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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Are political parties any different from a cult, if so how?

Reminder- cults do not have to commit suicide, some just choose to.

Update:

Bobby, you said the same thing on another question, and I'll think about, damn.

Update 2:

Dave H needs to be watched, where is the patriot act when you need it, lol

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, they DO brainwash their most fervent supporters, so I would have to say you are right.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The "Generation Joshua" cult that has seized control of the GOP these past twelve years or so---Michael Farris's "culture warriors" (read Goldberg, 2006) and quite a few local government offices with the intention of taking dominion (control) over ALL levels of U.S. government (which they label "the beast" and see as "evil") and also have dominion over "all nonbelievers" (this stuff is pounded into them through homeschooling which Farris pushed to have in all 50 states from their first years of life all the way through adulthood, when they attend Farris's Patrick Henry College in rural Virginia and then involve themselves in cult-evangelistic politics (these are the ones responsible for shunning evolition or insisting on "abstinence only" taught in our public schools. They use only a literal interpretation of scripture and are brainwashed into believing their destiny is to overthrow our "evil" democracy in favor of a one-religion (their version) theocracy. This would sound nutty until you are told that eight of these nutjobs were working in Bush/Cheney's White House even though the Patrick Henry College is very small and only graduates about a hundred of the homeschoolers each year---and 22 evangelical right-wing congressmen have these extremists (domestic terrorists in the making) working for them on Capital Hill. They are sociopaths and pawns, with no sense of wrongdoing---ruthless in their pursuit of dominance. The Democrats have ALWAYS been the party for the people of the U.S....we take care of schools, infrastructure, social programs to help the poor, etc. President Clinton proved that a moderate-to-liberal Democratic President can save us from the Republican-caused Savings and Loan collapse, BCCI (foreign ownership of our banks) scandal, massive unemployment and homelessness; loss of our manufacturing base/high paying jobs to outsourcing...sound familiar? Reagan/Bush, Bush/Quayle, and Bush/Cheney economics---same strategies, same outcomes. The whole "supply-side" (or "trickledown/deregulation/derivative" con job) that they kept foisting off on the American people and always with disasterous results: Maybe this last recession will cure anyone tempted to vote Republican...they are NOT good for the American economy at all!!! Right now, the GOP is caught in the spider web of the cult-mentality, but if moderates would come forward and wrest control away from these fundamentalist cult-evangelicals, maybe the Republican party will survive a while longer.

    Source(s): Goldberg, Michelle (2006), "Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism." NY: W.W. Norton. "The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy" by ex-conservative rightwing insider David Brock.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Our system has prostituted itself to its ultimate end. The politicians are merely grasping at straws before the whole house of cards comes down. They've had a great run at pitting liberal against conservative but we're waking up. We're wise to their games and it's going to come to an end during this term. The revolution is coming my friends. Where will you be when it takes place?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Only in America man, only in America

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In the general understanding of the word no, but by dictionary definition possibly.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In one way they kind of are. They are supported monetarily by people who don't agree with their core beliefs. The old "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" thing.

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