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Sunday, November 13, 2016

People who called President Trump "Hitler" lecture him about hate

From CNN on September 28: "Trump-Hitler comparison seen in New York Times book review."

From the New York Times on August 9:
If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?
Because if you believe all of those things, you have to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century, if not longer, and approach it in a way you’ve never approached anything in your career. If you view a Trump presidency as something that’s potentially dangerous, then your reporting is going to reflect that. You would move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional. That’s uncomfortable and uncharted territory for every mainstream, non-opinion journalist I’ve ever known, and by normal standards, untenable.
From the New York Times on December 3:
Finally, freaking out over Trump-the-fascist is a good way for the political class to ignore the legitimate reasons he’s gotten this far — the deep disaffection with the Republican Party’s economic policies among working-class conservatives, the reasonable skepticism about the bipartisan consensus favoring ever more mass low-skilled immigration, the accurate sense that the American elite has misgoverned the country at home and abroad.
If Republicans don’t want Trump the phenomenon to turn into an actual movement, if they don’t want the intimations of fascism in his appeal to cohere into something programmatically dangerous, then tarring his supporters with the brush of Mussolini and Der F├╝hrer right now seems like a shortsighted step — a way to repress the problem rather than dealing with it, to dismiss discontents and have them return, stronger and deadlier, further down the road.
The best way to stop a proto-fascist, in the long run, is not to scream “Hitler!” on a crowded debate stage. It’s to make sure that he never has a point.
Now the streets of New York City, Los Angeles, and other Hillary Clinton strongholds are filled with neo-fascist liberals blocking traffic, punching people, and breaking windows -- on the anniversary of Kristallnacht on Wednesday night.

Instead of apologizing for its over-the-top, inflammatory rhetoric, the New York Times is blaming the victim. Citing unsubstantiated reports of Trump supporters spray-painting hateful slogans in areas where Clinton supporters are in the majority, the hate-spewing, foaming-mouthed New York Times is demanding -- DEMANDING -- that Trump denounce the hate.

You go first.

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11 comments:

  1. Most people associate The Road to Serfdom with the lesson that centralized economic planning doesn't work and leads to tyranny. The other one that no one seems to recall is that fascism and socialism are basically the same thing. The purveyors of love trumps hate (now hate trumps love) would beg to differ, saying that fascism is more oppressive and violent. But we have the Black Book of Communism and the work of Richard Pipes and Robert Conquest which proves quite the opposite. Hitler and Mussolini were pikers compared to the folks that line up ideologically with Che Guevara.
    One thing is missed in all of this. Nationalism is not an ideology. It simply is. People have a natural love for home and hearth. Early peoples turned this into religion (The Ancient City, Fustel de Coulanges) but religion is not an ideology either. I don't know if other people define ideology this way, but I've always thought of it as a philosophical categorical imperative tied to a political program. Sounds like every form of leftism that has ever existed, doesn't it?
    The Thomistic definition of justice is giving to each that which is his. The "modern" one involves coercion and bullying to achieve some arbitrary notion of parity, not only in stuff, but now also in relative esteem due from the community.
    Instead of giving up on centralized economic planning, that we know doesn't work, they are doubling down and demanding the power to centrally control everyone's feelings regarding their fellows. Doubling down to a double absurdity.
    These people are so smart that they can't see what anyone with trisomy 13 can see. That this is pure idiocy.

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  2. NYT, 8/9: They don't just believe, they BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It shows, and they don't hide it.
    NYT, 12/3: Their psychological tunnel vision only allows them to imagine fascism on the Right and to NOT SEE fascism on the Left.

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  3. As usual, the lefties are projecting their own fascist/socialist tendencies onto Trump. Ho-hum. This is really getting old. Do any of them have a job - that is, besides getting paid to demonstrate and riot? Do they pay taxes on those earnings? - Elric

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  4. It's a tantrum, but it's also the result of 8 years of calling anybody who disagreed with Barry a racist.

    All those years of using that epithet as a club to beat people and it just doesn't work anymore.

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  5. "Take the plank out of your own eye," eh? But I doubt that would make any sense to them.

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  6. Even Hitler put more people to work than JugEars.

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  7. Now the streets of New York City, Los Angeles, and other Hillary Clinton strongholds are filled with neo-fascist liberals blocking traffic, punching people, and breaking windows -- on the anniversary of Kristallnacht on Wednesday night.

    Don Don Don, "neo-fascist liberals" is an oxymoron. Liberals believe in liberty, which is the opposite of fascism where the state controls the people.

    Why cede the battlefeild of language by allowing the left to misuse word's meanings? Orwell warned about this. Call them neo-fascist leftists if you will (tho IMO that'd be redundant).

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  8. Thanks. Liberals though say it is deplorable to call them liberals (Dukakis spent that word). They want to be called Progressive

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  9. Let us enforce all the laws. I'm good with that. How much time do I get for running over a punk blocking a US interstate?
    Can I sue his estate for blocking interstate trade?

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  10. Jonah Goldberg was 99% wrong about Trump, but God bless him for Liberal Fascism. He changed the discourse.

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