January 2008


Hope is the all-consuming terror of liberal fascism:

Much as I am disgusted with the Clintons and the other “monarchs” detailed below, I am more fundamentally scared of Barack Obama because I don’t know what he stands for other than “hope,” “change” and other truisms. He has done a brilliant job of avoiding the nitty-gritty and now with this welter of big time endorsements and the wind at his back we are not likely to get any specificity soon. He is certainly a charming main. Why not rely on that and not rock the boat with ideas subject to debate or thoughts that might reveal lack of preparation or experience?

But, as we learn from Noah Pollak who has been doing some interesting digging at the contentions blog, we have serious reason to be wary of Mr. Obama’s foreign policy advisor Samantha Power, just as we have reason to be disturbed by the idolatrous support of the racist Louis Farrakhan by Obama’s minister. [...]

And, like most people when getting the approbation of the crowd, I imagine Obama is loathe to alienate it and finds himself agreeing with it as the line of least (temporary) resistance. But Obama’s particular crowd is partly a dangerous rabble that has not thought through the times in which we live on any serious level and responds in the most generic peacenik manner. As a single issue voter – the War on Terror – I am more than a little bit concerned.

As someone whose political worldview is entirely defined by a fear of poorly-defined, dark-complexion’ed threats, I couldn’t agree more.

Related.  Chilling.

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE*ded*

I have to be honest with you, I would have figured it would be somebody like Hillary, but apparently not:

An amusing illustration of the whole point. I sent the Hitler quote on page 363 (about Christianity’s slow death) to some friends of mine and asked them to guess who said it. The first person to respond’s first thought was John Lennon, but he went with Hitler. And thus your point, sometimes it is hard to tell the rhetoric of the two apart. And there is a reason for that.

Yes. That reason is not, as initially seems obvious, that your friends are stupid, but it is in fact that John Lennon = Hitler. Everything’s so clear to me now! The Berlin bunker was the original bed-in, the Hitler moustache the original John Lennon glasses, Das Valkyrie the original Imagine. I’m thinking Eichman was Ringo.

(via the Gayatollah of liberal fascism)

No, I don’t know what that title means, either.  How can I be expected to make very serious and thoughtful analogies when the Dhimmicrats have just helped al-Qaeda establish a New Caliphate in suburban Topeka?

Well this afternoon we won a second improbable victory against the FISA bill that rewards telecoms for joining George Bush in breaking the law. The Republicans didn’t come close to invoking cloture against Sen. Chris Dodd’s filibuster. In fact, they couldn’t muster even 50 votes. Cloture attracted only 48 votes (to 45 against).

And so Liberal Fascism aids Islamofascism.  Has it ever been clearer that everyone I hate is exactly the same?  But lo!  Who’s that fascist on yonder grassy knoll?

For several months now, I’ve listened to the building frustration over this immunity and this administration’s campaign of lawlessness. I’ve seen it in person, in mail, online—the passion and eloquence of citizens who are just fed up. They’ve inspired me more than they know.

The blogofascists.  I should have known.

Your next President, Mike Huckabee:

In a speech to the Florida Renewal Project Monday night, which in an unprecedented move was live streamed on the American Family Association’s Web site, Huckabee compared America to Nazi Germany. He first implored the audience to renew their “commitment to Christ” and “to our nation, to its heritage, as well as to its future,” adding “do we expect the seculars [sic] to do it? Do we expect the unbelievers to lead us, and if so, how will they lead us and where?” He then engaged in an extended description of his visit to the Israeli Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem with his 11- year-old daughter, who asked, “why didn’t somebody do something?” Huckabee, who has called abortion a “holocaust,” then issued a dire warning:

… I pray that no father ever stands over the shoulder of his own daughter and after her witnessing the decline and the fall of a great nation, writes, and sees her write these words, “why didn’t somebody do something?” You see, I believe the reason we’re here is because we are the somebodies. And we’re to do the something and if we don’t, who will? And if we don’t act now, when will it happen, and will it be too late? You leave this conference with this haunting question, and pray that no one would ever ask of you or of me, why didn’t somebody do something.

