They’re back. Some of the greatest supporters of Bush’s wars in Afghanistan were evangelical warvangelicals, bloodthirsty Christian conservatives, and fundamentalist Christian militarists. What I starting to hear from the Christian grapevine is that in some evangelical, conservative, and fundamentalist churches the same stupid and evil things are being said regarding the situation in Ukraine. Ignorant and unlearned Christians think that Ukraine was just minding its own business when Russia attacked for no reason, Putin is another Hitler who wants to take over Europe, and the United States should “do something” to stop him.
Let them or their sons and daughters be the first to go fight on behalf of Ukraine. I say it is not worth one drop of American blood, just like Iraq and Afghanistan was not worth one drop of American blood. And yet, I am said to be unpatriotic.
Yes, that is what I’ve been hearing now. But it’s people on all sides of the political spectrum now who want war. Very Irrational people. I never thought I would see the day when the “liberals,” “leftists,” “progressives” would be the warmongers. But that is what we have now. Besides the bloodthirsty Christian warvangelicals.
Laurence is also referring to the Dick Cheneys and George Bushes of the world.
In fact, I think that the Christian evangelicals and what I call the Christian Zionists are the ones who want war — any war, as long as there’s war — because they are Bible thumpers who believe in the “End Times,” and probably actually want the “End Times” to happen. They probably want nuclear war.
According to the New York Times, in 2019 then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was one of those Bible-thumping Christians (and still is):
Mr. Pompeo talks about the rapture. “We will continue to fight these battles,” he said at a “God and Country Rally” in 2015, because there is a “never-ending struggle” until “the rapture.”
“Be part of it,” he said at the meeting, at the Summit church in Wichita, Kan. “Be in the fight.”
In November, Mr. Pompeo told a reporter for The New York Times Magazine that the Bible “informs everything I do.” The reporter noticed an open Bible in his office, with a Swiss Army knife marking his place at the end of the book of Queen Esther.
Hmm. The “Rapture.” Oy, vey.
Mike Pence and George W. Bush are also a part of that crowd.
My understanding of the Christian Zionists and the “born again” people are this. They are so supportive of “The Jews” and of Israel because they hope for the “Rapture” and the End Times and they hope to make Jews “see the light” and decide to convert to Christianity (for the Jews to be “saved,” and all that stuff). So, obviously I don’t agree with them on those points.
Anyway, now the “liberal” warmongers — along with the Christian Zionists, neocons and all points between — want more war, now with Russia via “no-fly zones” this time to protect Ukraine. (I’m seeing similarities between “Kuwait” and “Ukraine” now. Arg.)