The propensity of people to be willingly mislead so as not to betray their tribal allegiances should not surprise me. So it is with much curiosity I will be watching Newt Gingrich’s announcement on his Presidential bid.
In a recent interview over at the Washington Post, Newt had these interesting things to say:
“There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate,” said Gingrich
Wow. So it was his passion for the US that led him to forsake his most holy wedding vows and stuff his cock into one of his own staff members, 23 years his junior (for once, it wasn’t another guy. Possibly a first for an incumbent Republican, at the time).
But, it’s really OK because:
“he had sought “God’s forgiveness”
What an amazing club he belongs to. He can break any of the rules, without repercussion, as long as he seeks forgiveness from the top guy. But wait! Do not be distracted by his infidelity, lying, and misogyny for he’s a True Family Values Man pandering to the evangelicals who should be MORE concerned with:
“On one front, you have a secular, atheist, elitism. And on the other front, you have radical Islamists. And both groups would like to eliminate our civilization if they could. For different reasons, but with equal passion.”
Holy shit Newt – you’re surrounded! Booga Booga, evangelicals – time to vote in fear!
So, secular, atheist, elitism is god damn national threat in his eyes. I suppose I should thank Newt for upgrading my rank to elite.
Should I start wearing a necktie or bowtie? Which is more appropriate for a newly minted elite threat to society?
But wait! Let’s take a moment to closely examine an aspect of Newt’s fear-mongering. He’s actually postulating that there’s a secular movement that stands as threat to the Judeo-Christan civilization. The movement he is talking about is Humansim.
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
Wow. That’s some scary shit right there. Why, if it caught on it could very well undermine and empty the coffers of churchs and lobbyists the country over.
Better not let that happen.