White Christian Nationalism is the official ideology of the Texas Republican Party.
Theocracy is the opposite of patriotic.
Well TAT readers, I was going to write something quite different today but again, the WCN/ White Christian Nationalists running Texas exclusively for 30 years and ever more extremist, have me, “all riled up.” The issue at hand is the draconian attempt by the TX GOP, to keep a woman from an abortion even though it was a significant threat to her health and may prevent her from ever delivering a baby. This deprives her and her husband, of their potential children, grandchildren and beyond. The story from the Associated Press, can be found at the embedded link.
Like most topics, the un-American, oppressive theocratic government being imposed on all Texans, daily, is not only unconstitutional but the precise opposite of American values. This though is no hinderance to the Texas GOP, headed by Gov. Greg Abbott. Then there’s his hitman, the indicted felon, AG Ken Paxton, the Lt. Gov, formerly known as Danny Goeb, but now, Dan Patrick and of course, the enabler in chiefs, Dade Phelan, the TX legislature and then, the state supreme court that rubber-stamps the anti-American agenda of the artist formerly known as, the TX GOP but now… the Texas Taliban.
I won’t beat around the bush on this issue today but will make some concise factual criticisms and include a couple of links to further pieces that I have written around this topic. The point is to call attention to the fact that the Texas Taliban, led by Abbott is a disgrace to US values, and fully endorses the cruelty he and his party impose on women, their families, friends and communities.
First and foremost, let’s get the requisite disclaimer out of the way, so that folks know where I come from. Regular readers already know but it’s important for new readers to understand as well.
I despise all big money political party BS and do not back a party. By family tradition, I had not commented in public on religion, nor politics until the Trump era. I have had no choice since, because what we are up against with the MAGA crowd that is in full control of the US Republican Party, is a most acute national security threat. As retired military, I still honor my oath of service, “to protect and defend our constitution,” and finally to speak truth to power, which oft times makes me very unpopular with both sides.
I don’t care much for abortion but do absolutely recognize three guiding principles:
I don’t have a uterus, so my voice should have less importance, than that of those who do.
I believe that Roe vs. Wade struck a remarkably sane compromise that I personally, applauded.
Our constitution is crystal clear on the issue of imposing a “state religion” on all US citizens. WCN/ White Christian Nationalism is not only the intended state religion but its imposition on all US citizens and residents, is about as unconstitutional as it gets. In other words, our US SCOTUS, like the Texas Taliban, are anti-patriots. Also, for the record, imposition of a state religion makes the US or Texas, a theocracy, NOT a democracy.
As noted above, I will provide below, links and a short summary to previous deep-dive articles about the anti-patriotic views of the Texas Republican Party. These anti-patriots are a threat to US national security.
TX politics are a national security threat. (truthaboutthreats.com)
Second paragraph from this piece:
“Today, using Ken Paxton, the Texas AG, as the example, I’ll show how his actions are a threat to all of us. He is but one of countless other leaders, claiming some sort of moral framework but are literally spineless, when it comes to true patriotism. True patriotism is based on US values, ensconced in our founding documents, organized and codified by our Constitution, as constitutionally sound, law. This only works in our, “nation of laws” if the enforcement arm, stays between our constitutional guardrails. Ken Paxton, the enabler of the TX GOP, fails his oath and intentionally removes these guardrails, often at the behest of Abbott.”
Texas Travesty - by Paul Cobaugh - Truth About Threats
Opening paragraph of this broadside of the TX GOP and well-deserved
Here is a warning before you read this; if you are a fan of today’s MAGA dominated GOP, especially in my home state of Texas,’ you will not want to read the following. It will be a full-throated, well-deserved lambasting of the un-American, anti-patriotic and brutal policies of the Texas GOP. This has nothing to do with my political opinions. It is exclusively, a detailed and honest refutation of the useless cruelty, of Greg Abbott’s political stunts at the Texas border with Mexico. The sole basis for my opinions that most people call, “political,” is whether they adhere to actual American values, not the fake patriotism of the TX and national GOP, currently dominated by MAGA, violent extremists.”
