This topic is going to tie into other’s I’ve posted here about the “Extreme” right wing of American politics.
Christian Reconstructionism, Dominionship, Quiverfull, Gun Rights, Home schooling, QANON, January 6th , 2021, Soft Marxist Revolution, etc. are all I’d say directly related.
The above activities are ongoing and organized at the grass-roots level and up. The Marxists have a big head start though.
To be clear, I object “confrontational politics”, no matter who is doing it, period, end of story. So let’s not turn this into a argument about how one side or the other is really innocent of this form of bullshido.
It’s a serious threat to ALL of us and to civil discourse in society as a whole, and politics specifically.
It’s a “my way or the highway” sort of thing. .
To start, lets take a look at something that has been mentioned and probably linked before. Christian Reconstructionism. Straight from Wikipedia, as it’s fairly neutral on the subject. See also “theonomy”.
Now, you may think “OH, more Right-Wing XTIAN fundamentalist craziness, ignore and move on”.
That would be a huge mistake, as this stuff is ongoing at grass-roots level, and is IMO a huge influence on what is going on in our country now (and for quite some time).
You think Ammon Bundy is just some weirdo fundamentalist LDS political wack job? Well, he is, but he’s engaging in confrontational politics and Christian Reconstuctionism/theonomy right now, and in a organized manner with the Peoples Rights Movement.
You think this has nothing to do with left-wing nut-jobs following a sitting US Senator (lulz) into a bathroom, and harassing her while she takes a piss, all the while filming ?
Think again, Tonto.
Anyway, onward an upward. Put on your thinking caps.
Medium’s Take on it. No exactly neutral, but you gotta read across the spectrum.
NPR series on same. Same disclaimer as above.
This should keep you busy for a while.