February 23, 2004

Time to Draw the line...

Rant from the Dean's Office

I was over at National Review Online, when I saw an excerpt from a Mark Steyn article being published in the dead tree edition:

The other day I settled down with a copy of the Toronto Star, the Great White North's biggest-selling newspaper, and here's what I read: "As the United States descends into fascism, the importance of Canada, North America's only civil society, is greater than ever." Thus the opening sentence of an article by Christopher Hume. Mr. Hume doesn't write about politics or global affairs. He's the architecture correspondent.

Any American abroad comes across similar sentiments every day of the week in a theater review in Australia, the sports page in Ireland, the gardening-tips column in Belgium.

Okay, it's time to draw the damned line!

All you people throwing out accusations that America is descending into Fascism or that Bush is Hitler, answer me this: How DO you want us Americans to think of you? Smart or Stupid?

You see, in this modern day and age of "not judging" and moral relativism, Nazi Germany and Hitler are universally held as the embodiments of unadulterated evil. Never mind that the Soviets and the Chinese Communists have killed more people: Fascists take the Grand Prize in everyone's minds. If there's anything in the world the vast majority of people agree upon, it isn't that America is fascist, but that the Fascists and Nazis were EVIL, and had to be fought by a WORLD WAR.

Do you people have the vaguest idea of what the hell you've just done? You've just accused us Americans and our government of being the essence of evil in the world today, an evil so immense that an entire world mobilized to exterminate it. Do you realize that you've just demanded that the world unite forces to invade us, conquer us, and impose a new form of government on us "before it is too late"?

Do you want a fucking war with us?

Do you? Dammit, DO YOU?

It's not as if you haven't got precedent: Our current President, George Bush, formulated the perfect doctrine for you to use to start the war: Preemption. Don't wait until the threat becomes dangerous or Imminent. Attack NOW, while the Soviet Union and France have ICBMs and Red China has its huge armies, lest it's too late! What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, right?

What's that? You're too scared shitless of the United States military to do anything? Well shoot, if y'all are the fucking big experts in Fascism and Nazism that you proclaim themselves to be, then you ought know what Hitler and Mussolini would have done if their clones REALLY ran a cloned version of the Axis, which you declare the United States to have become, right? If you're so fucking smart, you ought to have that already figured out, Sherlock.

What's that? You're counting on the innate goodness of the American public to stop the Bushitler? How? If we're not a democracy, but a fascist state, then what the hell could we do? In fact, when the LAST war ended, the entire German populace was held just as guilty as the Nazis were. From the tone of your rants, I figure that, after any putative invasion you make, you'd gleefully treat us in the same way, and keep us occupied for a hell of a lot longer than the Allies occupied Germany. And if we're a democracy, then we're not fascists are we, you oh-so-great experts in fascism?

The point is this: If you're smart, you FUCKING KNOW OF WHAT YOU'RE ACCUSING US. If you're right about us, then congratulations, then not only you, but the whole damned world, are fucking DOOMED. If you're wrong about us, then congratulations, you've not only just insulted us, but you INTENDED TO INSULT US. And you know what? We KNOW THAT YOU INTENDED TO INSULT US. And not just any insult, mind you, but the granddaddy of all insults, in that you KNOWINGLY compared us to the greatest evil of the previous Millenium.

If we ever decide to act on that insult, we'd be justified in whatever we unleash on your sorry asses.

And if we don't, that's only because WE'RE REALLY BETTER THAN YOU ARE, you lying, moralistic pretenders.

On the other hand, you could opt to have us view you as being STUPID. You're not living here, after all, right smack in the middle of everything. You wouldn't FUCKING KNOW ANYTHING, and just shot your mouth off, in all your glorious ignorance and stupidity.

After all, there was a time when people didn't know about the pogroms and the gas ovens.

But you can be sure that the Jews did. Because they were THERE.

There was a time when you pretended that the Soviets had a paradise on earth.

But rest assured, the Russian people and the Warsaw Pact citizens KNEW. Far more than anyone else did. Because they were THERE.

There was a time when you gullibly believed that all the Iraqis supported Saddam and would fight bitterly for him.

But the Iraqi people themselves knew better, and are free enough to disabuse you of that mistaken belief. Because they were THERE.

And what, exactly, have you got to go on? The accusations of a bunch of bitter Democrats who LOST THE LAST ELECTION and are going McCarthy, calling the worst possible names against A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT in the hopes that the accusation, being so horrible, will shut down people's thinking processes and make them act vicerally? Hell, if you haven't got enough information to know that the Democratic party hates the Republican party, wants to get into power, and is stooping AS LOW AS YOU ARE to get back that power, then you are definitely TOO FUCKING IGNORANT to make a judgment about me, my government, my nation, and my fellow citizens. And you definitely are TOO FUCKING IGNORANT of politics to know when your politicians and/or your media are pulling the wool over your eyes in telling you that we're Fascist.

