Trump’s legacy will be the empowerment of Christian totalitarians
All fascist and totalitarian movements paper over their squalid belief systems with the veneer of morality. They mouth pieties about restoring law and order, right and wrong, the sanctity of life, civic and family virtues, patriotism and tradition to mask their dismantling of the open society and silencing and persecution of those who oppose them. This is the real game being played by Christian fascists, which since the early 1970s have been building institutions with tens of millions in corporate donations to take power.
Donald Trump, who has no ideology, has allowed the Christian Right to fill his ideological void.
He is the useful idiot. And the Christian Right, awash in money from corporations that know their real political intent, will mobilize in this election to use any tool, no matter how devious, from right-wing armed militias to the invalidation of ballots, to block Joe Biden and Democratic candidates from assuming office.
The road to despotism is always paved with righteousness.
This was as true for Soviet communism as it was for German fascism.
And it is true in the United States.
Chris Hedges / Orginal to Scheerpost 5 October 2020“Why did most Christians in Germany support Adolf Hitler in the 1930's?” Future generations may well ask similar questions about US Christian Evangelicals vis a vis Mr Donald Trump .