You read that right. Huckabee thinks if the “seculars” are allowed to rule America, our country could suffer the same fate as Nazi Germany.

Awesome.

Intrepid private detective Roger L. Simon may — it’s early to tell, but the signs aren’t promising — have discovered signs of liberal fascism in the campaign of inspiring GOP candidate Barack Obama. Fuck that noise, Neville, you’re saying to me, and rightly so! But see for yourself:

Maybe I missed something [ Doubt it! -- Sifu ], but the “Change” poster behind Barack Obama seems to have, well, changed. (There’s that word again. [ Good catch! -- Sifu]) The words “We Can Believe In” have been added to the bottom, for the first time acknowledging, pace Orwell, that not all changes are equal (although some changes are more equal than others). Nazi Germany, for an example, was a change.

If this is true, and obviously I wouldn’t want to say for sure until some readers have researched the subject, the conclusion is unavoidable: Barack Obama, rather than being the good conserative we had all believed, is secretly liberal (fascist), and wants nothing more than to propel the Nazi party to power in this country — planting his seductively totalitarian message in our own back front yards, highway medians, and possibly bay windows.

These liberal fascist remoras circle us ever more hungrily. May we have the whalitude to resist their suctiony oppresion.

front_cover_mini.jpgI feel like I’m spending most of my time on this blog responding to attacks to Jonah’s book on Liberal Fascism. On the one hand, I don’t mind – my book is meant as a companion piece to his, fleshing out certain arguments as well as chronicling the creation of his Liberal Fascism. And it seems that Jonah is too busy handling more intellectually weighty critiques. Still, I had hoped by this point the Liberal Fascists would have attacked me directly. It seems they are still too scared.

No matter. I will now take on a scurrilous complaint by the ever-scurrilous Dave Neiwert who, in a pathetic and desperate fit of inchoate hysteria, broadens his shameless attacks to include Jonah’s impeccable sources and scrupulous historical methodology:

One point that has already raised eyebrows is his depiction, on pp. 378-379, of the Nazi attitudes toward homosexuals:

[...]Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams write in The Pink Swastika that “the National Socialist revolution and the Nazi Party were animated and dominated by militaristic homosexuals, pederasts, pornographers, and sadomasochists.” [...]

[... N]ote who Goldberg cites here: The Pink Swastika and its authors, Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams. Bob Moser at the SPLC has the rundown on this text, which is nothing less than a work of Holocaust revisionism [...]

But Lively and Abrams are hardly the only dubious source Goldberg indulges. Indeed, another — historian A. James Gregor, known for his contention that fascism was an ideology of the left — is almost certainly the chief philosophical mentor of the book’s central thesis, which makes the same claim. Goldberg cites him twice in the text and several other times in his endnotes. [...]

We can further assess Gregor’s reliability by noting that he has played a role in the past in similarly muddying the waters of public discourse — particularly, as it happens, on the subject of race and racial segregation in the South.

DO NOT read the whole thing, because Mr. Neiwert is an arrogant liberal fascist who has no serious intellectual interest in the subject of fascism. Additionally, there is no point in reading this.

I should add, before Mr. Neiwert attacks my sources and methodology, that I have based my arguments entirely on primary sources such as Hitler’s diary and The Protocols of the Elders of Haight-Ashbury, as well as back issues of The New American.  Any complaints about my methodology are therefore elitist ivory tower nonsense.  And everyone who agrees with me on everything agrees.

Anthony Cartouche has an eminently fair and gracious and typically thoughtful review of my book from a liberal perspective:

Since I’m a liberal, I wasn’t going to actually buy the book. I was just going to wait until Democrats came back to power, at which point jackbooted thugs would roam the cities and countryside, robbing hard-working wage-earners at gunpoint. Then someone named Peacechild or Jerry Sunshine Vibes would track me down in their Prius. Eventually they’d find me at the gay abortion clinic or the free heroin collective and just hand me a copy, along with a bowl of macrobiotic brown rice, a hacky sack with “Save the Whales” embroidered on it, and a copy of the latest Ani DiFranco CD.

