FORM A UNITED FRONT AGAINST ALL DEMOCRATS - this is not a question of the lesser of two evils - what they are working for is evil - there must be a new cold war to defeat this new version of totalitarian collectivism. it is no coincidence -- terrorists have escalated things in Afghanistan and Iraq to try to get Obama and Democrats elected -- curiously, those who support fascism in America also oppose the liberation of Iraq from Sadaam's fascism. Don't blame me, Obama is the one talking about typical white people - the only thing typical is the racism of the Democrat Party.He also said babies are punishment. The Big Lie, whether used by Joseph Goebbels, Michael Moore, or Al Gore is the major tactic of the left in promoting their national socialism. It is no accident that Hugo Chavez, Obama, Mrs Bill Clinton and their ilk all love Saul Alinsky and Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx, and the like. You ignore history only at your and our peril

1. The Liberal Threat - an obama (or clinton) presidency would mean a catastrophe for America (nor is it merely them - it is reid, pelosi, and the entire bund):

* obama may not be a muslim but he will capitulate to the terrorists, who are not truly muslims either (they are socialists of a variant stripe and truly islamofascists in the tradition of the so-called  muslim brotherhood) - he wants to return to the failed approach of the clinton and carter years that led to the terrorist threat
( http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/jpodhoretz/2640 )
 
ELECTION 2008
Obama worked with terrorist
Senator helped fund organization that rejects 'racist' Israel's existence
Posted: February 24, 2008

By Aaron Klein

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

JERUSALEM – The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a "catastrophe" ..... 

The co-founder of the Arab group in question, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, also has held a fundraiser for Obama. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group. In 2001, the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based nonprofit that describes itself as a group helping the disadvantaged, provided a $40,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, for which Khalidi's wife, Mona, serves as president. The Fund provided a second grant to the AAAN for $35,000 in 2002. Obama was a director of the Woods Fund board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, according to the Fund's website.  According to tax filings, Obama received compensation of $6,000 per year for his service in 1999 and 2000.
 
Obama served on the Wood's Fund board alongside William C. Ayers, a member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow of the U.S. government and took responsibility for
bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971. Ayers, who still serves on the Woods Fund board, contributed $200 to Obama's senatorial campaign fund and has served on panels with Obama at numerous public speaking engagements. Ayers admitted to involvement in the bombings of U.S. governmental buildings in the 1970s.  He is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
 
The $40,000 grant from Obama's Woods Fund to the AAAN constituted about a fifth of the Arab group's reported grants for 2001, according to tax filings obtained by WND.  The $35,000 Woods Fund grant in 2002 also constituted about one-fifth of AAAN's reported grants for that year.
 
The AAAN, headquartered in the heart of Chicago's Palestinian immigrant community, describes itself as working to "empower Chicago-area Arab immigrants and Arab Americans through the combined strategies of community organizing, advocacy, education and social services, leadership development, and forging productive relationships with other communities."
 
It reportedly has worked on projects with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which supports open boarders and education for illegal aliens. The AAAN in 2005 sent a letter to New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in which it called a billboard opposing a North Carolina-New Mexico joint initiative to deny driver's licenses to illegal aliens a "bigoted attack on Arabs and Muslims." Speakers at AAAN dinners and events routinely have taken an anti-Israel line.
 
The group co-sponsored a Palestinian art exhibit, titled, "The Subject of Palestine," that featured works related to what some Palestinians call the "Nakba" or "catastrophe" of Israel's founding in 1948. According to the widely discredited Nakba narrative, Jews in 1948 forcibly expelled hundreds of thousands - some Palestinians claim over one million - Arabs from their homes and then took over the territory.
Historically, about 600,000 Arabs fled Israel after surrounding Arab countries warned they would destroy the Jewish state in 1948. Some Arabs also were driven out by Jewish forces while they were trying to push back invading Arab armies. At the same time, over 800,000 Jews were expelled or left Arab countries under threat after Israel was founded.

The theme of AAAN's Nakba art exhibit, held at DePaul University in 2005, was "the compelling and continuing tragedy of Palestinian life ... under [Israeli] occupation ... home demolition ... statelessness ... bereavement ... martyrdom, and ... the heroic struggle for life, for safety, and for freedom."
 
