Who are the Real Fascists in America?

Who Are the Real Fascists in America?

by Chylene Ramsey

 Psychologists have a term for the way some people who do destructive, even horrible things shift the blame onto others—it’s called “transference”, and in its misplaced assignment of blame and responsibility, is a form of lying, especially to one’s own self. Often, they even blame the very victim of their crime, blaming the person or persons they have harmed by their actions. In “Mein Kampf”, Hitler contrasts the big lie with ordinary lies to describe Nazi propaganda: “The great masses of the people more easily fall victim to the big lie than to a little one, since they themselves lie in little things, but would be ashamed of lies that were too big. Such a falsehood will never enter their heads, and they will not be able to believe in the possibility of such monstrous effrontery and infamous representation of others.” [1]

Hitler was referring to lies allegedly propagated by Jews, who he said were masters of the big lie, even though “Mein Kampf” itself is a blatant recitation of libels and calumnies against the Jews. They are accused both of being capitalists, to Bolsheviks; from being impotent to lusting after Nordic women; from being insignificant to being seekers of world domination. ..obviously, they cannot be all of these things, but Hitler also accuses the Jews of lying and plotting the destruction of Germany, even while he lied and plotted the destruction of the Jews.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because the big lie has been reborn, this time about the role of fascism and Nazism in American politics. The Left—with the support of the Democratic Party—insists that Donald Trump is an American version of Hitler or Mussolini, and the GOP the new incarnation of the Nazi Party. They feel justified in seeking to destroy him and his allies by any means necessary, because in their way of thinking, “the end justifies the means.”

However, a perusal of the history and philosophy of fascism will soon make clear that fascism is an outgrowth of socialism, and in their tactics of bullying and intimidation of anyone who disagrees with them are subscribing to a full-blown fascist ideology.

It’s become obvious that the Left, through a process of transference, blame the very victims of these tactics on their victims, accusing them of doing the very things they themselves are engaged in. They, who declare they are the opponents of hate, are the real practitioners of the politics of hate and dishonesty, and have the idea that the progressives and Democrats are the party of emancipation, equality, and civil rights, whereas the Democratic Party is actually the party of slavery and Native American genocide, of segregation and Jim Crow laws, of racial terrorism and the Ku Klux Klan, that even opposed the civil rights movement of the sixties. They instead have taken full credit for the civil rights movement, even though Republicans were the ones who got it passed, and the opposition to it came almost entirely from the Democrats. Needless to say, the Democrats have never admitted their racist   history or taken responsibility for their actions.

They can do this because they have almost entirely monopolized the public voice, from academia to the movies, to the major media itself.  These Big Liars can say whatever they please, confident that they leave no room for contradiction by opposing views. Their lies are taught in classrooms, movies and TV shows and reported in the media as the truth.

In 1860, the year before the Civil War, no Republican owned slaves. All the four million slaves at the time were owned by Democrats. And what about Democrat Robert Byrd, the “conscience of the Senate?” Decades ago, he had been a leader of the Ku Klux Klan, yet was eulogized by the Clintons and Obamas when he died in 2010.

“Fascism” and “Nazism” have become the branding irons of whatever the Left disapproves of; it is obvious that they have no idea how the real fascists and Nazis operated, or they would not be using their methods and subscribing to much of their ideology. Fascism is routinely applied to Christians, and to those who want lower taxes, who oppose government over-regulation, who deny global warming, to any person or organization that opposes them.

This attitude has reached mammoth proportions in the Left’s denouncements of President Trump. They compare him to pre-war Hitler and Mussolini, and hysterically warn that unless he is stopped, by whatever means they deem necessary, he will do terrible things. They have not only rejected Trump, but the democratic process by which he was elected into office by a resounding majority of the American people.

Similarly, in the 1920’s and 1930’s, it was the fascists who rejected parliamentary democracy with its annoying, unworkable rules. They were the ones who declared democratically elected leaders illegitimate, and backed strategies to oust them from power. Now it is the progressive Democrats who continue to challenge the validity of Trump’s presidency. It is they who refuse to accept the results of the election, and are reacting as they Nazis and fascists did against what they perceive to be a malfunctioning democratic system. They seem to be totally unaware that their tactics of violence and intimidation, they are doing exactly what the Nazis and fascists did to silence political and ideological foes.

Hitler describes in “Mein Kampf” how his brownshirts would arrive at political events armed with bats and sticks. Out election process was dominated by heated and sometimes violent confrontations, all at Trump rallies, never at Hillary’s.  Such things were commonplace in Italy and Germany during the early twentieth century, but haven’t been seen in America since the 1960’s. A group called Project Veritas released videotaped evidence that the Hillary campaign and leftist groups had paid protestors to provoke violence at Trump rallies. Still, the MSM transferred the blame on Trump, claiming that even if the Left did start the violence, it was a natural and justifiable response to Trump’s speeches. The media even portrayed the Antifa hoodlums as heroic resisters trying to block the rise of Nazism in America. They ignored the fact that the alleged “fascists” were acting in a lawful, peaceful manner, and the “anti-fascists” were behaving like the fascists they were supposed to be resisting. The Left is engaging in premeditated violence as a political strategy. Many on the Left even justified the violence and tried to rationalize it. How can it be in a democratic society that they can prevent others from exercising their First Amendment rights and in violently rejecting the results of a democratic election? “Anti-fascists” however are committed to stopping perceived fascists from speaking, apparently unaware that they are using fascist tactics to do so.