But he does read it, and so breaks free of the shackles of liberal fascism. And now he has found a better, more fulfilling life under his new, post-fascist identity: Mr. LaBron James.

labronjames.jpgNow, as everyone is no doubt aware, my book is more than a very serious and thoughtful work of scholarship which represents a quantum leap beyond the usual academic standards for detail and care. But it is more than a dry, intellectual exercise for me – it is also my passion. It is my goal to free society from the curse of Liberal Fascism, to free each individual, one mind at a time. It is for this reason that I – and others who write books with a similar mission – have (seriously, thoughtfully) noted that ‘The White Man is the Jew of Liberal Fascism‘. This simple fact has been obvious to all serious observers since pretty much forever.

front_cover_mini.jpgAll serious observers, that is, except the ones whose job it is to understand this. I refer of course to the Anti-Defamation League, the group whose supposed mission it is to protect the Jewish people against bigotry and hate. And yet, heedless of the fact that the White Man is the New Jew, they seem to be obsessed with protecting just plain old Jews (who are, we may easily deduce, the White Man of Liberal Fascism)!! Not only that, while completely ignoring the people they should be protecting, they waste time worrying about what the KKK is saying about Mexicans, despite the fact that they are simply hyping the terrible threat from the Posse Comitatus, Aryan Nations and American Nazi Party and so like the bureaucrats in Office Space who think TPS reports are the most important thing in the world, they can’t seem to grasp that they’re pretty trivial. Hitler’s dead and gone – who will defend us from Hitlery Clinton? It is past time that someone reminded the ADL where their responsibilities lie.

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front_cover_mini.jpgA clear indication of how pervasive liberal fascism has become can be found over at the American Conservative, where Austin W. Bramwell uses some Marxist tract or other as a field guide to mischaracterize Jonah Goldberg’s thoughtful, serious arguments. I challenge you to find the slightest indication of detail or care in this vicious political hate-speech:

Not without reason was Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism widely expected to be a bad book. As many predicted from the title, Goldberg does not content himself with rebuking those who call anyone who disagrees with them a fascist. Instead, he invents reasons of his own for calling anyone who disagrees with Jonah Goldberg a fascist. Liberal Fascism confirms anew George Orwell’s remark—cited by Goldberg without irony—that fascism has no meaning today other than “something not desirable.” [...]

For all his striving for theoretical sophistication, Goldberg manages to come off as something of a philistine. He treats the great philosophers less as thinkers than as figurines to be arranged on a chessboard, each capable of one or two moves. [...] These names do not lend Liberal Fascism gravitas so as much overweigh it with an importance it cannot bear.

To be fair, Goldberg did not come up with his ideas about liberalism on his own. He is a quintessential second-generation conservative, a man who grew up in the movement and chose to make his career within it. [...]

Indeed, Liberal Fascism reads less like an extended argument than as a catalogue of conservative intellectual clichés, often irrelevant to the supposed point of the book. [...] Intelligent liberals will not cry foul at Liberal Fascism so much as groan. [...]

[L]acking even the excuse of ignorance, he chose to sling the term “fascism” around as casually as the most vulgar leftist. It does not speak well of Goldberg that, by his own admission, he wrote his first book not to enlighten but to exact revenge.

Liberal Fascism completes Goldberg’s transformation from chipper humorist into humorless ideologue. Perhaps it was hubris that made him do it. The last important book by a conservative was Allan Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind in 1987, whose ideas had been in circulation for many years before. Goldberg may have convinced himself that by penning yet another disquisition into the “true nature of liberalism,” he could become the first movement conservative in a generation to write something lasting. In the end, he succeeded only in recycling 60 years worth of conservative movement bromides.

Whatever, Chomsky. However, as Jonah astutely points out, Mr. Bramwell is a crusty bumsicle whose face looks like a butt and he smells like a butt and he licks his own butt. Still, I note that the American Conservative has not yet reviewed my book, probably because everytime they try to consider one of the very serious and thoughtful arguments I have put forth their puny LibFasc brains explode like 4th of July fireworks.

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