November 4, 2004

From Gerald R. Lucas


We may be in serious trouble. Gary Wills, in his NYTimes op-ed piece, asks "Can a people that believes more fervently in the Virgin Birth than in evolution still be called an Enlightened nation?" Even more radical and paranoid is this speculation. I mean, I thought it was Central Georgia; am I to believe the whole country is going this way? Maureen Dowd echoes these, and other, sentiments: “The president got re-elected by dividing the country along fault lines of fear, intolerance, ignorance and religious rule. He doesn't want to heal rifts; he wants to bring any riffraff who disagree to heel.” She continues, pointing out the irony that most refuse to see: “Mr. Bush, whose administration drummed up fake evidence to trick us into war with Iraq, sticking our troops in an immoral position with no exit strategy, won on ‘moral issues.” Can I get an Amen?

Wills is worth quoting at length:

More from Dowd:

Congratulations, America. The Holy War is just beginning I’m afraid. And I close, from the heart of Jesusland, with a proposed new map: