The new Fascism you should worry about

We all saw the neofascists in Charlottesville. It was an appalling spectacle and everybody fell over themselves to convey their horror on social media. I got the feeling though that a sizeable chunk of people didn’t seem to be aware of the existence of Nazis in the present day. Because, Nazis didn’t just suddenly spring out of nowhere, they’ve always been there, it’s just that they have been compelled to crawl out of their holes.
So, Twitter went into meltdown. You could not scroll without the word Nazi jumping out at you time and time again.

One thing kept coming back: “this is what happens when you elect a Trump.”
Well, no. Trump didn’t create those people, he didn’t wish them into existence, those people were there already.
Trump is a deranged and not very bright human being who somehow managed to get to the highest office in the world’s most powerful country. Why? Were the people who voted for him ALL white supremacists? No, not at all, far from. It’s such a simplistic way of looking at things.
Many people voted for Trump as a protest, they rejected the liberals’ growing ascendancy over our society. I have said it time and time again but when you dismiss people’s genuine concerns and refuse to let them express them because of political correctness, you breed resentment. Resentment is dangerous, it simmers and eventually it boils over and this is when an intellectually deficient narcissist gets elected. Trump is not a cause, he is a symptom.

Do not condemn Trump for Charlottesville, he’s not responsible for it.
Here is an example (there are many more in the same vein) of what appeared on Twitter after Charlottesville:

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A pop star decided to apologise for the entire white population. As you do. She’s responsible for Charlottesville and so am I, so are all of us. Except, I don’t feel that I am. And the fact this idiotic singer decides to speak and apologise on my behalf makes me terribly angry. Fuck you, Lorde. You and your kind are part of the problem, you are one of the reasons why Nazis are marching the streets.
This type of talk is incredibly damaging. It antagonises racists (obviously) but it also antagonises non racist white people – like me – who don’t have this typical liberal need and thirst for self-flagellation.
And do you know what happens when people who are just living their lives more or less free of prejudice get accused of things they haven’t done? They get pissed. Maybe a little, maybe massively, but they DO get pissed. And again, that is dangerous. It gives rise to prejudice that wasn’t actually there in the first place, why not steal when I’ve already been called a thief? Why the fuck not? Tar everyone with the same brush and we might just end up all being the same.

Then we had the inimitable Owen Jones, the British journalist and writer:

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“We”, Owen? The idea of you fighting in the last world war is hysterical. What would you have done apart from gesticulate and vituperate against the Nazis? My grandfathers were in the war and they were pretty conservative in their views. The thought of an Owen Jones associating himself with them now would have baffled them.
Jones represents the hypocritical liberal left perfectly. He screams for justice and tolerance while trying to silence anybody who disagrees with him. And when he doesn’t manage to silence the ‘dissenting’, he demonises them.
Owen Jones, like Jeremy Corbyn, has extolled the virtues of Venezuela and its ‘success story of socialism’. And yet he denounces Charlottesville and fascism – you could not make it up.
He would never believe it, but I’m quite sure Owen Jones with his aggressive brand of socialism has sent countless former Labour voters running to join the Conservative ranks.

Which leads me to Jeremy Corbyn who sacked his shadow equalities minister Sarah Champion for stating in an article that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting young girls”.
Sarah champion did not do anything wrong: she didn’t lie, she didn’t exaggerate or distort facts, she didn’t try to inflame the masses, she merely wished to prompt a discussion of a serious, real problem. But we are not allowed to do that in our current society. We are allowed to beat ourselves up because we are white and privileged, we are allowed to be ashamed and try to atone for multiple sins going back generations, but that’s it.

So, Mr Corbyn who has defiantly explained his various meetings with IRA members and Hamas leader over the years with: “I did it because you have you listen to all sides if you want to resolve a problem” – THIS Mr Corbyn sacked Sarah Champion because, presumably, it is fine to listen to all sides – when it suits you. The hypocrisy is as shocking as it is repellent.

What is wrong with highlighting the fact that there IS a problem with Pakistani men abusing young girls? Everything. As long as there are racial and religious factors coming into the equation, any kind of debate is forbidden. The Muslim population cannot be discussed in any way shape or form and if you insist on doing so, you are racist, you are islamophobe, you are most probably a Nazi too.

Immigration and refugees? It is the same thing. If you so much as express doubt about open borders, you are a monster with no heart and no compassion. Well, I do have a heart. And to see a dead child washed up on a beach upsets me greatly. But I have a brain as well. Said brain is very well aware of the fact that particular picture of the dead child is being used by certain people with a certain agenda to try to influence my opinions, my decisions. My brain also tells me it is cheap, crass sensationalism – furthermore my brain says I am being manipulated into feeling guilty. So my heart weeps, but my brain rebels: the fact is that Europe CANNOT accommodate every refugee, it just can’t and no amount of compassion is going to change that basic fact.

Since when have the heart and emotions become the decisive factors when it comes to world’s problems? It never used to be that way. Reason is needed and I agree that reason alone is cold, but these days rational thought is not permitted AT ALL because the liberals have decided it is not.
I am not going to elaborate on the refugee crisis here and now because it deserves a post of its own, but let me add that not only can we not accommodate every refugee, we also have to be aware that there are wolves among the sheep. Not everyone seeking refuge is there to add and contribute to our society. There are quite a few horror stories involving refugees, the worst are set in Germany (predictably enough) but, it is not publicizied by the media because it doesn’t fit the narrative.
Do you think I’m outrageous? It is the pure and simple truth and I am saying it though I have been abused many times for doing so. I don’t give a fuck though, nobody is going to stop me from speaking my mind.

I also have concerns about Islam, a religion that is being interpreted differently depending on who practises it. I worry about certain mosques in Britain harbouring men who encourage hate towards the infidel: me, and anyone like me. I worry about multiculturalism that is in itself a good idea but which has also been pushed and rammed down people’s throats so much that instead of bringing people together, in many cases it has been incredibly divisive. I worry about Female Genital Mutilation which is outlawed but happens right here in Britain though there are no prosecutions because “we must be sensitive to the cultural differences.”
I worry about Muslim girls who were born here or in France, girls who might suddenly be taken out of school at 16 and sent to a country they’ve never been to – to be married off to a stranger who might be decades older than them.

I worry that Google manipulates search results to conceal criticism of Islam and jihad. I worry that Richard Dawkins was deplatformed at Berkeley because of ‘abusive speech’ against Islam. If we were to play a word association game and I said Richard Dawkins, what would be your immediate reply? That’s right: Christianity. His criticism of it is the reason most people have heard of him. He’s never been barred from speaking anywhere because of his views before, neither has he ever been accused of abusive speech because of it. But Islam? That won’t do, any criticism is deemed abusive. Double-standards as per usual.
I worry about terrorism and our wholly inadequate answer to it which is: love and more love – there is this crazy idea we are somehow WINNING because we sit there waiting for the slaughter with a smile on our faces and love in our hearts.

I worry about free speech, about being dragged back to the dark ages – the scandal of the Google memo and the utterly intolerant response to it, the sacking of James Damore, the liberals literally hounding anyone who might have thought he had a point, the actual witch hunt and trial…and I sit there reading it all, thinking: are we back in the 17th century?

I worry that the magazine Marie Claire found it acceptable to publish a review of Dunkirk which stated: it feels like another excuse for men to celebrate maleness and don’t they get to do that enough already? There were NO women on that beach! It was MEN getting blown to bits and going through hell! Did they want the cast to somehow include women? Did they want the film to be historically inaccurate? WHY are they disrespecting brave men who fought and died so we all could be here today?!

