From "How RightBloggers Made Fascist the New Socialist," by Roy Edroso:
So some of the more scholarly rightbloggers conduct seminars to explain Obamafascism. "When the government controls the economy without actually taking ownership of the means of production, it is still very much socialism: it is fascist socialism," explained The Real Revo. "GM is Krupp is AIG is Messerschmidt." Also: "Liberals have long believed that authoritarian government is fine as long as 'representatives of the people' -- meaning 'liberals'--are in charge. We are witnessing nothing less than the the germination latest mutation of fascism adapted for a new age."
Pro-Existence referred to "Abortofascism" and explicated, "the liberal secular statist operates as a relativist who looks to the Federal Empire as the supreme (but pretended) absolute, an idol of raw 'choice' collectivizing a raw will to power set loose and affirmed by worshippers of this idol in media, on campus, in Hollywood, government, and activist groups." Oh, well, when you put it that way...
"Fascist" is a good, strong scare-word. It has the advantage of novelty. And it's not as if it has to mean anything.
When that flames out, they can take "Nazi" out of the test lab and start using it as an alternate. That would be something of a nuclear option, but it only has to last them until the next election.
Is that all this is, fascism as a scare word? That would be dishonest and a waste of time. I'd much rather join my friend Camus on the soccer pitch.
Or might Barack Obama and his defenders prefer that free-thinking Americans forget the past (just as the statists of our era have forgotten the Declaration and Constitution), forget the "change" of 1930s and '40s Europe, lest the lessons of history apply all too readily and appropriately to present regimes and thoughtforms?
These lessons apply to Republicans as well: Your embrace of statism and profound lack of seriousness vis-a-via the Founding Vision and Mission Statement of the United States is a huge part of the problem.
By the way, we really are pro-existence, which means we are for the individual, the family, reason, the arts, creativity, rebellion against evil and inauthenticity, and any form of tryanny, including "religious" tyranny, "over the mind of man," as Jefferson put it.
This humane approach does not hang in mid-air, as does so much of Hollywood, academia, and politics today. Rather, it is a grounded and rooted liberty we enjoy as human beings endowed by a knowable and verifiable Creator with certain unalienable rights. And on that basis rooted in fact and information, we reserve the right to a critical distance against politics so-called left, right, or center.