Beating Back The Baser Base

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21 Responses to Beating Back The Baser Base

  1. George Rebane says:

    The relationships of the Dems to the brave renewed world of the hammer and sickle are many. Can you put down a couple of observed relationships of Repubs reaching out to the neo-nazis (who, for openers, have never opted for smaller government)?

  2. RL CRABB says:

    You have misinterpreted what’s going on here. The parties are trying to repress their baser instincts to some degree. While the Dems are becoming more comfortable with the socialist label, you won’t find too many that will openly embrace Marx, just yet anyway.

    The Republican party has always stood for limited government, in theory. That’s why they are pictured holding back the neo-nazi and KKK fringe, who would no doubt support more “defense” spending if it meant they could vaporize a few Muslims.

    Here’s one example. I’ll find a few more in due course… https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/04/national-socialism-neo-nazis-america-donald-trump

  3. George Rebane says:

    Bob – I’m looking for evidence that the Republicans ever had a base or even “baser instincts” that fostered neo-nazism. You are confusing as to who is seeking whom – just because there are some neo-nazis claiming to like Trump doesn’t mean that Trump or the Republicans are reciprocating. It takes two to tango. Therefore, why isn’t it the Democrat ass that holds back both the communists and the nazis – both are socialists with a bit different stripes? What am I missing?

  4. Steve Frisch says:

    Seriously great example of just how out of touch with the Republican Party and its baser instincts George appears to be….but only appears.

    “There are some very fine people on both sides…”

    The reality is one could go alll the way back to the Republican Party of the late 40’s and early 50’s and find numerous examples of the Republican base acting like Nazi’s…anti-United Nations movement, McCarthy, the Dulles Brothers, Nazi immigrants to the US, overthrough of governments across the world, clandestine killings, the John Birch Society, the Southern Strategy, the Powell Memo, neo-conservativism, reactionary policy against dissidents.

    I am not saying that Democrats have been much better, they were not for a long time; but to not see the clear connection between the authoritarianism of the Nazi movement and the current anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, pussy grabbing, anti-voting rights, anti-civil rights, militarized police, anti-free press, dictator loving idiot in the White House is amazing.

    BTW, this bullcrap, histoically inaccurate meme advanced by George persistently that both communists and Nazis are ‘socialist’ is a prime example of propoganda and historic revisionism. It is like saying the Democratic Republic of Korea is a democracy because ‘democratic’ is in its name. No respected historian or serious examination of how the National Socialist state actually worked would come to the conclusion they were socialists.

    Which really just goes to show you how good closeted authoritarians are at propoganda eeven if they don’t openly recognize their roots.

  5. Steve Frisch says:

    Oops, as usual typed too fast and made a few spelling errors.

  6. RL CRABB says:

    In the interest of fairness, hardly a day goes by that I also see more apologists for Marx and socialism in general… http://reason.com/archives/2018/05/02/the-useful-idiots-spreading-socialist-pr/1

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