I worry that my Twitter account got limited 2 weeks ago because of ‘potential abuse’ when I haven’t been abusive to anyone but have merely expressed opinions. I was SO angry when it happened, Twitter as all of social media, is ran by liberals of course.

So I worry about A LOT of things. But I must worry quietly, I must not discuss these things in public because it makes me a heartless racist/sexist/supremacist bitch. Though of course I do talk about all of this publicly and I routinely get abused for it.

If I am told I am heartless enough times, will I eventually become heartless? Was there ever a better example of a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Lena Dunham went on Twitter recently to denounce flights attendants who were guilty of transphobic talk at an airport. With utmost righteousness, she pointed the finger forcing the company to investigate because no airline these days wants Twitter to advertise they are not woke – the consequences could be serious. Lena Dunham, as I have written before, is repellent – a typical liberal ruling the media trying to silence anyone who doesn’t share her views, trying to police speech therefore killing free speech. No doubt Dunham was hoping for those flights attendants to be branded publicly with a giant scarlet letter. So, a private chat she happened to overhear was turned into a huge public bullying campaign – this is nothing short of harassment.

The ever accepting LGBT community took umbrage when this gay man tweeted this:

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How very dare he? How can he be gay and happy and not consider himself a victim?
His opinion, of course, counts for NOTHING. The very fact he has never suffered abuse because of his sexuality apparently invalidates and offends everyone else who wasn’t so lucky. He later tweeted “it is safe to be gay in the UK”, a response to a TV programme which implied the contrary. Big mistake on his part, again. Because a very vocal portion of the LGBT community wants you to think it is NOT safe, and those ‘militants’ will flatten anyone who says otherwise.

The truth is just so boring: it IS safe to be gay in the UK, as safe as it is to be pretty much anything else. Obviously, you might get unlucky and one day meet a mob that’s going the beat the hell out of you because of your sexuality. You could also get beaten up for being fat, ugly, black, white, poor, rich…you see where I’m going with this. There are always going to be ignorant, stupid thugs out there, and they will hurt people for no good reason. It’s life, it’s cruel, but that’s how it is.

It is not helpful to constantly reiterate that being gay is…well, dangerous. There are so many gay people living happily and they do not identify with this victim tag. They don’t WANT the victim tag, and who can blame them? The liberals, that’s whom. Victim culture is everything and it’s a fight for whom will be the bigger victim, who gets discriminated against the most, who can be the ultimate winner in this misery story.

I was accused of being transphobic on Twitter recently, simply because I keep taking the piss out of the whole “gender is limitless” thing. How could I not though? It’s fucking ridiculous. I messaged all my gay friends at once and said: “guys, I’ve just been told I’m transphobic!” Of course they thought it was hilarious, like they find it hilarious that I’m regularly told I’m a homophobe. But then again they are intelligent people who won’t be defined by their sexuality, who are not interested in victimhood, they are not biased and recognise bullshit when they see it and they believe in free speech.

Gender is limitless. Really? So, once again we have gone from real progress when it comes to LGBT rights…to end up falling into the absurd. How can gender be limitless? Is this why scientists have been toiling to bring us out of the dark ages? For this?
I once saw a little boy who was miserably holding a doll at a kid’s party. His mothers had decided he should be brought up gender neutral. So the poor kid had his doll and stared longingly at the other boys with their trucks. I mean…to me, that’s actual child abuse. Recognising that a child might not necessarily identify with the gender they were born with and therefore accommodating their needs is one thing, it’s a GOOD thing, but forcing your beliefs on an innocent child is totally unacceptable. From good to bad to absurd and cruel.

This ridiculous gender free thing is being pushed hard on people, and again, if you emit the slightest doubt about it, you are accused, branded, condemned. Today, you could announce you identify as a teapot, or a dragon, or anything you choose – and contrary to the days of old when you would have been committed faster than I eat a bar of dark chocolate – you would be encouraged and PRAISED for your bravery in defying the norms. There is no more gender, we have to rethink and reconstruct our entire vocabulary to represent this. The phrase “ladies and gentlemen” has been scrapped from announcements on the Tube to make them gender neutral. You’d think scores of people must have been offended for such a drastic decision to be taken, but no, it was done voluntarily so that everyone would feel welcome. It is un-fucking-believable.
Some people are now featured proudly in major magazines spouting such rubbish that it is hard to know wether one should laugh or cry.
“I have so much gender, I have lots of gender” said one such individual – it doesn’t even mean ANYTHING! It’s gibberish!

This is how far it goes: Sgt. Peter Allan, an actual member of Sussex police who recently deleted his Twitter account due to the endless (deserved) ribbing, tweeted those gems

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Most people were convinced his Twitter account was actually a parody account, which is a fair enough assessment for anybody blessed with even half a brain. It seems the police haven’t got enough real crime on their hands when they decide to employ someone who objects to supermarkets signs, toilet door signs (which were also deemed incredibly offensive) and investigating kids talking a lot of bollocks with each other, as kids tend to do.

This: nothing to do with Sgt Peter Allan this time but it’s too good not to be shared:

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We keep adding letters, and why not? If gender is limitless then we are soon going to have to come up with an acronym for the acronym! It just goes to show, even when you think you’re woke, you’re never woke enough – you just cannot win.

I’ve circled around some different issues but I must go back to the original point: Nazis.

We saw the toppling of a confederate statue in North Carolina in reaction to Charlottesville: vile displays of people spitting on, and kicking the fallen statue, and basically acting like wild, disgusting animals. Those people are anti-racist and anti-fascist so it is actually ok for them to act that way – according to the media.
I saw an article in Vice this week titled: “Let’s blow up Mount Rushmore” – I read it but I won’t even sum it up because it was deranged. The title alone should give you a pretty good idea of the kind of tripe it was. Liberals want us to destroy everything that underpins western civilisation. The arseholes can’t comprehend you cannot rewrite history and shouldn’t want to. There’s been very few significant political figures in history who were totally free of questionable opinions or actions. Does it mean their achievements are now worth nothing? Does it mean we erase everything? The whole of western civilisation was built on blood, pain and injustice among other things: everything that we are now is because of everything that was then – we either accept it, like any sane person would, OR we blow up the whole fucking planet (the latter clearly appeals to liberals)

This:

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Nazis are bad, yes.
BUT
Some anti-Nazis are good
Some anti-Nazis are actually bad
Some anti-Nazis are the same as Nazis except with different values and ideas.

Antifa is an anti-fascist movement. We may call it the hard left. On paper, they look kind of good: supporting oppressed populations, peace, inclusivity etc…
In reality though, they are people who don’t hesitate to use violence as long as it is for the ‘good’ cause. There is something so moronic in the idea that you are seeking peace through violence. It is also incredibly frightening that they alone decide what constitutes racism and fascism. Why do they keep attacking the American flag? How did they decide it represented oppression and injustice? So many questions. It is strange that they should hide behind masks. The Nazis have their flags, Antifa have the masks, and when the two clash, it is virtually impossible to tell them apart in the violence that ensues – very fitting.

But, Antifa is indeed a just representation of the hard left, the increasingly demented liberals who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who doesn’t adhere to or dares to question their values. People have been lamenting the Nazis this last week, but they at least come unmasked with their intentions clear – there is no pretence at fighting for the good of all.

