With all that we've written in this space about fundamentalism (see the April archives in particular), you'd think that nothing from the fundamentalist mindset would surprise us here at Daily Rev.
But then we encountered this story today, which was brought to our attention by our part-time correspondent Nearly Redmond Nick. Let me quote the final sentence. It's a recommendation that the Da Vinci Code movie be subject to a nationwide ban, from the mouth of Eduardo Ermita, a high official in the Phillippine government—sort of the Andy Card of their administration:
"It's something that we should not be talking about," he said, referring to the movie's storyline. "We might get struck by lightning."
Reading it was like being thrown right back into the 13th century. Mr. Ermita was referring, of course, to the actual story of Dan Brown's novel and the film to be released next week. I will only add as comment what I have mentioned before—if these foul, loathsome, decrepit, petty vermin were to put half as much energy into clearing out the poison of pedophilia from their highest ranks of priesthood as they spend over a novel and a movie, then our world might be a safer and more reasonable place. But these decadent fools are as likely to discover reason as they are to be struck by lightning.
And while we're on the subject of toxic, psychotic speech, how about this? It's another pearl from the mouth of our pilfering, predatory, poisonous President:
The president said Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is well-suited for another office and would make “a great president.”
Welcome, my friends, to the new Dark Ages. So dark, the con of man, indeed.