Pagan “Conservatives”? “Libertarians”? WHAAATT!?

 

Circa 2006

Yes it’s true. Believe it or not there are some Pagans who identify themselves as
“Conservatives.” Some even belong to the Republican or (even worse) Libertarian Parties.

They mostly voted for George Bush.

I find it all most frustrating. For Pagans, the number one issue has to be the environment, yet
these Pagans voted for an administration that has wiped out 50 years of progress on protecting the earth mother, and supports corporations whose main goal is to rape, pillage and plunder the entire eco-system our of existence – for profit. Likewise, they voted in favor or a war — guess what folks — modern warfare is a gross polluter. Even without using chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, modern explosives throw millions of pollutants into the atmosphere, wipe out entire ecosystems and destroy not only human life, but all other life as well.

A woman’s basic right to govern her own body is under attack as well, from so called “pro-life”
people. But they are not pro-life, they are anti-sex. It’s not about saving babies, it’s about
controlling who and what and when and where a woman may experience pleasure. This is
why these same folks are against sex education and condom usage/instruction in schools,
and why they would ban all forms of birth control if given the chance.

IF they we’re truly “pro-life” there would be consistency. They would be against the death
penalty, they would be against war. They would be for a national health insurance plan, they
would be for raising the quality of life for the millions of people living at or below the poverty
line.

What they are really for is a return to a slave economy. What they want is to make women
second class citizens again, pumping out babies — cheap labor for their war machine, and
more profit for themselves.

The biggest thing though, is that these “Pagan right wingers” have ineptly voted for an
administration backed by people who would impose a Puritan Christian theocracy on this
entire country if given the chance. No, it’s not enough for fundy’s to seek converts — they want
to impose the whole fundy lifestyle on people who are not Christian and never will be, and all
the suffering, dysfunctionality and co-dependency that the Christian/Puritan lifestyle (and work
ethic) entails. How Pagans could have swallowed this crap is beyond my ability to reason it
out.

If the fundys do ultimately have their way, I will get the chance to find out. It will become a
topic of conversation among us in the new Christian gulags, while we await our executions
together for not believing in the right God.