Friday, April 30, 2010
THE ROOTS OF TODAY'S RADICAL LEFTISTS
Leftists LOVE to call the Right “Fascists” or "Nazis" but nothing could be further from the truth as the Gunny’s research will point out. It was Mussolini who used the word “fascist” or “fascism” to describe how he adapted Marxism for the Italians after WW I. Unlike the heroes of America’s Left in the USSR, who went straight into Communism, Mussolini thought that Italy needed to go through a stage of capitalism first, before “true” socialism could be reached. Groupthink originated with the fascists and is one of the key ingredients of Obama’s radical leftists today. Liberal Fascism can be summed up as a form of extreme socialism, along national lines. And who brought these ideas into America after WW1? Why, as Glenn Beck has pointed out, and as the Gunny’s research points outs, the progressives, i.e., the forefather of today’s liberals, Woodrow Wilson, fascist, racist, and anti-American.
If one reads about Europe in postwar WW1, almost all of the following ills can be laid at Wilson’s feet. Once again, progressives, hereafter referred to as liberals (which is the name they go by today) sought to “reform” and to “fix” life for the masses, most notably in the areas of “corporate monopoly”, which they called “irresponsible (sound familiar?), promote organized labor (to fight the evil capitalists), and to protect consumers from the greedy corporate “profiteers” in banking, i.e., Wall St. (Again, sounds familiar doesn’t it?) The bottom line is that the progressives, led by Wilson, sought to control or rather “reform” the social order. Like Cass Sunstein, one of Obama’s CommieCzars, they embraced euthanasia to get rid of the weak, the infirm, and the elderly. Even in the 1920’s, these early liberals lied to people nonstop, in every way, shape, and form, as they tried to replace the free market system, make the economy “more equal”, remove the onerous “private property” belief in America, and apply “fairness” to everyone in the land. Of course as we all know, some pigs are more equal than others, just look at Obummer and Date Night for example, living large, on our dime. Progressives sought to manage the lives of Americans through theological liberalism, which is nothing more than a belief in the State, and that a utopia was just around the corner.
EXCERPT: “The Progressive movement swept America from roughly the early 1890s through the early 1920s, producing a broad popular consensus that government should be the primary agent of social change. To that end, legions of idealistic young crusaders, operating at the local, state, and federal levels, seized and wielded sweeping new powers and enacted a mountain of new legislation, including minimum wage and maximum hour laws, antitrust statutes, restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, appropriations for hundreds of miles of roads and highways, assistance to new immigrants and the poor, women's suffrage, and electoral reform, among much else.” (“The Progressive Era and Race”, D. Southern)
Sounds JUST LIKE the Obummer Administration doesn’t it. “Seized and wielded sweeping new powers,” like Obummer and his Executive Orders! ”Enacted a mountain of new legislation,” ObummerKare, Crap and Tax, Scamnesty, etc.
In fact, Southern's book pointed out that the liberals had already infiltrated universities in America with their poisonous thought. Southern stated: "budding progressives not only read exposes of capitalistic barons and attacks on laissez-faire economics by muckraking journalists, they also read racist tracts that drew on the latest anthropology, biology, psychology, sociology, eugenics, and medical science." Sounds like something one might read in the NY Obama Times or hear out of the oral sewer of Ol Tingly Leg Chrissy Matthews!
Oh, and when liberals call us racists, let us remind them that it was Woodrow Wilson, the DEMOCRAT PRESIDENT, who allowed Jim Crow laws to come to Washington DC as he allowed departments in the US Government to segregate the dining facilities, work spaces, and toilets. Wilson was a staunch supporter of racial segregation but the liberals usually overlook that. In fact, it was in 1924 that the KKK was in heavily in bed with the Democrats. The KKK participated as delegates for the Democrats and blocked a platform plank that would have condemned their order. (The Gunny is not sure if Senator KKK Byrd was there in his sheets or not.) It was the KKK that endorsed William McAdoo (Wilson’s son-in-law) for President. One has to wonder WHY Americans Jews vote Democrat when it is Democrats who HATE Jews. It was in 1938 that a Gallup Poll showed 50% of Democrats in the US would support an anti-Jewish campaign (like what was going on in Germany at the time) vice Republicans at 15%. Racists and Racism? That would be the Democrats.
But wait, could it be that Wilson also sought to oppress Americans, much as Obummer seeks to do through his CommieCzars? Why, yes, for it was Wilson who created the “American Protective League” who operated how Hitler’s Brownshirts would and how Obummer’s Civilian National Security Force will, as they were strictly charged by Wilson to: intimidate Americans, crush dissent, issue beat downs to “slackers” and “malcontents” as determined by the Administration. Oh, and could it have been that Wilson created the first propaganda organ in America? Why yes, it would be. Wilson’s progressive agenda soon took over “every possible area of culture and society, education, religion, industry, the arts, local community and family included, with a kind of terror always waiting in the wings — came with the American war state under Wilson.” (Nisbet)
A famous quote of Wilson’s that you WILL NOT see in the history books (the Gunny actually stumbled across it) "Conformity will be the only virtue and any man who refuses to conform will have to pay the penalty." Sounds like something Stalin or Hitler might have said.
