Monday, December 07, 2015
After the terrorist attack in Paris the true specter of fascism is alive and well in France, a country which heretofore knew of it and sent many to their deaths because of it. Memory is directed to the 1940's French Vichy Regime sympathetic to Hitler and the Nazis. The emergence in these times of terror and fear is the appeal of extremist right wing nationalism as represented in France by the National Front Party of Marine Le Pen, usually on the right wing fringe, but now winning some regional elections with its anti-immigrant message. (See link here and below.)
In the US the complexion of many ultra conservative right wing red Republicans in local, state and federal legislatures is seen. Moreover and, in my opinion, worse is the odious specter of the anti-immigrant nationalist Trump capturing at least the Republican presidential nomination if not winning the presidency itself. The Republican wing in our nation knows little moderation now.
When hard violent times erupt one can always count on homo sapiens man to do the worst of all possible things and allow the mean, cruel, mendacious anti-immigrant extreme nationalists to gain power and create more violence. The authoritarian personality emerges. Republican John Dean of Watergate fame said: "True conservatism is cautious and prudent. Authoritarianism is rash and radical. American democracy has benefited from true conservatism, but authoritarianism offers potentially serious trouble for any democracy.”
Go ahead, elect the extreme Republican right. I can assure you as bad as the violence is now nationally and internationally if the anti-democratic extremist right gains immense power in western civilization as Al Joson would say "You ain't seen nothin yet!"
IT WILL BE UP TO ALL OF US TO ENSURE THIS NOT HAPPEN. THE PERCENTAGES OF THE REPUBLICAN EXTREME MAY SEEM GREAT BUT, IN TRUTH, IT IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LARGER MUCH LARGER NATION ITSELF. WE ARE THE MAJORITY BUT WHOSE VOTE HAS BEEN CO-OPTED BY GERRYMANDERED DISTRICTS DRAWN BY REPUBLICANS. IF THE VOTE WERE FAIR DEMOCRATS WOULD HOLD THE LEGISLATURES EN MASSE. THE ONLY WAY THESE REPUBLICAN MALEVOLENTS WIN IS FOR DEMOCRATS TO STAY HOME. DON'T! GET OUT THE DEMOCRATIC VOTE AND GET TO THE POLLS BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY! AND OH YES, WATCH OUT FOR THE FRAUDULENT REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED VOTING MACHINES THEY WILL STEAL YOUR VOTE IF THEY GET THE CHANCE.