Jesus tells his disciples they are to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves, but many of us seem bound and determined to be wise as doves about the fact that lots of MAGA Christians are innocent as serpents.
For instance, many people seem never to tire of thinking the MAGA antichrist cult will respond with some sort of crisis of conscience to stuff like this:
There seems to be a deathless belief that if Normals keep writing messages like this to American conservatives like Rod Dreher, somehow their jaws will drop in horror and they will recoil saying, “I had no idea! I’m so sorry!” Normals need to wake up to the fact that for the Cult, racism is a feature, not a bug.
No. Really! Dreher is over the moon about this fascist white racist blood and soil bullshit:
The ridiculous spectacle of dweeby Whole Foods afficianados pretending they are marching with Aragorn to the Black Gates of Mordor and shouting “STAND! MEN OF THE WEST!” as they ditch their kids to go live out their fantasies of fascist self-pity and “Benedict Option” revanchism is just grotesque (and blasphemous to anybody who knows the first thing about the gospel which neither knows nor cares about the ethnic distinctions so cherished by this white supremacist freak show).
Meanwhile, as their patrons pay for them to generate racist propaganda, the real story propagandists like Dreher ignore is here:
The thing rich American conservatives and their trained propaganda monkeys like Dreher perfected that the French nobility never did was to tell poor dumb whites that the browns were coming to take their stuff and miscegenate their daughters. For 400 years now, it has worked to keep stupid whites from noticing that the wealthy were fleecing them.
There is nobody dumber than a white racist conservative. As both the Confederacy and the MAGA dolts going to jail for Trump’s insurrection show, they will fight and die so that rich guys who care nothing about them can hog resources they don’t even need while their own families suffer, if only they can look down on a brown person who never did them any harm at all. Dumb as stumps these people.
“If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” – Lyndon Johnson
An actual Christian society would be focusing on economic justice for the poor and say “Woe to you who are rich!” as Jesus did, not waste its time on this pureblood idiocy. Until we clear our minds of the baseless belief that MAGA antichrist worshippers and white racists mean well and face the fact that they think racism is awesome and opposition to it absurd and contemptible, we are not facing reality.