Communism <-- Fascism <-- Conservatism

These guys get it. Vox Day, quoting Eric Raymond of Armed and Dangerous:

I think there is still an excellent chance that the West can recover from suicidalism without going through a fevered fascist episode and waging a genocidal war. But to do so, we have to do more than recognize Stalin’s memes; we have to reject them. We have to eject postmodern leftism from our universities, transnational progressivism from our politics, and volk-Marxism from our media.

The process won’t be pretty. But I fear that if the rest of us don’t hound the po-mo Left and its useful idiots out of public life with attack and ridicule and shunning, the hard Right will sooner or later get the power to do it by means that include a lot of killing. I don’t want to live in that future, and I don’t think any of my readers do, either. If we want to save a liberal, tolerant civilization for our children, we’d better get to work.

RTWT.

The reason idiot liberals call fascism “right wing” is because all the idiots in academia do.  And the reason they all say that is because fascists are, indeed, to the right of them.  It’s the political science version of the lefty’s lament that the mainstream media is biased in favor of the right — when your baseline for media bias is Pravda, then yeah, The New York Times is not left-wing.  Of course, in reality the NYT is a bunch of bleeding-heart liberals, just as Nazis were national socialists.  But both are not-to-the-left of the Gramscians (nice to see that word escaping the ivory tower), that is to say, communist internationalists, and therefore get labeled “right wing” by idiots and fellow travelers.

Here’s a handy guide for telling the difference:

  • Marxist-Leninists want to take away the means of production from everyone, on behalf of the proletariat everywhere.
  • Fascists want to control the means of production in their own country, to the benefit of their countrymen exclusively.

Either way, you’ve got a thuggish police state.  The difference is, as Marxists are so fond of saying, cui bono?  Nazis hate Commies, NOT because their means are different, but because the ends are so very, very close together — national socialism vs. international socialism.  It’s the narcissism of small differences, with slave labor camps.

[Of course, in practice, all socialism is national socialism.  You could do a blind taste test on Hitler’s economic policies versus Stalin’s and find no appreciable differences.  This is, indeed, the main reason Stalin had Trotsky whacked — Stalin favored “socialism in one country” as the only possible means of hanging on to power, while Trotsky was an internationalist true believer to the end].

In making this mistake, though, the hardcore internationalist left’s useful idiots are also the hardcore nationalist right’s useful idiots.  As Vox Day puts it,

Many, if not most, #GamerGaters would rather drink the blood of every single SJW than submit to them. In the same vein, many Americans would rather see a ruthless pro-white, pro-Western government led by the hard-eyed likes of Vladimir Putin than watch their nation continue to vanish in a swarm of third world immigration. The Left, for all their drama queen antics, doesn’t realize how many Men of the West are never, ever going to submit to them.

Just so.  Many on both sides of the political aisle are having great fun pointing out that lots of the American “right” are infatuated with a despotic, communistic, ex-KGB thug.  This, they claim, is hypocrisy.  But they don’t realize the infatuation is because of the thuggery, not in spite of it.

American liberty can be preserved if our government became truly conservative — that is, committed to individual liberty.  If it doesn’t, fascism is the order of the day.  Both will be not-to-the-left of the Gramscians, who will still be shouting about “right wingers” as they’re being handed their last cigarette by the firing squads.  They’ll keep shouting it, even as those “right wingers” who are truly committed to individual liberty and free government are being lined up right next to them.

They’re that stupid, but we don’t have to be.  Learn the difference.

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