No one could ever accuse Mike Huckabee of being too subtle.
To a gathering of right wing Christians on Friday, Huckabee proclaimed that, if his vision for a Christian-run American government is not achieved, the United States could go the way of Nazi Germany.
That’s odd, given that it was with the help of Christian leaders and religiously-based hatred of Jews that Adolph Hitler rose to power (From Mein Kampf: “I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord…”). Then again, Huckabee has shown an amazing ability to confound the laws of logic with the power of unreflective assertion.
Anyway, Huckabee urged the audience, in order to stave off the Nazi threat to America, to renew their “commitment to Christ… to our nation, to its heritage, as well as to its future.” Huckabee added, “Do we expect the seculars to do it? Do we expect the unbelievers to lead us, and if so, how will they lead us and where?”
Secular Americans and non-religious Americans are going to lead America to a new Nazi regime that will rule over America? I’d like to know how Mike Huckabee thinks that’s possible, given that every single Democrat and Republican running for President right now is a Christian, with the possible exception of Unitarian Mike Gravel, who has got between zero and one percent support.
Besides, has anyone actually heard of any plot by secular Americans or non-religious Americans to overthrow our democracy and implement a Nazi-like totalitarian regime? Al Quaida are not secular and they’re not non-believers.
Ron Paul has received substantial fundraising support from neo-Nazis, and he’s even been photographed smiling with a white supremacist leader, but Ron Paul is a Christian, not a secular non-believer.
Then there’s Mike Huckabee himself. Mike Huckabee twice offered to give a speech for an organization that promotes aspects of Nazi ideology such as legally-enforced racial purity. If Huckabee wants to harbor conspiracy theories about Nazis taking over the USA, perhaps he had better attend to the Nazi-leaning components of his own political machine.
We at Irregular Times cannot speak for all secular Americans and non-believers. I’m sure that there are a few non-religious kooks out there who promote a racist, totalitarian agenda. However, I can say proudly that the “seculars” and non-believers here at Irregular Times are working to defend American liberty, not to destroy it.