No sulfur or flames, no horned red dude torturer, no flights of fantasy, only day to day living with conservative theists. Just like Islam has their crazy, Christians have theirs as well, and every single one is insane. It is possible when atheists talk about believers we should concentrate on those who do us the most harm. There is no one that creates more anger, fear, and harm, than a conservative Christian.
We have to choose our battles wisely, and conservative Christians are the enemy of all life. The world is theirs to plunder and destroy. The tribe is very closely knit and organized. All over the country, there's some crazy bastard running for the local school board or small town council that will keep reality at bay while endorsing fantasies while the reality-based crowd stays home. We all know this vicious circle, promoting ignorance and fear keeps us ignorant and afraid, which promotes racism and bigotry. Ignorance and fear damn us to a life of horror.
For us who live in conservative areas, we know what drives them. For those of us who live in conservative areas, we know that the neighbor who put up his Trump sign before the last election is the same neighbor who has the motion-sensored spotlight to protect him from his fear. Living in a town of a couple thousand people where some forget to lock their doors at night and aren't worried about it, to the insane guy with spotlights and alarms. It's easy to spot a conservative Christian, they're afraid of the world.
It is not your basic conservatism that is afraid of the world, it is Christian conservatism that screams in terror in the dead of night. The American political conservative party has been taken over by evangelicals and is now the enemy of reason; as atheists, we need to be watching their every move. The fight against science we can handle. The fight against bigotry and racism we can handle. The fight against corrupt capitalism we can handle. We can fight the good fight on things that concern us, except when our government becomes a theocracy. Once religion becomes law, we all lose.
Right now our theocracy is trying its best to rip us apart. If you're a minority, you're a terrorist. If you are a white racist nationalist idiot that runs down people, you're not a terrorist. The theocracy is here and it is pitting us against each other so that opposition is scattered and weak. We cannot become a splinter group. We must find common ground with all those that oppose religion's influence in our government, even believers. People can do good in spite of their religion. As atheists, our numbers are growing and our strength grows. Now is the time to join with those that share our goals. We cannot change anything from the outside looking in, we must insert ourselves into the conversation every chance we get.
"Alt-Left" groups tend to be Antifa, Refuse Fascism, etc. Media outlets like It's Going Down, Submedita.tv.
"Alt-Left" I just hate this Americanisation of the battle against fascism. The anti fascist movement was and is in Europe at least a broad church alliance from the left and the center right. Antifa has just become a bogie man term for the right like commie was earlier. The Republican party, for all its lunecy at the moment are not fascist, but some of Trumps followers are. The KKK and the American nazis are the real deal.
I consider "the real deal" to be pro-Palestine groups that praise Palestinian nationalists and militant groups (such as Hamas, Palestine Liberation Organization and Hezbollah in Lebanon). Mein Kampf was a best seller in Palestine according to a 1999 report. Look further into these groups' ideologies and find they want to kill Jews in mass. Yet many radical left groups work jointly with pro-Palestine groups. Women's March co-organizer Linda Sarsour is involved in pro-Palestine efforts and has said women zionists cannot be feminists, two other Women's March co-organizers have praised Louis Farrakhan of Nation of Islam which is very anti-semitic.
if these groups exist they are a tiny percentage of the left as a whole. The problem here isnt a wayward group on the left. Its the thugs who march down a US city armed to the teeth with rifles and assault guns. The reason some of us on the left support a free Palestine is because of the injustice of the Israeli occupation of the west bank. I myself despise Hamas and their ilk but that doesnt negate the injustice made against the Palestinian people.
For what it's worth "Semitic"