Friday, January 05, 2007

Holy Warriors

In a flying-beneath-the-radar move, the Fundo Xians have stealthily taken over the chaplain corps in the military services and at the academies. Now over 50% of military chaplains are radical fundamentalists who preach holy war -- jihad -- against Islam.

There's a long article on the phenomenon over on Alternet. It's called America's Holy Warriors by Chris Hedges that is well worth the read.


The drive by the Christian right to take control of military chaplaincies, which now sees radical Christians holding roughly 50 percent of chaplaincy appointments in the armed services and service academies, is part of a much larger effort to politicize the military and law enforcement. This effort signals the final and perhaps most deadly stage in the long campaign by the radical Christian right to dismantle America’s open society and build a theocratic state.
Read it and see if you don't lose a little sleep over the impending possibility of a fundo theocracy in this country. The American Taliban are still out there, still as glassy-eyed as ever in their monomaniacal pursuit of those in league with Satan (that includes me and all of liberal types over here in the Reality Based Community, I presume). Once they take over the military, then we will be in some serious shit.