Sunday, September 03, 2006

Lefties are unhinged [link]

Here is more proof that the leftie moonbats are unhinged. Someone named Allen R. Roland posted a column contending that there are 14 characteristics of fascism and that the US now demonstrates all of them.

I think that Mr. Roland has seen the STAR WARS saga too many times. He really wants to believe that he is part of the Rebel Alliance (TM) opposing the evil Galactic Empire (TM).

With the four horseman of hubris ( Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice and Bush ) in full gallop, shouting their war cry of 'Islamic fascism' and systematically misquoting and demonizing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ~ it's time for America to review the 14 characteristics of fascism and, in the process, face our own growing neocon fascist state.

Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each ~ and America has all of them.

Ok, let's take a look at these characteristics:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
4. Supremacy of the Military
5. Rampant Sexism
6. Controlled Mass Media
7. Obsession with National Security
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined
9. Corporate Power is Protected
10. Labor Power is Suppressed
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
14. Fraudulent Elections

I don't think Mr. Roland is living in the real world. He exaggerates elements of present day American life and politics in order to push them into these fourteen characteristics.

For instance, he seems to feel that the labor movement in the US is being severely suppressed. Huh? Really? I just got forceably put into a labor union. I don't see any suppression.

Disdain for intellectuals and the arts? Well, only publicly funded art...and that issue has been in dispute for the last 20 or more years...even when the Dems controlled the White House and congress.

Cronyism and corruption? When have these factors NOT been present in the American political scene?

Controlled mass media? Controlled by whom? Not by the Bush Administration. Most of our mass media has an elitist, aristocratic, East Coast mentality that tracks very closely with modern day liberalism (and its belief that Americans are too stupid to be trusted with running their own lives). I don't think that talk radio, Fox News Channel, and the editorial pages of the Washington Times and Wall Street Journal translates into "control" of the mass media.

Rampant sexism? Really? Gays and advocates of non traditional relationships have more power and more legitimacy than ever. Is it "sexism" to oppose legalization of gay marriage through the political process?

Religion and government intertwined? Oh...yeah. Where? Tell that to the Boy Scouts! Tell that to the voters in San Diego where a display of a cross could be torn down because it offends some atheists.

Disdain for the recognition of human rights? Please. It's the liberals who have been ignoring the various genocides in Africa. The allegations of torture of the detainees in Guatanemo bay are laughable compared to the genuine torture inflicted by our enemies on our troops and on their own people.

Liberals are trying to motivate themselves by making inflated claims about non-existent outrages. Heaven help us if they manage to get control of our government.


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