Ardipithecus – the earliest humans are our closest link to primates.
Maybe Limbaugh is from that other branch, just before Ardipithecus. Subhuman, slow to respond to light, eats it’s own.
I haven’t written the Neanderthals off yet. I believe there was enough interaction that those genes still exist. As our technology progresses and we find more specimens to examine, we will have an even better understanding of our origins.
Harvey will fit right in with the Aryan Brotherhood.
“Kellyanne Conway, the White House counselor, acknowledged the discomfort that comes with any ‘hostile party takeover’ when she addressed the meeting. Mr. Trump, she said, had to uproot the political system.”
This was on Feb. 23, about a month into chaos. This marks the end of the GOP. This is when they became subservient to trump.
Just to note the similarity between 1930’s German and today’s America:“During the first weeks of 1933, the Nazi regime deployed the radio, press, and newsreels to stoke fears of a pending “Communist uprising,” then channeled popular anxieties into political measures that eradicated civil liberties and democracy. SA (Storm Troopers) and members of the Nazi elite paramilitary formation, the SS, took to the streets to brutalize or arrest political opponents and incarcerate them in hastily established detention centers and concentration camps. Nazi thugs broke into opposing political party offices, destroying printing presses and newspapers.”
Today right-wing nationalists are forming groups of ‘patriots’. They are armed and declare themselves protectors of communities. Their real purpose is the overthrow of the government. They already assault any state legislature proposing gun control, etc. They are Republican white supremacist Christians. Their major problem is black and brown citizens and anyone who resists Trump. These are the remnants of the CSA.
“Let him that is a true-born gentleman,” York proclaims, “From off this briar pluck a white rose with me.”
“Let him that is no coward nor no flatterer but dare maintain the party of truth,” Somerset counters, “pluck a red rose off this thorn with me.”
The battle for the crown.
When Donald Trump first entered the race in 2016, he was openly despised. His detractors called him out for what we all saw in him. The arrogance, lying, obscene verbal assaults against anyone who spoke against him. No matter how slight the offense, his pettiness causes him to respond with the most outrageous and obscene assault.
Now all those detractors fall over themselves for a chance to be his minions. He has zero respect for them. No one should.
“Well that is just Donald,” his supporters explained. “When he is hit, he hits back doubly hard." Or words to that effect.
No, but they may have new or pending offenses.
Shakespeare had many questions as to how a tyrant could rise to power in a nation whose government was devised with safeguards against the usurpation of power. Not least of which is, “Why do otherwise proud and self-respecting people submit to the sheer effrontery of the tyrant, his sense that he can get away with saying and doing anything he likes, his spectacular indecency.”
Stephen Greenblatt: Tyrant, Shakespeare on Politics
“A king rules over willing subjects,” wrote the influential sixteenth-century Scottish scholar George Buchanan, “a tyrant over unwilling.”
I wasn’t referring to you as ‘the bigot’, but those who would deny anyone not white and not Christian their place in this land of ours. When I was in the military I served alongside original Americans, Philipinos, Mexicans, Jews, Indians, and us other Americans.
I am of the white persuasion myself but I pass on the Christian part. If I were a professing Christian, what their leadership has displayed in the past two or three years would have convinced me to abandon all efforts at maintaining any semblance to Christian behavior. I don’t know what bible they were trained up under. No version I have ever studied has any resemblance to what they practice.
The White Right Supremiscists who hide behind religion to practice their racism, Misogyny, Xenophobia, Homophobia, and all their other phobias in their baggage, reduce the integrity of Christianity even further.
I hope that in your practice of Christianity you adhere to that taught by its namesake. One does not have to practice Christianity to see the value of sound teaching.