Max Blumenthal’s Republican Gomorrah highlights the hypocrisy, connects the sleazy dots, and demonstrates the true character and history of the Christian right and its hold over the GOP better than any book I have ever read.
We have to begin by making one thing that should be obvious but apparently isn’t clear: criticizing Israel doesn’t make someone antisemitic. Israel is a government. It does not represent all Jewish people. Questioning governmental policy shouldn’t be seen as attacking an entire religion.
Sadly, the big story of the day is yet another mass shooting. As I write, we know a 46-year-old white man (I won’t write his name) with a long history of antisemitic posting online shot at least 12 people in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania synagogue.Currently, reports are saying four of the 12 victims have died. Six victims are injured. Four of the injured are police officers. Two of the injured are dealing with serious injuries. Obviously, this is a fluid situation. What we know will update and change.
The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness is an easy to read look into why the so-called founding fathers designed a secular society and how they achieved that goal. More interesting to most readers is the examination of Thomas Jefferson’s personal religious devotion coupled with his fervent dedication to the idea of a secular government.
The Second Coming of the KKK The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition is an especially relevant read today. If you enjoy history, aren’t afraid to be confronted by America’s racism, and follow today’s politics, you should read The Second Coming of the KKK.
I was raised in the Catholic church. As a child, I wasn’t allowed to attend CCD classes,(the Catholic version of Sunday school, with my sighted peers.