NEOCONSERVATISM: IT'S NEOFASCISM IN RED, WHITE AND
Phillies. [October 27, 2004]
[HollywoodInvestigator.com] With respect
to the George Bush Neoconservative Party, and the when-it-counted-look-where-their-votes-in-Congress-went John Kerry Also-Neoconservative Party...
we recall elements of political methods of seventy years ago, and show
how they appear in modern flag crepe.
Japanese talked of a Greater
Eastern Co-Prosperity Sphere, in which trade between Asian Nations
would be backed by Japanese
military bases from Burma to Hawaii. Their reach exceeded their
grasp. Neoconservatives talk of a permanent American presence, backed
by a dozen or fourteen American bases, across Iraq with Iraq obliged to
sell their oil to us, in our currency. Meanwhile, an initially neutral
Iraqi population has become actively hostile.
GIs could stroll the streets of Saigon taking pictures and buying souvenirs,
or so they said at the time. In modern Iraq, GIs who enter Baghdad
do so in armed convoys highly likely to be attacked by the residents.
* The Big Lie Technique
which outrageous and absurd claims are made against whichever opponent
is next to be brought to hand, can be seen the claims that the Italian
State was the Roman Empire reborn and that German people were entitled
to Lebensraum, open space to be stolen from their neighbors. Herr Ribbentrop made whichever political agreement was momentarily most convenient to his
Neoconservatives eschew even this level of consistency, so that President
Hussein on different dates had a stockpile of poison gas, a nuclear weapons
program, cruise missiles capable of bombing the United States, clear links
to El Qaida, a role in the 9/11 attacks, or perhaps thoughts of recovering
his modern weapons programs if the UN restrictions against his country
were ever removed.
Secretary of State, Mr. Powell, was happy to repeat all these fables to
the United Nations, all in justification of a Neoconservative war of Aggression. An honest and ethical Secretary of State, ashamed of how he had misled
the United Nations, would have resigned. Mr. Powell did not.
Americans are baffled by how the superficially civilized Germany of the
1920s could two decades transform itself into an anti-semitic cesspool. But you've seen it on modern television, with a few names changed. Contemplate the televised exchange in which one commentator referred to
Kerry's stances as nuanced, and his neocon challenger responded, "Nuanced? That's so ... French."
vilification of one of the oldest lands in Europe, the country whose
soldiers and subsidies substantially saved the American Revolution,
replaces rantings about Jewish Physics and Jewish Bankers.
of the 1930s denounced their political opponents as enemies of the German
Volk. For modern Neoconservatives, the racialist slur against their
opponents is that critics of their policies are anti-Semites. The
slur is repeated even when the religious faith of the Neoconservatives
being defended is not not generally known.
* Religious Hatred
Europeans of this sort, the target of hatred was the Jews. For modern
neoconservatives, the target of hatred is "Islamofascism". For European fascists, Jews had the Auschwitz death camp. For Neoconservative
neofascists, Islamites are shipped off to the Abu Ghraib rape camp or the
* Big Wars Against Small Targets
Ethiopia, unleashing tanks, bombers, and poison gas against the soldiers
of the Emperor Haile Selassie. The Ethiopians fought bravely, but
were overwhelmed by modern technology, letting Mussolini parade his victories
before the Italian people. Seventy years later, Neoconservatives
launched an unprovoked war of aggression against Iraq, whose army fought
for a short while, letting Neoconservatives parade "Mission Accomplished"
before the American people.
Can't Happen Here may recall the war with Mexico, with bigger
and bigger victories being won in about the same location. We now
see reality imitating art, with the Army liberating Samara for what appears
to be the third time.
* Politicalization of the Military
decades ago, when it was proposed that Eisenhower would emulate Grant and
run for President, it was at first unclear as to which party would have
him as their candidate. Under modern conditions the Armed Forces
are heavily associated with the stances of a single political party, the
Republicans, with anecdotal and indirect polling evidence indicating that
the long-term soldiers and sailors lean Republican by perhaps five-to-one.
* The Emerging Police State
see films of trains in 1930s Europe, and watch the tall handsome man working
down the seats asking "Your Papers, please?" we know he is not the hero
of the piece. Travel papers were a control method. Their modern
counterparts understand the method. Neoconservatives are hard at
work instituting a state travel paper system -- to the limited extent that
we do not already have one.
* Arrest Without Trial
had a wonderful phrase, smoke and fog, for the disappearance of
political undesirables. The Neoconservatives have brought arrest
without trial to the United States, with the incarceration of Mr. Padilla
in a military prison camp.
* Conscription and National Service
tools for lining up the young people and brainwashing them into obeying
their masters. Mr. Bush and Mr. Kerry may say they are not planning
on reviving the draft, but they put their money on maintaining and enhancing
the Selective Service System.
It's Neofascism in Red, White, and Blue Bunting. A vote for Bush/Kerry
is a vote for Neoconservatism. A vote for Kerry/Bush is a vote against
America. Vote Libertarian! Badnarik for President.
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