So many people are being driven underground by the hard left and its rigid control of the media, its attempt to control and manipulate people’s opinions. I don’t hesitate to speak out and neither do others but many more are not as ballsy – stupid might be a better word – and are swallowing their words, keeping quiet because they cannot handle being shouted at, abused, judged and condemned. And this – I’m repeating myself but I have to – this is what is dangerous in society: when people are too scared to express themselves and start to brood over it. This is insidious, this is the stuff that revolutions are made of.

Nazis, you can worry about, but you should worry far more about liberals and their aggressive ‘kindness’ and special brand of inclusivity which makes them lump – Nazis and non-Nazis, bigots and non bigots – together, thereby creating huge resentment.
Liberals are the new fascists you should worry about.

I am hung-over. This is not structured, not complete (so much more to say and elaborate on) and it is probably full of typos that my brain can’t possibly identify right now. It is not by any means meant to be a brilliant piece of journalism – it is just some jumbled thoughts that I had to write down to release some of the anger and frustration I have been feeling. And I am going to end on this because it’s just pretty perfect:

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140 thoughts on “The new Fascism you should worry about

  1. Excellent piece. We have our own one of these, “when an intellectually deficient narcissist gets elected”. The last thing about a liberaal is liberality and you hit em all over the park a they so deserve. Our clown is the emotionally controlling passive/aggressive..

    I’m tired of the blame and apology game too. I refuse to put up with that behaviour.

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  2. I grew up in the city of Liverpool, which owes much of its wealth to the transatlantic slave trade. To take just one example, the charitable institution, the Blue Coat School was founded by Bryan Blundell, a captain who participated in the slave trade, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Blundell). While recognising the iniquity of slavery, white people of today are in no way responsible for the cruelties inflicted on black Africans in the past and it is self-indulgent for people to beat themselves up over such things. Certainly slavery should not be forgotten and its important that children have a full understanding of its historical context. However the work of abolitionists, notably William Wilberforce also needs to be celebrated, as does the fact that Britain was one of the first countries to outlaw slavery in 1807 (although it continued within the British Empire until the 1830s). Again the attempts by some Oxford students to have the statue of Cecil Rhodes removed was self-indulgent because, as you rightly say we can not rewrite the past. Kevin

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      1. Exactly. And I would like those who blame all white people for slavery to do their research before they accuse. Slavery goes back far into the past, it is not just associated with Europeans and the US. Go back much further than 200 years and you will find slavery in places where white people had no involvement whatsoever. Ancient Egypt had Asian slaves, as well as their their prisoners of war ‘slaves ‘. And that’s one example. And what about African leaders selling their own people to the whites? Why is that always brushed under the carpet? Slavery isn’t just a white problem even if they hugely benefited from it at some point. If you’re going to try to lay the blame for slavery, do your research and make sure you blame absolutely everyone involved. Don’t just go back a couple of centuries either, go further…but…ooops…you’re probably going to find that the whole planet is to blame…and that just wouldn’t do, would it?

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      2. Mauritania only abolished slavery (officially) in 1980. (Long after independence). Yet there are reportedly still 150,000 slaves in Mauritania. Surely it must be Europe’s fault, right? (Joke, if liberals are listening)

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  3. While I am not well versed with all form of neo fascism, but about the Muslim religion I am well aware of. Their hypocrisy and fascist attitude are worrisome, though the legal systems and the search engines try to keep it under “burkha” . In no other religion at least in 21 st century ,children are brainwashed from the very beginning to hate the people from other religion and taught to destroy them whenever opportunity comes. There are thousands of examples of terrorism, tortures on females and subhuman behaviour. In my country, one state declared, all the madrasas have to be registered under the government because many of them were accused of radicalisation. In this issue, the premier leaders of islam in this country came to a national news channel and said, we do not want our children to get the formal education and govt cannot force us. This is a minor example but alarming, because it shows their audacity to ignore any law and run their radical training on the budding muslim children. Female children are so brainwashed / afraid that they started saying they embrace the ” hijab” because they love it/ it connects them to allah / it is the sign of modesty , not because the religion told them to do so. Recently I asked one girl, do you mean then other christian or hindu or buddhist girls are not modest then? she started quarrelling with me here in wordpress, and two more men started using abusive language. When I traced back to the two men (names only) for their blogs, I saw there is none and both are ghost figures in the internet. We women are really worried about this particular religion.

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    1. It’s very thorny, isn’t it? There are many things to discuss and Islam around the world does not have the best track record when it comes to tolerance and respect. The important thing is that we should be able to talk about it but we aren’t.

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    2. Following the recent terrorist attrocity in Spain, which was committed by Islamic State, a large number of Muslims came out onto the streets of Barcelona to condemn this act of barbarism. Again, on BBC Radio 4’s “The World this Weekend”, which was broadcast at 1 pm today (Sunday 20 August), a Muslim doctor who had treated many of those injured in this horrific incident condemned the act and said that more should be done to tackle extremism within the Muslim community. To take another example, following the London Bridge attrocity, which took place in the UK earlier this year, there was strong condemnation from many within the Muslim community of the attack. There where also examples of Muslims intervening to help those being attacked. It should also be remembered that Islamic State targets Muslims who disagree with them, along with any other groups opposed to their vile ideology. There are, of course extremists within the Muslim community (as is recognised by many moderate Muslims), but we need to be careful of tarring the entire religion with the brush of extremism. A minority of Catholics supported the Irish Republican Army (IRA), but we can not conclude from this fact that most Catholics are terrorists or terrorist sympathisers. Likewise we should not conclude that because a minority of Muslims committe criminal acts in the name of the derranged ideology of IS, that all Muslims are fanatics. I am an agnostic so have no axe to grind here. I do, however think that sweeping statements to the effect that all Muslims (or whatever other group one cares to name) are guilty by association because a minority of sick individuals within that community committ acts of gross inhumanity is wrong. Kevin

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      1. Yes, Kevin is talking about Islam and terrorism, how we shouldn’t assume Islamic people are all extremists – this is the argument that comes back every time there is a new terrorist attack. However you were talking about Islam in much more general terms – I understood you, and since I lived the first 19 years of my life in France, I know exactly what you are talking about

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      2. In Europe , you still do not know how Islam is. You have started to understand after refugee crisis. I am from India, a true secular country with a long 800 years history of Muslim living side by side to us. We know how it grows, and you will know more gradually when the invasion is completed in the name of refugee crisis. I lived in France too, and I am afraid situation is not hopeful there.

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      3. In that case, I bow down to your superior knowledge. I do not have that kind of firsthand experience you have had. That line made me shudder: “when the invasion is completed in the name of refugee crisis”

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      4. I don’t deny that there are issues of integration. No group should be allowed to impose its conception of “the good” on others. Just as women have a perfect right to walk around in short skirts or other forms of revealing dress (and no one has a right to threaten them for so doing), so those who choose to wear the head scarf (and I mean freely choose, not compelled), have a perfect right to do so. I work with a Muslim colleague who chooses to wear a head scarf. She has non-muslim friends and has done work bringing different faiths together (Jews, Christians and Muslimes etc), so I do have experience of Islam. I am also aware of (and wholly condemn) attempts by groups (not just Muslims) to prevent me entering premises with my guide dog (here in the UK the Equalities Act means that owners of assistance animals, such as guide dogs are allowed into restaurants and it is against the law to prevent their admitance). I have experienced problems/refusals mainly (but not exclusively) from Asian run businesses, many of which have been owned/operated by Muslims. In most instances by standing my ground I have, eventually gained entry but there have been cases of blind people having to take cases of discrimination to court and winning, meaning that the business owner has to pay compensation. In the case of guide dogs, the Muslim Council of Britain has explicitly stated that business owners must accept assistance dogs and I know from interactions with Muslims that the message is getting through. So I am not looking at the matter through rose tinted spectacles. I recognise there are issues, however ithese can (be dealt with in a civilised manner. Living in cosmopolitan London I find, on the whole that communities get along well together, which is how it should be. Kevin

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  4. “Nazis, you can worry about, but you should worry far more about liberals and their aggressive ‘kindness’ and special brand of inclusivity Which makes them lump – Nazis and non-Nazis, bigots and non bigots – together, thereby creating huge resentment.
    Liberals are the new fascists you should worry about”.