Another AAAN initiative, titled, "Al Nakba 1948 as experienced by Chicago Palestinians," seeks documents related to the "catastrophe" of Israel's founding. A post on the AAAN site asked users: "Do you have photos, letters or other memories you could share about Al-Nakba-1948?" That posting was recently removed.  The AAAN website currently states the entire site is under construction.
 
Pro-PLO advocate held Obama fundraiser, describes Obama as 'sympathetic'
 
AAAN co-founder Rashid Khalidi was reportedly a director of the official PLO press agency WAFA in Beirut from 1976 to 1982, while the PLO committed scores of anti-Western attacks and was labeled by the U.S. as a terror group. Khalidi's wife, AAAN President Mona Khalidi, was reportedly WAFA's English translator during that period.
 
Rashid Khalidi at times has denied working directly for the PLO but Palestinian diplomatic sources in Ramallah told WND he indeed directed WAFA. Khalidi also advised the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid Conference in 1991.
 
During documented speeches and public events, Khalidi has called Israel an "apartheid system in creation" and a destructive "racist" state. He has multiple times expressed support for Palestinian terror, calling suicide bombings response to "Israeli aggression." He dedicated his 1986 book, "Under Siege," to "those who gave their lives ... in defense of the cause of Palestine and independence of Lebanon." Critics assailed the book as excusing Palestinian terrorism. While the Woods Fund's contribution to Khalidi's AAAN might be perceived as a one-time run in with Obama, the presidential hopeful and Khalidi evidence a deeper relationship.
 
According to a professor at the University of Chicago who said he has known Obama for 12 years, the Democratic presidential hopeful first befriended Khalidi when the two worked together at the university. The professor spoke on condition of anonymity. Khalidi lectured at the University of Chicago until 2003 while Obama taught law there from 1993 until his election to the Senate in 2004.
 
Khalidi in 2000 held what was described as a successful fundraiser for Obama's failed bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a fact not denied by Khalidi. Speaking in a joint interview with WND and the John Batchelor Show of New York's WABC Radio and Los Angeles' KFI Radio, Khalidi was asked about his 2000 fundraiser for Obama. "I was just doing my duties as a Chicago resident to help my local politician," Khalidi stated. Khalidi said he supports Obama for president "because he is the only candidate who has expressed sympathy for the Palestinian cause." Khalidi also lauded Obama for "saying he supports talks with Iran. If the U.S. can talk with the Soviet Union during the Cold War, there is no reason it can't talk with the Iranians."
 Asked about Obama's role funding the AAAN, Khalidi claimed he had "never heard of the Woods Fund until it popped up on a bunch of blogs a few months ago."  He terminated the call when petitioned further about his links with Obama. Contacted by phone, Mona Khalidi refused to answer WND's questions about the AAAN's involvement with Obama. Obama's campaign headquarters did not reply to a list of WND questions sent by e-mail to the senator's press office.
 
Obama, American terrorist in same circles
 
Obama served on the board with Ayers, who was a Weathermen leader and has written about his involvement with the group's bombings of the New York City Police headquarters in 1970, the Capitol in 1971 and the Pentagon in 1972.
 
"I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough," Ayers told the New York Times in an interview released on Sept. 11, 2001. "Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon," Ayers wrote in his memoirs, titled "Fugitive Days." He continued with a disclaimer that he didn't personally set the bombs, but his group set the explosives and planned the attack.
 
A $200 campaign contribution is listed on April 2, 2001 by the "Friends of Barack Obama" campaign fund. The two taught appeared speaking together at several public events, including a 1997 University of Chicago panel entitled, "Should a child ever be called a 'super predator?'" and another panel for the University of Illinois in April 2002, entitled, "Intellectuals: Who Needs Them?"
 
The charges against Ayers were dropped in 1974 because of prosecutorial misconduct, including illegal surveillance. Ayers is married to another notorious Weathermen terrorist, Bernadine Dohrn, who has also served on panels with Obama. Dohrn was once on the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List and was described by J. Edgar Hoover as the "most dangerous woman in America." Ayers and Dohrn raised the son of Weathermen terrorist Kathy Boudin, who was serving a sentence for participating in a 1981 murder and robbery that left 4 people dead.
 
