Be Forever Aware, Fellow-Mississippians, Of Exactly What Is The Fundamentalist’s Ultimate Goal In Our State!–ABratt.
"Soraya: Todd Akin: It’s Not A War On Women, It’s A War On Critical Thinking & Democracy"
HP, August 20, 2012, Re-posted by ABratt, Aug. 26,2012.
"And he [Akin] did it by illustrating how the ‘war on women’ is part of a larger issue. What Todd Akin said and believes doesn't just play into a media-catchy, election year ‘war on women’ narrative. It's part of a reactionary, fundamentalist backlash to modernity. It's a war on science. It's a war on facts. It's a war on critical thinking."
ABratt’s Favorite Comments From This Article:
"This is a great piece! This ‘denialist’ philosophy extends to; global warming & the ‘theory’ of evolution. The Texas GOP's platform actually has a position against ‘critical thinking’(not kidding). There is a determination to destroy every aspect of the New Deal. Because it might give an individual the ability (or economic means) to determine the most important choices in their lives."
"There's just something too weird and irrational about all this. There are plenty of people that still question evolution as well. How is it possible to have a dialogue with people that hold these beliefs? Take a look at the beliefs of the Mormon church - they even baptize dead people from other religions. That note that Romney put in the Wailing Wall was recovered and it had ‘Joseph Smith was here’ written on it. So strange..."
"It's like the clock is being turned back suddenly."