The guilty parties behind our intentionally designed dysfunction aren’t Trump and MAGA. Matthew Dowd identifies the culprits. the evangelical church and corporations.
Corporations & Churches to blame
Matthew Dowd recently appeared on Deadline White House with Nicolle Wallace and had some prescient statements. They were talking about Herschel Walker and the degeneracy of the Republican Party. He first got a bit nostalgic about the church.
“You teach your children. We were all brought up in it,” Dowd said. “Churches talk about it every Sunday. Amazingly, churches talk about this every Sunday. But values like integrity and character and decency and compassion and love, all of those things, we have to talk — we have to want to expose the truth. But we have to call the Americans to a shared sense of values, and not the least of which is the idea that democracy allows us to achieve our best; allows us to do what we think is in the best interest of the common good.”
And then Matthew Dowd acknowledged something many of us have understood since the Powell Memo. There is an evil incestuous relationship between corporations and the evangelical church that is attacking Democracy and impoverishing the middle class.
“This is not a problem that started in politics but is completely intertwined and invested now in politics,” said Matthew Dowd. “This is a problem that has started, whether it’s somebody in a business, large corporations, all Wall Street, whatever it happens to be where they have adopted an end justifies the means approach, which means whatever profit we can make, whatever we can do to achieve whatever it is that we want, we can basically do any means and hope we don’t get caught. And if we get caught, we’ll lawyer up, we’ll do whatever it takes. And so this is a problem. A sense of values needs to be infused in our politics, but it needs to be infused in our businesses and it for sure needs to be infused back into our churches in America, which many churches have lost sight of those fundamental values.”
One need say no more!