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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY SLAVOJ ZIZEK IN THE INDEPENDENT

“Christian conservatives don’t support Donald Trump despite his vulgarity – they support him because of it”

A truly silly piece of analysis.

Christian conservatives support Trump for the same reasons anyone else does: he offers some things they very much want, and if they get those things from him, they don’t much care about all the other noise.

Christians can be just as hypocritical and cynical as any other group. They are not in any way different from the rest of humanity when it comes to basic impulses motivating them.

My God, American Christians always mostly support war and the death penalty, apart from matters like opposing abortion.

I remember the near-lunatic Franklin Graham – inheritor of a Christian goldmine ministry from his father, Billy – actually preaching earnestly after 9/11 about wiping out America’s enemies with atomic weapons!

Then we have others, such as Pat Robertson – who controls a minor financial empire of “Christian” assets, a man and who publicly blamed all the horror of terrible disasters like a hurricane on homosexuality in America!

Any association between the attitudes of Jesus, so far as we can understand them, and American fundamentalists is completely coincidental.

American Christian fundamentalists also, many of them, have a strong streak of xenophobia and America First. Sounds like Trump, does it not?

Readers may enjoy:

http://chuckmancartoons.blogspot.ca/2006/02/americas-jesus.html

http://chuckmancartoons.blogspot.ca/2006/02/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-americas.html

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