Ah yes. The vegetable themes in this realm. Turnip etc.
( One might get double duty out of "radish" if one also used it for someone who was only a weekend revolutionary - rad-ish. I enjoyed the joke I heard the other day about a guy who lost the minute hand on his clock and got by by saying "3ish", 8ish" etc. )
"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Reichsfuhrer Herman Goering at the Nuremburg trials.
Cretin is especially appropriate for fundamentalist, psycho Christians.
Etymology: Fr crétin, dial. form of chrétien; lit., Christian
I thought cretin was a medical term to describe the mentally lazy results of low thyroid hormone. That's interesting.
So. I'm trying to think of a high-class insult for fundamentalist, psycho Atheists.
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer