The reason Donald Trump has been this popular with the MAGA Antichrist Cult…
…is because he gave them moral and spiritual permission to be as selfish and cruel as they liked while still claiming God’s blessing for themselves. It’s really that simple. Being the most massively selfish figure in American political history, he told his followers they could imitate him and they felt an orgasmic sense of relief. They loved the cruelty.
So it’s really hard for them to let go of Trump as their Messiah.
But the GOP leadership and the Right Wing Lie Machine, feeling the increasing sense that the wheels are coming off for Trump and fearing getting sucked down into his nightmare vortex of crazy, started looking around for a smarter authoritarian thug to whom they can pass the baton, once they pry it out of Trump’s iron grip.
Their choice: Ron DeSantis, the authoritarian fascist dictator-in-waiting currently running Florida. And he has heard the call. So last week, he lied to some desperate refugees, kidnapped them, fleeced the Florida taxpayer of $615,000 in transportation costs, and dumped them in Martha’s Vineyard in an act of pure malignant spite:
He also sent along a videographer, because this was an audition for the GOP base.
The cruelty is the point. The Cult loves it. And this is what aspiring leaders of the Cult need to do if they are going to win their hearts away from Trump.
There is, by the way, precedent for this. Back in the 60s, to embarrass damn Nawthun librals and humiliate Black people, southern White Citizens Councils started their so-called “Reverse Freedom Rides,” giving Black people one-way tickets to northern cities with false promises of jobs, housing, and better lives.
Naturally, “prolife” conservative Christian Guardians of Western Values and Apostles of the Dignity of White Human Life promoted it:
Catholic Vote, it will be recalled, published the piece a couple of years ago that most clearly stated the entire MAGA antichrist religion strategy by calling for the elimination of the term “prolife” altogether and the weaponization of the unborn against every other form of human life the MAGA cult wants to abuse, rob, harm, and kill. So it is no surprise they give no consideration at all to the idea that these human beings have any rights. They are nothing but props to be shoveled around like concrete.
Meanwhile, here is Veritatis Splendor, one of those documents the “prolife” cult of death loves to selectively quote:
“Reason attests that there are objects of the human act which are by their nature “incapable of being ordered” to God, because they radically contradict the good of the person made in his image. These are the acts which, in the Church’s moral tradition, have been termed “intrinsically evil” (intrinsece malum): they are such always and per se, in other words, on account of their very object, and quite apart from the ulterior intentions of the one acting and the circumstances. Consequently, without in the least denying the influence on morality exercised by circumstances and especially by intentions, the Church teaches that “there exist acts which per se and in themselves, independently of circumstances, are always seriously wrong by reason of their object”. The Second Vatican Council itself, in discussing the respect due to the human person, gives a number of examples of such acts: “Whatever is hostile to life itself, such as any kind of homicide, genocide, abortion, euthanasia and voluntary suicide; whatever violates the integrity of the human person, such as mutilation, physical and mental torture and attempts to coerce the spirit; whatever is offensive to human dignity, such as subhuman living conditions, arbitrary imprisonment, deportation, slavery, prostitution and trafficking in women and children; degrading conditions of work which treat labourers as mere instruments of profit, and not as free responsible persons: all these and the like are a disgrace, and so long as they infect human civilization they contaminate those who inflict them more than those who suffer injustice, and they are a negation of the honour due to the Creator.
Of course, the cult rejects the mention of deportation or of any other grave sin beyond abortion. (They sometimes pretend to care about euthanasia but their love of euthanizing four innocents on death row so that they can euthanize 96 guilty people who do not need to be euthanized shows the falsity of their position.) But the Council fathers have in mind exactly this dehumanizing use of persons as props and political hostages and rightly calls what DeSantis has done–to the orgasmic applause of the “prolife” cult of death–“gravely and intrinsically immoral”. The fact that this cult hides behind the unborn to justify its obscene treatment of refugees only makes MAGA antichrist religion all the more a stench in the nostrils of God and humanity.
God bless the actual Christians who immediately set to work to welcome and help these refugees. They do not hog the spotlight as the servants of the devil do. But they are there.
Here is what the actual Catholic faith looks like, welcoming Spanish-speaking refugees with a Mass at Martha’s Vineyard. So proud of the way “fake Catholics” have stepped up.
Kudos also to the Godless Libs:
So weird to live in a time when the Greatest Christians of All Time see themselves as persecuted heroes yet inflict wanton cruelty on the weak while those who call themselves unbelievers obey Jesus and beg Christians to imitate him–only to be told “Fuck your feelings!” by these self-styled martyr saints. The Churches at Martha’s Vineyard opened their arms to the refugees the MAGA antichrist religion governor sent them in spite. And his spite was an audition for the votes of the Greatest Christians of All Time. But since the actual Christians don’t seek the spotlight, you don’t hear of them. The loudest figures in the US Church are servants of antichrist religion, enemies of the least of these, enemies of this Pope, and (by their fruits you will know them) enemies of God. God grant them the grace of repentance. And God bless and prosper the quiet witness and service of the disciples of Jesus Christ at Martha’s Vineyard.