A brief conversation with yet another conservative Christian feigning moral aloofness
He writes over on the Book of Face:
Prediction: Tim Scott or Nikki Haley is the Republican nominee in 2024.
You’re dreaming. It will be some white supremacist dumbass like Cotton or some repulsive tool like Cruz. It may even be Trump again, though I hope he’s in prison or avoiding extradition by then.
Put no hope in that pack of lying predators.
I could say that about the Dems as well.
You could, but you’d be wrong. For four years, conservatives have lied to themselves that Both Sides Are Equally Bad to assuage their guilty consciences for continuing to excuse and defend the MAGA cult while pretending to keep a morally aloof distance from their complicity. It’s a lie. The Dems are Normals and, as Biden showed in his address to Congress, are trying to serve the common good. The GOP are lying, nihilist, raw predators who do not care who they rob, harm, and kill as they enrich themselves, even if they destroy our democracy to do it.
The way conservative Christians maintain this lie is with the excuse “BUT ABORTION!” The claim is that however much Dems may have agendas that comport well with the Church’s teaching on the common good, their support for abortion rights cancels everything out and makes them “just as bad” as is predatory, sadistic, nihilist thieves and killers that constitute virtually the whole of the GOP.
Bunk. The reality is that our abortion regime was created and entrenched by a SCOTUS that has been dominated by GOP appointees since 1970. Planned Parenthood funding hit its height under Trump and our abortion rate rose under him too. It’s not a case of the GOP being prolife vs. the Dems being prochoice.
It’s a case of the Dems being prochoice and in favor of a host of humane policies which reduce the pressure to abort (as well as saving lives from Pandemic, restoring the economy, helping families and fostering the common good)
The party that not only gave us and maintains our abortion regime but also adores a dimestore antichrist, robs us at every turn, denies us health care, launched a disastrous unjust war, loves torture, repeatedly destroyed the economy fosters white supremacist terror, assaults our democracy, increases our gun slaughter rate, engages in religious persecution, inflicts sadistic cruelty on refugee families and children at the border, needlessly prolongs our death penalty regime, celebrates a self-confessed sex predator while attacking his victims, criminally mismanages a Pandemic and fights good public health to kill nearly 600K Americans, and pours out an endless torrent of lies and corruption.
In short, it is an imperfect but decent party of Dems seeking the common good vs. an evil predatory party of MAGA freakishness bent on selfish, narcissistic evil and using the unborn they themselves long ago established a right to abort as human shields to do it.
The Both Sides Are the Same lie told by conservative Christians in their struggle to defend evil while appearing to emulate St. Paul’s “all have sinned” argument is one of the greatest satanic twistings of a biblical idea in US history.
Here’s the real analogy: When a patient comes in to ER with stage IV cancer and a hangnail, only a liar or a fool says that the hangnail is “just as bad” as the cancer. You focus all your energies on the cancer and forget the hangnail till the cancer is brought into remission. If the triage staff keeps insisting that the hangnail is just as serious as the cancer and keeps diverting every conversation, every treatment, every consultation, and every attempt to deal with the cancer into a struggle session over how mean and biased and liberal and (for some reason) “pro-abortion” the oncology staff is for trying to address the bloody obvious cancer they are not morally aloof. They are not impartial. They are not balanced or unbiased or fair-minded.
They are deadly complicit cranks who are part of a wilful effort to kill the patient and they need to be opposed just as much as the cancer they defend needs to be opposed.