Sunday, February 28, 2021

Trump is the GOP's Golden Calf

The Republicans are caught in a conundrum. They cannot worship the Christian God while also worshiping Donald Trump. The Golden Calf displayed at CPAC is a perfect illustration of that point.

Aldous J Pennyfarthing for Daily Kos Community Contributors Team reports on CPAC: Insurrectionist: Trump ‘groomed’ Chansley and millions of other Americans to believe conspiracies.

The Capitol insurrection was less than two months ago, and in that time, Jacob Chansley—who calls himself the “Q Shaman” and helped lead a violent takeover of the Capitol in a furry Viking hat and face paint—has come around to repudiating Donald Trump, even as Sen. Mitch McConnell has come around to embracing Trump.

It’s time to stop saying “I never thought I’d see this,” because everything is possible now …

… including Republicans erecting literal golden idols of their slovenly god-king.

Golden idol
The GOP Golden Calf
Golden idol
The GOP Golden Calf

Bible reference - Exodus 20:3: “You shall have no other gods before Me.”

Bible reference - Exodus 20:4–6: “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”

No comments:

Post a Comment