Texas government is the antithesis of patriotic. (truthaboutthreats.com)
“Public Education is something I am passionate about. For 21 years, my wife, Mrs. C, taught in our local school district. Any commentary prior, ran the risk of negative consequences for her and colleagues if they took a stand against such politically sensitive issues, especially in a state like Texas. Our governor, Greg Abbott, his indicted felon AG, Ken Paxton, our Lt. Gov, Dan Patrick (actually Danny Goeb from Maryland) whose GOP leadership has had a decades long agenda to defund public schools, is now working on achieving their goal, with legislation being debated this week in our legislature. The TX Constitution says they can’t but that doesn’t matter anymore in TX. The only party in control of TX for the past 28 years, never considers the law anymore. Abbott and Co. depend on an AG and a TX Supreme Court, that rubberstamps their un-American agenda. They are political extremists, not conservatives.”
“Like every other red state, TX claims to be conservative and in my former rural county, that’s largely true. This stands in direct contrast to the Texas Republican Party who is not conservative. The party’s actions betray a deep, currently immovable streak of RWE, right-wing-extremism, not conservatism. Their 2022 platform was not only unconstitutional but put their addiction to conspiracy theories on full display. Like the US Congress, the exclusive GOP control in Austin for the past 28 years, doesn’t permit conservatives a voice, especially principled conservatives. The current version of the GOP employs a variety of adversarial influence tactics to convince ordinarily conservative Texans that their new extremist ideology is conservative. It most certainly, isn’t.”
Theocracy and Nationalism are NOT, American values (truthaboutthreats.com)
One of only 7 paragraphs in this piece, my shortest since beginning TAT.
“When any belief system becomes rigid and intolerant, it is also typically the same, in regard to how controlling they are of their citizens. Controlling also inspires grievous abuse. They go hand-in-hand. Some of the most common examples are China, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, etc. Few realize how other nations like Russia employ theocratic ideology as part of their control system over Russian citizens. Even here in the US, disgraced former three star General, Mike Flynn is involved in trying to create a theocracy to lord over US citizens. Flynn, like most of America’s radical, intolerant and hateful Christian Nationalists advocate for an American theocracy with their aberrant version of Christianity at the core of their beliefs.”
Fourth paragraph from this article
“Like the Christian Nationalism threatening US and other global democracies, the sick ideology that Patriarch Kirill (a former KGB stooge/ operative) and Putin are pushing is not grounded in theology but in a bastardized version similar to the BS that Mike Flynn, here in the US is selling. In India, Modi, Putin’s buddy, wields Hindutva the same as Putin and Flynn wield Christianity.”
As promised, I will not belabor any points as that they are covered in great detail in the linked articles on relevant topics. I will though leave you with some talking points from the true narrative. They are below:
The only religious freedom in danger in Texas and all so-called Red States, are all religions except the Christian Nationalism, White Christian Nationalism and NAR, deeply embedded in centuries of far-right narratives.
Like all ideologies, they are most often used as a tool to control populations, not create a pathway to heaven.
Greg Abbott and his Texas Taliban cronies, use WCN for their own, power mongering.
WCN makes Texas and the MAGA controlled GOP, anti-American, fake patriots is that they are in fact, theocrats, like Iran, the Saudis and Iran, to name just a few.
Among our most sacred founding principles are that every American is free to worship or not, as they please. What they are absolutely forbidden to do, is impose their beliefs on any other citizen or resident. In Texas as well as with our SCOTUS, GOP leaders are imposing their CN/ Christian Nationalism on everyone. Abortion is but one of the most prominent of the oppressive laws and policies, handcuffing all other Americans, away from their constitutional rights. In fact, if someone is dedicated to WCN, it is their right. Where they tear down our democracy, is when they attempt to impose it on others.
LBGT+ issues, Jim Crow 2.0 voting restrictions, legalized corruption, lack of healthcare, public education, property taxes etc. are some more of the hot-button topics, due to the incessant GOP culture wars. None of these culture wars support American democracy. They are merely tools of the same, anti-US professional influencers.
Their brainwashed base has for thirty years, voted party over country and it is so much worse now due to the professional influencers, some Russian that have obtained, “reflexive control” over the majority of the party. They cannot be argued with, have their minds changed and will continue to hand the US over to thugs, oligarchs and our adversaries like Putin. This may be a stark pronouncement but the facts, are overwhelming. Since I know a great deal about how this works in the world of influence, I can guarantee that they will faithfully (pun intended) continue to adhere to their WCN.
The last thing that I’ll say is that Texas vigilante justice for those who get, enable, talk about, treat or travel out of state for abortions, will be charged with felonies based exclusively on WCN. That makes Texas the antithesis of patriotic. It is just that simple, undermining our constitution denies anyone a claim to the title, “patriot.”
My best for the rest of your week,