Bill Moyers is being villified by the neo-con/religious right, and Moyers is fighting back. He just wrote a fantastic piece here on how lunatics have taken control of government. To wit:

Nearly half the U.S. Congress before the recent election - 231 legislators in total and more since the election - are backed by the religious right.

Moyers' article covers Bush's willful destruction of the environment, the financial connection between West Bank settlers and Rapture-ites, and the rise of the non-reality based fundamentalist "Christian" right.

Finally, the piece is a call to action. There are so many reasons to give up hope now. But Moyers looks realistically at the situation, and counsels action. Read him yourself:

The news is not good these days. I can tell you, though, that as a journalist I know the news is never the end of the story. The news can be the truth that sets us free - not only to feel but to fight for the future we want. And the will to fight is the antidote to despair, the cure for cynicism, and the answer to those faces looking back at me from those photographs on my desk. What we need is what the ancient Israelites called hochma - the science of the heart ... the capacity to see, to feel and then to act as if the future depended on you.

Read the whole thing. It's inspiring.

(Art courtesy of Filthy Hippy Speak.)