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Friday, November 14, 2008

Charles Johnson explaining fascism

Senior political analyst Charles Johnson has managed to shoot himself in the proverbial foot yet once more. It all started when he underlined his firm refusal to align himself with fascist organizations from Europe, such as Vlaams Belang et al., by posting in which respect they are by definition fascists. [link: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/31912_What_is_Fascism]. A stance LGF Watch has applauded him for, only to get a "F*** you" in return from the classy lizard tyrant, by the way [http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/27674 , comment #299].

Anyhoo, let's look at the points that Chuckles has posted and figure out why this counts as an own goal in some respects..

The correlation between these points, the tactics and positions of the Vlaams Belang, and the rationalizations of the “anti-Islamization” groups who are making alliances with them, is simply stunning.

* a sense of overwhelming crisis beyond the reach of any traditional solutions; [Check]

* the primacy of the group, toward which one has duties superior to every right, whether individual or universal, and the subordination of the individual to it; [Like the lizard's right to agree, and their solemn duty to shove their dissent up their green scaly derrieres..]

* the belief that one’s group is a victim, a sentiment that justifies any action, without legal or moral limits, against its enemies, both internal and external; [Let's see.. Oh, here's one]

* dread of the group’s decline under the corrosive effects of individualistic liberalism, class conflict, and alien influences; [Also the damage of different opinions and intellectual arguments. Evidence found here]

* the need for closer integration of a purer community, by consent if possible [Closely monitored registration times..], or by exclusionary violence if necessary; [.. and bannings galore. Yup.]

* the need for authority by natural chiefs (always male), culminating in a national chieftain who alone is capable of incarnating the group’s historical destiny; [Need I say anything?]

* the superiority of the leader’s instincts over abstract and universal reason; [Uh huh..]

* the beauty of violence and efficacy of will, when they are devoted to the group’s success [Check]


So is Charles Johnson a fascist? Probably not, however sometimes methinks he doesn't notice how his monstrosity of a blog - along with his bootlicking fanbase - is oddly similar to a little pathetic fascist circle.

8 comments:

Rodan said...

Look I know we are rival sites but we have a common enemy. Charles Johnson. he is now an expert on Political Science. I guess he's bored with trying to be a real SCientist. This guy is a clown.

M.J. said...

A clown yes, but at least he hasn't got posts fantasising about assassinating the President-elect.

There's a nutjob like Charles and then there are the genuinely mentally ill.

Lex said...

Well, sometimes you have to get back to basics. I've noticed many elementary definitions being posted in wingnuttia lately. Steering the course I suppose.

V said...

I'm at a loss to fathom exactly what "common enemy" we might have with someone who admires the Serbian war criminal Arkan.

Anonymous said...

Charles Johnson is a saint compared to the religious bigoted screwballs at LGF2

Lex said...

Anon, unfortunately, that's really saying very, very little.

Rodan said...

But You guys are cool with Bin Laden, Hizballah and other Islamist Terror groups doing what they do?
Arkan was the Terror of Terrosrsist. My girl is a Bosnain Serb and he's a hero!
One persons's Terrorists is another's Freedom fighter, right? Isn't that what you Leftists say.
Anyway any of you are free to post at LGF2 and criticize what you don't like. Unlike Charles I love debate.

M.J. said...

But You guys are cool with Bin Laden, Hizballah and other Islamist Terror groups doing what they do?

And where did you extrapolate that from? Your ass? That's about as dumb as Charles saying that Robert Spencer is pro-fascist for linking to people Charles doesn't like.

Point to where any post at LGFW supports any of these groups. You can't can you?

Arkan was the Terror of Terrosrsist. My girl is a Bosnain Serb and he's a hero!

Arkan was a butcher and a terrorist and a criminal. To claim otherwise is delusional.

Anyway any of you are free to post at LGF2 and criticize what you don't like. Unlike Charles I love debate.

Same here.