    This statement is abhorrent, BREITBART will welcome you with open arms.

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      1. I could not agree more with you, Nathalie. The hard left are the new fascists. Shouting and shutting down free speech, and destroying all that they disagree with. This post was excellent and anyone who is intellectually honest will agree with your thoughts enumerated here.

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      2. I feel like truth cannot be spoken anymore. Like Winston in 1984 says – “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.” And just like Winston, we are being being bullied into saying that we don’t know what two plus two is.

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  5. Reading your post this quote came to mind “The government you elect is the government you deserve” Thomas Jefferson, (btw I did have to google for the name) and whether that be Trump or Cameron calling for a Referendum vote when he never needed to, at the end of the day we vote the politicians in, so it’s our fault when things go wrong!

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  6. I applaud your post and your willingness to note the hypocrisy and ignorance of many in social media. We have to be more than good intentioned. Understanding and confronting the issues that divide us, and respecting each other, are crucial to living in a stable, peaceful democracy. I found your post to be both informative and instructive. Well done.

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    1. Thank you. I am glad you found it of interest. I agree that tolerance and a willingness to communicate is all important – without it, there can be no understanding, but all sides have to be equally willing to talk and be respectful, that was my point. Thank you for reading and for your comment.

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  7. Anais I must respectfully disagree with most of the points raised. First of all the title, you have fallen into the trap that you accuse the left off. Fascism refers to a specific political ideology, that of nationalism, strong state interference in the economy and racial and national superiority. I am sorry to be pedantic but words have meaning. Whether the hard left is proves an existential threat (which I don’t believe it does) it can never be called fascist. While I also have my concerns concerning the left’s accommodation of radical, theocratic Islam, this doesn’t mean that I want to see the rise of (real) neo-fascism. I will also agree that the extremes of gender politics contains absurdities, however the mild irritation experienced cannot be compared to the awful and real oppression experienced under fascist regimes, none of which were known for their freedom of speech, with often fatal consequences. As to the matter of BLM, they are simply referring to Franz Fanon text The Wretched of the Earth that outlines the psychological effects of colonialism on both the colonised and the colonisers, how the colonised believe that there own lives are less important that the colonisers. While we are not to blame ourselves, we have to learn from history and avoid resurrecting cruel and inhumane ideologies.

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    1. Right. We have to disagree. I believe the hard left is an existential threat – there is no doubt in my mind regarding that. I will go as far as to say they are pulling us all down and initiating some long, drawn out collective suicide. I definitely know I didn’t say at any point that I wanted to see the rise of what you called “real neo-fascism” – of course I do not, that’s not what I was getting at. And I have to disagree again on “the mild irritations experienced”, there is nothing mild about being trolled the way I have been on this blog and on Twitter. I once had someone tell me they hoped I “had children so they could hopefully die a slow painful death while I was watching” – I had written a post about Caitlyn Jenner they disagreed with. This one person hounded me for weeks – I am not that sensitive but by the end of it I must admit to being in tears and thoroughly upset. I didn’t refer to BLM at all in this post, I understand that we must learn from history so as to avoid making the same mistakes but this is not what is happening here: we are being told – constantly – that we should feel bad, ashamed, that we have no right to speak, to think, to breathe, to live. If this hasn’t been your experience, it hasn’t – it’s been mine though

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      1. First of a all I would never condone trolling and bullying. That is horrible and indefensible. And you are right that you didn’t mention BLM, I just presumed as they are often characterised as part of the hard left. My central point was that the hard left can never be fascists, they are internationalists, cosmopolitans etc, all things that are the polar opposite of fascism as an ideology. Are white conservatives really in a position that they can’t speak, think, breathe, live…not in a metaphorical sense but in the actual, literal sense that the Jews experienced under National Socialism?

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      2. Not yet, no. But if we don’t do anything, we’ll get there. I’m sure you think that’s dramatic of me but I actually do believe this is what they intend (but we won’t let it happen, not if I have anything to do with it)
        Also, just for the record, I’m not minimising the Jewish experience under National Socialism. For personal reasons, this is something I know a lot about and it is very close to my heart.

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      3. May I ask who ‘they’ are that intend to silence dissent and impose this totalitarian vision upon society. Sorry but I am much more concerned with extreme theocratic Islamic terrorists and the rise of Nationalism across western civilisation (with the visible, tangible threats) than a vague nebulous left wing thought police conspiracy, though I will concede that all three seem to be a symptom of the same malaise.

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      4. The same malaise, exactly. The rise of nationalism is due to the worry over Islamist terrorists and the hard left doing its utmost to kill free speech. It’s not a conspiracy, it’s real. You read about the Google memo? Names are being taken, people are being blacklisted. Twitter and other social media are being monitored for any kind of “hate speech” as they call it except of course hate speech covers opinions that are not in agreement with the leftist agenda. And so on. People are being demonised when they speak against it, publicly humiliated. This is HOW it starts. The Jews were not rounded up from one day to the next, it started slowly for them too and the reason why so many did not leave the country they’d lived in all their lives was because they did NOT believe it would get worse. I actually really dislike the comparison I am making here. Maybe it is better if I say again that we are seeing the rise of a NEW brand of fascism.

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      5. It isn’t fascism, you can call it totalitarian if you like, but it isn’t fascism. This is what the politically correct do and it is wrong. Fascism refers to a specific ideology as I stated before. Also the rise of nationalism has a lot more to do with the economic crisis of 2008 and the rampant excesses of neo-liberalism than either Islamic terrorism or political correctness. And while free speech is important that has to be limits. Should ISIS be able to use the internet by advocating violence without censure?. Can you condone cannibalism and expect to keep your job? As to the google memo, he was using a work email and he knew the company policy. Social media has been a hotbed of the most sickening twisted right wing propaganda for a long time now, jokes about gas ovens, triple echos, advocating violence against blacks, ordinary people, minority’s, that is the real fascism. Also as the left isn’t in control of the US, The U.K., France or Germany, the centre right or the right wing is.

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      6. Company policy is one thing. Being blacklisted as were those who agreed with him is another thing. I saw tech people on Twitter actually telling people they were taking their names down to “add to the list” – so “we know whom never to work with”. Is THAT normal? Because to me, that is fascism.
        I disagree with the fact social media is a hotbed for right wing propaganda. It might have been so once but it hasn’t been for quite a while now. Facebook and Twitter are filtering so liberal news come up rather than anything related to right wing. It’s not the liberals getting banned from Twitter, it’s the right wingers. And sometimes people like me, as I stated in my post. There is no way on earth that my account should have been limited, and yet it was. And it’s happening a lot. Didn’t you tell me once you didn’t spend a lot of time on social media? Well, I do and I am telling you that it’s massively biased towards the liberals these day. And I disagree again with you on the “real fascism” – right wingers advocating violence against blacks and minorities? Check. Also, liberals advocating violence against right wingers and ordinary people? Check also. You keep talking about race and that’s what I’m saying here. Fascists and the idea of white supremacy, and the hard left and the idea that whites are guilty and therefore must come last in everything now – they advocate discriminating against whites as…penance or something. BOTH the hard left and the far right wingers are obsessed with the idea of race, they only differ on which one should dominate.
        Lastly, you mention who is in control politically. That doesn’t matter, the real power is in the media and that is controlled by liberals.

