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Quote of the Day

Posted by MEC on May 9, 2007

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(By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cherie A. Thurlby, in Wikimedia Commons)

Gene Lyons:

As the Republican core shrinks, its ideology grows more anti-intellectual and authoritarian. Australian economist John Quiggin points out at crookedtimber. org that this is only partly due to reality-based voters turning away from Bush’s failures. It’s also due to “the party’s success in constructing a parallel universe of news sources, think tanks, blogs, pseudo-scientists and so on, which has led to the core becoming more tightly committed to an extremist ideology.” On many issues, the Republican right increasingly resembles a quasi-religious cult. GOP true believers appear increasingly committed to an obscurantist world view exalting “Christianist” theology over facts, superficially mimicking real science while rejecting its methods.

4 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. whig said

    Also superficially mimicking real Christianity while rejecting its compassion.

  2. whig said

    But I always feel hypocritical condemning.

  3. whig said

    I only look for truth, and speak what I see. I don’t claim to have better knowledge of truth than everyone else. When I misstep, I ask for correction.

  4. Nice photo, MEC! (And nice piece by Gene Lyons.)

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