If you have just a shred of intellectual curiosity and listen to the media outlets describe our current president a Nazi, and conservative radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham as neo-conservative or extreme right-wing , you will find yourself on the internet searching terms like socialist , fascist , capitalist , political spectrum , Marx , etc.
At first glance, since many of these definitions come from elitists bred from an educational system that celebrates liberal indoctrination above all else, your studies will reveal the worst oppressors of freedom are those right-wing neo-conservative fascists who are most notably personified in the image of George W. Bush.
For those who are old enough to remember, the most recent past stupid hayseed dim president to obtain such complimentary soubriquets from these exalted media luminaries was Ronald Reagan. Those youngsters who can’t recall can be reassured the left seethed with every bit as much fury toward Ronald Reagan as they do today with George W. Bush. It is bad enough that these leaders veered right, but they actually suggested their faith in God might help them in their duties as president Oh NO!
For a leftist, that’s tantamount to consulting with a Tarot Card Gypsy, a Palm Reader, or peering into a crystal ball.
When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union the Evil Empire , the left squelched like a stuck pig proclaiming Reagan’s arrogance was going to doom us all to nuclear annihilation. Unfortunately Reagan did beat the Soviet Union into submission and many Americans have now lost touch with the evil that is government mandated socialism as we embrace it ever more enthusiastically here at home.
For the enthusiasts that like to attribute the fascist label to those on the right here are a few facts you ought to know:
Hitler hated communism and Stalin, surely enough, but Hitler’s politics were much closer to Stalin’s than ours. The frenetic nationalist patriotism Hitler imbued into his people started with socialist ideology (NAZI National Socialist German Workers’ Party). Unlike Stalin, Hitler knew he had to work with the leaders of industry to build the type of industrial foundation required to win war.
While Hitler allowed portions of the capitalist engine to run enabling the German people an elevated standard of living and construction of a superior industrial and military complex, Stalin maintained power with an iron fist and a most aggressive policy of withholding all liberty from the citizenry.
Those among the liberal elite try to illuminate these differences in communism (socialism) and Nazism, suggesting that Nazism is on the right so they can attribute the label to conservative thought. Compared to socialism, Nazism is right, but barely so when compared to freedom, liberty, and America’s free market system.
While intellectual elitists chastise any sort of commitment to God or to morality, suggesting adherence to these traditional values is narrow-minded, racist, and sexist, they embrace ideologies which label conservatives fascist because conservatives don’t celebrate sodomy as some sort of poignant coming of age awakening.
For the left, if you are male and don’t try to stick that particular extremity into another male’s hind end at least once, then you’re not open-minded and you’re a bigot too!
When you search for “political spectrum” on the net and become confused by the graphs and the explanations, remember, conservatism attaches itself to the ideology that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness while socialism does not.
For those who can’t wait to get rid of George Hitler Bush and replace him with Barack Stalin Obama, one should recall the socialist principles promoted by Stalin resulted in far more deaths and far more domestic strife than even Hitler managed to thrust upon his people.
To promulgate, socialism must subjugate citizen freedoms and empower government; without that power people will not comply with the draconian assaults on liberty required to maintain the socialist engine.
Socialism was evil under Hitler, it was evil under Stalin, it was evil under Mao, and too, it will be evil under the Messiah, Barack Hussein Obama.
Copyright 2008 Jim Pontillo