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      7. It is kinda hard not to talk about race when you talk about fascism, it’s their thing you know. You keep on ducking my central point that the hard left, who really aren’t that hard as they are more concerned with social issues than economics like the traditional marxists and anarchists, cannot by definition be called fascists. Does it really not matter who is in control politically? If the liberal media is really in control then why doesn’t it have more pliable leaders on office? What about RT and Breitbart, is that the kind of media you want? They certainly don’t tow the liberal line. Are you suggesting that we need more state control of the media, like the former Soviet bloc? Sorry Anais but there can be no moral equivalence between blood and soil Neo Nazis and the counter protesters. As a white person I do not feel responsible for the horrors of colonialism, imperialism and slavery but I can admit that they were horrors and morally reprehensible. At school we glossed over all the negatives, it was how wonderful and enlightened the Empire was, the white mans burden and all that. But I discovered for myself that it was a lie.

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      8. Have you heard of Jeremy Corbyn? He’s definitely concerned with economics although he understands fuck all about it. The liberal media doesn’t have the leaders it wants at the moment because people have woken up to the bias and they are sick and tired of being patronised. That’s the second time I’ve heard Breitbart today and I didn’t say that was the media I wanted, I said I wanted the media to be (a lot) less biased. I am not suggesting anything about state control or the former soviet block!! There should be more balance, is that so hard to understand?!
        Sorry, cake, but I think you’re wrong – AntiFa is the EQUIVALENT of neo nazis. If you can’t see that, then you can’t. I can admit about the horrors of colonialism, slavery, etc…too but I refuse to keep hearing about it – let’s all move the fuck on, and I certainly refuse to feel guilty for it. Don’t even get me started on the fact that quite a few former colonies were ravaged by civil war and the people butchering each other long after the ‘invaders’ had gone. It’s quite clear we are not going to agree. You refuse to see the hard left as nocive, you don’t see that race is as important to the nazis as it is to the liberals and you just cannot comprehend the fact there is a parallel here.

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      9. Equivalence?The title of your article is ‘the new fascism you should really be worried about’ not the new totalitarian left who are equivalent to the fascists. The mention of Breitbart is appropriate because you article is similar to a Breitbart article in it’s substance and it’s use of whataboutism. And you are right I cannot see the equivalence, did the antifa mow down pedestrians?Which group has been responsible for far more domestic terrorists attacks, the far right or the far left? The liberal medias control isn’t very extensive that people can vote out their candidates is it? If history is something that we should just all move on from what is wrong in taking down statues from the past? Your article addresses an emotive subject so the least it deserves is that it be write about with the proper intellectual rigour.

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      10. I am a qualified journalist, it was deemed by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, here in the U.K. , that I was indeed able to write with proper intellectual rigour.
        I was not talking about domestic terrorist attacks, I was talking about the silencing of people, about free speech being stifled, about the hounding of people with opinions that differ.
        I used to be a Socialist, a long time ago when I was young and naive. I was pretty vocal with my opinions then as well, you could even say I was a bit of a militant. I had frequent clashes with right wingers, and do you know what? I got told I was stupid, deluded, whatever, but it never went further than that. However, in the last few years I have been insulted by liberals in the most disgusting manner. Some of the things I’ve been told are just horrific. Sometimes it threatened to get physical. I’ve also been hounded. 2 stalker-types so far and one of them was at it for weeks creating multiple Twitter accounts so as soon as I blocked her, she would come back under a different name. Same on WP, creating multiple IDs to keep harassing me. It got so bad I was considering involving the police, one of my friends who’s a tech wiz found out who she was, her address and so on. She was American as it happens. Which reassured me somewhat because she had made actual threats, towards me and my family. So it got sorted after a hell of a lot of aggro. It was a very distressing experience. You don’t have to kill people to hurt them and cause lasting damage and the people who are doing this kind of thing are LIBERALS in my experience. Right wingers don’t bother harassing like that, but liberals feel like they have the moral high ground so they don’t hesitate to bully.
        We should learn about history and move on – no need to take down statues, but if you really feel it should be done, fine, go through the proper channels! Don’t topple it down and then kick it and punch it and spit on it – like a bunch of wild animals.
        I reiterate: AntiFa are the same as the neo nazis. Really, Cake, if you want to think the title of this piece was : The new totalitarian left who are equivalent to the fascists…then knock yourself out. I have addressed your points and yet every time you come back as if I hadn’t. Is there really anything to add? I don’t think so.

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      11. As you persist in engaging in the kind of Orwellian verbal gymnastics that the left are so rightfully chastised for, and you believe that fascists are anyone whose opinion you disagree with, whereas I believe that fascists are, well, people who subscribe to the fascist ideology there really is nothing to add. In my world up is up, black is black and left is left, words mean what they mean, not the spin I give them.

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      12. Fascists are anyone whose opinion I disagree with?????? Wow, fucking wow! Did you READ anything I said?? Yes? Then you read, but understand nothing. And I have to wonder what the hell you are doing writing AT ALL when “up is up, black is black and left is left and words mean what they mean, not the spin you give them.”
        It is an idiotic statement for anyone to make, but for a writer? Wow.

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      13. I think you made your position quite clear, despite the protestations. In a journalistic piece surely you should aim for clarity above all else and words should convey their universal accepted meaning, not whatever meaning you personally assign them. Have you ever read Alice through the Looking Glass?

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      14. This is my blog, it’s not a newspaper! I wrote at the end of the post that it was not meant to be a piece of journalism but a bunch of jumbled thoughts as I was hungover. As I said and I’m going to repeat it, I am a qualified journalist and I know about writing as such. And despite what YOU say, I believe what I wrote was very clear, and for the main part, so were my comments. You alone are responsible for your failure to understand a VERY clear line of thought and words that were indeed used to convey their universal accepted meaning. The hard left are the new fascists – that’s my opinion and I explained in details WHY. You however, disagree. Great. Except you have continuously ignored my points. I’m not carrying on with a discussion that is a total waste of my time.

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      15. It’s become increasingly more difficult to differentiate the hard left from the marxists and anarchists. As far as media control, what we really need are real news reports, and keep the op-ed on the talk shows.

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      16. Hmmm, I come from England (though I don’t live there anymore) and the national papers can be divided like this: Daily Express- rabidly right-wing (it backed Hitler back in the day and hasn’t really changed much)Daily Mail-right wing, very anti-immigrant:The Sun-popular right wing tabloid owed by Murdoch:The Times-high brow right wing owed by Murdoch:Financial Times-centre right, pro business conservative:The Guardian-very liberal: The Independent-very liberal:The Daily Mirror-left leaning tabloid. As you can see it is slightly more skewed to the right. As for TV stations, pretty centrist really, there is Sky which is connected to Murdoch(I think), I know that the BBC is a bit left leaning. I would disagree with you regarding the Marxists and the anarchists and the hard left. No card carrying Communist would want to be confused with the anarchists and vice versa (read George Orwell’s account of his time in Spain during the Spanish Civil War Homage to Catalonia to see why, also refer to the anarchist movement in the Ukraine that was brutally crushed by the Soviets during the Russian Revolution, the after effects of which are still been played out today in the Ukraine), and both of them certainly wouldn’t want to thought as merely social liberals.

