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Hunting After Ghosts -- Book 4 of Tales of the Rougarou -- available now: https://t.co/0WSHgfhBlq…
Nov 24 26 tweets 4 min read
I was supposed to be nano-wrimo-ing but I was distracted by thinking about that book, "The Case for Christian Nationalism"

So I started writing an essay "The Case Against Christian Nationalism" and just added that to my word count I ended up writing out what I intuit to be the core American Christian Nationalism beliefs, although worded in my own way --
Nov 21 13 tweets 2 min read
I should just block this annoyance, but I wanted to throw out a question first: do you think he ACTUALLY believes this kind of bullshit sincerely, and if so, why? I know, I know, I'm the one always pointing out that there isn't a strict binary between "sincere deep-down belief" and "just spouting the party line"

But "make the King James Bible part of the K-12 curriculum" is such a weirdly specific talking point.
Oct 21 14 tweets 3 min read
One thing we all need to get together on, is that there is no "basic human decency" principle holding Republicans back from doing any horrific dystopian thing you can imagine.

They'll do it unless we stop them. The worst thing you can possibly imagine. They WILL do it. There's an irony to it, and a vicious feedback loop.

Fact: Republican policies don't work to deliver a better life for ordinary people.
Oct 20 20 tweets 3 min read
Lack of physical exercise is a perfect example of a huge structural problem that we make individuals responsible for "fixing" Like... oh, everything about economics and employment and just trying to survive forces you into a car all the time? Well... just find some way to shove 20 minutes of toiling at a treadmill into your already exhausting day!
Oct 20 4 tweets 1 min read
Yes, and I think we need a better framing when Christians object to theocratic, nationalist, or otherwise right wing Christian doctrine/behavior **on theological terms** Like a concise way of saying "their Christianity is not my Christianity, and in fact, as a Christian, I find their Christianity to be abhorrent" without resorting to the "fake Christian" framing, and without just replicating the whole "heretic!" thing.
Oct 20 5 tweets 1 min read
I peg "worshiping the filibuster" as a major effort of the balancers, whose primary motivation is ensuring there's never a powerful left We're in a very dangerous situation, where anything that opposes fascism at all is seen as "of the left"
Oct 19 7 tweets 1 min read
Jesus didn't even mention abortion, lady, I have no idea what you're on about. It seems telling that the Christians who sanctimoniously intone they are against "murder" when the so-called neighbor is still an invisible clump of cells --
Oct 19 24 tweets 4 min read
I say this quite often: there are conspiracies all around us
Some of them are large and far-reaching
They’re just not SECRET conspiracies I used to buy a book that would come out annually called “the top ten censored stories of [year]”

They were rarely truly literally CENSORED

They were just stories you probably missed because they didn’t get much media play
Jul 2 68 tweets 10 min read
Based on sub-discussions that got kinda messy, I wanted to revisit some of the basic things that I have observed about the anti-abortion movement over the years regarding their underlying moral reasoning Because a lot of the things that look at first glance like hypocrisy (not acting in accordance to professed moral beliefs) are actually evidence of moral beliefs that are so hideous they’re expressed in euphemisms even among insiders.
Jul 1 6 tweets 2 min read
This thread is exactly right, in a way, but I still would quibble with it for the simple reason that “real true belief” is complicated A thread where I talk a bit about the complications of “real sincere beliefs”
Jul 1 8 tweets 2 min read
I think this is yet another area where the gerontocracy is failing us, because the people who really UNDERSTAND the threat of Christian nationalism, the ones who were raised with it and left, are my age & younger. I’m basing this on my recent realization that one of the reasons my parents put me through such a horrible experience with the church is that they **legitimately did not know** what my experiences as a teenage girl were like compared to their experiences as grown adults.
Jul 1 14 tweets 2 min read
What the absolute fuck It’s wild how these guys are always “what would the founding fathers do?” Until the answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT SET UP THE US AS A FUCKING THEOCRACY and then all of a sudden they want to… amend the constitution… to make it so we use the Bible instead of the constitution?
Jul 1 12 tweets 2 min read
And the young people have nothing to lose & aren’t going to ait still for it At the abortion rights marches I’ve been to so far, it’s striking how young the (mostly) women are. They are young and they are ANGRY.
Jun 30 5 tweets 2 min read
It’s true, but — the dominoes are falling this way because they got set up for it years ago. That’s why I keep going back to the 2000 election, that was the first time we really SAW that the system was rigged & the role SCOTUS played in that rigging
Jun 30 6 tweets 1 min read
And I really don't think it's a stable situation but where it's actually going to go who knows The problem with an out-of-control scotus overturning settled law willy-nilly is that it kind of creates a situation where there's no such thing as settled law anymore, which is not only extremely not GOOD it's also no way to run a country.
Jun 30 6 tweets 1 min read
These SCOTUS mofos should be as scared as medieval kings with food tasters The entire fascist right should be unwelcome in OUR spaces.
By which I mean: “blue” cities
Even the reddest states have blue cities and the fascists who have taken power there go to those cities for fun, conferences, nice meals, the opera, baseball, whatever.
Jun 30 9 tweets 2 min read
Interesting. One of the things I noticed as an on-the-ground evangelical in the 1980s was that doctrines & practice varied a lot from church to church & even in the same church over time. For example, all the church leaders would go to this one conference & come back & all of a sudden everybody was getting rid of their TV and passing out pamphlets about the satanic dangers of rock music.
Jun 30 4 tweets 2 min read
This is true and might well be why there seems to be a flurry of trollish types that pretend to be defending Democrats by telling us not to call out for more action from them. Example: some very random person jumped up to reply on this thread yesterday:
Jun 30 5 tweets 1 min read
Notice how they always conflate crimes of abuse (child sacrifice) with crimes of what-the hell (witchcraft) “This thing that is actually literally slaughtering a real breathing child is just as bad as this thing that, uh, I dunno, might involve crystals & tarot cards?”
Jun 30 4 tweets 1 min read
I don’t always agree with this dude but I think he’s onto something here Wait, of course I agree with him, he’s singing my song with a bigger audience.
Jun 30 9 tweets 2 min read
Biden is breaking all previous records for “person in power utterly failing to read the room” I swear to god the lackluster & even perverse White House response to the Fall of Roe is making me reconsider wild conspiracy theories about what’s really going on with top Dems that past me would have thought were obviously nonsense.