Obama advisor wants talks with terrorists

 
The revelations about Obama's relationship with Khalidi follows a recent WND article quoting Israeli security officials who expressed "concern" about Robert Malley, an adviser to Obama who has advocated negotiations with Hamas and providing international assistance to the terrorist group.
 
Malley, a principal Obama foreign policy adviser, has penned numerous opinion articles, many of them co-written with a former adviser to the late Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, petitioning for dialogue with Hamas and blasting Israel for numerous policies he says harm the Palestinian cause.

Malley also previously penned a well-circulated New York Review of Books piece largely blaming Israel for the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations at Camp David in 2000 when Arafat turned down a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and eastern sections of Jerusalem and instead returned to the Middle East to launch an intifada, or terrorist campaign, against the Jewish state.

Malley's contentions have been strongly refuted by key participants at Camp David, including President Bill Clinton, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and primary U.S. envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross, all of whom squarely blamed Arafat's refusal to make peace for the talks' failure.

And listen to Obama's raving 'former' Pastor Jeremiah Wright echo the racist sentiments Obama himself makes in his biographical book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M-kD0QdRJk

* dismantling of our military - the change he wants will take us back to the 1970's and Jimmy Carter
 
* thirty million abortions since 1973 is just the tip of the iceberg as the government starts to promote and pay for them again, including late term partial birth abortions (but of course for those who want to protect women's right to choose -- a 'right' that has been manufactured by activist judges out of thin air -- the unborn child has no rights). if they wanted to legalize infanticide, they should have done it by legislation in the states, but that was not possible so their star chamber handed it down from above.
Since most government paid abortions were of black babies, Obama supports government murder of millions of black babies. No surprise from a party with Al Gore in it who says there are too many people in the Third World (black people, yellow people, and brown people) - according to Al Gore, there are too many colored people in the world.
 
* destroy the American health care system by having government take over
socialized medicine will mean the government telling you what medical care you receive
 
* increasing taxes on corporate America will mean less profit, less investment, and less economic development
 
* repealing Bush's 'tax cuts for the rich' will further dampen our economic progress
 
* the democrat rhetorical 'pinch' the middle class is in is in reality the best standard of living in the history of the world but obama's tax policies will ruin it
 
* both Obama and Mrs. Clinton support a tax on Americans to give $185 billion to the United Nations every year
 
* his tax increases would include an additional $2000 each year on those 'rich' Americans who make $50000 annually
 
* the swindle of global warming is just a ruse of the democrats to promote more socialist control over your life
 
* someone ask barack, or his cohorts, how refusing to drill for oil in the u.s. or allowing refineries to be built
is going to lower gas prices or make us less dependent on foreign oil - it is their folly that has driven prices to where they are by blocking drilling and there has not been a new refinery built since Carter was president
 
* removing the cap on social security will destroy investment and wreck the american economy - imagine the impact on investment if the government began to confiscate 14% of all income over $103000, but that is Obama's and Clinton's plan.
 
*our society will continue to have the 'change' of unelected left wing judges making law from the bench to promote socialism and destroy our norms and mores because they cannot get their policies enacted into law over the objections of the voters
 
* one of the first orders of business of the socialists is confiscation of weapons from the citizenry. That point needs no elaboration.
 
* do not be fooled - what the democrats want is national socialism as part of an international socialist world regime - that is not my opinion - it is what they say.

2. Obama and Hillary are the Washington establishment:

Barack Obama has cast more than 1,100 votes since entering the U.S. Senate in January 2005, and those votes indicate the likely position he would take on several issues as president. He says he does not accept 'special interest' money, but he has been hiring agents of those interests to work in his campaign. In each of his three years in the Senate, Obama has voted with the majority of Democrats at least 96 percent of the time. He has the most liberal voting record in the Senate. He has been, along with Senator Clinton, among the biggest of those availing themselves of the corruption of earmarks. Read of his affinity for Marxism in his first autobiography. And, he has not renounced such sentiments. He stopped wearing an American flag lapel pin. In addition to ties of his church and pastor to the anti-semitic Farakahn, Obama 'military' advisor Tony McPeak has been suggesting that American 'Jewry' and Israel dictate U.S. foreign policy. Here is where he has stood on key measures in the Senate, according to MSNBC:

*Obama voted against the confirmation of John Roberts for the Supreme Court, saying he “far more often used his formidable skills on behalf of the strong in opposition to the weak.”
 
