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    Summary The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power Jeff Sharlet à 7 Free read As Jeff Sharlet has been at pains to stress since The Family was published the Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power is not a conspiracy Rather it is secret because it is discrete and because it has been overlooked by journalists and the secular writers of American history Abraham Vereide's name is familiar enough if you know modern evangelical history or read Christian books – Billy Graham describes him as a rem

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    Summary The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power Jeff Sharlet à 7 Free read Read & Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Jeff Sharlet This book was read in March April 2013 It is a fascinating book chockfull of grand conspiracy theories that sound almost ridiculous unless one watches the news or reads up on what is actually happening in the worldJeff Sharlet is a better ma

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    Jeff Sharlet à 7 Free read EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power 3 for readability; 5 for relevance The Family is known to most Beltway politicos and in the corridors of political powerhouses throughout the world Known well but little understood This is an areligious ultra conservative tightly k

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    Summary The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power Jeff Sharlet à 7 Free read Read & Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Jeff Sharlet The family a bunch of guys that build prayer cells around powerful politicians big deal who cares? Let them do what they want to doThe fact that they want to have their own little group and meet and pray is no big deal But it becomes a big deal when their belief system begins infringing on politics not only in our country but internationall

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    Summary The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power Read & Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Jeff Sharlet The book is heavy going at times and I felt as if I should have had a highlighter in hand to aid myself in remembering all the names and dates The overall result is a powerful journalistic exposé that is an eye opening glimpse into backroom dealings of Washington and beyond I have always found myself on the left in the political s

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power This is the product of years of journalistic research about and involvement in American fundamentalism as it pertains to US politics and the 'culture wars' of today The author's thesis is that Christianity founded as it is on notions of special as opposed to natural revelation on the bible rather than on scientific investigation has been an e

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power Summary The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power I'd been looking for some light reading something uick and thought this was an expansion of Sharlet's 2003 article on Ivanwald As I indicated

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  • Hardcover
  • 454
  • The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
  • Jeff Sharlet
  • English
  • 08 March 2019
  • 9780060559793

Summary The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

Jeff Sharlet à 7 Free read Read & Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Jeff Sharlet Summary The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power Conventional wisdom about American fundamentalism revealing its crucial role in the unraveling of the New Deal the waging of the cold war and the no holds barred economics of globalization The uestion Sharlet believes we must ask is not What do fundamentalists want but What have they already donePart history part investigative journalism The Family is a compelling account of how fundamentalism came to be interwoven with American power a story that stretches from the religious revivals that have shaken this nation from its beginning to fundamentalism's new frontiers No other book about the right has exposed the Family or revealed its far reaching impact on democracy and no future reckoning of American fundamentalism will be able to ignore. The book is heavy going at times and I felt as if I should have had a highlighter in hand to aid myself in remembering all the names and dates The overall result is a powerful journalistic expos that is an eye opening glimpse into backroom dealings of Washington and beyond I have always found myself on the left in the political spectrum to the left than mainstream Democrats so I am not surprised to read about America s manipulation of foreign governments but I was surprised to learn of the direct influence of this one particular Christian organization Many well known politicians have directly benefited from and helped to push the agenda of the Family including Tom Delay John Ashcroft and others It was interesting to read of the involvement of such Democrats as Sen Bill Nelson and Hillary Clinton but as Sharlet points out the Family is concerned with one s total subservience to the power of Jesus as interpreted by the hierarchy of the Family than their particular political party Everyone in power becomes useful when they give themselves over to the ideas embodied by the free market Christian warrior that is idealized by the founders of the Family

