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So, Let’s Get this Straight…

Posted by Adam Graham on January 29, 2007

Chris Hedges, author of the new book on the Religious Right has this to say in his new book:

There arise moments when those who would destroy the tolerance that makes an open society possible should no longer be tolerated. They must be held accountable by institutions that maintain the free exchange of ideas and liberty.

The radical Christian Right must be forced to include other points of view to counter their hate talk in their own broadcasts, watched by tens of millions of Americans. They must be denied the right to demonize whole segments of American society, saying they are manipulated by Satan and worthy only of conversion or eradication. They must be made to treat their opponents with respect and acknowledge the right of a fair hearing even as they exercise their own freedom to disagree with their opponents.

Passivity in the face of the rise of the Christian Right threatens the democratic state. And the movement has targeted the last remaining obstacles to its systems of indoctrination, mounting a fierce campaign to defeat hate-crime legislation, fearing the courts could apply it to them as they spew hate talk over the radio, television and Internet.

So let me get this right:

1) Through intolerance, we shall increase tolerance.
2) We shall stop demonization by demonizing Christians.
3) We shall stop the rise of fascism by creating strict controls on the free expression of idreas and information in the media under state control(which is itself a form of fascism)?

Just as long as we’re clear on everything.

Hat Tip: Instapundit

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