Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Boy Who Cried Racist

A Dark Kristallnacht of the Soul

Tired of the left's over-the-top hyperventilating about the tea party being the Second Coming of Hitler?  Michael Moynihan puts this historically ignorant liberal lunacy in perspective in his excellent Reason Magazine article,  Red America White Power
Reichskristallnacht—often called the "Night of Broken Glass" [...]  "Apart from the 267 synagogues destroyed and the 7,500 businessees vandalized, some ninety one Jews had been killed all over Germany and hundreds more had committed suicide or died as a result of mistreatment in the camps."

Would you be surprised to learn that a similar spasm of violence was recently visited upon African-American politicians in Washington, D.C.? Well, credulous reader, The New York Times recently told us that the shock troops of the Tea Party movement engaged in a "small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht" while protesting the passage of a treasury-busting health care bill.
This is about putting beyond the pale any criticism of the party in power

This is about lumping all opponents into one group and marginalizing them.  Discredit your opponents with personal attacks and you don't have to argue with them.  Frank Rich and his ilk are either too stupid or too lazy to prove the charge of racism, nazism or whatever the hell it is they are trying to prove.  They simply assert the conclusion to a sea of unthinking liberal heads nodding in unison.

We're not just wrong, my fellow conservatives, we are dangerous, in the tradition of hitler's nazis and the klansmen of the racist south.  Got that?  We are beyond polite consideration, so nothing we say matters, or is even worthy of listening to.  In fact, even giving us a platform or listening to us could be considered a dangerous contribution to hate in America.  And we bear watching...

Liberals used to say that dissent was patriotic.  Funny what a little hope and change can do to the high minded and the self-righteous.

Linguistic and Historical Butchery
Democrat, Liberals, Progressives and all fellow travelers:  You have now shouted "RACIST!" and "NAZI!"  so many times that the charge has lost its sting.  Of course, racists and nazis still prowl our world, but how do we sort them out now?  You've neutered the terms. 

Good job...


Linda said...

What else could we have expected from libs? In the absence of a Constitutionally legitimate agenda, they must do something to distract citizens from
scrutinizing the legality and/or viability of their unilaterally conceived and passed legislation. The only option they seem to embrace is to attack the motives and character of their opposition. They can't impugn the policies of the right, because anyone with a brain understands the common sense in them. They are doing the only thing they can do considering their inability to see or think clearly. Blind ambition can be severly limiting.

Journalizer said...

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
- Gandhi
"Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Most Rev. Gregori said...

The left is using a page torn directly from the Nazi Play Book.

Joe said...

Surprise! Surprise! The left got it backwards!

Silverfiddle said...

Smear the messenger is the oldest trick in the book...

Snarky Basterd said...

Frank Rich and his ilk are either too stupid or too lazy to prove the charge of racism, nazism or whatever the hell it is they are trying to prove.

Or too inhuman to give a damn who they demonize, just so long as it gets us out of their way.

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