OBAMA'S LIBERAL FASCISM
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 | 9:50 AM
MICHELLE OBAMA said something very, very scary recently (again)...
Caroline B. Glick writes that Mizz Obama said the scary thing in February. It is scary for several reasons, which Glick details nicely, including an unexpected swerve into Obama's F-Bomb.
Glick begins with: "Speaking in February of the man she knows better than anyone else does, Michelle Obama said that her husband, Illinois Senator and candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination Barack Obama, is the only candidate for president who understands that before America can solve its problems, Americans have to fix their 'broken souls'."
That's right. The arguably leading Democrat contender (we'll know after Pennsylvania's done voting tonight) for his party's nomination is your saviour. He wants to heal you, brothers and sisters, he will lay hands on you and you shall see again. You shall see as he commands you to see. What is, what is shall be.
Glick goes on: "She also said that her husband's unique understanding of the state of souls of the American people makes him uniquely qualified to be President."
This is amusing - and disturbing. The Democrat(ic) Party is the party that embraces atheism, agnosticism, and people who openly mock and insult those on the "Religious Right." Just as their fascist policies are not to be called fascist when they promote them, their religious goofiness is not to be called what it is when they do it. That's what you get when you believe in relativism, post-modern denial of absolutes, and Marxist Revolutionary Truth.
Glick suddenly swerves in an unexpected direction, again quoting Mizz Obama: "'Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zone. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed'."
See, that thing about never allowing you to go back to your lives as usual scares crap outa most people. So here comes the F-Bomb. Not what you think, friend. Nope. The F-Bomb that Glick drops is ... fascism.
"At base, Mrs. Obama's statement is nothing less than a renunciation of democracy and an embrace of fascism." writes Glick. "The basic idea of liberty is that people have a natural right to live their lives as usual and to be uninvolved and uninformed. And they certainly have a right to expect that their government will butt out of their souls."
Yipes! I wonder if Glick fully understands the bee hive she just stuck her hand into. Probably so, but it seems she's not the first to offer up the Obama-as-fascist thing.
"In contrast," Glick writes, "fascist societies, as Jonah Goldberg notes in the latest issue of National Review, are all about the notions of 'unity' and 'change' and melding our broken souls into a fixed, united will for change that Obama has made the core theme of his campaign. [Jonah] Goldberg compared 'unity' with 'patriotism,' and explained that while the latter connotes the willingness to defend the moral values of a society, unity is bereft of any moral content. 'The only value of unity is strength, strength in numbers - and... that is a fascist value. That's the symbolism of the fasces, the bundle of sticks that in combination are invincible'."
Jonah Goldberg's new book "Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning," a book I just started reading a week ago and strongly recommend to liberals and conservatives alike.