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"A Modest Proposal": Bring Back the Inquisition!

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By Bernard Weiner, The Crisis Papers

American society is in such corrupted, chaotic shape that the only way out is to transform into a theocracy and re-institute the Inquisition. 

All this back-and-forthing, two steps forward/one step backward kind of political gamesmanship, along with this country's archaic voting system, take up so much time and energy and money that could be devoted to muscular military and political action. 

Democracy encourages confusion and social turmoil, leading so-called liberal leaders and the ignorant, easily-led masses to falsely believe they have a say in what needs to be done.

What this country really needs, immediately, is a strong leader who will grab the reins of power, ride that martial horse into action, and robustly sort things out with no delay.


We need to forget the rainbow of complexity and get back to simple black-and-white truths that are the bedrock of our faith. With God as our fixed point, and at our side, we can then extricate our country's leaders and institutions from the ruinous secularism that has driven our society into such desperate straights. (Just look at how outrageously and aggressively women behave these days, ever since the advent of The Pill, forgetting their God-ordained place in the world.)

God has indicated the direction we need to aim for. And we are blessed with positive developments in our crusade: America's corporate leaders are working hand-in-glove with our movement. Our religious leaders can sway and control at least a strong third to half of the U.S. population (most of the rest are half-asleep and will be easy to sway). Our country's mass media are docile and willing to follow our lead. And we have enough fellow patriots in the military and local policing agencies, and in patriotic militias around the country, to create a tipping point for the necessary transition to godly martial rule.

We have our American role models -- Father Coughlin, David Duke, Joe McCarthy, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, etc.  -- who have laid the religious and ideological foundations for our movement. Plus there are plenty of historical role models abroad (Mussolini, Franco, Pinochet, etc.) who have shown how to move society quickly in a corporate/political/religious lock-step. So let's stop all this talking, all this yak-yacking, and just get cracking. Strike while the iron is white-hot. 

They will call us "fascists," of course, thinking that's a slur, whereas we know ourselves as wearing a badge of patriotic honor. 


Resting on the ideological foundations prepared by Goldwater, Reagan and CheneyBush, we're as close now as we've ever been to a popular acceptance of what we're proposing. The Democrat party, on the other hand, is led by a naive, probably foreign-born black man, who is a radical socialist (not to mention a secret Muslim) who wants to enslave our citizens in his big-government-controls-everything rule. But even that uppity usurper has to accommodate to our reality and power.

Our Republican candidates are more or less saying everything we're saying: Gingrich would ignore and try to close down the over-reaching federal courts; Santorum would institute a kind of religious law based on Catholic principles and will decimate the bloated federal governmental structure; Romney claims he would repeal laws he doesn't like and would be "severely conservative" in chopping governmental programs. And the libertarian Paul would do away with the Fed and return our economy to the gold standard. 

And all, except Paul, are ready to move honorably and aggressively on the world stage, standing up for our national-security needs, including our control of oil and gas around the globe, and confronting those opposed to our godly dominance over the heathens. For a start, all the major GOP candidates are eager to join Israel in bombing the Iranians back to the stone age to keep them from letting their nuclear missiles fly. 

The Republican candidates realize that war is good for our corporations' bottom-line and for getting Americans to work together against our scary religious and political enemies. And war is also good for keeping our standard of living high, making sure that most of the profits and tax breaks go to the wealthy righteous who create the most jobs and are our biggest financial supporters. 

In short, the portents are good for our movement if we can stop sniping at one another and get our act together quickly. We can't let this social/political opportunity go to waste lest we slide back into the confusing hurly-burly chaos of democratic moral depravity and reckless do-gooder liberalism. 

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Bernard Weiner, Ph.D. in government & international relations, has taught at universities in California and Washington, worked for two decades as a writer-editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, and currently serves as co-editor of The Crisis Papers (more...)
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