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      17. And you are talking about newspapers. What about online news? You must know most people these days read their news online and choose from a wider range than the online sites of the newspapers you’ve mentioned.
        Also, I have to say this. It seems to me you are not at all involved when it comes to politics, you are talking about it from an intellectual and not a practical point of view.
        I’m sorry but: whatever you think of Trump, his supporters in the US have been abused and attacked ever since before he became president. There has been such violence directed towards them it’s unbelievable. And why? Because the liberals have decided that anybody who voted for Trump is a vile supremacist. It is SO fucking wrong.

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      18. Sorry but the reaction to Trump after his appalling comments on Charlottesville was pretty much universal. Republicans, Democrats, the Joint Chief of Staff, the business community et al. He crossed a line. What is this violence directed toward him and his supporters: I mean actual physical violence like plowing cats into a group of pedestrians. Anyway Anais I thought you thought this was a complete waste of time.

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    2. “Horowitz argues that “left-wing fascism” in the United States, as in Europe, is capable of combining very different ideological strains into a political formula that has the potential for mass appeal. He argues that it operates through mystified language, attributes faults “everywhere and always in an imperial conspiracy of wealth, power or status”, and uses anti-Semitism as a pseudo-populist tool.”
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left-wing_fascism

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      1. I love it when the right wing borrows from the left wing. This was a term used by Lenin, Habermas et al, to discard their left wing opponents, because the left has always been prone to factional in-fighting. Fascism should only be used in reference to right wing nationalist parties that has dictatorial leaders, believes in state intervention (this is there only point of agreement with the far left) with an underpinning belief in racial/national superiority. Left wing fascisms was a slur term used by the hard left against their opponents in the hard left.

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      2. I see that the left has engaged in identity politics for quite some time then. 😉 I think that the larger point here is that some political strategies that originated in right wing fascism have been adopted by the left. Intimidation tactics of the Sturmabteilung seems to have resurfaced in the bullying that the left has exhibited in recent years. Berkeley comes to mind. It’s also common in the behavior of organized labor.

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      3. This is also why Marxists and anarchists (not the same thing but on this they agree) can never be fascists is their rejection of identity politics: Their tune isn’t called the Internationale for nothing. Both believe in internationalism, which led the original fascists in Europe to call them rootless cosmopolitans elites. As to the adoption of fascism tactics by the hard left, fascism is about far more than bullying. Lots of political movements of all stripes has engaged in bullying. The hard left has never really recovered from the collapse of the Berlin Wall, hence the drift towards social issues, but nowhere as organised and systematic as before. When the economic crisis of 2008 came I said that would be a drift to either the hard left or the hard right as conventional political parties responded with just more of the same. Clearly and unequivocally the drift has been to the hard right.

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      4. I do see a drift towards nationalism, and I thought that the Trump/Clinton election was a referendum on nationalism vs globalism. However, the backlash by the left has been vocal and at times, very violent. The media here in the US is unapologetic in its support of globalism, and of its support of the left.

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      5. Exactly. The media in the US helped elect Trump by constantly referring to him as a clown and to his supporters as vile racists. The public doesn’t take kindly to this.
        Hillary WAS corrupt, she IS a liar, there was an outright rejection of what she is and what she represented – it’s really not that hard to understand

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      6. This is where it gets complicated because the hard left, although internationalist is anti globalisation. If Sanders had run against Trump you would have had two candidates running on an anti Neo-liberal economic policies on paper at least anyway. Don’t forget it serves Trump agenda that the media go after him, it’s a convenient enemy and he would love to do a Putin. I do concede that the media is biased against Trump and I do my best to read Breitbart, listen to Fox etc but it is hard work. Not even the pretence of objectivity. Right wing commentators these days are so shrill. At least Junger and Mishima were calm, steely and impervious. As for Nietzsche, well is he right wing or anarchist?

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      7. I’m not saying Trump is politically astute. While I did vote for him, it was really ‘anything but Hillary’ for me. I do not believe in globalization, and she was the poster child for globalization. I find gobalization merely a pathway for corporations to exploit the planet even more than they do.

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      8. Well he certainly isn’t politically astute and really his comments after Charlottesville were appalling and put him beyond the pale. The refusal to distance himself from the white supremacists and the Neo-Nazis were just wrong.

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      9. While I agree with his handling of the situation, I do understand why he did it. I think that there is a large part of our population that sees the great double standard for the right in the US. A US speaker of the house has an affair and is shamed into resignation. The POTUS has an affair and he’s given a pass by the press. His reaction to that situation is the culmination of those feelings. Trump merely enunciated what many on the right have felt for a long time. “If his chest had been a cannon, he would have shot his heart upon it.”

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      10. But this is the thing… why are the right so aggrieved, you won. You are in power. Stop acting like any angry protest movement. Stop with the white supremacy shit and the flirting with discredited ideology.

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      11. I am NOT the right!!!! How many times do I have to say it??!! And AGAIN, that was my point in the post: if you so much as disagree with the left, you are automatically classed as right wing. This is hopeless.

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      12. You have definitely uncritically accepted the bete noires of the right. Agreed this is hopeless, I have pointed out many times what I have considered the flaws in your argument. You must agree to disagree

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      13. We can’t agree to disagree when you didn’t understand what I wrote at all. You have been ‘debating’ on the assumption that I said: the neo-nazis were not actually dangerous, that the liberals were worse, that I was actually right wing…when NONE of these things are true!!
        I have ALSO pointed out many times that your “pointing out” the flaws in my argument PROVED that you didn’t understand my post at all. And you really didn’t. Hence there is no agreeing to disagree – there is only: let’s just stop talking about this immediately.

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      14. I reject your accusation of white supremacy as a platform of Trump. I do agree that there are neo-nazi’s on the fringe of the right, just as there are marxists and anarchists on the left.

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      15. I certainly do not think that every Trump supporter is a white supremacist, however after his refusal to distance himself it really does appear that the fringe element is the ascendancy, and that is very disturbing. Makes you long for Nixon almost.

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      16. lol! I know, it’s getting dangerous, Nathalie. But remember what Winston had said ‘Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.’

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      17. Cake just said that my “post went further than Trump did” at that press conference – he understood fuck all. This was my point all along, I express my opinions and I am labelled right wing even though I am not. It’s actually outrageous – and it is so fucking STUPID

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      18. I know that you are not right wing at all. I read your posts on Trump prior to the election, Nathalie. We disagreed on some points and agreed on others. The thing is, it’s so hard to have an opinion today without being called something. During the Obama years, criticizing him was tantamount to being a racist. Voting against Hillary was being a misogynist (not helped by Trumps past). The Clinton’s had to go. They were the most corrupt administration and had the most enduring and corrupt legacy. If that meant having to endure Trump for 4 years, I say it was worth it.