*He also cast a vote against Samuel Alito and even voted in favor of a filibuster to stall his confirmation.
 
*Last October Obama voted for an act that would have allowed illegal immigrants who become permanent legal residents to qualify for lower in-state tuition rates at state universities. That measure was opposed by Democrats in a number of swing states that could be pivotal in this year’s election, MSNBC observed.
 
*The Illinois Senator voted against a 2006 bill to prohibit the transportation of a minor girl across state lines to get an abortion if this would circumvent parental consent.
 
*Obama voted against a bill extending the cuts in capital gains and dividends tax rates that Congress enacted in 2003, and against the repeal of the tax on inherited wealth, the estate tax.
 
*In June 2006, Obama voted against a bill that would have required President Bush to withdraw most U.S. troops from Iraq by July 1, 2007. But this past September, he joined 27 other Democrats in voting for a bill ordering Bush to begin withdrawing most American forces within 90 days. The bill failed to pass.
 
"Hillary Clinton has been telling America that she is the most
qualified candidate for president based on her "record," which she
says includes: her eight years in the White House as First Lady - or "co-president"-
and her seven years in the Senate. Here is a reminder of what that
record includes:

- As First Lady, Hillary assumed authority over Health Care Reform, a
process that cost the taxpayers over $13 million. She told both Bill
Bradley and Pat Moynahan, key votes needed to pass her legislation,
that she would "demonize "anyone who opposed it. But it was opposed;
she couldn't even get it to a vote in a Congress controlled by her
own party. (And in the next election, her party lost control of both
the House and Senate.)

- Hillary assumed authority over selecting a female Attorney General.
Her first two recommendations (Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood) were forced
to withdraw their names from consideration, and then she chose Janet
Reno. Janet Reno has since been described by Bill himself as "my worst mistake."

- Hillary recommended Lani Guanier for head of the Civil Rights
Commission. When Guanier's radical views became known, her name had to be withdrawn.

- Hillary recommended her former law partners, Web Hubbell, Vince
Foster, and William Kennedy for positions in the Justice Department,
White House staff, and the Treasury, respectively. Hubbell was later
imprisoned, Foster committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to
resign.

- Hillary also recommended a close friend of the Clintons, Craig Livingstone, for the position of director of White House security.When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of up to
900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use ofdrugs by White House staff, both Hillary and her husband denied knowing him.
(FBI agent Dennis Sculimbrene Confirmed in a Senate Judiciary Committee in 1996 both the drug use and Hillary's involvement inhiring Livingstone. After that, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office, after serving seven presidents for over thirty years.)

- In order to open "slots" in the White House for her friends the Harry Thomasons (to whom millions of dollars in travel contracts could be awarded), Hillary had the entire staff of the White House Travel Office fired; they were reported to the FBI for "gross mismanagement" and their reputations ruined. After a thirty-month
investigation, only one, Billy Dale, was charged with a crime - mixing personal money with White House funds when he cashed checks. The jury acquitted him in less than two hours.

- Another of Hillary's assumed duties was directing the "bimbo eruption squad" and scandal defense:

---- She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit.
---- She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor. After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's investigation led to
Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admittinghis affairs.
---- Then they had to settle with Paula Jones after all.
---- And Bill lost his law license for lying to the grand jury.
---- And Bill was impeached by the House.
---- And Hillary almost got herself indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice (she avoided it mostly because she repeated,"I do not recall," "I have no recollection," and "I don't know" 56 times under oath).
- Hillary accepted the traditional First Lady's role of decorator of the White House at Christmas, but in a unique Hillary way. In 1994,for example, The First Lady's Tree in the Blue Room (the focal point
each year) was Decorated with drug paraphernalia, sex toys, andpornographic ornaments, all personally approved by Hillary as the invited artists' depictions of the theme, "The Twelve Days ofChristmas."

