Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Great Hymn of Prayer Fails to Show Up

Back in mid-June I reported on a great uprising promised by the Catholic Church.  Here are some of their statements:

 "The fourteen days from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day, are dedicated to this “fortnight for freedom”—a great hymn of prayer for our country."

"U.S. Bishops Prepare Catholics for Civil Disobedience: ‘We May Need to Witness to the Truth by Resisting the Law’...bishops of the United States are now preparing Catholics for what may be the most massive campaign of civil disobedience in this country since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and early 1960s."

 Well, where was it?  "...the most massive campaign of civil disobedience in this country since the Civil Rights Movement"  doesn't seem to have amounted to a pile of beans.

I'm not writing this to gloat.  This is a phenomenon that we have seen over and over again with the teabaggers.  Their claims to represent a huge untapped reservoir of angry right wing Americans are proven over and over again to be nothing but lies; yet the press continues to report on this supposed right wing uprising as a legitimate phenomenon that politicians need to accommodate.

Absent massive funding by the Catholic Church or the Koch Brothers et. al. these movements have virtually no existence whatsoever, yet we allow their duplicitous creators to use them to batter the rest of us into capitulating to the demands of the rich and powerful.

I have been reporting on this phenomenon for several years now.  It's a shame that no one else seems to be interested in the fact that these groups have basically no independent existence in any way.

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