The Leftists in America LOVE FDR. He is their god but what did he say in 1933?
"If we are to go forward we must move as a trained and loyal army willing to sacrifice for the good of a common discipline, because, without such discipline, no progress is made, no leadership becomes effective. We are, I know, ready and willing to submit our lives and property to such discipline because it makes possible a leadership which aims at a larger good". (FDR- Inaugural Address in 1933) Sounds like something that Hitler or Obama might have said!
Two points are salient here on the racism of FDR and the Progressives then. One, the Scottsboro Boys. FDR refused to pardon them. Two, FDR refused asylum for the German Jews aboard the SS St. Louis and sent them back to Germany in 1939. No doubt few lived through the next years.
Socialism, liberalism, fascism, no matter what the term is, it is oppressive and anti-American. FDR instituted massive spending campaigns by big government (that he grew more and more), implemented public-works programs, i.e., Hoover Dam, and created the NRA (not the National Rifle Assoc) but rather, the National Recovery Act, which seized control of businesses, wages, services, and products. FDR also tried to get national healthcare in there as well. But who else did this stuff? Why, Herr Hitler himself. From the national autobahn system to the “Volkswagen” (people’s car) to governmental control over German industry and small businesses, to a social security system for the German people (oh yeah FDR did the same thing!), and of course, unemployment compensation. Again, it sure sounds familiar doesn’t it? Leftist, Liberal, Socialist, Nazi, Fascist. All a left-wing agenda.
Hitler stated to Ambassador William Dodd: “that he was 'in accord with the President in the view that the virtue of duty, readiness for sacrifice, and discipline should dominate the entire people. These moral demands which the President places before every individual citizen of the United States are also the quintessence of the German state philosophy, which finds its expression in the slogan "The Public Weal Transcends the Interest of the Individual.” Well ain’t that something else. The Fuehrer and FDR are hand-in-hand down the Progressive path! Of course as Hitler imprisoned the Jews in concentration camps, so did FDR. Oh, and FDR did it all with an Executive Order, EO 9066. (Ain’t research grand libs?) BTW, one of the few government officials to publicly protest this was Governor Carr of Colorado. Oh, and Carr was a Republican.
Oh, and one other point on the infiltration of America’s universities by libcommies is needed here:
"President James Conant of Harvard University ignored the anti-Semitism of Hitler in the 30’s and actually assisted Hitler’s efforts to improve Nazi Germany’s image in America! For example, Harvard faculty held a “mock trial” of Herr Hitler in 1934 and came to the ruling that his [Hitler] anti-Semitism and actions against Jews were unrelated to the trial! A simple review of the events of the day on Harvard shows that Nazi leaders were invited to Harvard to attend debates and social events! Talk about aiding and comforting the enemy, Harvard's fifth columnists offered encouragement to the Nazi’s even as they persecuted the Jews! Progressives, leftists, liberals, whatever they’re called, they infested our universities back then and it’s only gotten worse.
Did anyone protest? Why yes, they did. What happened? They protested in Harvard Square, seven protestors were arrested and sentenced to six months at hard labor. Harvard leaders called the demonstrators "very ridiculous." Sounds like liberals describing the Tea Party and the folks in the Tea Party.
In conclusion, Fascism is to Leftism as evil is to the Devil. Liberalism has its roots twisted in the writings and beliefs of the German Leftists in the late 1800’s and fascism in the 20's and onward. The American Left was made politically powerful by Wilson and FDR. The situation we find ourselves in today is like Rosie O’Donnell suddenly finding out that she tips the scales at 400 pounds! It did not happen overnight! KNOW YOUR HISTORY my friends because the Left HATES to hear that Progressives Leftists were and are in step with scum like Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Lenin, and who followed the crap issued by Hegel, Engel, Marx, George Bernard Shaw, etc. Liberals will desperately try to claim that these people were a fringe element but in reality, these liberal “progressives” were in the forefront of American political and intellectual life. And WHO stood against these racists? The Republican Party and Conservatism, then in its infancy. This is why we must continue to stand against the Left. Those who went before us fought Wilson, FDR, and the scumbags on the Left tooth and nail. Can we do anything less? We have a hard fight to beat back the Progressives, let us not shrink from our duty as Americans. Let the following generations of Americans look back at our actions and say: “Quis Superabit” (Who shall excel them?)