Liberal fascists

It’s tempting to let one incident project into a broader assumption about a social problem, especially in the heat of the current American political season—bad feelings prevail throughout the voting population. Few of us feel optimistic about our future federal government regardless our choice of presidential candidate or party affiliation, for that matter.

Still, the recent firebombing of an Orange County, North Carolina Republican headquarters and the threatening message left is disturbing: “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else.” That county is a liberal bastion; location of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and “overwhelmingly Democratic.” It’s logical to assume guilt by location.

Of course, the people responsible for this violent, dangerous act do not represent all Democrats or their party. They do show, however, the irrationality and ignorance of some of them and the danger they pose to others who they target as political enemies. But these violent activities virtually always associate with the radical liberal Left: targeting police; urban shootings; looting; destroying property; personal attacks by radical protesters at Trump rallies, and other lawlessness.

In the North Carolina GOP firebombing case, I’m amused by the historical ignorance displayed in the graffiti on the adjacent building: “Nazi Republicans.” History shows that the German Nazi Party was Social Democrat; and Hitler was a revolutionary. Jonah Goldberg’s 2007 book, “Liberal Fascism” documents the American Left back to European fascism personified in Mussolini and Hitler.

Since World War II Leftists have used the word Fascism for all political ideas they don’t like. Goldberg writes that “fascist” is a modern word for “heretic.” Hollywood writers have used “Brown shirt” and “Nazi” interchangeably with “fascist”—referring to everything from school choice to baseball strikeouts.

Real life radical Leftists such as Charlie Rangel ridiculously labeled the GOP 1990s Contract with America “more extreme than Nazism.” (They also like to call their traditional domestic enemies “extreme,” while in historical context their thinking and actions are far beyond normal.) In 2000 Bill Clinton called the Texas GOP platform a “fascist tract.” Most bizarrely, Leftist academics label the GOP a “fascist party” and claim that Christian conservatives are the “new Nazis.”  Radical racist Jesse Jackson tried to link the American Christian Coalition to Nazi German.

But just who are the real fascists in America?

Goldberg notes that liberals historically use militarism as a social philosophy and “the source of moral values” (but accuse defense-minded conservatives of being “hawkish”). Franklin Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps and John F. Kennedy’s Peace Corp were socialist armies organized to create the “ideal worker’s democracy.” Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” and the “war on drugs” (both lost) are examples of liberal fascistic militarism.

Racism is also historically tied to Hitler’s form of national socialist fascism. But liberals promote racism against whites and embrace fascistic racist tactics used by blacks. Goldberg asks, “why not equate Nazism and, say, Afrocentrism?” Afrocentric fascist movements such as The Nation of Islam, The Black Panthers, and Black Lives Matter are violent, militaristic racist groups as is the National Council of La Raza (“The Race”) and the radical Hispanic Group MEChA (“Everything for the race, nothing outside the race”).

Strangely, in America we observe anti-Semitism on the Left; “Zionism equals racism.” The Israelis are being equated to Nazis—a complete distortion of history. And somehow the Left has shifted allegiance from Christianity to fascistic Islam.

All this indicates, to me, that Leftists have no philosophical integrity—no moral, traditional principles that guide their thinking and policies. They will support any form of social evil and failed political system thinking it will advance their collectivist ends:  The “New Deal,” a welfare state, uncontrolled abortion, eugenics, civil violence, rejection of law and order, redefinition of marriage, subversion of our constitutional government, the religion of environmentalism, Obamacare, affirmative action, multiculturalism,  public housing, Marxism, Communism, the Great Society, crisis promotion by pseudoscience (global warming), Islamic terrorism, “collective action” (globalism), “deconstruction” (literary criticism), and, of course, fascism.

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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