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      19. Yes, you read my posts on Trump and you also read my posts on political correctness in the past: how disagreeing with Obama was being racist and so on. Again, the liberals trying to shut you down by calling you names. Call someone a nazi/racist and you’ve automatically won the argument.
        I don’t support Trump as you know, but he was elected, he won and that is a fact. Constantly insulting and physically attacking his supporters or people who voted for him is appalling, it isn’t right. I will always defend the right of others to have and express opinions that are different to mine, unfortunately the liberals don’t feel the same way I do.

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      20. “Right wing commentators these days are so shrill” – so are liberals, and I would argue even more so.
        There is also the fact – which drives me nuts -that to disagree with a liberal these days is to automatically be branded right wing. As this post proved. The fact I’m not right wing at all doesn’t matter one iota to them – they decide, they brand you.

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      21. Sorry but after Trump’s truly appalling press conference, where let’s be honest he absolutely refused to distance himself from the Neo-Nazis and the white supremacists it forces an opinion out of everyone. You are for or against his stance. Your post went further than Trump did I am afraid. Maybe you think that by me commenting on your post, which was written to elicit a response either pro or contra, and pointing out what I thought were fundamental flaws, weakness of reasoning, false evaluations and points that I disagree with, that I am being shrill. However, on this point, as with so many others, we must beg to differ.

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      22. Again, I reiterate, yet again—- the title of your post was the new fascism you should be worried about— which meant don’t be worrying about the white supremacists and the Neo Nazis as they kill people, but worry about the people who aren’t actually fascists (do you want me to go into that again?) who pull down statues. What was your opinion when all the Lenin monuments came toppling down after the wall came down? Are those people also animals?

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      23. It did NOT mean don’t worry about the white supremacists and the neo nazis. If you think that’s what it meant, then you’re proving my point: you possess knowledge, I’ll give you that – but your ability to analyse is APPALLING

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      24. It actually MEANT: do worry about the neo nazis, of course do, BUT we are already ALL aware of them – however a lot of people are not aware of the danger posed by liberals! If you don’t even understand the post to start with, HOW can you comment on it?!

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      25. You have frequently insinuated that the liberals are worse than the Neo-Nazis. Are you back-tracking? This is a classic case of what-aboutism—you say it is terrible about Neo-Nazis killing people but WHAT ABOUT those terrible counter protesters toppling a statue— like wild animals. Sorry but by any moral compass killing someone in cold blood is worse than criminal property damage

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      26. I have NEVER insinuated than the liberals are worse than the neo-nazis. As I said EARLIER, i talked about them because people are not so aware of what they do, while pretty much everyone KNOWS about nazis. I am not backtracking at all. WHEN did I say that property damage was WORSE than killing people?????!!!!!
        Will you please STOP putting words in my mouth?? It is NOT my fault – as I said yesterday – if you read my post and didn’t understand it.

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  8. I’m sorry but the Neo Nazis want to express their “resentment” by hurting other human beings. Implying their hatred is justified because the “liberals” did not listen to their concerns is exactly what Trump wants his base to be saying. It’s what he campaigned on.

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    1. When did I, at any point, imply that the neo nazi’s hatred was justified?? You tell me, because I didn’t say that at all. I know how Trump campaigned and I also know that the media controlled by liberals helped him win (they kept treating him as a clown even when he officially became Hillary’s opponent and they stated that anybody who was willing to vote for him was an ignorant racist – voters don’t take kindly to that). I know that Hillary who was a corrupt hypocritical candidate also helped him win. And finally, the liberals’ refusal to listen to the average voter’s concerns about immigration and dismissing anyone who brought it up as “racist” also helped him win. There are a lot of reasons why Trump is in power and the neo nazis don’t feature very high on the list.
      I think you should read my post again because I never implied or said that I sympathise with neo nazis or that their hatred is justified. I find those people repellent, just as find the hard liberal left repellent.

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      1. It means exactly what it said: ‘they’, as in the average Trump voter who is NOT a white supremacist, rejected the liberals growing ascendency over our society.
        It’s really not that difficult to understand with the preceding lines establishing context – I had moved on from white supremacists.
        I’m so glad I wrote this post, some of the replies perfectly illustrated the point I was making.
        I am not right wing, I am not a white supremacist and I certainly don’t have any sympathy for nazis – as was made very clear in this post for anyone who read it properly. And yet, that’s exactly how some chose to interpret it.
        If people cared to investigate before coming to swift conclusions, they would see that I wrote numerous posts denouncing Trump in the last year. But let’s not let facts get in the way of a quick judgement, shall we?

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  9. This is an excellent piece. Well reasoned. Full of truths. In places it is a brilliant capture of how ludicrous society has become. I applaud heartily almost all you have written.

    However you make the mistake of taking one large label saying ‘Liberal’ and attaching it to a group of people and then demonising them, blaming them for all the ills of society.

    I am a lifelong socialist and certainly consider myself a liberal. I do not recognise myself as one of this new fascist army.

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    1. You’re right. I realised after this was posted I should have explained that I was talking about the hard left, and more generally liberals. I understand what you are saying, my father is a lifelong socialist (bordering on communist) and I sent him the French version of this: he agrees with it all though he and I usually disagree (quite strongly) when it comes to politics (bear with me, I’m making a point here)
      When I say liberals, I am talking about lefties (centre-left) – people who don’t identify with the hard left – and I would divide the liberals into 2 groups: the older generation, and they are for the most part tolerant, don’t try to force their beliefs on anyone, and are able to have measured discussions about politics.
      Then we have the younger generation: milleniums certainly, but not only, and they, though not belonging to the hard left tend to be quite righteous, intolerant, they embrace the new gender politics, feel very strongly that women and minorities are terribly put upon and so on. They also make a point of silencing anyone who disagrees with their views or ‘lacks heart’, etc…They, in my view, as well as the hard left, are bringing about this new fascism. For millennials this is not surprising because of the way they have been educated, they’ve been used to their feelings taking centre stage, safe places in uni, etc…
      Of course there are exceptions to prove the rule in both the older and younger generation. My father, as well as you (since you’re over 30) belong to the older generation so you wouldn’t recognise yourself as one of the new fascists. I hope this makes things clearer.

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      1. Well put, and of course safe places – whatever the hell they are implies segregation. Since when did everyone start caring about EVERYTHING. How about just getting on with your life – which I suspect that vast silent majority are – the problem is that most people have better things to be doing and hence the alt-left are ‘winning’ the media war.

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      2. The only positive thing out of all this is the fact the alt-left are starting to fight among themselves. It seems there is a competition among them for who will be the most woke and they often appear to exchange bitter words. Ex: yesterday I saw one of them get mad at another because he thought safe places should ONLY be for VISIBLY black people. Black people who were light-skinned and could “pass as white in low light” should keep out and reserve those safe places for people who really needed them and who might be offended by someone lighter than them because they couldn’t possibly truly understand the REAL black experience.
        It is ALL true. Unbelievable, but true.
        There was a very harsh exchange of words between those 2 lunatics.

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  10. The fascists of the future will be called anti-fascists.” (Winston Churchill) – the only annoying thing about this quote is that apparently Churchill didn’t say it, it was probably Huey Long, but regardless, it appears to be coming true – as Orwell also once fictionalised.

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  11. Nazis are bad because they’re bad at being Nazis. Proof: They failed to wipe out the Jews et al. Given that this was their function/purpose, and given that they failed in attaining that goal, they are bad.

    To be honest, there’s a part of me that wishes that they succeeded. In which case, I probably wouldn’t exist now, since I’m one of the et al. But it’d be fine if I didn’t exist now, since this world is turning out to be really stupid place. The whole world is being ruled by a bourgeois system that caters to the oi-polloi! The world now truly is the rule of the “Iron Race” as Hesiod called it, and I’ll be glad when Zeus comes to destroy it.

