The Triumph Return of the Cry of Fascism

Item #1, from the paleo-conservative hunch of Pat Buchanan’s magazine…:

… I should probably quit referencing the magazine as Pat Buchanan’s beast, since he no longer edit the thing — stepped down a bit in terms of power and oversight.  But this gets tricky here.  Starting with the fact that this was Buchanan’s idea, and moving on through his politics and place within Holocaust Revisionism, and a Paleo-Conservative / Neo-Conservative fight for the blurring of lines between Authoritarianism and Fascism becomes a bit uncomfortable.

Item #2, important for me to record this and note this for the historical record.

Ron Paul cites Sinclair Lewis, and it goes like this:

“It reminds me of what Sinclair Lewis once said. He says, ‘when fascism comes to this country, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross.’ Now I don’t know whether that’s a fair assessment or not, but you wonder about using a cross, like he is the only Christian or implying that subtly. So, I don’t think I would ever use anything like that.”

And this is the Libertarian (maybe we can say “Market Conservative?” — or is his “Gold Standard” thrust too off target?) Ron Paul citing a famous Socialist in reference against the actions of what I guess we will call a Theo-Conservative.  It’s all very weird.

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