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Both groups want to murder millions of infidels so as to bring about the end of the world. Both groups cherry-pick their respective Scriptures to justify the evil acts they perpetrate upon others. Both are run by malevolent geniuses who are followed by  hateful, gullible, violent f***wits with room-temperature IQs. And both have useful idiots in the media who try to paint them as something other than what they are.

Let’s start with ISIS, (and let’s call them “Daesh”, because it is accurate, and because they hate being called by that name).
Here is an excellent article on them, worth the click. Pretty long piece, so here are a very few snippets:

The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), follows a distinctive variety of Islam whose beliefs about the path to the Day of Judgment matter to its strategy, and can help the West know its enemy and predict its behavior. Its rise to power is less like the triumph of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (a group whose leaders the Islamic State considers apostates) than like the realization of a dystopian alternate reality in which David Koresh or Jim Jones survived to wield absolute power over not just a few hundred people, but some 8 million.
Following takfiri doctrine, the Islamic State is committed to purifying the world by killing vast numbers of people. The lack of objective reporting from its territory makes the true extent of the slaughter unknowable, but social-media posts from the region suggest that individual executions happen more or less continually, and mass executions every few weeks.

Pretty gruesome, you’ll agree. But not all that different from various “Christian” Millenialist groups (we’ll call them “Teavangelicals”, because it is likewise accurate, and they also hate being called by that name).

Teavangelicals think they should rule the world as a theocracy. Just as Daesh does:

Kingdom Now theology states that althoughSatan has been in control of the world since the Fall, God is looking for people who will help him take back dominion. Those who yield themselves to the authority of God’s apostles and prophets will take control of the kingdoms of this world, being defined as all social institutions, the “kingdom” of education, the “kingdom” of science, the “kingdom” of the arts, etc.

Teavangelicals want to re-enslave people (Women, people of color, etc). Again, Daesh also believes in slavery. Check out this quote from a Fundie:

I’m not going to sugarcoat this article in an attempt not to offend anyone. Feminism is rebellion against God’s AUTHORITY! I don’t know where the term “feminazi” originated, but it accurately describes the Feminist Movement. So many pastors today are afraid to preach against the evils of feminism. The truth needs to be told!
America’s churches, marriages and homes are being destroyed by the vile feminist agenda. Women are now filing for divorce atTWICE the rate of men because of feminism. A godly man is a threat to the feminist’s agenda, because he believes that a woman’s place is still in the home—baking cookies, knitting, and caring for the children (1st Timothy 5:14). Of course, hen pecked husbands and sissies are exempt.

That’s what Teavangelicals say about women. As to POC? Here you go, straight from the horse’s ass mouth:

Collier also said that he and his followers believe that whites are “God’s chosen people.” While he denies that racism is at the heart of the event, he admits that some members and attendees are Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members (but membership in the Klan isn’t a requirement).

And this little bon mot:

WE BELIEVE the White, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic and kindred people to be God’s true, literal Children of Israel. Only this race fulfills every detail of Biblical Prophecy and World History concerning Israel and continues in these latter days to be heirs and possessors of the Covenants, Prophecies, Promises and Blessings YHVH God made to Israel. This chosen seedline making up the “Christian Nations” (Gen. 35:11; Isa. 62:2; Acts 11:26) of the earth stands far superior to all other peoples in their call as God’s servant race (Isa. 41:8, 44:21; Luke 1:54). Only these descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel scattered abroad (James 1:1; Deut. 4:27; Jer. 31:10; John 11:52) have carried God’s Word, the Bible, throughout the world (Gen. 28:14; Isa. 43:10-12, 59:21), have used His Laws in the establishment of their civil governments and are the “Christians” opposed by the Satanic Anti-Christ forces of this world who do not recognize the true and living God (John 5:23, 8:19, 16:2-3).

And are Teavangelicals violent like Daesh? Yep. Click here to get acquainted with the many “Christians” who behead, rape, bomb, torture and assassinate anyone their diseased “brains” tell them to. Here and abroad.

This writer certainly has no love for Daesh. They are lunatic mass-murderers, among other disgusting characteristics. We cannot, however, pretend that they are any different than the Teavangelicals. We have at least as big a problem with the supposed “followers” of Rebbe Yeshua bar Joseph as we do with those who pervert the teachings of Mohammed (peace be on him).

Any Christian who wants to pretend otherwise should remember this little quote from their professed Lord and Savior in Matthew 7:

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

All terrorists are evil. All of them, regardless of motivation or religion. Look at them with clear eyes, and you’ll see it.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

If someone asked for your money and promised to mow your lawn, you’d probably expect them to cut the grass. And if he or she took your money and did something else with it, you’d probably be disinclined to keep paying them, in spite of their promises to do so next time.  “No”, you’d say, “first cut the d***ed grass, then I’ll pay you”. The talk of the promise needs to match up to the walk of the actions for a business deal to be successful. Common sense, one might say, and Mr. Blunt and Cranky agrees. He also wonders why so many voters do not apply the same attitude to their political parties and alleged “representatives”.

Both parties and their peeps say things and do things, and the things that are done mean a whole lot more than those that are spoken: true today and in true the past. That is why a biblical reference titles this post (Matthew 7:16, for those who aren’t hip to the scrip) – what you talk and what you walk are valued differently, back in the Y-Zero-K days and today. And what one DOES means a lot more than what one says.

On the Republican side, the clearly-and-frequently-stated agenda of “Beat Obama” matches their actions to a T. The voting records, judicial decisions, executive decisions, from local to federal levels, all pretty much align with that “number one priority” of “making Barack Obama a one-term President”.  The economy, jobs, budget discipline, keeping the government running, supporting our troops, all have been put on the back burner as the Repubs have opened can after can of Whoop-Ass on the Prexy. Sure, there have been some deviations from message discipline, lots of red herrings and smoke and mirrors deployed; but in general, the Republicans said they’d put party over country, and then proceeded to do so. One must credit them with an admirable alignment between word and deed, at least.

The Dems, by contrast, haven’t so much shown deviation between words and deeds as they have shown a complete and utter lack of consistency among themselves as a party. The words and deeds of individual Dems are frequently in alignment, but as a party, they are less predictable than a scrap of used Kleenex in a windstorm.  For an Independent, that is laudable, but for a group that claims to be a political party, it is really pretty pathetic. So, looking at the impact on the average schmuck, is there a difference between these two crowds of poltroons?

Sure there is. Because the average schmuck doesn’t really give a monkey’s arse about the name or party affiliation of the person at 1600 PA Avenue. He or she cares more about water flowing through the pipes, fire trucks showing up at need, not being car-bombed, and all the other jobs that the government does actually being done. So which party is on the side of doing stuff that matters to we schmucks?

To the extent that either one is, the fumbling, bumbling Dems have spent a lot more time working on bills that would actually return value to the taxpayers.  The Repubs, on the other hand, have spent their time showing that they prefer spending our tax dollars de-jobbing a skinny, big-eared black President  than doing their rightful job  taking care of their constituents.

And the reason they are free to act in such a manner is the complete and utter cluelessness of much of the American electorate. If our hypothetical landscaper took our grass-cutting budget and spent it on something completely irrelevant to the intended purpose, we’d fire his ass. But when politicos take our tax money and spend it to bolster their own partisan agenda, we act like we’re smoking a different sort of “grass”, and keep handing over our money (and our votes).

By our actions, they likewise shall know us. And frankly, judging American voters by our actions in the voting booth, lots of us look pretty stupid, indeed.

Mr. B & C