It was the Nazis who engaged in what they called “Gleicschaltung”, which means “coordination” and refers to the Nazi effort to use intimidation across the cultural institutions of society to bring everyone is line with Nazi doctrine. Progressives in America are using their dominance in the fields of academia, Hollywood and the media to enforce their own “Gleichschaltung”. They do this not only by the type of blatant propagandizing and outright lying that Joseph Goebbels propagated, but also through the battering and forced exclusion of dissenting voices, so that theirs are the only voice heard, even though the election proved that the majority of Americans had rejected a socialist platform.

These things raise two important questions: is it true that “fascists” do not deserve to be heard and is it justifiable to deny them their civil and constitutional rights? And, most importantly, is it true that the people whom the Left calls “Fascists” and “Nazis” are in actuality fascists and Nazis? The question we need to ask ourselves is, “Who are the real fascists in America?”

The economist Fredrich Hayek in his book, “The Road to Serfdom”, first published in 1944, made the claim that Western welfare-state democracies, having defeated fascism were themselves moving towards fascism. He identified fascism as a phenomenon of the Left, a cousin of socialism and progressivism. He warned, “The rise of fascism and Nazism was not a reaction to the socialist trends of the preceding period, but a necessary outcome of those tendencies.” Progressive scholars immediately began reviling Hayek, with one, Herman Finer, accusing him of displaying a “Thoroughly Hitlerian contempt of the democratic man.”  This is typical of the way the Left works—here is Hayek making a case for how the progressives are moving in the direction of Hitler, and without answering the charge and with no supporting evidence, the Left turned around and accused Hayek of being like Hitler. [2], [3]

Jonah Goldberg was similarly treated for his important book, “Liberal Fascism.” He said, “What we call liberalism—the refurnished edifice of American progressivism—is in fact a descendant of and manifestation of fascism.” He also said that fascism and communism were not opposites, but were “closely related historical competitors for the same constituents.” He termed progressivism a “sister movement of fascism, displaying a family resemblance that few will admit to recognizing.”

Goldberg traces innumerable links between progressivism and fascism, spelling out the left-wing laundry list in both the platforms of Hitler and Mussolini, and then showing their parallels in modern American progressivism. Once again, the Left set upon Goldberg with a vengeance, charging him of being, of all things, a “fascist.” [4]

How did fascism and Nazism both emerge from socialism?  It started when the central prophecies of Marxism failed to materialize, creating a massive crisis within the Left, and Marxism split into two camps, Leninism and Bolshevism on the one side and Nazism and Fascism on the other.

Fascism and Nazism are two different things; Hitler hardy ever referred to himself as a fascist, and Mussolini never called himself a Nazi or National Socialist. In fact, in some ways, the progressive Democrats are even closer to the Nazis than to the Italian fascists. The fascists were much less racist than the Democratic Party in the United States. Democratic policies of white supremacy, racial segregation and state-sponsored discrimination were alien to Italian fascism, but familiar to the Third Reich.

Robert Paxton, in his “The Anatomy of Fascism” said: “It may be that the earliest phenomenon that can be functionally related to fascism is American: the Ku Klux Klan…” He points out that even before the Nazis, the Klan adopted its racial uniform of robes and hoods, and engaged in the types of intimidation and violence that were, “a remarkable preview of the way fascist movements were to function in interwar Europe.” But Paxon fails to mention that during this period, the Ku Klux Klan was the domestic terrorist arm of the Democratic Party. [ 5]

Indeed, the racism of the Democratic Party in America not only preceded and inspired the racism of the Nazis, it lasted a lot longer, more than a century compared to twelve years of Nazi rule in Germany.

The Democratic Party’s racism after the Civil War was preceded by their defense of slavery, and their support for the relocation and extermination of the Native Americans. In doing so, the Left provided the Nazis with some important policy schemes that the Nazis implemented in Europe. Hitler said he intended to displace and exterminate the Russians, the Poles, and the Slavs in precisely the way Democrats in the Jacksonian era had displaced and exterminated the Native Americans. The Nazi Nuremberg Laws were directly modeled on the segregation and anti-miscegenation laws that had been implemented decades earlier in the Democratic South.

Forced sterilization and euthanasia aimed at eliminating racial “defectives” and producing a “superior” Nordic race were two additional schemes the Nazis got from American progressives. In the early twentieth century, eugenics and social Darwinism were far more prevalent in America than they were in Germany. Margaret Sanger and her fellow progressives did not get their ideas for killing off “undesirables” or preventing their births from the Nazis, they got them from their American counterparts who dominated the field of international eugenics.

