Monday, October 19, 2009

The Obvious Eludes Me

It should have been obvious, but I never thought of it. I've got to credit Bill O'Reilly:

"White House JIHAD against Fox."

C'mon, you know that's perfect!

The Gunslinger
A little slow on the uptake...


  1. See if you think my cartoon is worth a thousand words... or sniggers.

    I'm pulling for the sniggers... but there's just too much jihadi untermenching going on.

  2. I like it...

    But it's more like "gasps"....because of the implied connection matter. sure fits.

    Besides, I don't see why anyone would mind a reference to Hitler considering they seem to be toally cool with Mao...

  3. "...I don't see why anyone would mind a reference to Hitler considering they seem to be toally cool with Mao...."

    Heh, no doubt. Btw, it's not distinguishable unless you click to enlarge the image, but the yellow star says "Tea Bagger", not Jew... but yes, the connotation is there, and harsh, and I do get the 'gasps' (I hesitated quite awhile before clicking "Post"), but that's due to our making the connection to the results which followed the nazi's taking and exercising power, and I think any such connection is beyond the pale... but the point is not what followed their taking of power, but the process of taking power itself.

    I'm not hurling the nazi charge at the left, but I am pointing out that the tactics are very much similar, and that the lesson needs to be learned... not that anyone today are the equivalent of the nazi's, but that the tactics of a party urgently pushing hurried crisis legislation, incrementally assuming more powers to the govt to handle more and more decisions in business and culture that would not normally be allowed to govt, or would be acceptable if it did.

    We need to swat away the 'you're saying they're nazi's!' and begin noticing the tactics which are common to any govt moving towards tyranny, and which are not at all confined to 1930's Germany.

    Our Bill of Rights didn't enshrine free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, sanctity of contract, takings clause, gun rights, etc, because they were the most important and valuable of our individual rights, but because those were the most politically important rights, which if kept secure, would prevent a tyrant from successfully taking power and extinguishing all of our rights. With bailouts, business takeovers, proposed net neutrality acts, defacto 'fairness doctrine' measures, and targeting of an unapproved press... that is arguably the road being paved for us to walk down... will we go down it?

    I pulled a few quotes from an online excerpt of "They thought they were free", and blocked [DOESN'T MATTER] over the words such as the year, nation, party, leader, but if anyone hasn't read the full excerpt they really should, and not from the perspective we have of post 1940's, but from that of the 1930's... the very familiar incremental working of crisis, scapegoating and peer pressure volunteerism, etc, should be chilling. And even more chilling, is the quote from the German who realized, too late,

    "Suddenly it all comes down, all at once. You see what you are, what you have done, or, more accurately, what you haven’t done (for that was all that was required of most of us: that we do nothing). You remember those early meetings of your department in the university when, if one had stood, others would have stood, perhaps, but no one stood. A small matter, a matter of hiring this man or that, and you hired this one rather than that. You remember everything now, and your heart breaks. Too late. You are compromised beyond repair. "

    There was no Tea Party movement in Germany, and that may make all the difference for us... may....