State legislators have been racing to make abortion illegal since Republicans swept into the house and senate in numerous states. Misogynism became key with the elevation of religion above individual choice, and when women fired back at the Republican assault on women, they women were silenced, degraded, and punished in the name of a loving god. How did religion change the USA from a democracy into a theocratic plutocracy in Michigan, Oklahoma, and elsewhere?
As the economic well-being of any people plunges, starvation and unemployment skyrockets, many will seek out demigods and dictators or turn to religion for temporary euphora. Some will argue that bad times are the sign of End Times and an Apocalypse is near. Is the Apocalypse fact or fiction? Here is the judgment of history, texts, and scholars.
Parroting Pat Robertson, Michele Bachmann (R-MN) claims that god is punishing the USA with Hurricane Irene and other natural disasters. Her "bible thumpin', gun totin'" supporters hail her as the new messiah destined to wrest control of the USA from the hands of sinners.