The Family: Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

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The Family: Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

Has anyone read this book, The Family: Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet? It sounds like some kind of real-life illuminatti-type shit. If I hadn't seen some of the crazy stuff I have I probably wouldn't believe its premise, which is that there is some kind of fundamentalist puppetmaster fraternity called "The New Chosen." I really wanna check it out, but I'm afraid I'll never sleep again.


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 Just bought it last week.

 Just bought it last week.  Haven't gotten too far into it, but it's a good read, very balanced.

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One of the big contributors

One of the big contributors to the Family/Fellowship is one Mr. Temple, founder of the Institute for the Noetic Sciences. You remember those fuckers; ESP, Inc.

Get this: the guy made money from being an Exxon executive, and funds fundamentalist political meddlers and the peddlers of pseudoscience. I think I just found myself a legitimate arch-nemesis!

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HisWillness wrote:One of the

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One of the big contributors to the Family/Fellowship is one Mr. Temple, founder of the Institute for the Noetic Sciences. You remember those fuckers; ESP, Inc.

Get this: the guy made money from being an Exxon executive, and funds fundamentalist political meddlers and the peddlers of pseudoscience. I think I just found myself a legitimate arch-nemesis!

Congrats. I am still looking. Many have tried, but none had both the brains and the balls to get there. Maybe I need a wife? Sticking out tongue

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Vastet wrote:I am still

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I am still looking. Many have tried, but none had both the brains and the balls to get there. Maybe I need a wife? Sticking out tongue

You're going to have to start going to church to find that! All of us Atheist gals are too agreeable... 


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That could be a problem...

That could be a problem...

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inspectormustard wrote:The Family -- has anyone read this book ?

   Well actually,I did read some of it,but it was a library book and I had to return it before I got done reading it.It was scary - kind of,just thinking that a lot of these people are in our government,holding some very important offices.They were first established as a anti-communist and anti-union,so being anti-communist got President Eisenhower attention,so they started a Sunday breakfast. Today they're known as the Catholic Mafia. Real-Time with Bill Maher had Jeff Sharlet on last Friday,the interview is on Google video. A really good interview.

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 I haven't read it, but it

 I haven't read it, but it doesn't take much digging to figure out that there are a lot of fundamentalists in very important positions in the government.

I'm kind of wondering where Captain Pineapple is.  I feel like we need somebody to tell us that this couldn't possibly be even partially true, and that religion isn't going to destroy the American government and way of life.  Religion is not bad... religion is not bad... religion is not bad...

 

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You must be working to

You must be working to provoke her for fun.  Does she fish for her name?


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Ken G. wrote:   Well

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   Well actually,I did read some of it,but it was a library book and I had to return it before I got done reading it.It was scary - kind of,just thinking that a lot of these people are in our government,holding some very important offices.They were first established as a anti-communist and anti-union,so being anti-communist got President Eisenhower attention,so they started a Sunday breakfast. Today they're known as the Catholic Mafia. Real-Time with Bill Maher had Jeff Sharlet on last Friday,the interview is on Google video. A really good interview.

Yeah, I caught that episode. I'm gonna have to get that book.


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Hambydammit wrote: I

Hambydammit wrote:

 I haven't read it, but it doesn't take much digging to figure out that there are a lot of fundamentalists in very important positions in the government.

I'm kind of wondering where Captain Pineapple is.  I feel like we need somebody to tell us that this couldn't possibly be even partially true, and that religion isn't going to destroy the American government and way of life.  Religion is not bad... religion is not bad... religion is not bad...

 

What do you expect. It is hard to pull their fingers out of their ears.

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All the more reason why

All the more reason why religion and government should be nowhere near each other.

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Thomathy wrote:You must be

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You must be working to provoke her for fun.

Hamby has admitted as much. I think he just wants a Canadian girlfriend. Can't say I blame him.

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Hi ppl. Here's an interview

Hi ppl. Here's an interview with the dude:  http://www.democracynow.org/2009/8/12/sharlet

Have to read and check the references of the book to say something about it, but if you bother to follow the history of Kissinger's life for a while, much of this is little league stuff - people that cater to the power epicenter working at tilting the table.

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