Trust me, if Microsoft couldn't keep their source code secure, then there's no way in hell that the leaky internet is going to keep me, and a hell of a lot of other bloggers, from telling you that America has gone Fascist.

Oh yeah, and that's another thing: I'm not a coward. And neither are Emperor Misha, Kim Du Toit, Fred Pruitt, Bill Whittle, Charles Johnson, Steven Den Beste, or, well, you get the picture. If this nation went fascist, then you can bet your bottom dollar that all of us, and a lot more bloggers I haven't named, who love our democratic republic, and who support it every way we can, are going to let the whole world know what's happened. WE WON'T LET SOME DAMN FASCISTS SHUT US UP. We're not cowards, like you, who haven't got the balls to put action to belief and put up a fight against the "fascist Amerikka" that you believe we've become.

Don't believe me? Go read some of Emperor Misha's rants when some Child "protective" service sucks a family's kids into the system just for the federal bucks promised them by a law passed by Bill Clinton. Fascist? Hell, THAT'S FASCIST. And talk about going ballistic! You REALLY think our most gracious Emperor can be cowed into silence if the brownshirts went beyond that? And I will not shed a tear for the poor jackboot bastards who will be sent to arrest the Du Toits, whose house doubtless is listed during the local Christmas Tour of Homes as the Backup Arsenal of Democracy.

Don't the hell INSULT us by thinking we're cowards like YOU. If courage and cowardace was measured in millimeters, you'd be in the next galaxy, you FUCKING, LYING IDIOTS.

[ack! it's Fascist! Thanks to LC Curtis for pointing it out!]

Posted by ptah at February 23, 2004 02:56 PM
Comments

Considering that Canada just got spanked by a hand puppet called 'Triumph the Insult Dog' who had the uncivil excess to... yes... 'insult' French Canadians... I am fully behind the idea of just urinating in your pissant little countries direction and watching the lot of the Quebec'rs surrender.

But in the interest of civility towards an uncivil neighbor stuck with a French minority...

Let's review for the Canucks... Mussolini was a Leftist, a 'Socialist', and his excessive nationalism in pursuit of that flavor of Italian national socialism was called fascism for the roman word for the bundle of sticks around the axe that the Italian fascists adopted as their symbol.

A decade later Hitler emulated this fascism with his own brand of collectivism and called his party the National Socialist German Worker's Party(NAZI).

Quite clearly Canucks need to read a little Orwell on those frozen nights to grasp that Socialism, the redistribution of wealth to achieve collective equal results, is a slippery slope of authoritarian excess. A slippery slope the tundra dwellers are sliding down. Amongst the symptoms I've seen, you Canucks selectively enforce 'hate-crime' laws, you tolerate Islamic extremists, and your economy is stagnant socialism. Amidst this devolution in your ability to be 'represented' in your government you Canucks seem to have missed a couple of events.

1- You were disarmed... absolute gun control... illegal to defend yourselves.
2- You have devolved into a one party system... eg. the 'Liberals'... dominated by the Quebec'rs.

So let's review... Canada is a One-party disarmed National Socialist nation scapegoating others for their societies ills while subverting freedom of speech.

I'd say Canada has descended into fascism.

Posted by: DANEgerus at February 23, 2004 04:09 PM

HOT. DAMN.

A rant so good I wish I'd written it!

Posted by: Raging Dave at February 23, 2004 06:12 PM

No shit, man. What's suprising is that we've also got people right here in the US going off about how we've supposedly become "facist," and this is RIGHT IN OUR OWN DAMNED COUNTRY. And from what I've seen, most of these people are either quasi-hippies, anarcho-communists (is that even possible?!?), blind followers of Michael Moore, or just a combination of all three. They claim that all conservatives are in blind allegiance to Bush, and yet they seem to represent the apex of one-sided political ignorance.

And then you have the guys I've seen over in England who were handing out propaganda claiming that Bush was beating down liberal dissent over here in the States like Mao Zedong beat down religion during the Cultural Revolution. If this is so, then tell me why the fuck there have been hundreds of thousands of people all over the US protesting the Iraq War since before it got started, and I haven't seen the cops lay a fucking hand on them once so far. I'm not denying that the cops have never used some force to contain protesters, but I haven't heard of any kind of excessive force or shootings like what happened during the Vietnam era.

The only thing I see in America that appears to be remotely Facist is the sight of people who honestly think that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein.

