Tuesday, April 20, 2010
CLICK HERE .PDF REPORT: Strategic Implications of American Millennialism, School of Advanced Military Studies United States Army Command and General Staff College
Here is something you don't see everyday. Published in 2008, the US Army plots strategy to defend USA against an esoteric theological fantasy, which is, coincidentally, the dominant theology of Palin, Bachmann and the Tea Baggers.
In the simplest usage of the word, millennialism refers to any belief system, religious or secular, which anticipates a purification of society or the world through dramatic and sweeping change. In the U.S. today, the most well-known and influential form of millennialism is a religious variant known in formal, theological parlance as dispensational pre-millennialism. This contemporary form of millennialism took shape during the 1970s and has significantly shaped current U.S. security policy. Dispensational pre-millennialism is loosely based on depictions of battle between the forces of good and evil in the biblical Book of Revelation.
For irrational defense and/or explication: Army Report Says Christians Threaten US Foreign Policy