The 2006 midterm elections are our nearest hope for relief from the constrictive conservative religious agenda that is wrenching our freedoms against us and returning us to a time when things were perceived as better and morally old-fashioned.
The current culture war against narrow non-believers is mainly based on fear of foreigners and the unknown — take a look at how our national leadership treats non-Americans abroad and the disenfranchised here at home — and we begin to see a ballistic desire to ratchet back the clock when all the dirty details of family and life and a national policy on belief were held in abeyance in the privacy of the home, but this time around the goring twist is a mandatory drum-beating government and faith-based fifing of private desires against public compliance of home matters of belief and the family.
This perceived perfection in the post-war America of the 1950’s tugs at people who wish to return to a simpler time when melancholia sedated the nation in cultural conflict. Family Values becomes Intolerance via Religion as advances in medicine, science and humanity are actively pressed back into the primordial muck of believing only in the power God rather than in the rational consequences of scientific discovery. The road backward is paved with falsities and “forget about its” and rights revocations” and a removal of social advances of equality that sicken those who fought so hard to win them.
The courts and legislatures and the Congress are all taking away these human merits in the name of a dead notion of the “original intent” of Constitutional construction and under the misguided pretense of serving our Founding Fathers and it is an ultra-religious agenda that is driving these changes as only true red believers are appointed to jobs in politics for which they are not qualified in order to press a private agenda on the public.
The only way to fight this reversion and pulling back of technology and medicine is to stand up and say “Enough” and “We’re not doing that anymore” in a loud and public manner with votes that actually get counted at the ballot box and then the furious embers of the middle class will once again burn blue as the extremists right here at home begin to lose their radical push-backs against the human spirit and they will begin to live in jeopardy of losing their cultural revolution against the polite and the cautious and the non-boat-rockers — because once that strata of America stands to be heard — the conservative cultural revolutionists will die the loud and obnoxious death they deserve.