Posted by: Mob_Triggerman at February 25, 2004 02:40 AM

That idiots comments are outrageous, but sadly he is not alone and it is not just freakin' foreign dupes.

I work in news in the U.S., and I recently listened to a conversation between two people involved in the production department seriously discuss the following:

1) Bush IS a dictator, no doubt about it.
2) That Bush is going to take an "arab looking man who looks like Osama"; perform plastic surgery on him, and then present him as Osama in time for the election.

These comments were NOT made in jest, even partially. These people are SO convinced that our country must always be involved in some kind of chicanery and so hateful of the President that they actually BELIEVE this kind of thing! AND, they are responsible for bringing you your news! Disliking the President or his polices is one, thing, indulging yourself in the most bizarre conspiracy theories and complete disregard of the meaning of words in another. Read Bias and Arrogance by Bernard Goldberg. The VAST majority of those in the news business are not just liberal, but they tend to be on the leftward fringe.

One thing I would caution everyone about is condemning everyone in a nation for the idiocy and bigotry of some, even the "leaders". There are plenty of Canucks, for example, who hate what there current government stands for and regard the U.S. as a friend and good neighbor. I view Canada the same way. Even in France, there are some who are aware of what the U.S, truly stands for, and appreciate it. We need to cultivate relationships with these people, because some day, perhaps soon, the shit is going to hit the fan, and we'll all need to work together. I am just hoping that it does not take Paris going up in a freakin nuclear flash, or Jews being lynched from the Eiffel Tower before the morons wake the f**k up.

Posted by: Captain Wrath at February 25, 2004 07:34 AM

I think what they are playing on is the innate goodness and aversion we have to Hitler, in order to enact their agenda. "Do what we want or we will call you fascists"

And while we at it, we'll complain about being silenced in front of the National Press Club, on live TV, which will be rerun over and over.

Look, If Bush were Hitler, you would not be able to say it. At least more than once. After you insulted the Dear Leader just once, its off to the death camp for you. The very fact you can keep saying Bush = Hitler proves the fact that he ain't. And you are a total boob.

I think the best defense is to laugh at these fools.

Posted by: Ben at February 25, 2004 08:00 AM

Laugh at who? Did I miss something? What's going on? Is it important?

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at February 25, 2004 09:15 AM

mob_triggerman, an anarcho-communist CAN exist, but that's probably the most robot-like thing you can be.
Anarchist: Someone does exactly what he pleases without following anyone's rules.
Communist: Someone who does whatever he is best at and distributes everything but what he needs to the community.

An anarcho-communist, then, is someone who doesn't follow any rules, but still does whatever he is best at, and gives away everything but what he absolutely needs.

Interestingly enough, this is a goal that many religions strive for.

Posted by: alienintruder at February 25, 2004 09:31 AM

Awesome. And not to be a spelling Nazi (or fascist), but "fascist" is spelled with two esses, not one. I'm not sure what a "facist" is. Someone who discriminates against faces?

Posted by: LC Curtis the Former Marine at February 25, 2004 02:28 PM

Ack! Quite right, LC Curtis!

Posted by: Ptah at February 25, 2004 04:28 PM

Now that is a rant worth money!

BTW-Which country is more fascist, ours or the one that has actual, literal, honest to Allah, hate SPEECH laws!!!!

Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at February 25, 2004 06:09 PM

As to the media: has anyone else noted that the words 'report' and 'commentary' have become almost interchangeable, even though the words have decidedly different meanings?
I also especially like how Big media 'reports' stories from Iraq via phone and satellite; only after careful scrutiny does one learn that their reports are not first hand, nor has the reporter in many cases even left Baghdad; they are merely getting press releases and info from other local sources and reporting, and narrating, as if it were their own. Now that's some journalistic dishonesty right there!!

Posted by: Eric at February 25, 2004 06:13 PM

The only complaint I have about this post is that it was too short... far too short.

Posted by: Humble Devildog at February 26, 2004 12:33 AM

Take small exception to the definition above, re Communist as one who does the best possible, and voluntarily distributes unused excess to the community...

That charitable definition is of a (small-c) communist, but a Communist is one who takes from all the non-Party, low-class plebes in the classless Communist society, and distributes as the Party elite deem appropriate, while imprisoning, exiling or killing all who question the Party's efforts OR are suspected of being less than appreciative of all the Party elite have done for those within their realm. (see North Korea, gulags, starvation, etc)

I would never raise a finger against a communist or a supporter of communes, except to pitch in and help... but I've carried loaded weapons in defense of America and the free world from the ravages of Communism!

Posted by: Sharps Shooter at February 26, 2004 01:00 AM
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