Trace Sharp

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  • Also frightening is the fact that the Authority operates in secret. In the world of True Blood, it is one of the most powerful groups on the planet, yet its existence is totally unknown to the general public. Perhaps this theme of secret power resonates with a new feature of our political landscape, the superPAC, which greatly enhances the power of wealthy cabals to control elections from behind the scenes. As a religious cabal, the Authority also bears resemblance to recent portrayals of the Christian political group “The Family”––particularly Jeff Sharlet’s book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. “The Family” or “The Fellowship” is a secretive evangelical organization with extensive political connections both in the United Stated and abroad. Sharlet attended a meeting in Arlington, Virginia, where leader David Coe reportedly explained, “You guys are here to learn how to rule the world.” Much like The Family, the Authority follows a religious vision that requires political power, which in turn requires secrecy.
  • But members of the Authority also hide their religious convictions from each other.

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