The amazingly hypocritical thing this election cycle are the people who were just recently so shrill about the “imminent threat” of Shariah law. Yet, many of these very people if given the chance, would impose their own version of fundamentalist law on us. Radical Islam is now about where Christianity was back when they burnt people they suspected of being witches and the far right would take us back in time to that point. Ok, so perhaps those of us who like The Cure instead of Gregorian chant wouldn’t be burned at the stake but we’d have our Ipods reprogrammed and High Times magazine would be harder to find than a woman in the priesthood.
You don’t think they’d force their beliefs down our throats? I’ve been around enough far-right gatherings and it’s no secret the “true believers” would like to take away things like alcohol, pornography and reverse longstanding policies like the separation of church and state. These are the same people who are claiming that their freedoms are being taken away from them but are salivating at the prospect of taking away the freedoms we enjoy that they find objectionable.
And that, that is hypocrisy at it’s finest.