We must face the reality that we may be on the losing side of the culture war. For decades, the "religious right" has focused its energies on winning the day through political means. But this year, voters in more than one state appear to have clearly passed referenda supporting gay marriage. This marks the first time for any state to legalize same-sex marriage by the expressed will of the people rather than through court rulings or legislation. While this certainly does not mean we should stop legal or political efforts completely, it does mean that we should begin thinking about what it looks like to be the church in a "post-culture war" era. We need to be prepared to defend the protection of religious liberty as we move into the future.The reason for the loss is obvious. Evangelicals allowed their cause to be allied with RICH FUCKHEADS, who were callously using the evangelicals to increase the power and wealth of RICH FUCKHEADS. As their power increased, they were able to impose their Satanic anti-civilization beliefs on all of society while contemptuously giving minimal lip service to platitudes about "life" and "family values". The alliance was created by Satanist psychopath Lee Atwater, who openly disdained and hated normal humans. It was carried on by Karl Rove, and by Rush and his cohorts. On the religious side, the Prosperity Doctrine types built the matching 'receptor' for this bad medicine: they claim that great wealth is a sign of superior morality and salvation, which is EXPLICITLY contrary to the teachings of Jesus. Within the bonds of this poison-pill alliance, working-class evangelicals and Catholics were unable to defend their own economic interests. If they wanted to hear meaningless pro-life platitudes from their politicians in DC, they had to swallow NAFTA and bank deregulation and outsourcing and open borders and ZERO TAX FOR GOLDMAN SACHS at the same time. Thus normal Christians not only lost the moral battle, they descended into poverty while RICH FUCKHEADS got all the money and all the Satanic cultural power. Only one major candidate tried to create a more appropriate alliance, but he didn't try hard enough, and the RICH FUCKHEADS broke him. Santorum had always been the defender of working-class economic interests AND working-class values. He allowed the media to pigeonhole him as an exclusively religious figure, and allowed the Rush cohorts to paint him as a socialist. This alliance distorts the other side in a mirror-image way. A Dem politician who wants to speak for the working class is able to speak against free trade, open borders and outsourcing, but only if he also supports the abortion industry and Fag "Marriage". Nobody is allowed to represent all interests of normal Americans, as FDR did.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.