Liberal fascists are re-electing Trump

Our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances are populating their on-line social networks and protest marches with Hitler/Trump references. But, so far as we know, neither Trump nor his supporters have injured police, smashed windows, burned automobiles, or shut down anyone’s free speech.

The unhinged Left is intent on converting more Americans to Trump. What happened Wednesday night on the campus of the University of California-Berkeley is shameful.

Black-clad protesters wearing masks threw commercial-grade fireworks and rocks at police. Some even hurled Molotov cocktails that ignited fires. They also smashed windows of the student union center on the Berkeley campus where the [Milo] Yiannopoulos [speech] was to be held. At least six people were injured. Some were attacked by the agitators. — CNN.

Ironically, many of the protestors held “Fascist Free” placards. O.K., Yiannopoulos, editor of Breitbart, is provocative. But so is Angela Davis, the old Stalinist and Black Panther terrorist.

Angela Davis keeps getting invited to college campuses, most recently at Lawrence U, in Appleton, where she was heralded as a “social justice icon.” (George Orwell lives!) The mainstream press defends  her appearances as prompting healthy debate. They contend that Ms. Davis and her ilk provoke more speech. Fair enough. Where’s the same consideration for Yiannopoulos?

Will The Wisconsin State Journal use its editorial page to urge that the contagion of UC-Berkeley spare UW-Madison? Not likely. Will The Capital Times defend freedom of speech on our college campuses? (Why start now?) Will old Neil Heinen drone on about free sifting and winnowing? Are you kidding?

How about U.S. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who represents nearby San Francisco? Speechless? (Really?) Senator Feinstein? Awaiting your statement. Governor Moonbeam, your press conference.

By contrast, elected officials who complain about the imbalance of intellectual inquiry on our campuses, who object to junk science courses like UW’s “The Problem of Whiteness” are branded as troglodytes.

‘Clueless in their rabid frenzy’

On the other side of San Francisco lies Stanford University. That renowned college has something UW-Madison needs so badly: a conservative think tank. This is what Victor Davis Hanson of Stanford’s Hoover Institution has to say about the progenitor of the Berkeley anti-speech riots:

Democratic-party strategists are doubling down on boutique environmentalism and race/gender victimhood, while hoping that Donald Trump implodes in scandal, war, or depression.  They are clueless that their present rabid frenzy is doing as much political damage to their cause as is the object of their outrage.

The race/class/gender agenda so favored by coastal elites and promulgated by media, Hollywood, and popular culture is an anathema to Middle America … Moralistic lectures from wealthy people are not a way to win over the working classes. Rants by Hollywood celebrities and racialist sermons by would-be DNC chairs will not win over 51 percent of the voters in swing states. — “The Democratic Patient” in the National Review.

Hanson asks:

“Do Eric Holder and Colin Kaepernick know more about poverty and hardship than a West Virginian miner or an out-of-work fabricator in southern Ohio?”

Or, for that matter, Angela Davis.

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21 Responses to Liberal fascists are re-electing Trump

  1. old baldy says:

    “Fascism /ˈfæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism[1][2] that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. The first fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I, before it spread to other European countries. Opposed to liberalism, Marxism, and anarchism, fascism is usually placed on the far-right within the traditional left–right spectrum.[3][4]”..

    Say it ain’t true, dave!!

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Like many other terms, “fascism” has a narrow original definition (the one you give) and a broader one that has developed over time. Today, in common parlance, fascism has come to mean any type of authoritarian government. Besides, what’s at issue here is the tactics of the protesters at UC-Berkeley, many of whom appear to be self-styled anarchists. When you employ storm-trooper tactics whose purpose is to deny the expression of political beliefs other than your own, you qualify as a fascist in my book, no matter where on the left/right political spectrum you happen to reside. The antics at Berkeley just reinforce my conviction that if you scratch a liberal, you’ll find a fascist every time.

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      • old baldy says:

        “my conviction that if you scratch a liberal, you’ll find a fascist every time”. Pretty judgemental, no?? But it least it confirms that you too are a fascist.