- Hillary wrote "It Takes a Village," demonstrating her Socialist and feminist viewpoint.

- Hillary decided to seek election to the Senate in a state she had never lived in. Her husband pardoned FALN terrorists in order to get Latino support and the New Square Hassidim to get Jewish support. Hillary also had Bill pardon her brother's clients, for a small fee, to get financial support.

- Then Hillary left the White House, but later had to return $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork she had stolen.
- In the campaign for the Senate, Hillary played the "woman card" by portraying her opponent (Lazio) as a bully picking on her.

- Hillary's husband further protected her by asking the National Archives to withhold from the public until 2012 many records of their time in the White House, including much of Hillary's correspondence
and her calendars. (There are ongoing lawsuits to force the release of those records.)

- As the junior Senator from New York, Hillary has passed no major legislation. She has deferred to the senior Senator (Schumer) to tend to the needs of New Yorkers, even on the hot issue of medical problems
of workers involved in the cleanup of Ground Zero after 9/11.

- Hillary's one notable vote, supporting the plan to invade Iraq, she has since flip, flopped and disavowed."
 
- perhaps even more critical, Bill Clinton gave away nuclear and missle secret technology to the Peoples' Republic of China - apparently in exchange for illegal campaign contibutions (but the corruption of the Clinton
years is too extensive to begin to catalogue here - from huge tax increases to selling out our national security)

Hillary simply cannot tell the truth. Here's her scorecard:

Chelsea was jogging around the Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (She was in bed watching it on TV.)

Hillary was named after Sir Edmund Hillary. (She admitted she was wrong. He climbed Mt. Everest five years after her birth.)

She was under sniper fire in Bosnia. (A girl presented her with flowers at the foot of the ramp.)

She learned in The Wall Street Journal how to make a killing in the futures market. (It didn't cover the market back then.)

She didn't know about the FALN pardons.

She didn't know that her brothers were being paid to get pardons that Clinton granted.

Taking the White House gifts was a clerical error.

She didn't know that her staff would fire the travel office staff after she told them to do so.

She didn't know that the Peter Paul fundraiser in Hollywood in 2000 cost $700,000 more than she reported it had.

She opposed NAFTA at the time.

She was instrumental in the Irish peace process.

She urged Bill to intervene in Rwanda.

She played a role in the '90s economic recovery.

The billing records showed up on their own.

She thought Bill was innocent when the Monica scandal broke.

She was always a Yankees fan.

She had nothing to do with the New Square Hasidic pardons (after they voted for her 1,400-12 and she attended a meeting at the White House about the pardons).

She negotiated for the release of refugees in Macedonia (who were released the day before she got there).

 
3. The Left's Semantic Alteration of the Definition of Fascism
 
Fascism is an economic order typified by government enforced looting of the standard of living through increasingly confiscatory taxation that erodes the ability of an economy to grow. It takes capital for its expansion at the expense of consumption and investment. This has been termed primitive accumulation and autocannibalization as the drain on capital reduces the ability of an economy to even maintain existent plant and equipment. Wilson's war socialism was of this form, financed through creation of the income tax to fund it's ever growing appetite. The New Deal was fundamentally of this character, as well, and was identified as such at the time. Such programs as the NIRA and AAA, among others, were corporatist in nature and modeled on the programmatic initiatives of Hitler and Mussolini. Another huge surge in this direction came with LBJ's Great Society. The post WWII decline in poverty reversed with the War On Poverty. It is unsound policy and resulted in the double digit unemployment we experienced in the Carter years, but the left would undo the step back from the precipice Reagan brought us which has resulted in the most prosperous  thirty years in our history. Clinton's Secretary of Labor Reich wrote of his corporatist designs. He would not use the 'f' word, but he identified them clearly in the same terms Mussolini did as corporatism.
 
from John T. Flynn, The Roosevelt Myth (1944)

