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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

What's The Matter With Kansas? Especially Those Who Go To Church

Here is a quote from an INKY OPED on Sunday written by Chris Hedges who apparently believes the Christian right and its ten of millions "poor, helpless, despairing, neglected and hopeless" followers represent the most radical mass movement ever seen in this country. To me, Hedges piece should be entitled "What's The Matter With Kansas ....Particularly Those Who Go To Church?"

Chris Hedges OPED in The Philadelphia Inquirer on 1/14/07:

“ The engine that drives the radical Christian right in the United States - the most dangerous mass movement in American history - is not religiosity, but despair. It is a movement built on the growing personal and economic despair of tens of millions of Americans, who watched helplessly as their communities were plunged into poverty by the flight of manufacturing jobs, their families and neighborhoods torn apart by neglect and indifference, and who eventually lost hope that America was a place where they had a future. “

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