Friday, July 27, 2007

People get ready

I'm a newcomer to the work of Max Blumental, but the two latest pieces of his that I've seen have been excellent.

Back on July 18, he had a piece on The Huffington Post titled Generation Chickenhawk: the Unauthorized College Republican Convention Tour. The College Republican National Convention is where the cream of the next generation's GOP get their start, the breeding grounds of future Jack Abramhoffs, Grover Norquists and Karl Roves. It's really something to listen to these well-scrubbed kids parroting the party line about "fighting them over there, so we don't have to fight them here." But to a man, they all have some excuse as to why they aren't over there. All have "other priorities."

Blumenthal's latest piece on Huffington Post is equally chilling. Titled Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour, it's about a July 16, Christians United for Israel annual Washington-Israel Summit. These good people are nothing more than evangelical Christians who support Israel. The pentacostal flames that they are fanning, however, are in the hopes that a Mideast conflagration will help to bring about Armageddon, the final climactic battle between God and the Devil. These people want a ring-side seat.

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