First, and most important, was the NRA and its dynamic ringmaster, General Hugh Johnson. As I write, of course, Mussolini is an evil memory. But in 1933 he was a towering figure who was supposed to have discovered something worth study and imitation by all world artificers everywhere. Such eminent persons as Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler and Mr. Sol Bloom, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House, assured us he was a great man and had something we might well look into for imitation. What they liked particularly was his corporative system. He organized each trade or industrial group or professional group into a state supervised trade association. He called it a corporative. These corporatives operated under state supervision and could plan production, quality, prices, distribution, labor standards, etc. The NRA provided that in America each industry should be organized into a federally supervised trade association. It was not called a corporative. It was called a Code Authority. But it was essentially the same thing. These code authorities could regulate production, quantities, qualities, prices, distribution methods, etc., under the supervision of the NRA. This was fascism. The anti­trust laws forbade such organizations. Roosevelt had denounced Hoover for not enforcing these laws sufficiently. Now he suspended them and compelled men to combine.

At its head Roosevelt appointed General Hugh Johnson, a retired Army officer. Johnson, a product of the southwest, was a brilliant, kindly, but explosive and dynamic genius, with a love for writing and a flair for epigram and invective. He was a rough and tumble fighter with an amazing arsenal of profane expletives. He was a lawyer as well as a soldier and had had some business experience with Bernard Baruch. And he was prepared to produce a plan to recreate the farms or the factories or the country or the whole world at the drop of a hat. He went to work with superhuman energy and an almost maniacal zeal to set this new machine going. He summoned the representatives of all the trades to the capital. They came in droves, filling hotels and public buildings and speakeasies. Johnson stalked up and down the corridors of the Commerce Building like a commander­in­chief in the midst of a war.

He began with a blanket code which every business man was summoned to sign ­ to pay minimum wages and observe the maximum hours of work, to abolish child labor, abjure price increases and put people to work. Every instrument of human exhortation opened fire on business to comply ­ the press, pulpit, radio, movies. Bands played, men paraded, trucks toured the streets blaring the message through megaphones. Johnson hatched out an amazing bird called the Blue Eagle(remarkably similar to that eagle of European fascist regimes).. Every business concern that signed up got a Blue Eagle, which was the badge of compliance. The President went on the air: "In war in the gloom of night attack," he crooned, "soldiers wear a bright badge to be sure that comrades do not fire on comrades. Those who cooperate in this program must know each other at a glance. That bright badge is the Blue Eagle."

4. Fascism - The Final Stage of Socialism
 
What fascism is not is the xenomanic supernationalism of the Nazi version. That was perhaps a peculiarity, or the inevitable outcome of Schactian economics run its course of domestic looting and turning to other sources to bleed - the 'final stage' of socialism, but the contemporary manifestation of corporatist national and international socialism approaches it in many ways. Ultimately, the arc of collectivism is to Malthus. When you decapitate economic growth and development by government policies siphoning off profits and underming capital formation, the Malthusian prophecy will be realized.
Autocannibalization and primitive accumulation leads to genocide.
This may also be the reason that the naive left opposes liberation. Their mindset sees it in the same terms as the inevitable imperialism of socialist looting. They cannot differentiate between the liberation of human rights, natural law, representative government, expanded reproduction, and capitalism as opposed to the dead end of their anti-intellectual prison.
 
It is also based on awareness of and promotion of ethnic distinction in policy. It has effectively reeinforced Jim Crow, even as Wilson segregated the post office and military. Nor is it necessarily ultra militaristic, except in the sense of the requisite enforced looting and in suppressing opposition. But we see that, as well, from Clinton's Excelsior monitoring of America to California Assembly efforts to ban even a suggestion that global warming is a theory from the state's classrooms  to the dictatorship of the proletariat which controls our schools and universities and partisan old media to enforced political correctness and criminalization of policy differences. It is also clearly anti-semitic. And the supposed distinction between fascism and socialism, between 'left' and 'right,' is an uninformed ruse. Anyone who overlooks the red fascism of Stalin or Mao cannot be taken seriously, anyway.
 
The truth hurts January 19, 2008
By  Richard M. Rollo Jr.
This book Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg raises important lines of intellectual inquiry that have been ignored or repressed both in popular culture and academia. I'm sure much of that stems from well earned embarrassment in the aftermath of World War II

For me, the basic premises of this book were not entirely new. F.A. Hayek certainly made it clear in his The Road to Serfdom how Fascist and Nazi ideas grew out of socialism. Hayek also makes clear in his The Counter Revolution of Science where all of these ideologies have their roots in the French Revolution. Contrary to the 1 star reviews, this book is on solid historical and intellectual ground.

