It's been tough not posting about all the craziness of the past few months – the treasons of the media, the defeatism of the Democrats, the jihad by Left to destroy America – but I've been just to busy to do these topics justice. The only reason for this post is because I was forwarding and commenting the note to a friend and realized it should be seen by all to inoculate them against the pernicious lies of the true fascists of the Left.
This is the latest newsletter that unhinged psycho moonbat radio hostette Randi Rhodes sent out to her slobbering audience of mouth-breathing loons:
For 8 years I listened to a drug-addled Rush Limbaugh and his cadre of wannabes call (sic) me a Communist.
In their twisted logic peace, prosperity, fiscal and social responsibility, smaller government, merit over cronyism, personal privacy, and homeland security through competence and vigilance somehow equated to Cold War era Soviet Union governance...I know, it makes ZERO sense but consider the source.
If Limbaugh & Co. truly would like to study real domestic parallels to oppressive 20th Century governments, they could start with Dr. Lawrence Britt's 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism, which I have provided below.
This is a big break from the usual format of my newsletter but I believe that you'll appreciate the info.
Thanks for listening!
To understand why this is so dastardly a pack of lies, you need to know the definition of specious: having a false look of truth or genuineness.
Let's look at these howlers first - this is what she claims are Democrat values:
Peace - Through non-response to terrorist attacks in the Nineties. No war if you surrender, right?
Prosperity - Government does NOT create prosperity! Besides, as all the trials of people from Enron, etc. show, the boom of the Nineties was partially built on fraud in order to make it appear that
Fiscal and social responsibility - If not for the old GOP Congress - not the losers there today - and their strangling of Clinton's socialist schemes (e.g. government takeover of health care, welfare reform) the budget would've been in as bad shape as it is now, the dot-bomb boom notwithstanding.
Smaller government - Bwahahahahahahaha!!!! Moving on…
Merit over cronyism - Two words: Billy Dale. The
Personal privacy - The
and homeland security through competence and vigilance - Because they did such a good job preventing
Wow. Seven lies in a row. That's who were dealing with. Now, let's look at this specious list of items meant to convince the clueless that we're living under "Bushitler" rule. (Put on your tinfoil hat now…)
*Fourteen Defining Characteristics Of Fascism*
Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (
**Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each:
*1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - *Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
If you have a flag, wear a flag pin or sing "God Bless
*2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - *Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
Two words: Jack Bauer. He's a fictional hero which is why he's so popular: People know that no one is actually doing what he's doing to protect the country, thus this point is more hysteria and eyewash. Whose rights are being supposedly trampled? Harry Belafonte's or Alec Baldwin's?
*3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - *The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
Um…we're attacked for 15 years by Islamofascist jihadis and to point this out is scapegoating? Gee, the Left didn't mind it when anyone thinking government was too big and taxes were too high to be lumped in with Tim McVeigh, did they?
*4. Supremacy of the Military -* Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
Part and parcel of the liberals hatred of military power…unless it's arrayed against us. Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security will eat up 2/3rds of the entire budget, yet we're still hearing about how the money is going for guns at the expense of butter.
*5. Rampant Sexism - *The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.
Apparently, this idiot has never examined how women are treated under Islamic rule. Perhaps he doesn't know that those walking piles of black fabric under the hot sun are the women of Islam. (When asked for comment, Condi Rice just stared at us like we were insane.)
*6. Controlled Mass Media -* Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.
The fact that the NY Times hasn't been shut down and its editors summarily executed for treason disproves this point. Christianne Amanpour of CNN said that reporters are getting a sanitized view of the war due to censorship despite the nightly death toll reports. If anyone is sanitizing the news, it’s the media: When's the last time you saw footage of 9/11 or a hostage beheaded on the news? They won't even show the cartoons from Denmark that are going to lead to more slaughter at the hands of the "religion of peace and love" on the news because they don't want to offend Muslims, yet they've got no problem putting Christian-mocking shows like "The Book of Daniel". No one cares about offending Christians - maybe they should start killing people to get some respect?
*7. Obsession with National Security - *Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.
The only real job of government is to protect the citizens from enemies, but I guess that's just more fascism. Stand down, everyone!
*8. Religion and Government are Intertwined -* Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.
*9. Corporate Power is Protected - *The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.
This is an old chestnut of the Left as if Dems are poor peasants who have to walk uphill to
*10. Labor Power is Suppressed - *Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.
Unions are in decline because THE WORKERS DOWN WANT THEM!!!! Funny how the CHOICE of the workers is blamed on this imaginary fascist government, eh?
*11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts -* Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.
Yet another trip thru the looking glass. The Left has been brainwashing the youths forever and now that someone is speaking against their indoctrination, suddenly it's fascism. Gee, when's the last time a liberal speaker had a pie thrown at them or were shouted at during their talks? How many extreme liberal professors have been arrested? The professor in
*12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment -* Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.
When every fleeing criminal who gets caught and clobbered by the cops after he's plowed thru traffic is granted an edited version of events on TV and the police are forced to back off from crime-fighting in order to placate criminal advocates, just how are we living under fascism? That's right, WE AREN'T!!!
*13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - *Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
Under this definition, ALL governments are fascist. I guess if Dubya hired enemies and strangers, we'd be safe. Of course, the
*14. Fraudulent Elections -* Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.
This is just pitiful, but typical. They don't win elections and they cry like little babies when they can't have the rules changed to allow them to steal the legitimate vote of the people. I guess when the citizens of
Randi is certifiably psychotic. Before the State of the Union speech, she was ranting about how Dubya wants people to die so that their organs can be harvested for Rich Republicans to buy for cheap. (I'm not kidding.) I'm surprised that she didn't accuse him of turning welfare recipients into soylent green.