Welcome To The Beginning Of Theocracy

"Welcome to the end of democracy," right-wing conspiracy promoter Jack Posobiec said late last week during a CPAC-related event Thursday, adding: "We didn't overthrow it completely. We didn't get all the way there on January 6th, but we will endeavor to get rid of it and replace it with this, right here [raising his fist in the air brandishing a crucifix], because all glory is not to government -- all glory to God."

The CPAC stunt, part of a sideshow hosted by Steve Bannon's "War Room" podcast, was one of the big sound bites coming out of CPAC, but it also underscored a week of right-wing holy war battles dominating the campaign news cycle, including:

  • Alabama's Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos have the same rights as living people under the state's law.
  • Alabama Chief Justice Tom Parker invoked the will of God as the basis of the court's ruling, writing: "Human life cannot be wrongfully destroyed without incurring the wrath of a holy God" and adding: “Even before birth all human beings have the image of God, and their lives cannot be destroyed without effacing his glory.”



Aside from creating obstacles to Alabamans seeking in vitro fertilization to conceive children, the ruling sent another signal of conservative courts shifting toward a theocratic interpretation of law, following the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision.

Interestingly, not all media audiences had access to the same degree of coverage about the ruling.

According to an analysis released Friday by media advocacy group Media Matters for America, Fox News barely even covered the decision (see analysis below).

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  1. Len Stein from Visibility Public Relations, February 26, 2024 at 3:10 p.m.

    Oh lord, we cannot become Giliad in the Handmaid's Tale. This is democracy's last stand. Everyone of good conscience Must vote.

  2. Michael Giuseffi from American Media Inc replied, March 4, 2024 at 9:05 a.m.

    And vote against Donald Trump and his accomplices.

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