FDR was an avid admirer of Mussolini who endeavored to import Italian fascism to America. FDR also collaborated with the worst racial elements in America working with them to block anti-lynching laws and exclude blacks from the New Deal, and named a former Klansman to the Supreme Court.

These incriminating facts are known to many progressive scholars. But after WWII this group increasingly dominated academia. The progressives realized how detrimental it would be if the truth of the actual record of progressivism and the Democratic Party were ever widely known. Such knowledge would not only result in toppling progressive heroes from their pedestals, it would be the end of progressivism and the Democratic Party. So, they decided to tell a new story and it has become our conventional wisdom. In this tale, the very fascism and Nazism that was from the beginning on both sides of the Atlantic, recognized as left-wing phenomenon, were shifted to the right. Mussolini and Hitler became “right wingers” and the people who brought them to power were the “conservatives”.

Even though the evidence for Trump’s supposed racism and xenophobia is virtually non-existent, the Left calls him and all Republicans “racist” and “fascists”. Trump is endeavoring to bring back jobs, and making the government smaller and less bureaucratic; modern conservatism is about restoring the ideals of our founders to create a better future.  Trump has done nothing to subvert the democratic process. While progressivism contends that there was a plot to rig the election in Trump’s favor, the only evidence of rigging comes from the Democratic National Committee’s attempt to rig the 2016 primary in favor of Hillary Clinton, which brought virtually no dissent from Democratic officials or from the media, suggesting that they had the support of the whole progressive movement and the party itself.

Fascism and Nazism in Europe were defeated by 1945. It took Soviet communism a lot longer to self-destruct. You would think the Left would have learned that collectivism having been tried, has failed. But they ignore the lessons of history and for people who know how to recognize it, the Left is still the party of fascism and National Socialism, refurbished and reborn, albeit under disguise.

Robert Paxton in his book, “The Anatomy of Fascism”, said: The legitimization of violence against a demonized internal enemy brings us closer to fascism.” This is exactly what the Left is doing in their unreasoning persecution against Donald Trump with the emergence of Antifa and other violent groups. Where is the opposition to Trump really coming from? No one can ignore the ferocity of the anti-Trump movements. It is obvious that the Left’s real power comes, not from any conspiracy, but from its domination of academia, Hollywood, and the media, and no dissenting voices are allowed to be heard. This state-within-a-state is the deadliest weapon of progressives and the Democratic Party; without it neither progressives or Democrats could have gotten so far.

A recent report by the Oregon Association of Scholars, a conservative group, shows that universities “weed out” conservative professors and refuse to hire them. Leftists in the universities claim that conservatives lack commitment to “diversity”. Therefore, diversity becomes the pretext for progressives to root out the remaining ideological and intellectual diversity that might remain on campuses.

We live today in one of the most closed, exclusionary, repressive cultures in modern history. The Left doesn’t have to with-hunt for conservatives—it simply refuses to hire them or allow them their First Amendment rights of free speech. When conservative speakers show up on campuses, they are frequently prevented from speaking by violent Leftist protestors, or shouted down by activists with bullhorns. This is the America we now live in. Ours is a culture of ritual abuse and humiliation, in which dissenting voices are hounded, shamed, and terrorized, sometimes not just to silence them, but to destroy the careers and lives of those who speak out against them.

This is precisely why so many Republicans and conservatives are timid; they fear the media with its power to humiliate and denigrate them. It is exactly the effect the Left desires—to silence all dissent and truth.

Even as the Left embraces Nazi propaganda and bullying tactics, it insists its actions are in the name of anti-Nazism. That’s where the moral responsibility, or lack of it, comes from. It’s how fascist thugs can be portrayed by their progressive allies in the media and Hollywood as heroes. By contrast, their targets—the victims of their fascist bullying tactics—are they themselves portrayed as fascists who deserve to be humiliated and abused. They spare little thought that what they are doing is suppressing freedom and liberty, and threaten to impose a fascist regime on our entire nation.

Donald Trump was elected by the majority of the people in our country; their power lies in the ballot box and in the power of truth and knowledge. Only by continuing to actively resist the Left by every legal means at our disposal against those who are committing these illegal actions can we hope to turn back this rising tide of fascism and win back our country. It will take courage, strength, and persistence, even in the face of censure and personal attacks to quell these unreasoning attacks upon the very fabric of our democracy.

 

Bibliography

Dinesh D’Souza: “The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left”, Regency Publishing, a Division of Salem Media Group, 300 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington DC.

[1] Adolph Hitler, “Mein Kampf”, Trans. Ralph Manheim (Boston: Houghton Miffin, 1999), 231.

[2] Fredrich Hayek, “The Road to Serfdom” (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2007), 59.

[3] Herbert Finer, “Road to Reaction” (Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1945); ix.

[4] Joseph Goldberg, “Liberal Fascism” (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 2, 7.

[5] Robert Paxton, “The Anatomy of Fascism” (New York: Vintage Books, 2004), 49.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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