Saturday, May 2, 2009

Frank Rich's Latest Column and the Cults

I enjoyed Frank Rich's Sunday column "Enough With the 100 Days Already." One criticism, a small violation of Occam's Razor--there is a needless complication in a description of the contemporary Republican Party: ". . . [T]he former party of Lincoln and liberty has now melted down to a fundamentalist core of aging, rural Dixiecrats and intrusive scolds-—as small as 20 percent of the populace in the latest polls. Its position on the American spectrum of ideas is somewhere between a doomsday cult and Scientology."

Why bring Scientology in the discussion when there is a real-life cult--Moon's Unification movement--that is a core component of the regional rump that the GOP has become?

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