    And so, I want to chastise the Nazis: Stupid bad Nazis. Dumb failures.

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  12. My dear Nathalie. Your ranting may not have been totally structured by your (own) views, but I found it very complete.
    I talk to people in France whenever I go. They are tired of having their genuine concerns ignored.
    No, Europe cannot accommodate all the world’s misery. A few days ago another “savage” migrant camp was dismantled, Porte de la Chapelle. Migrants were relocated into proper facilities. 2,500 of them. for the 35th time this year. an approximate 85,000 migrants in one Paris spot in 8 months? The countries they come from (Eryhtrea, Afghanistan, and Sudan) are not even remotely connected to French history and culture. What are we going to do with them?
    “All white people”? That is the greatest sophism used by liberals: A fake example: “Nazis were german. Germans are white. Therefore all whites are nazis”. It would be ridiculous, were it not frightening. The children of African immigrants in France are basically taugth in History class how France was a Slavery nation and that Colonialism was a crime against humanity. Voltaire and Rousseau are “optional”. I wonder what impact those “history” lessons may have on the kids’ minds.
    I have read Eric Zemmour’s “The French suicide”. All the liberals detest Zemmour ( I don’t really know him) but after reading his book (very similar to another one written by somebody else in the 80’s, one has to admit he is stating facts.
    After the sexual assaults against women in Cologne a coupla years ago, Algerian writer and journalist Kamel Daoud wrote about “sexual repression” in the “Arab/moslem” world. He was insulted by many French Intellectuals. Who of course live in France, and not in Algeria, so surely they know better than Daoud?
    Genital mutilation? Happens in France too. Forced marriages too.
    As Agnés Verdier-Molinié (a brilliant analyst) writes: “On va dans le mur”. We are heading straight into the wall.
    Thank you for your thoughts.
    B.

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    1. Thank you, again for your reply. I agree with the situation in France, I think it is worse there than it is in the U.K.
      People don’t want to understand: Le Pen is not somebody I would ever vote for. In fact at the last election, I voted for somebody I didn’t believe in simply to block her access to power, and it is a fact many voted for “the boy” for the same reason as me. However people make the mistake of thinking that Le Pen voters are all racist, just as they make the mistake of thinking all Trump voters are white supremacists. Just because I wouldn’t vote for any of those 2 doesn’t mean I don’t understand why some feel compelled to do so: they do it out of despair, not because they are racist. You are right in thinking there is a lot of tension in France, and I agree that some refugees come from countries that are barely connected with France as a whole. It just can’t carry on. Colonialism is not something we should look back on with pride, but it is part of our history, it is not something that should be excessively vilified. Neither should we keep apologising for it. How is destroying Europe (because that’s the path we are taking) going to make up for the mistakes of the past? I strongly oppose this trend of teaching history that way – it’s encouraging the children of immigrants to turn against the country they were born in – as you say, what good can possibly come of that? It’s also creating a complex for French children and indeed teaching them that being French comes with negative connotations. Again, what good can come of it? I haven’t read Zemmour but I have read “The Strange Death Of Europe” by Douglas Murray and it is a very depressing read. Someone said the other day that it is the most important book of the last 10 years and I tend to agree. Murray is eloquent and well informed and he explains why Europe will cease to exist if we don’t act now. And yet he has been vilified by the Liberals and the media: racist, islamophobe, hate speech – they are using every trick in their limited arsenal to dismiss him… when he makes perfect sense. But, this is where we are: whites must atone – they must be discriminated against to “pull up minorities”. It actually doesn’t make any sense and I honestly believe the people are going to revolt. And sooner rather than later, if you ask me.

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      1. Again, I agree wholeheartedly on all points. Le Pen’s success is based on the fact that she gives the wrong answers to the right questions. Politicians are destroying or allowing to destroy the European way of life (where the role of women is strong, after many battles). A true example: I know the mayor of a little town in the suburbs of Paris. She is an “immigrant”, Italian parents or grandparents. Now she is faced with constant blackmail from the Moslem leaders. When they asked for “segregation” of genders (different schedules for men and women) at the city swimming pool, she said no. The pool was set on fire the next day… But that and many other cases never makes it to the headlines, let alone national news… But people know, and are getting tired. Extremely so. Talk to anyone on the street in France.

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  13. I have read most of the comments. Some I side with some appalling. No names. I would like to contribute one more thought about the “liberal left”. Particularly in France. The obsession with what one might call “the white man’s guilt” (see Susan Sontag) is magnified by a total ignorance of the rest of the world. I was born in India, raised in Africa and now live in South America. The enormous amount of abuse that Africa, for instance has suffered since Independence, has come exclusively from African leaders. And that is pushing African young men women and children in makeshift boats, “geared” by Lybian or Turkish human traffickers. But hell, it always is Europe’s fault, right?
    And the ignorance about the world? Castro, a miserable dictator who has held Cuba under his thumb for years is revered. Mélenchon, a far-left French politician totally admires Chavez and the Bolivarian revolution. The leader of the French Comunist Party has recently “saluted” the election of a Constituant assembly in Venezuela, which is but a trick form Maduro to stay in power. So, does that mean that those two french politicians want a Venezuelan type of government for France? As a reminder, people in Venezuela are starving and dying on the streets fighting the regime. A left-disguised Fascist regime.
    In a nut-shell, after Derida and other “de-constructionists”, the liberal left is clearly bent on the destruction of Europe and our way of life.
    Thank you again Nathalie for being so outspoken.
    🙂

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    1. Thank you for everything you have written here. I want you to know I have read it and will reply to you later on. Your thoughtful comments deserve an equally thoughtful reply so I don’t want to rush it now – I just wanted you to know I’d read what you said and appreciated it

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      1. Thank you. Merci mon amie. No rush, take your time. I must say I was very pleased to read you. I, personally am getting increasingly pissed at the stupidity of many people in Europe. It’s almost borderline treason. 😦
        And until one reads your words, one does feel a bit alone. Not’ny more! Thank you.
        Bon week-end. Bz

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    2. Totally agree! I hinted at this in one of my replies to the person who kept commenting without addressing any of my points. I said: don’t even get me started on the fact that some of those countries went through civil wars and the people butchering each other long after the ‘invaders’ were gone.
      Same with Castro, same with admiring and praising Venezuela which Jeremy Corbyn and the hard left over here have done for years, going as far as to call it a “socialist success story”…Venezuela? Yes, it probably is a socialist success story if by that you mean suffering, starving and dying in misery. I asked the same question: does it mean Corbyn wants a similar government in England?? Because it would seem he does and that thought is HORRIFYING. As you said: “a left-disguised fascist regime” – what IS wrong with people?!

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      1. What does Corbyn want? The same as Mélenchon or Laurent? A Chavez regime for England or France? It is truly horrifying. I’ve always thought I would invite those guys, to spend one month in a popular neigbourhood in Venezuela. And then we talk. But, mayhap the most critical thing is what you say at the beginning: “kept commenting w/o addressing any of (your) points”. There is no possible discussion. Those guys talk about anything else. There is no path for reason. And that frightens me.
        Merci Nathalie

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    1. Thank you so much, Alan! I got so much grief for writing this, lost followers (some of whom had been long-time blog acquaintances – real shame) but I just had to write it because so much of what is happening in our current society is making me angry.

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