Say no more about Blackwater

Once there was the military-industrial complex. Now we have the mercenary-evangelical complex.Maureen Dowd in the NYT, via Memex

But I must, just must attach a bit more. Why not a quote from a leading evangelist?

“When 50 million evangelical bible-believing Christians unite with five million American Jews standing together on behalf of Israel, it is a match made in heaven.”

A provocative investigation by Bill Moyers of what’s behind America’s trumpet and f├╝hrer, I mean, trumpet and fervor. There’s one answer: dispensationalism.

Dispensationalism: the religious view held by many Christian Zionists, that the second coming of Jesus is incumbent upon the Jews being in Israel.

Dispensationalists are onto something. They are onto the growing depression that people are feeling, a deep emotional depression in the United States. A lack of any hopeful picture of what the world could be – and that failure is not a failure of dispensationalists. It’s a failure of the mainstream political framework in this country that to address the major questions facing the world in the 21st century.