Now we can start taking the lead, just like the Dalai Llama, and start going all out, just like a suicide bomber." - from Christian rap artist Tedashii's song Make War
Given that some soldiers now training at Bragg may be one day be killed by suicide bombers, the BGAE's promotion of Tedashii's song Make War seems especially striking.
This is disturbing on two fronts, first for itself and second for its source. Graham's group used to be a MOR, centrist evangelical organization not given to the extremes of the religious far right. It would seem that even they have begun to kowtow to the militarist Xtianist nonsense of the LeHaye/Rapture wing of fruitcakes. The far right looooves it some war, especially when it can be fought through innocent 3rd parties and poor kids who would otherwise be swelling the ranks of discontented unemployed and sucking up welfare money that should by rights be going into bankers' stock portfolios, so it is profoundly worrying that they're gearing up to play "Xtian jihadist" as if it was an Xbox game.
Even worse is the assumption that their terrorism would be godly and justified whereas if Muslims do it, it is Satanic and disgusting. It means that this whole "Law and morality doesn't have to be consistent or fair, they just have to be on my side" thingy that conservatives have been pushing for 3 decades has finally begun to reach into every avenue of their lives and thought (if you can call what they do "thinking"). They now believe that even the most horrendous of acts is OK if they do it.
We've been saying for some time that this was all going to get very ugly. It just did.