However surprising Trump’s rise to political prominence is, what is unsurprising is that some people are
ever eager to support authoritarianism. What does come as a surprise is who this batch of people is: largely, evangelicals.
It would seem to me that Christians ought to have seen through the charade of playing to our nationalistic fantasies, and they ought to have noticed the parade of inconsistencies. But it would seem that they haven’t.
Why is this? Why should a people whose faith teaches us to be patient, fore-bearing, discerning, shrewd, self-controlled and wary of tyranny be so easily duped by the ponzi scheme being run on us. A billionaire has set his sights on the Oval Office and correctly concluded that he would be best served in obtaining that venture by winning the support of Evangelical Christians. In order to do this, he has played American Evangelicals like a fiddle. [Read more…] about We’ve Been Groomed for This