Revolution#117, January 27, 2008

Mike Huckabee, the “Friendly” Christian Fascist

Mike Huckabee, running for the Republican nomination, is a new kind of “friendly” and likeable Christian fundamentalist—or so goes the storyline in the media. You know, like he plays rock guitar and jokes with Jay Leno.

Last week this friendly fundamentalist said, “I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.” In plain English, make the Constitution conform to Mike Huckabee’s religion.

And then there’s Huckabee in regards to the rights of Black people. With no provocation whatsoever, Huckabee spoke up in favor of those wanting to raise the Confederate flag over the South Carolina statehouse. Yes, the banner of those who fought for the enslavement of Black people. What’s more, he said if someone tries to tell you not to do this, you should tell them to stick the flagpole up their ass.

What does it tell you when an open theocrat uses ugly violent imagery to support racism—and is puffed up in the media as a new-style, likeable religious candidate?

It tells you that Christian fascism is alive and very well.

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