Sunday, April 09, 2006
The process of throwing red meat at the theo-con base, exemplified in the Tennessee Republicans' attempt to sneak religion into the back door of the school house, is also stimulated by theo-con Christian organizers, who fancy their flocks as abused, downtrodden, and otherwise oppressed. They are so persecuted that they recently gathered in the Blue Room of at the Omni Shoreham, a luxury hotel in Washington D.C. They gathered to hear topics like "Christian Persecution: Reports from the Frontlines," "Hollywood: Christians Through A Distorted Lens," and "The Judiciary: Overrulling God" (apparently, God is a persecuted victim, too). The "four diamond" Omni Shoreham is well-known for being the meeting ground of world leaders and other lord-high muckity mucks. So, when the much maligned and kicked around theo cons got their fill of partisan red meat, they could relax by the well-appointed pool or check into one of the lavish hotel suites, which are no doubt suited to liberate Christian groups who hallucinate their own victimization in order to score more votes for conservatives in November. They are inventing their own novel
Beatitude Badattitude: blessed are the self-victimized, for they shall obtain extravagance.