California, USA (PRWEB UK) 29 October 2013
In the shadow of the recent U.S. Federal government shutdown(1), "a shutdown orchestrated by far right wing extremists and their oligarch backers," rarely has a book been more timely and relevant to the current prevailing political winds.
Werleman's latest book, 'Crucifying America - The Unholy Alliance Between the Christian Right and Wall Street' is a terrifying examination of how the partnership between big corporations and the Christian Right is seizing control of the country, one state legislature, and one governor’s mansion at a time.
David Niose, author of 'Nonbeliever Nation: the Rise of Secular Americans', writes, “With the passion and urgency the subject deserves, 'Crucifying America' is an unabashed wake-up call to a nation that has allowed religious conservatives to hijack public policy.”
Werleman makes a case that the Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Citizens United(1) has provided billionaires and corporate money an opportunity to fund the resurgence of the Christian Right, and how it's this radical alliance, rather than the terrorists, that poses the gravest threat to not only our democratic values but also our way of life.
Werleman asserts that "With the backing of hundreds of millions of dollars in corporate money, the Christian Right has become the main strain of the Republican Party. This pro-corporate religious driven agenda is transforming America's secular state into a tyrannical plutocratic sponsored theocracy."
Seth Andrews, author of 'Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason', writes, “'Crucifying America' is an effective surgical strike on the runaway theocrats and their well-financed assault on the American political system.”
'Crucifying America' sets out to demonstrate how it’s this unholy alliance that is "largely responsible for creating the single biggest economic and moral issue of our time: income inequality." The author points out that "of all the developed nations, the U.S. has the most unequal distribution of income." In the past decade, 95 percent of all economic gains have gone to the top 1 percent while a mere 400 individuals own one-half of the entire nation’s wealth. Meanwhile, median household income keeps falling, and poverty levels resemble that of the Great Depression era.
Werleman assigns much blame to the Christian Right for today’s economic malaise stating: “Today’s Republican Party is now unquestionably obedient to the plutocrats and oligarchs when it comes to campaign finance, and equally beholden to the most politically agitated and reliable voting bloc in the nation today: the Christian. This unholy trinity paves the way for the implementation of their plutocrat favoring trickle down economic policies and radical right wing social agendas.”
In the book Werleman shows how hundreds of millions of corporate dollars have elected Christian Right candidates in local and state races across the entire country. Once in power, Werleman makes an argument showing how they reward their corporate sponsors with the elimination of labor protection laws; tax cuts for the wealthy; the repeal of safety nets; the destruction of public education; and laws that allow them to pollute the environment. All the while allowing the Christian Right to mount bigoted crusades against women, immigrants, Muslims, gays, and atheists.
David G. McAfee, author of 'Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist', writes, “Werleman makes a compelling case for how the “unholy alliance” between the Christian Right and corporate America has negatively impacted economic and social policy.”
Crucifying America (ISBN 1908675209) is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
CJ Werleman is the author of the international best seller 'God Hates You, Hate Him Back', and is columnist for The Contributor and Salon. Find out more or arrange to interview him by visiting his website at http://www.cjwerleman.com.