There are some hyperbolic statements in the voiceover. But, really, it is pretty amazing.
12 August, 2009
When people call Fox News “right wing” it really only means they aren’t quite as liberal as most of the government-run media. I mean, any network that hires Geraldo Rivera can’t be very far to the right.
The thing to remember about TV “news” is that they’re all incompetent boobs. Here is Glenn Beck and some newsbabe going off half cocked about a TOS agreement on the cars.com web site.
Oh, for crying out loud, Glenn. That agreement applies only to the car dealerships because the site is not intended for the consumers. Is the “Cash for Clunkers” program a pile of crap? Of course. Is it going to let the Feds into your house? Get real.
What with both Rush Limbaugh and Nancy Pelosi irresponsibly tossing around the Nazi label, Cliff May provides a welcome reminder of what, and who, the fascists really are.
Maybe something useful can come of this brouhaha: a chance to understand a little more about Nazism and other varieties of fascism, how they’ve threatened us in the past, and the form that threat has taken on in the present. Michael Ledeen, now the Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, spent many years studying fascism. He was perhaps the first to describe the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979, as a “clerical fascist.” With that in mind, consider:
Nazism was supremacist. Hitler preached that Germans and Aryans were a master race, born to rule the world. Militant Islamists — whether Shiite (like Khomeini) or Sunni (like Osama bin Laden) — also are supremacist, though they substitute religion for race, the “Nation of Islam” for the German nation. They claim Muslims — led by them — have a divine right to rule.
The Nazis believed their triumph would come through a glorious war. The Islamists believe their triumph will come through a glorious holy war — a jihad against infidels and the West.
The Nazis believed that only men, not women, are fit to lead and wield power. The Islamists concur.