Christian fascist and disgraced former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is finding common cause with Russian fascist Vladimir Putin. When told that his positions on things like same-sex marriage are the same as Putin’s, he welcomed that comparison.
In an interview with the Guardian’s Anywhere But Washington series, Moore also said that Ronald Reagan’s famous declaration about the Soviet Union being “the focus of evil in the modern world” might today be applied to the US.
“You could say that about America, couldn’t you?” he said. “We promote a lot of bad things.” Asked for an example, he replied: “Same-sex marriage.”
When it was pointed out to Moore that his arguments on gay rights and morality were the same as those of the Russian leader, he replied: “Well, maybe Putin is right.” He added: “Maybe he’s more akin to me than I know.”
Reagan called the USSR the focus of evil because that country was responsible for the deaths of millions of people and the oppression of hundreds of millions of people. Roy Moore thinks America is now the focus of evil because we let gay people get married. Because that’s totally the same thing, amirite? And of course, if someone were to tell Moore that this country is also responsible for the deaths of millions and the oppression of hundreds of millions, which is also true, he would then call you a communist. They simply don’t make irony meters strong enough to withstand that kind of blow.