The Christian Right’s ideology drives virtually all social policy debate within the Republican Party, whether it’s immigration, women’s reproductive rights, the death penalty, or same-sex marriage.
Chris Hedges says the Christian Right’s ideology calls for the “eradication of social ‘deviants,’ beginning with gay men and lesbians, whose sexual orientation, those in the movement say, is a curse and an illness, contaminating the American family and the country. Once these ‘deviants’ are removed, other ‘deviants,’ including Muslims, liberals, feminists, intellectuals, left-wing activists, undocumented workers, poor African-Americans and those dismissed as ‘nominal Christians’—meaning Christians who do not embrace this peculiar interpretation of the Bible—will also be ruthlessly repressed. The ‘deviant’ government bureaucrats, the ‘deviant’ media, the ‘deviant’ schools and the ‘deviant’ churches, all agents of Satan, will be crushed or radically reformed. The rights of these ‘deviants’ will be annulled. ‘Christian values’ and ‘family values’ will, in the new state, be propagated by all institutions. Education and social welfare will be handed over to the church. Facts and self-criticism will be replaced with relentless indoctrination.”
Chris Hedges says … that the "liberal class has been bought off by corporate money and promises of scraps," only cares about "its comfortable and often well-paid perch," "has consciously sold out the working class for […] money," "is just trappings and privileges" ready to be "brutally discarded" "by their subject populations."
Chris Hedges writes that "[the liberal class's] greatest sin [of its possessed multitude] […] has been its enthusiastic collusion with the power elite to silence, ban, and blacklist rebels […] who once could have given the working class, the words and ideas with which to battle back against the corporate state."
Chris Hedges argues that "it is from the liberal class that we get the jingles, advertising, brands and mass-produced entertainment that keeps us trapped in cultural and political illusions."
Chris Hedges argues that the liberal class has "busied itself with the boutique activism of political correctness."
But, yes, Chris Hedges doesn't much like the Christian Right either.