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Jeff Sharlet à 7 Free read Read & Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Jeff Sharlet Summary The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power A journalist's penetrating look at the untold story of christian fundamentalism's most elite organization a self described invisible network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerfulThey are the Family fundamentalism's avant garde waging spiritual war in the halls of American power and around the globe They consider themselves the new chosen congressmen generals and foreign dictators who meet in confidential cells to pray and plan for a leadership led by God to be won not by force but through uiet diplomacy Their base is a leafy estate overlooking the Potomac in Arlington Virginia and Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to have reported from inside its wallsThe Family is about the other half of American fundamentalist power not it. This is a must read In the same way that Naomi Klein s The Shock Doctrine mapped out a process that has been going on in plain sight for a long time Jeff Sharlet shows us a process that has been going on stealthily for many many years As the Shock Doctrine sheds light on an appalling abuse of power so The Family sheds light on some very creepy goings on primarily at home The notion one might have in approaching The Family is that it is primarily a tell all about the people who live at C Street in Washington DC the grown up frat house for mostly Republican elected officials and others involved in business and government While there is some of that here Sharlet is interested in offering a historical perspective not only exposing what underlies this ice berg but showing how it came to beJeff Sharlet from his site He traces a path from the 18th century fire and brimstone of Jonathan Edwards to the 19th century revivalist evangelical Charles Finney to the pulpit pounding Billy Sunday of the 1920s through Abram Vereide the major personal force behind what Sharlet and its members calls The Family Vereide began his work in the 1930s handing off eventually to Doug Coe today s leader and a familiar face and source of connections and financial support to many of our elected officialsUnderlying all is this group s vision of the natural order as being the divine right of the wealthy and powerful to rule The working man is seen as having no rights at all and in fact any attempt to organize to better his lot is seen as not only secularly seditious but an affront against God who has placed the worthy in their positions of ownership and power Perhaps a better term for this might be Deo Fascism It will come as no surprise that major funding for this movement has always been found among the corporate elite of the country and a major effort by this movement throughout its history has been to do all in their power to defeat organized laborI learned some new alarming things in reading this I always knew that many of the sci fi films of the 1950 s were subliminal or not so subliminal attacks on a perceived red menace Sharlet tells of the genesis of the film The Blob and how it was directed by a fellow specifically intending to mainstream his fundamentalist Christian notions and how the elements that led to the production came together at one of Abram Vereide s gatheringsA red menace indeedWhile one can use the Blob image effectively to portray how this movement functions and the visible tip of the iceberg shielding the unseen nine tenths what works best for me is seeing the movement Sharlet describes as prionic in nature Prions are infectious proteins that can lie low for extended periods of time or stealth infections The proteins that make them up are present in all people but the special ones that become prions are ultimately deadly Prions are what cause Mad Cow Disease and similar awful diseases The Family The Fellowship are doing their best to spread their particular brand of infection throughout the body politic In particular the spreaders of this worldview are interested in people in power It is certainly possible to sell to working people an ideology based on the privileges of wealth Just look at the anti healthcare reform screamers at town hall meetings But a likelier medium in which to plant those seeds is with those who already have a large wedge of the pie These supposedly religious people would have us believe that they are submitting themselves to the will of god of Jesus in particular But there is only one thing before which they really fall to their knees power It does not matter how many tens hundreds thousands even millions of people die at the hands of their members friends and sympathizers It does not matter to them how many lives are ruined by their steering of government towards wealth and away from work It does not matter to them how much of mother earth is raped and plundered by their corporate supporters What matters is power getting it keeping it wielding it for their private gain and doing all this under the guise of submitting to will of the Lord This movement is an infection in our nation one that will if left unchecked lead to the destruction of our country and possibly by making ours a leadership ridden with a prionic madness These are people who are not afraid to nuke the world in order to save it Be afraid Be very afraidOne aspect of the book is that it is a rather slow read Be prepared to take your time accumulating all the information Sharlet has unearthed There are many players in this enterprise I found that I often came across a name that was unfamiliar and had to backtrack to check his or her mostly his role in the goings on I was disappointed that there was not a list in the back of known members and others who had less than full membership in The Family I was a bit surprised to find Hilary Clinton referenced But do read it please Everyone needs to know what is going beneath our political wet rocksReview posted August 2009Updated and reposted June 5 2015EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal Twitter and Instagram pagesThe Revealer a site Sharlet started to report on media coverage of religion The work here is mostly by othersCall Me Ishmael Jeff s on line journal not his paying gigSharlet s interview with Jon Stewart is worth checking outAn article Sharlet wrote for Harper s in 2009 on religion in the military Jesus Killed Mohammed Scary but must read May 26 2018 NY Times A Christian Nationalist Blitz by Katherine Stewart Where activist faith meets fascism June 20 2018 NY Times The Christian Right Adopts a 50 State Strategy by Katherine Stewart The danger spreads December 31 2018 NY Times Why Trump Reigns as King Cyrus by Katherine Stewart a very frightening look at how the evangelical right views Trump and justifies his many crimes August 29 2019 Vulture What The Family Reveals About White Evangelicals Donald Trump and the Wolf King by Sarah Jones This is a great interview with both author Jeff Sharlett and Jesse Moss the filmmaker responsible for the Netflix series that was based on it Check it out Pretty alarming stuff July 1 2020 NPR White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots In US Christianity by Tom Djelten July 15 2020 Time These States Leaders Claim to Be Pro Life So Why Are So Many of Their Citizens Dying of COVID 19 By William J Barber II and Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove UOTESp 35Regarding a talk given by David Coe son of Doug Coe the Family head at Ivanwald a Family home in Arlington VA The subject is how God can forgive King David for all the atrocities he committedHe turned to Beau Beau let s say I hear you raped three little girls And now here you are at Ivanwald What would I think of you Beau Beau given to bellowing Ivanwald s daily call to sports like a bull elephant shrank into the cushions Probably that I m pretty bad No Beau David s voice was kind I wouldn t He drew Beau back into the circle with a stare that seemed to have its own gravitational pull Beau nodded brow furrowed as if in the presence of something profound Because David continued I m not here to judge you That s not my job I m here for only one thing Do you know that that is Understanding blossomed in Beau s eyes Jesus he said David smiled and winkedP 43 they take the same approach to religion that Ronald Reagan took to economics says a Senate staffer named Neil McBride a political liberal with conservative convictions that puts him at odds with the Family s unorthodox fundamentalism Reach the elite and the blessings will trickle down to the underlings P 44They view themselves as the new chosen and claim a Christian doctrine of covenantalism meaning covenants not only between God and humanity but at every level of society replacing the rule of law and its secular contracts P 44In documents provided to members it is explained that The cell has veto rights over each member s life and everyone pledges to monitor the others for deviation from Christ s will A document called Thoughts on a Core Group explains that Communists use cells as their basic structure The mafia operates like this and the basic unit of the Marine Corps is the four man suad Hitler Lenin and many others understood the power of a small core of people Jesus continues the document does not relate to all souls euallyp 181One Irvin Yeaworth a director of Christian education films was looking to broadcast his message into the mainstream The result was The Blobp 43 Rights the Family taught are the product of an arrogant mind an infringement on God s authorityp 90A rich man may have little hope of getting into heaven but an envious one could turn to violence and lose all hope for this world or the next Abram had to help such creatures the derelicts the failures How By helping those who could help them the high and the mighty that they might distribute the Lord s blessings to the little men whose envy would be soothed violence averted disorder controlledAbram would coin a phrase for this vision the new world order p 216Contrasting American fundamentalism to secularismin 1962 Bill Brightwho founded Campus Crusade one of the biggest popular fundamentalist groups in the world put it succinctly We worship a person they worship ideas That was American fundamentalism s Christ a person purged of the ideas that defined him as if what mattered most about Jesus was the color of his eyes and the shape of his beardp 254Doug Coe the chief honcho of The Family cites one of his favorite scripture verses Matthew 1820 When two or three are gathered together in my name there I am in the midst of thtem Hitler Goebbels and Himmler were three men Think of the immense power these three men had these nobodies from nowhere Actually emotional and mental problems Prisoners From the street But they bound themselves together in an agreement and they died together Two years before they moved into Poland these three men had a study done systematically a plan drawn out and put on paper to annihilate the entire Polish population and destroy by numbers every single house he bangs the podium dop dop dop and every single building in Warsaw and then to start on the rest of Poland It worked Coe says they killed 6 million Polish people p 269A Kansas businessman who calls Senator Sam Brownback his friend and has known him for years told me that the de facto price of doing business with the senator the cost of admission for a single meeting was last he checked 2000 p 274 Hillary Clinton once said she regretted that her denomination the Methodists had focused too much on Social Gospel concerns that is the rights of the poor to the exclusion of personal faith and growth the spirit conservative Christians believe matters than the flesh and the salvation of the former should be a higher priority than that of the latter In worldly terms religious freedom trumps political freedom moral values matter than food on the table and if might doesn t make right it sure makes right or wrong easierp 276For all The Family s talk of Jesus as a person he remains oddly abstract in the teachings they derive from him a mix of free market economics aggressive American internationalism and leadership as a fetishized term for power a good in itself regardless of its ends p 386Fundamentalism wants to ease the pain to banish fear forget loneliness to erase desire Populist fundamentalism does so by offering a certainty a fixed story about the relationship between this world and the world to come elite fundamentalism certain in its entitlement responds in this world with a politics of noblesse oblige the missionary impulse married to military and economic power The result is empire Not the old imperialism of Rome or the Ottomans or the British Navy that of a central power forcing weaker groups to pay tribute Rather the soft empire of America that across the span of the twentieth century recruited fundamentalism to its cause even as it seduced liberalism to its service presents itself not as a historical regime originating in conuest but rather as an order that effectively suspends history and thereby fixes the existing state of affairs for eternity

