For John, BLUF: When I was young we worried about "Reds under the bed" (like monsters under the bed), but now it is Nazis under the bed. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From PJ Media, by Novelist Sarah Hoyt, 4 June 2018.
Here is the lede plus three:
I was told by numerous, not visibly insane friends and acquaintances on the election night that Trump would start rounding up minorities within the month.Here is some more
When it didn’t happen, did it calm down?
Oh, heck no. They ramped it up. Antifa — supposed to be anti-fascists, while acting like brown-shirts — rampaged in the streets. Students are encouraged to prevent “fascist” speakers (like, you know, Jordan Peterson who encourages you to clean your room) from speaking, and there are sites like NaziUSA.
All while Trump reduces regulations and not a single person is imprisoned to cover the regime’s ass, like, say, a filmmaker that the regime decided to blame for attacks on our embassies abroad… under Obama.
So, what is going on?Remember, Ms Hoyt grew up living in a Fascist Dictatorship. She may have some insight Ms Samantha Bee lacks.
What is going on is that, taught in schools or not, the knowledge that communism/socialism is a disaster has permeated our collective subconscious. And the idiots still pushing it are bitter, horrible people who want camps and executions… for their opponents. The fact that they’re convinced there’d be paradise once we’re gone does not excuse them. A hundred million broken eggs and not a single omelet.
So they must resurrect the ghost of the Nazis because it’s the only regime ugly enough to justify their othering of us, and their wanting to kill us.
They look through the hatred in their eyes and see the ghosts of Nazis on our side. But it is their side that keeps those ghosts alive, as justification for what they want to do to us.
Nazis don’t exist, except in the hearts of socialists, who need them desperately to excuse the mass murders they intend to commit.
It's time for the left to face the fact they're using Nazis as a shield. And that when the only people you can point to that are worse than you are the Nazis, it's time to abandon your dead-end philosophy.
The other point I would draw is when the author says, "who need them desperately to excuse the mass murders they intend to commit." I am not saying that Rep Maxine Waters is calling for mass murder, but we are edging in that direction. If you can't eat out, can you still go to the grocery store? If you can't, will renounciation of (President) Trump be sufficient to be allowed to obtain and consume food?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff