I’ve been looking for a term for the kind of government that is rapidly evolving in the United States, and I think I’ve found one: Teratocracy. It means “government by monsters,” misfits, or mutants.
Here’s the latest example of it.
An officer in the U.S. Army Reserve has been teaching recruits that “Religious Extremism,” a threat to national security, includes “Evangelical Christianity (U.S./Christian)” and “Catholicism (U.S./Christian),” along with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Al Qaeda.
The authority for this is–who else?–the Southern Poverty Lie, er, Law, Center. According to the Army Reserve instructor, a Lt. Col. Jack “Frothing-at-the-Mouth” Rich, evangelical Christians, Catholics, and pro-family organizations, like the American Family Assn., display “behaviors that are inconsistent with Army values.” These un-Army behaviors include opposition to Organized Sodomy and its goals. So it seems sodomy is an “Army value.” When recruits see such behaviors, says Untersturmbannfuhrer Rich, they are to “do the right thing and address the concern before it becomes a problem.”
When Fox News turned over this rock and looked under it, the Pentagon was quick to claim that Comrade Rich acted on his own “without anyone in the chain of command’s knowledge or permission.”
Uh-huh. Translation: “We got caught!”
Colonel Jack is only one of the monsters running the show, these days. How many more of them are there?
Gee, I wish I could go back to writing about fantasy. This real stuff is beginning to bum me out.