Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fascism and His Followers

Sorry for the hiatus from blogging. Watching Republicans and Democrats team up to socialize a large portion of the economy put me into a dark place.

Over at BwD, Dean has a post debating whether the use of the N word (settle down, that's the Nazi word, not the other N word) is an appropriate reference when describing Obama's imagery and followers. I respectfully decline to use the Nazi term, but believe the more general term fascism is applicable. Here is a reasonable definition from the wikipedia article:

A form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.

The cult of personality often looms large in fascistic culture and iconography. Remember Michelle Obama telling us that her husband won't let us go back to our old apathetic ways. This is classic cult fascism, seeking to dominate the mindspace of the citizenry.

Meanwhile, on the "abandons democratic liberties" issue, Michael Barone had this to say about The Coming Liberal Thugocracy:

Obama supporters who found the campuses congenial and Mr. Obama himself, who has chosen to live all his adult life in university communities, seem to find it entirely natural to suppress speech they don't like and seem utterly oblivious to claims this violates the letter and spirit of the First Amendment. In this campaign, we have seen the coming of the Obama thugocracy, suppressing free speech, and we may see its flourishing in the four or eight years ahead.

The whole article is an excellent summary of Obama's followers' antipathy to free speech. From truth squads threatening jail in Missouri to flooding Chicago radio stations to prevent anti-Obama facts from being presented to attempts to reimpose the "fairness doctrine" Obama and his followers seem uncomfortable with dissent.

Meanwhile over at Daily Kos, Markos Moulitsas ZĂșniga is calling for a complete crushing of the conservative movement in America. I've heard conservatives call for victory, but stamping out liberalism? Even Rush never says that. Sounds a little fascist too me, how about you?


Dean said...

Thanks for the link and I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Listen, at this point, I gotta hope for the pendulum. Even with the help from the Ass Baboon of Venus and those like her, I think MT will win. I am very glad to see the opened eyes of those like ABoV, a life-long Dem voting for McCain, reading and forwarding emails acknoledging the "in the tank" attitude of the MSM.

Ultimately God is in charge, and if we need a good spanking to turn things around because we deserve it, (both the spanking and the turning around) so be it.

As I have commented several times, we are the perverbial slow cooked frog. It might be time the "gang of three" turns up the heat to make us jump out of the fire before we are totally cooked.

As the pendulum swings,