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Saturday, February 05, 2005

The coming fascism

posted by Jazz at 2/05/2005 08:38:00 AM

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Ron has an excellent piece over at Middle Earth Journal about the rise of fascism in America, and the not very surprising fact that it seems to be growing like a tumor out of the neocon wing of the GOP. Here's a small piece.
Pointing to the justification of torture by conservative legal theorists, widespread support for a militaristic foreign policy, and a retrospective backing of Japanese internment during World War II, Raimondo raised the prospect of "fascism with a democratic face." His fellow libertarian, Mises Institute president Lew Rockwell, wrote a year-end piece called "The Reality of Red State Fascism," which claimed that "the most significant socio-political shift in our time has gone almost completely unremarked, and even unnoticed. It is the dramatic shift of the red-state bourgeoisie from leave-us-alone libertarianism, manifested in the Congressional elections of 1994, to almost totalitarian statist nationalism.
(My emphais added. ) With that piece in mind, take a look at Michelle Malkin's posts concerning her latest, horrible, racist book. (It's a long defence of the internment of the Japanese. The linked post and the previous ones it links to are about an appearance where she debated it with a non fascist and her current battle to maintain some sort of credibility.) You can also check out her defense of the horrid "Adopt a Sniper" program. We just blogged about that bit of campus nastiness yesterday in the "Devolution" post. I'm not sure why this never crossed my mind before, (perhaps I'm just too much of a cockeyed optimist) but had I thought about it, I would have called Malkin a fascist as soon as I saw those posts. Hmmm... and all this time I just thought she was a nut job.