Nor is the discussion of Woodrow Wilson's WWI wartime dictatorship new to me. Properly taught U.S. Constitutional History or Constitutional Law classes certainly cover the Sedition and Espionage Acts. Oliver Wendell Holmes opinion in the Schenk case caused me to think, one afternoon in 1969. what might have happened to Jane Fonda had Wilson rather than Johnson or Nixon been President during the Vietnam War. I think she would have been hanged.

Speaking of Holmes, don't forget that one of the great scenes in the movie Judgment at Nuremberg is where the attorney defending the Nazi collaborator quotes from Holmes's opinion in Buck v. Bell.

Nor is the idea new that the National Recovery Administration (the other NRA) was a fascist undertaking. The Blue Eagle lives on at the beginning of movies from the early 1930's. I recall documentaries on the New Deal with newsreels from the 1930's with marching bands and showgirl reviews. The Nazi's had a better filmmaker but the idea was the same.

What accounts for all the foaming at the mouth over this book? During the 1950's, many academicians had an embarrassing and dangerous paper trail of bad ideas behind them. By the 1960's, since Mussolini and Hitler had been humiliatingly defeated, they were past history. Who cares? Castro, Guevara, Ho, and Mao were all the rage. Political theory classes became all about the professor's whimsy rather than a discipline.
The result is that many speak about politics today with no knowledge or understanding of the origins of their ideas. When so confronted, they become enraged.

To Goldberg's credit, he does not spare "conservatives" from his irony either. George W., Pat Buchanan have expressed ideas and programs that are essentially Liberal Fascism as well.

Yesterday, I listened to a Los Angeles AM radio news station that purports to report business news. The stock market was down 50 points on top of other declines. The President was declaring a stimulus package. The host was breathlessly taking phone calls on what people should do with their stocks! What to do with that mortgage? How do we save our economy? Who is going to help us?

Good grief. It occurred to me that not only does the media believe in Liberal Fascism but creating a panic boosts ratings and the government action gives them something "serious" with which to fill up their time. And if people are panicked into selling good assets at steep discounts, what is their freedom worth to them?
Update: I had to allow some of the ideas in this book to percolate and give them some more thought. Jonah Goldberg makes a number of connections that were new to me. Most accounts I've read of the Progressive movement were favorable treatments. The Progressives were civic minded citizens cleaning up the corruption of the political parties and big industries. Most of these historical accounts are long on the practical reforms and there is no diminishing the importance of them in changing American politics(direct primary, initiative, referendum, local nonpartisanship.) But the intellectual influence on the Progressives of Nietzsche, Hegel, and Comte are not commonly discussed in these event driven narratives. From Nietzsche comes the idea that God is dead therefore conventional morality should be thrown out, from Hegel comes historicism or the idea that history is a march of progress, and from Comte comes the idea that society is like a giant machine and is suitable for social engineering. I oversimplify, of course, but all of them lead to the destruction of individual rights in favor of the power of the state.

I was also not aware of the influence of William James and his ideas of pragmatism on Georges Sorel and later on Italian fascism. From James comes the idea of the will to believe, and when combined with Nietzsche's will to power becomes the basis for the big lie. This unaccountable naked power combined with an amoral regard for human rights and liberty along with delusions of inevitability led to much of the misery of the twentieth century.

I knew of Woodrow Wilson's contempt for some aspects of our Constitution, but not the extent. The claim of the modern Democratic Party to be successors to the party of Jefferson is of course an intellectual fraud but that fraud didn't begin with Franklin Roosevelt. It began with Wilson. Wilson despised the separation of powers and now appears to have desired a living evolving constitution rather than one that limited the powers of government.

