Our Israeli correspondent MC takes a shrewd look at the current crisis in American politics.
Fascism, FDR and the Racist Taboo
Both racism and fascism are deeply embedded in Democrat party history, but Democrats are in deep ignorance and denial of it. So much so that they project it all onto everybody else, to move blame for Democrat nasties onto something vaguely known as the ‘right wing’, and somehow associated with ‘conservatism’.
Essentially, the Democrat Party is itself FAKE. It is everything it accuses the alt-right of being: Fascist, fanatic and faux.
It is very easy, historically speaking, to show the Democrat party as the party of racism and of the ‘White Supremacy’ movement, and thus to see in context their current projections and dissembling of ‘Make America Great Again’ into a vile and naïve nationalist plot. This, with the help of the media, they do very well, but it is all a mendacious fabric of lies and make-believe. It is a nasty little fanatic and violent religion that allows stupid silly people to virtue-signal their utter ignorance.
The FDR administration was fascist in nature. It was about making America Great through eugenics. It was about control of production and wages. While Hitler built autobahns, FDR built dams, and each praised and congratulated the other for their achievements. It was all about statism. It was about all pulling in the same direction. Mussolini had his fascii, Hitler his swastika and FDR his blue eagle, and but for the SCOTUS, the USA might have been on the Axis side not the Allied side. But now the SCOTUS has also been trashed.
But the fascism of the Democrats was never dealt with. It hid, it pretended and it fermented and morphed into Cultural Marxism — nothing to do with Marx, but everything to do with hiding the Democrats’ innate fascism:
Fascism and Nazism are both phenomena of the left. This makes ideological sense, because at their core they represent ideologies of the centralized, all-powerful state. Moreover, fascism grew out of Marxism, and fascism’s founder Benito Mussolini, was a Marxist and lifelong socialist. Hitler, too, was a socialist who headed the National Socialist Party and in fact changed the name of the German Workers Party to make it the National Socialist German Workers Party.
How, then, did progressives in America re-define fascism and Nazism as phenomena of the right? This sleight-of-hand occurred after World War II, once fascism and Nazism were discredited with the reputation of Holocaust. Then progressives recognized it was important to cover up the leftist roots of fascism and Nazism and
The man most responsible for the progressive redefinition of fascism is Theodor Adorno, a German Marxist intellectual and a member of the influential Institute for Social Research, otherwise known as the Frankfurt School. The Frankfurt School scholars were leftists and most of them were refugees from Nazi Germany. Some settled in Europe; others like Adorno and Herbert Marcuse came to the United States.
If you can make the Republicans and capitalism carry the can of the Holocaust and Nazi anti-Semitism (a.k.a. racism), you can also pretend that Democrat Progressivism was free of its fascist past. Between them, Marcuse and Adorno sold the USA on the idea of the F-Scale:
Obedience and respect for authority are the most important virtues children should learn.” “Homosexuality is a particularly rotten form of delinquency.” “No insult to our honor should ever go unpunished.” “No matter how they act on the surface, men are interested in women for only one reason.” Basically, a yes answer to these questions showed that you were a budding fascist.
This is pots calling kettles black on a scale huge enough to make even Adolf blush, but academia fell for it. Cultural Marxism was carefully designed to camouflage the iron fist of authoritarianism frozen in a “j’accuse” pose. Velvet soft values hiding a century of murder and mayhem.
The F-Scale took the standard values of Britain and America at the time and re-branded them as the values of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy — a really neat trick!
So today it is the political Right that struggles with the burden of the Holocaust, not the Left, who were the actual perpetrators. The very idea of the existence of ‘racism’ is a major driving force in modern society, and the irrational struggle not to appear be ‘racist’ means that the Right now has a ball and chain to manage before it even gets to think about politics. The ‘Right’ is dogged by petty squabbles about whether it is better to carry the ball in one’s arms or drag it along the ground behind the legs.
It would be easier to just reach down and undo the shackle. It is not as if it is locked. But that would require teamwork, and also choosing a boss, and conservatives are not very good at the Führerprinzip…
Unfortunately, we of the Right swallowed the too much of the poison. For it is only the Right that believes ‘racism’ is a problem, their problem; the Left just sees it as a weapon with which to slap the rightist face at the slightest provocation. It is a political ace of trumps (no pun intended).
