The two obese ghouls gather at the bottom of my steps – foaming at the mouth – they wanting to exercise some more Jesus-authority on me. Rapture Addicts! They are trying to drive me out!
I wish I could wave my hand – and beam their fat asses up!
This is a book review of “Conservatives without Conscience” by John Dean.
Because of our system of government, these authoritarians are still confronted with obstacles. But they seek to remove them when they can. They are able to do so because the growth of right-wing conservatism has generated countless millions of authoritarian followers, people who will not question such actions. Probably 20 to 25% of the adult American population is so right-wing authoritarian, so scared, so self-righteous, so ill-informed, and so dogmatic that nothing you can say or do will change their minds.
The problem is that these authoritarian followers are much more active than the rest of the country. They have the mentality of ‘old-time religion’ on a crusade, and they generously give money, time, and effort to the cause. They proselytize; they lick stamps; they put pressure on loved ones; and they revel in being loyal to a cohesive group of like thinkers. And they are so submissive to their leaders that they will believe and do virtually anything they are told. They are not going to let up and they are not going to go away.