Left Behind by The Rapture – that’s me for sure. I’m one of us, and I live in a world that “them” never even looks at or thinks about. And, it’s vice-versa … but they sound a lot more certain and ferocious than me and my convictions.
I’ve been reading an awesomely brilliant examination – a summary of his field research, really – of a fellow who actually knows and talks to fundamentalists (his family), and who knows quite a bit about how the big-dog fundamentalists have come to have such a hold on the American nation, and thus world events.
From Counterpunch, Joe Bageant offers us The Covert Kingdom – Thy Will be Done, On Earth as It Is In Texas.
IMO it’s a must-read.
The most significant thing about the Left Behind series is that, although they are classified as “fiction,” most fundamentalist readers I know accept the series as an absolute reality soon coming to a godless planet near you.
It helps to understand that everything is literal in the Fundamentalist voter universe.