American Fascists – Nothing New

The following quote from Vice President Henry Wallace from April 9, 1944 goes to show that the American experience of the last few years is nothing new. The people he describes are very recognizable in today’s politics.

“The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity .…They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.”

Future President Ocasio-Cortez tells it like it is.

At any place of employment posting a “joke” about murdering colleagues would get you fired but today’s Republican Party is unable to simply acknowledge that it was wrong. It is worth noting that since the assassination of JFK, it has been criminal to threaten the President, but Gosar’s “joke” showed him going after President Biden after having killed AOC. Why should THAT law not be enforced?

I am sure that some will claim that it was just a “joke” so why the big deal. AOC directly addresses why it IS a big deal for Congress to accept such “jokes.”

Brandolini’s Law

If this forum is good for anything, it is a demonstration of the validity of Brandolini’s Law.

Brandolini’s law, also known as the bullshit asymmetry principle, is an internet adage that emphasizes the difficulty of debunking false, facetious, or otherwise misleading information: “The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude larger than is needed to produce it.”

Recently, I have wasted my time and effort on responding to more than a little bullshit.

  1. That the economy suffered under Obama and Trump changed it for the better.
  2. That Obama had nothing to do with the 2009-2010 recovery.
  3. That Covid vaccines are secret poisons.
  4. That Billionaires are secretly trying to kill everyone with Covid vaccines so that . . .
  5. They will have easier access to “beautiful concubines” (somehow immune to the poison)
  6. That FIVE years in jail was justified for a voting mistake.
  7. That stories of Ms. Mason and young Mr. Youngkin are not in any way related
  8. That tax breaks to support journalists (mostly conservative) is an assault on Liberty and
  9. part of a master plan to create the equivalent of Pravda.
  10. Imaginary and debunked bathroom failures by President Biden.

If you see a lot less of me posting, this is the reason why. It is truly a waste of effort.