Billionaires For Bush..
owen at permafrost.net
Wed Jan 7 07:00:35 PST 2004
Lucas Gonze wrote:
> On Wednesday, Jan 7, 2004, at 00:46 America/New_York, Gordon Mohr wrote:
>> All sides take the most extreme and unhinged speech from
>> other sides, and then portray it as representative.
Comparing a Republican to Hitler is evil. Comparing a democrat to Hitler
(Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Satan, Sauron...) is routine.
> HOWARD THE COWARD
> By RALPH PETERS
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> /January 5, 2004/ -- IT'S fashionable in left- wing circles to
> describe anyone who admires America as a fascist. But the real
> totalitarian threats of our time come from the left. And no public
> figure embodies the left's contempt for basic freedoms more perfectly
> than Howard Dean.
> One secular gospel of the left preaches that the Patriot Act has
> drastically curtailed American freedom. Free speech, the teacup
> Trotskys claim, is a thing of the past.
> Whenever one of my forlorn leftie pals raises the issue, I ask him or
> her to cite a single example of how the Patriot Act has limited their
> personal liberty. They never can. Instead, they rail about what-ifs
> and slippery slopes.
> But Howard Dean and his Deanie-weenies do all they can to restrict the
> free speech of others. I can predict with certainty that Dean's
> Internet Gestapo will pounce on this column, twisting the facts and
> vilifying the writer, just as they do when anyone challenges Howard
> the Coward.
> Free speech, you see, is only for the left.
> Dean wants to muzzle his Democratic competitors, too. He believes the
> Democratic National Committee should shut them up. His followers try
> to intimidate other presidential aspirants by surrounding the cars
> delivering them to their rallies and chanting to drown out their
> speech. Of course, Dean denies any foreknowledge or blame.
> These are the techniques employed by Hitler's Brownshirts. Had
> Goebbels enjoyed access to the internet, he would have used the same
> swarm tactics as Dean's Flannelshirts.
> Then there are Dean's endless "Big Lies": Liberating 25 million Iraqis
> was "wrong." Saddam's capture doesn't make any difference. Osama bin
> Laden should be presumed innocent, despite his own admission of
> responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. Bush knew in advance about the
> 9/11 attacks. The Global War on Terror is a failure. The economy's a
> disaster. And the administration is hiding terrible secrets.
> Paranoids and conspiracy theorists rejoice! You finally have a
> candidate of your own.
> Of course, when Dean seals his gubernatorial records so Americans
> can't examine his own back-room deals, /that's/ perfectly legitimate.
> In Dean's alternate reality, everything the Bush administration has
> done and might do is a failure, no matter the facts. The president's
> even responsible for Mad Cow Disease. It's Goebbels again: Just keep
> repeating the lies until the lies assume the force of truth.
> I met Dean a few times while taping a TV panel show in Montreal. The
> first time I saw him, chattering on a monitor, I had no idea who he
> was. I assumed he was some small-time politician on the hustle,
> Babbitt at the ballot box.
> I was stunned to learn he was (then) the governor of one of our 50
> states - even if the state was the People's Republic of Vermont.
> After a few tapings, I declined to continue doing the show. It was a
> waste of time to travel so far just to spend all the air-time politely
> explaining why Dean's comments on foreign policy bore no relation to
> the reality I'd seen with my own eyes.
> Dean was already practicing the Big Lie. Montreal was just a stop on
> his journey from Munich to Berlin. He was already looking around for
> his Leni Riefenstahl.
> /Listen/ to Dean's rhetoric, especially on security and international
> issues. He never offers specifics; it's all hocus-pocus. /He/ knows
> how best to deal with terrorists. We voters from the humble /Volk
> /need to take it on trust. /He/ understands how to employ our military
> more effectively - despite dodging the draft during the Vietnam War.
> Dean's going to improve our intelligence system, too. How? If pressed,
> he may go so far as to mention HUMINT - a term he doesn't understand -
> or the need for more Arabic speakers. Great, /Herr/ Howie. We agree.
> But /how/ does he intend to develop our human intelligence capabilities?
> Which presidential directives and findings would he rescind or issue?
> Precisely what would he do that isn't being done?
> He has no answers. None.
> As for the need for more linguists, how would he recruit them, then
> train and retain them? Does he intend to reinstate the draft?
> Dean /never/ deals in specifics on security issues. Because he doesn't
> /know/ the specifics. It's all Big Brother Doublespeak.
> Perhaps it would be easier for those on the left to grasp this
> column's arguments if we cast the drama with characters closer to
> their hearts.
> Dean began his campaign as an uncompromising Lenin. Now that his
> Bolsheviks have been organized, he's trying to pose as Gorbachev for
> the masses. But for anyone who pays attention to what this
> power-hungry huckster says and does, he comes off as a down-market
> Of course, I don't really see Howard Dean as a potential dictator -
> just another hollow man soiling the halls of power. And this is
> America. Our system is far stronger than any individual. Besides, even
> the vilest dictators have a vision of something greater than
> themselves. Howard Dean has nothing beyond ambition.
> And a shameless disregard for the First Amendment.
> /Ralph Peters is a retired Army intelligence officer and the author of
> "Beyond Baghdad."/
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