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Review: Waiting For Armageddon

Here are all the crazies
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 27, 2010
3.0 3.0 Stars

Much scarier than 2012 is this documentary from Kate Davis, David Heilbroner, and Franco Sacchi about the death grip that fundamentalist religious groups have on American politics. Here are all the crazies, trotting out their end-of-days prophecies, their hatreds, and their perverted interpretations of history and current events.

In World War II, one complacent face tells us, "you had Nazis celebrating the Aryan race and denigrating the Jews. Now you have multiculturalists celebrating the feminists and gay lifestyle and denigrating European males." But that denigration of European males — and if you think denigration is not as bad as genocide, well, you haven't been denigrated — is nearing its end.

Waiting outlines the process, from the Rapture to the final showdown of the title. "It will be fun!" notes one future Rapturee. Not so fun is their desire for a foreign policy that will start World War III. This is an eye-opening look at what 50 million fellow Americans believe.

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