These Barabbans just don't get it, do they?
Haredis, Barabbans, Wahabbis, Hindutva, Saffrons....They're ALL THE SAME....Evil authoritarian jerks who use religion as a tool of Fascist control rather than a path of spiritual growth and humanitarian love. Screw them and send them to Inferno for a long (but finite) period of Pineapple-Butt purgatorial punishment purification!
....This is temporary because infinite punishment for finite bad deeds is just as deranged as Frummery.
[NOTE: Barabbans = ChristoFrums.
Since they reject the gentler, humanitarian, truly spiritual Way of Yeshua Bar Miriam-Yosef and embrace the ways of a violent radical called Barabbas/Bar Abbas. I interpret that bit of the Passion story as humanity rejecting the real Christ for Antichrist. "Republican Jesus" and it's earlier and non-American versions is The Antichrist.]
The folks who want to ban religion/spiritual faith completely (like NeoMatrix) are just as stupid. Are you willing to ban my egalitarian, pro-freedom, pro-gender-equality, pro-LGBTAQ, pro-democracy, pro-sexuality NeoPaganism, too?
Look! Spiritual faith HELPS many people cope with life. It has helped me! You may say "It's a crutch" but I say, "Some people NEED crutches. Crutches are not evil!"
I believe that life continues after death. I see that as absolute truth! The spiritual is REAL & PLAUSIBLE to ME!
I respect an Atheist's right NOT to believe! I am all for an Atheist's right to be fully welcomed and respected in society! I feel that when Religion & Government mix, BOTH become perverted into something horrible! Religion is only bad when it gets Frummy and is combined with Government. Keep it out of Government and reject the Frums and Faith is great.
Anti-Theists, while well-meaning, are misguided and they're just as irritating as the Religious nuts! They're Frums on behalf of Atheism. Should they take over the government they would be just as bad as the Religionists!
As for the recent uptick in the Far-Right, Brexit, etc.....it's just an example of a political version of an Extinction Burst.
There's still a SIZABLE amount of people who know better and are fighting the Righties. There's even people fighting Brexit right now! Some are even saying that Brexit isn't binding and it can be ignored. As long as there's a majority that knows better that keeps up the fight, there is hope.
When France decided to ban those "Burkinis", there was a MASSIVE uproar and the ban was repealed!
Xenophobia is not the answer! The clowns in DAESH are COUNTING on our xenophobia. If we welcome Muslims with open arms and make our welcoming voices known, the Muslims won't be so inclined to be brainwashed by Wahabbis.
In the U.S.A.; There's a HUGE chance that Hillary will win and that the GOP will lose House & Senate seats. There's a big shakeup going on. Many laws that restrict voting rights are being struck down and the Far-Right is eating itself. Trump's insanity has been A BLESSING to American Progressivism!
Finally; There only SEEMS to be a lot more Fascist freaks because they tend to be louder and more exciting for News Show ratings. Also; A lot of sane Progressive people don't bother to vote. If EVERYONE VOTED stuff like Brexit would be a pipe-dream and LaPen would be some loon on the street corner.
It's not too late! Not even near too late! This isn't "Air Strip One". There is hope! True; There's backlashes, setbacks and some things going backward but the general trend is....roughly....for much of the world....forward!