Andrew, You expressed this much better than I did.
The Romans used to pacify and distract the masses with "Bread and Circuses". These days, the methodology seems to be a lot more complicated, but it still boils down to being misled and being distracted. (Am I just being paranoid here, or was the decline of the Soviet Union very convieniently followed by the rise of terrorism, as a unifying issue for Republicans?)
I also made a significant tactical error in attaching my reply to a thread about CC's or Theocons In The Military, instead of to a thread about the influence of Theocons In The Government, and society in general.
Suzer, I guess your excellent post was what triggered my response.
The conclusion is still the same: Neocons and Theocons have a synergistic effect, working together, and the rest of us are becoming the losers.
Peace, Love, and Class Conciousness, Bruce Chris
"Christianity is not about what you believe, it is about how you treat other people; - with God's love"
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