Leader Joseph Chuman
Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader presides
Not since the McCarthy era have we seen political demagoguery issuing from such high places. We witness the politics of fear fueled by scapegoating minorities and immigrants, especially Latinos and Muslims for the sake of winning the votes of individuals who feel disenfranchised and left behind in light of demographic, economic and social upheavals.
This demagoguery, is fearsome and dangerous, (even the mainline press has invoked the word “fascism” to describe it.) The extremism we experience is rooted in the so-called culture wars, which in the broadest sense pit conservatives and ultra-conservatives against a social landscape that is moving generally in a liberal direction. In my address of March 13th I want to not only speak out against demagoguery which assails us, but look at its source and reasons for hope that we can get beyond it.
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