And nothing made that clearer than the hearings on Ketanji Brown Jackson. From racism so blatant that Jimmy Kimmel observed, “I think your dog whistle’s busted guys, everyone can hear it now”:
To this outrageous line of questioning:
to this obscene call for SCOTUS to overturn Loving and let states criminalize marriage to non-whites:
…the GOP does not even attempt to hide that their core value is racism.
What the bigot Graham means is, “Do you go to a real Church with a white majority or one of those weird black churches that talk about civil rights and have a bunch of singing that spooks me?” The treatment of the black church as “fringe” is a constant in US religious culture. Remember, in GOP Amerikkka, white people are here because they have a right to be here. Black people are here on the sufferance of whites. That’s why white conservatives always say “I built my career with no help from anybody!” But when black athletes protest police violence they instantly are told by those conservatives that they should thankful for what this country gave them. Whites are at the center (including white churches). Blacks are at the periphery and have to prove that they are not threats. We can’t just assume that KBJ will be just merely on the strength of her record. She has to prove that because of her weird fringe religion, she will not use her office to wreak vengeance on whites instead being grateful for what she has been given. That’s the narrative implicit in this racist’s entire line of questioning. And it is, of course, vice-signaling to his base of MAGA racists too. It’s vote-getting as well as an attempt to stall confirmation. And note that it is 100% about race, not about abortion as the MAGA “prolife” cult of death lies, nor about “judicial philosophy”. It is 100% about race–because that is what the MAGA cult really cares about. All their crap about abortion is merely to use the unborn as human shields for that, the *real* #1 Agenda Item for this evil antichrist cult.
To see what I mean, note how Braun plays the game, because it illustrates the corruption of the “prolife” movement in chemical purity.
Here’s how the sleight of hand works. The lie is that this is about Roe v. Wade. The reality (and the real goal) is to reinstitute anti-miscegenation laws that would punish racially-mixed marriages. That is how this filthy evil GOP cult has always worked. Lie that you care about abortion, then use the unborn as human shields to impose your vile agenda of racism, theft, oppression, and murder on the US. This jackass wants to put “race traitors” in prison for marrying non-whites. And to underscore that, he offered two non-denial denials wherein he 1) told everybody with ears and a brain who clearly understood what he clearly said that they “completely misunderstood” him and 2) whined that he was confused by the guy asking the question and that why he said states should be allowed to criminalize interracial marriage. What he did not say was, “I was wrong to defend criminalization of interracial marriage and I hereby apologize and repent the evil I advocated.” He can’t, because racism is the GOP’s #1 vote-getter.
It should be noted that over 10% of all couples in a household were in an interracial relationship in 2016 and that number is only going to rise.
This means that the GOP Nationalist Conservative (NatC) Party has an awful lot of people to oppose. Of course, they already passionately love that we have the largest gulag on planet earth in all of human history (and one vastly over-proportionately filled with the brown people they hate), so they are on a collision course with demographics already. But that’s that thing: the dragon is furious because he knows his time is short. The NatCs are scrambling to end democracy and try to institute authoritarian fascistic rule founded on blood and iron because they know they can’t win fair and square. If they can lock up more enemies as race traitors, that serves their ends.
No. Really. They are telling us who they are and what their aims are:
As to the pathetic pleas, “Not all NatCs!” Yes. All NatCs. The whole party is guilty. Until this racist filth is smacked down by the rest of his party, Braun’s suggestion puts anti-race-mixing laws in the universe of discourse for the NatC Party. And it will not be smacked down, because this is what the NatC party is all about: courting their base of mouth-breathing bigots. Braun is playing with fire, and the entire party is ordered toward letting him, because the NatCs are a now openly racist party, as their whole plan of attack on KBJ makes extremely clear.
If this monstrous political cult is not destroyed at every level–local, state, and federal–they are going to destroy the US. And if conservative Christians don’t stop making excuses for this filth, their churches will become the homes of the lizard and the spider. Thorns shall grow over its strongholds,/nettles and thistles in its fortresses./It shall be the haunt of jackals. Our house will be left to us desolate. We will not see him again, until we say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’
If you think that impossible, be aware that this is precisely what Jesus warned the Church in Ephesus when he said, “I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.” This racist shit cuts right at the heart of the gospel and is the perfect expression of the antichrist lie Paul spent his whole life fighting. That a significant percentage of Christians are its biggest champions is a scandal and an obscenity.