Jonah Goldberg has written an important much needed book.
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385511841/ref=cm_rdp_product)

5. The Big Lie
 
One of the propaganda techniques of fascism, initiated by Goebbels, but fine-tuned by contemporary liberal fascism is the Big Lie, If you tell a lie enough, the bigger the better, a lot of people will believe it. Watch any of Micheal Moore's movies. A vibrant economy has been for years propagandized as sluggish and now, with 5% unemployment, as low as it can go, we are told there is a recession! There may be one but there is not one now. Again, the left creates its own definitions to fit its agenda. 3 % growth when Clinton was in the White House was reported as great, but it is now touted as sluggish. And it has run from Dan Rather's sorry effort to smear Bush with made up stories, to the regular routine at the New York Times. But, examples and hypocrisy abound:
 
6. The Liberation of Afghanistan and Iraq
 
There has been no unjust war in Iraq. Indeed, the liberation of Iraqis came with the delay of a Clinton administration which was derelict in its duty toward enforcement of the terms of Desert Storm. But then Clinton was a busy man, what will giving away nuclear secrets to communist China. It was a  pre-emptive effort in the sense that it was done to stop the Sadaam regime from its long term efforts to sponsor terrorism. Payments to homicide bombers, protection to Abu Abass, training facilities for al qaeda, and more only complement the terror with which his tyranny ruled. Terrorists attacked countries all across the world, but they never attacked Iraq. Strange coincidence. Not only was the liberation justified and successful, but Congress supported it. Lieberman was not the only Democrat to do so (and look what the open minded left has done to him!). Indeed, the most vociferous opponents of Bush have been those from Clinton to Kerry to Kennedy who throughout the 1990's argued for overthrow of Sadaam in part because he had weapons of mass destruction and would use them against us. Clinton even signed a bill making his overthrow official U.S. policy. Of course, it was the ineptitude of the Clinton administration policies that did not hold Sadaam's feet to fire after Desert Storm when he should have been dealth with, and fiddled around giving nuclear and missile technology to mainland China while Taliban took over Afghanistan. What the liberation or Iraq and Afghanistan has been is the most successful military operation in history, in spite of the liberal effort to sabotage our troops which has led to more of their deaths and that of thousands in those countries and others. And like Vietnam, the only way it can be lost is if we are sold out by the Democrats again. After Tet, the Viet Cong were virtually wiped out, and by their own account, ready to surrender - until the Democrats and John Kerry came to their rescue. Millions died as a result at the hands of the communists. They will cause the same thing to happen in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and neighboring countries, if they have their way. But it will also mean homicide bombers in American shopping malls. Find out first hand about Iraq:
 
http://www.youtube.com/mnfiraq 
 
 
7. Katrina
 
There has been a constant harping that the people of New Orleans were left to suffer by an inept and unconcerned federal government, but as Katrina was approaching the Gulf Coast,  President Bush called the Democrat Governor of Louisiana and asked her to declare a state of emergency and request  federal assistance. She refused. There are recordings of her doing that. Without that request, and until it came, which took days, Bush was barred from acting by law. This is particularly the case more than anywhere else with Louisiana and South Carolina. To be fair, no one could have known what was going to happen. The devastation of the city came when the levee broke, and no one but Louis Farakan would have foreseen that. But the City government had for years been diverting state and federal money that was to upgrade the levees to parks and recs and other areas to support their cronyism. When the city was flooded, Mayor Nagen refused to use available buses to evacuate people and refused to allow supplies that were blocks from the Super Dome to be given to them. But the image they have tried to create is the same old worn out one. More government is not the answer. The problem was government; state and local corruption in Louisiana.
 
8. Minimum Wage
 
Perhaps one of the best ways to cut through the nonsense is to demonstrate what the impact of the minimum wage laws are. Held to be helpful, they in fact create more unemployment and poverty
by leading to fewer jobs for the unskilled, part time, young, and marginal workforce. But it is impossible to argue this point because Oprah will cry - as she and her friends put poor people out of work. This is so much the case that anyone who opposes increasing minimum wage is excoriated, but they are the defenders of the poor. No employer can pay any worker more than they produce, their marginal revenue product. If government fiat orders that, it will lead to inflation or fewer jobs. A simple supply and demand curve clearly demonstrates this reality. So when Gore, or Kerry, or Clinton, or Obama, or anyone else calls for increasing the minimum wage, they are calling for increased poverty and unemployment among the groups that need jobs the most. Perhaps if government could do this successfully, it would be worthwhile, but as is the case almost always, it achieves the opposite of what it intends.
 




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