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  2. Madison Expat says:

    Baldy,

    It ain’t true. Mussolini ran A Socialist newspaper. He adopted the Roman fasces as his Socialist party symbol. Hitler admired this and patterned his National Socialist German Workers Party.
    Who don’t know that?

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    • old baldy says:

      Who, you ask? All the sources quoted in the wiki article. Maybe you should be re-writing our history books with some alternative facts. .

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    • AnonyBob says:

      So because socialist was part of the Nazi party title, you think socialists are fascist. Plenty of voters in Europe are going to be surprised to learn this. By your logic you must think the Democratic Republic of Korea is…

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  3. Tim says:

    But I thought Scott Walker was Hitler already… How can Trump be Hitler also? … Get a clue as soon as you compare a Republican to Hitler your arguments or conversation becomes a non sequitur. Libbies never learn this will never win elections.

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  4. old baldy says:

    There is a disturbance in the force. Recent news about non-liberal fascists:

    “And to make matters worse, just yesterday, only one day after his nomination, a reporter at the Daily Mail discovered that not only does Gorsuch hate liberals, he’s also an admitted fascist who was president of a club at his cushy Georgetown prep school called the “Fascism Forever Club.”

    According to his yearbook from Georgetown Preparatory School, Gorsuch set up the club in order to oppose the views of the school’s administration, which he considered to be “too liberal.”

    The Daily Mail reports:

    The yearbook described the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ as an anti-faculty student group that battled against the ‘liberal’ views of the school administration

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    • Tim says:

      fa·ce·tious

      /fəˈsēSHəs/

      adjective

      adjective: facetious

      treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.

      synonyms: flippant, flip, glib, frivolous, tongue-in-cheek, ironic, sardonic, joking, jokey, jocular, playful, sportive, teasing, mischievous; witty, amusing, funny, droll, comic, comical, lighthearted, jocose
      “unfortunately, they took my facetious remarks seriously”

      antonyms: serious

      Because I have never met a Teenager who rebels against authority. Again Old Baldy keep it up and keep losing elections.

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      • old baldy says:

        tim:

        Good to see you can read a dictionary. But the Globe article is real, or at least as real as anything blaska claims is true, or what our new administration admits are “alternative facts”.

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  5. davidblaska says:

    Liberals are decrying what happened in Berkeley? If you say so, Chris. Some evidence would be nice, but hey! Far as we can tell, Pelosi, Moonbeam, MSNBC, NY Times, (dare we say it) WI State Journal — all silent on the domestic speech terrorists (despite plenty of material right here in Madison). Now, if one Trump supporter pulled down a protestor’s sign at a Trump rally … !

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  6. Madison Expat says:

    OB,

    I suspect you are as old and bald as you are honest, which is to say, not at all.

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  7. Madison Expat says:

    Apparently unable to craft a message, Democrats channel Harpo Marx as he sings, “Whatever it is, I’m against it.”

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  8. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    On CNN last night, Robert Reich, the diminutive liberal apologist and former Clinton cabinet member, floated the idea that the riots at UW-Berkeley were actually instigated by right-wing extremists in order to inflame Trump’s base and create outrage against liberal “permissiveness” on college campuses. And the Democrats accuse the right wingers of being conspiracy nuts!

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  9. madisonexpat says:

    I lived there in the 90’s. Still have two good pals living in Berkeley. No one, and I mean no one, can find that many right wingers in the Bay Area.
    I f Robert Reich can conceive of this he is as self deluded as OB who remembers all those Fascist Clubs in high schools in the 80’s.
    Neither belief has even the credibility of say, CNN who heard all about our President hiring hookers for golden showers while in Russia.
    You CAN fool some of the people all the time but only with their avid co-operation.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Reich, who claimed to witness the riots first-hand, said that he didn’t recognize any of the protesters who were committing acts of violence, so they obviously weren’t UC-Berkeley students. No one of the CNN panel asked the obvious questions: How could you recognize people wearing bandannas and/or balaclavas? And even if they hadn’t been disguised, do you know all of the 50,000 students at Berkeley by sight?

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  10. Madison Expat says:

    Hi Bob, right you are, Groucho.
    Now chime in with aldercritter Ahrens,
    RAY-cism!

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