Monday, September 29, 2014

Blood moon rising

Blood Moon. By Ironshod at DeviantArt.
Is there an editor in the house? I mean the house on 42nd Street, where Jonathan Weisman writes:

[Georgia Republican congressional candidate Jody] Hice has a record. He once said of women in politics, “If the woman’s within the authority of her husband, I don’t see a problem. ” He compared the recent appearance of red “blood moons” to prophecies that preceded the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, Israeli statehood and the Arab-Israeli War of 1967. In a satirical book, he claimed he had found a homosexual agenda to “sodomize your sons” by seducing them “in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms.”
Hice's 2012 book, It's Now or Never: A Call To Reclaim America was not intended as satire. The satire was in a passage cited in the book from a 1987 essay by Michael Swift
Tremble, hetero swine, when we appear before you without our masks
—and the point is that Hice didn't know it was satire. He thought he'd discovered their secret plans, although I'd say if you want to keep a secret you probably shouldn't publish it in the Gay Community News. Also, he is not by any means alone in this belief, which is quite widespread, with many (probably spurious, corrections welcome) references to its citation in the Congressional Record (as if no falsehood could ever be uttered in those hallowed precincts). Nor is he the only one to be worried about blood moons, which are publicized in a recent book by John Hagee, the noted adulterer, Catholic-baiter, and anti-semi-Semite—
In his book Jerusalem Countdown, Hagee claims that Adolf Hitler was born from a lineage of "accursed, genocidally murderous half-breed Jews..." In another sermon, Hagee blamed American economic problems on the fact that the Federal Reserve System is controlled by "a group of Class A stockholders, including the Rothschilds." In the same series, Hagee further asserted that the Rothschilds, who are Jewish, were part of a wide-ranging conspiracy of "international power brokers based in Europe." (Wikipedia)
(For more information on blood moons, see this respectable source,)

But no, there are no GOP satirists running for Congress this year. Although, as the corollary to Poe's law indicates, we can never be quite sure.

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