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Jeff Sharlet à 7 Free read Read & Download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à Jeff Sharlet Summary The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power S angry masses but its sophisticated elites Sharlet follows the story back to Abraham Vereide an immigrant preacher who in 1935 organized a small group of businessmen sympathetic to European fascism fusing the far right with his own polite but authoritarian faith From that core Vereide built an international network of fundamentalists who spoke the language of establishment power a family that thrives to this day In public they host Prayer Breakfasts; in private they preach a gospel of biblical capitalism military might and American empire Citing Hitler Lenin and Mao as leadership models the Family's current leader Doug Coe declares We work with power where we can build new power where we can'tSharlet's discoveries dramatically challenge. The family a bunch of guys that build prayer cells around powerful politicians big deal who cares Let them do what they want to doThe fact that they want to have their own little group and meet and pray is no big deal But it becomes a big deal when their belief system begins infringing on politics not only in our country but internationally For example they influenced policy makers in Africa Uganda Shit I forget to not teach safe sex That s right To hell with rubbers They don t work Not like abstinence Because we all know you ll resist sex That worksIt becomes a big deal when they have huge homes everywhere and escape taxes because they are exempt due to being a church That s just crap I file my paperwork tomorrow to become a tax exempt church I ll be happy to pray for you just send me your cash offeringNot shocking is the list of folks that have had ties to the family lots of good Washington folk past and present I also like that there were people from a private defense contractor cough BLACKWATER cough involved with the groupAnd the scariest part is these folks label themselves as Christians but they are far from it my opinion