The left murdered many millions in their 20th Century forays into social engineering, even if you exclude the Nazis, but the defining moment is the sheer brutality of the Holocaust as an industrial solution to the idea of racist mass murder.
Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin all accepted the need for mass genocide on a racial basis, firstly to create their state of terror as required to keep power in the hands of the elite (themselves), and secondly to eliminate any peoples too backward to become Communist slave states. Their ‘New Man’ would be a partially educated drone, following the orders of his party
betters elites without question.
National Socialism required a ‘cleansed’ new man, a racially pure ‘Aryan’ following the orders of his party elites without question.
Both resorted to mass extermination to achieve their goals. Is there really any difference?
But the average leftist mind fails to make the associations. Statism is soft and cuddly on the outside, offering to take away all personal responsibility and integrity in return for conformity. Christianity demands that we treat our neighbour as we would treat ourselves. The leftist political religions require that we treat our neighbour in a way defined by our elite, conditional on the above compliance. They hate freedom.
This idea of ‘hate’ is now being groomed to work alongside ‘racism’ as another socially engineered ‘crime’.
For hate has now become a term used to describe non-compliance with the elite’s wishes. This too is a projection, because historically, what ‘hate’ was more virulent than Hitler’s hatred of Jews and Slavs or Stalin’s hatred of Jews and Kulaks (especially Polish ones)? Hence the idea of ‘deplorables’, and that anybody not supporting Hillary must be deplored to death. And the FEMA camps await; AOC has “got a little list” just like that Gilbert and Sullivan buffoon ‘The Lord High Executioner’.
Hillary hated her opposition so much she labelled them with a sweeping epithet. Obviously hoping to shame them, but curiously, whilst leftists can hate, only ‘white supremacists’ can commit ‘hate crimes’.
As long as we, the Right, believe the big lie that National Socialism was not ‘socialism’ and was a ‘right-wing’ entity, then we cannot fight the word-twisting battles of ‘woke’ politics. Racism is not only not a crime, it is an innate instinct that protects us and our loved ones from the enemy at the gate, the enemy like Islam that hates us and will pillage and exterminate us, given half a chance.
But the greater enemy is the enemy within, an enemy that still hates us and will poison us given half a chance, an enemy who will feed us the verbal strychnine to which they have made themselves immune.
Can an amoral man take the moral high ground? Only if we let him define our morality for us. If the new morality that the Democrats have defined is ‘hate’ and ‘racism’, we must see it as their ‘hate’ and their ‘racism’, not ours.
So can Satan cast out Satan? No, but he can ad-lib it endlessly. He can pretend to be an angel of light when in fact he has his roots in the very fascism, eugenics, race hatred and Jim Crow that he is projecting on us, his enemy — and we let him do it.
The true right is riven with jealousies and factions. This is not unique; the forces that fought the Bolsheviks were weak because there were too many chiefs, and nobody was humble enough to be an Indian, so they were totally ineffective. Has the Right assembled behind President Trump? No, because all of them, like a bunch of schoolkids, think that they should be chief, that a President should be a professional politician (like them), and not a successful businessman.
This means that the enemy has abundant fuel with which to fan the flames of personal rivalries, to entice the Right to squabble amongst themselves, and in so doing to lose sight of the ball.
The Democrats were a fascist party in the 1930s under FDR, and they will be a fascist party under President Biden (or whoever takes over from him). Once again, only the SCOTUS lies between the USA and disaster. Will it uphold the Constitution or will it commit political seppuku? Or is it already too far compromised by political beliefs or by blackmail to make a proper decision? Are state legislatures too far gone to be anything but tools of China? Is Congress of any real value anymore? Are they going to sell us all to the highest bidder?
In politics, leopards, the most dangerous of the big cats, not only change their spots, but they will mew like kittens to hide their fangs, and they will roll over to have their tummies rubbed, claws retracted. Then, just when you are lured in close, they will strike out; and when the ends justify the means, other people’s lives and property lose all their meanings.
Sanctity of life — our lives, that is — is only established within the context of the Ten Commandments. There is no sanctity of life or property in The Communist Manifesto, the Koran, or Mein Kampf.
There will be no coming back if Sleepy Joe is allowed to get away with the greatest theft of all time: the theft of the United States of America.
The USA does not appear to feature in the biblical end-times eschatology. Is that because all attempts to make America great again fail? At this rate we shall soon see…
MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.