May 03, 2010
In Stieg Larsson’s best-selling mystery, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, an elderly Swedish industrialist remembers his long-dead brother:
“In 1924, now seventeen, Richard was a fanatical nationalist and anti-Semite. He joined the Swedish National Socialist Freedom League, one of the first Nazi groups in Sweden. Isn’t it fascinating that Nazis always manage to adopt the word freedom?”
In Doonesbury, yesterday:
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at May 03, 2010 11:28 AM
This column has been extremely hard hitting and an ass kicker in the last couple weeks.
Of course here the local fishwrapper puts filmore on the editorial page and will not remove it nor will they include Doonesbury next to it.
fair and balanced ya see there.
Nugatory asks, "Can you posssibly not know that this posting only makes the case stronger for socialism and fascism having a common root."
To which the answer is, Nugatory you should stop sniffing glue.
I'm tired of this intellectually dishonest red-herring argument. "Socialism" had a long run as a word that was so popular people distorted it. Lots of people, f*scists included, slapped that label on their own programs for promotional reasons. If you're going to say socialism and f*scism are fundamentally similar, you might as well claim that all the products ever advertised as "New, Improved" are fundamentally the same product. For that matter, you might as well say f*scism and democracy are the same because proponents of both claim to favor "freedom."
F*scists are narcissistic liars -- insecure showboats with the hollow souls of alcoholic salesmen. They'll claim any label that makes them look good temporarily.
Or doesn't anybody remember the twentieth century?
Martha wrote: "Or doesn't anybody remember the twentieth century?"
A good but hopeless question - a lot of people seemed to have forgotten 2001-2008! :)