Right On: The neo-fascist face of the Democratic Party

Composite includes image of Barack Obama by Jesus Diasz Gizmodo, White House and silhouettes by Pixabay; St. George News

OPINION — Fascists use violence against opponents, suppress opponents’ speakers, and when in power, turn the instruments of government against them.

That pretty well sums up today’s Democratic Party.

Stanley Payne in his book “A History of Fascism” wrote, “Fascism emphasizes direct action, including supporting the legitimacy of political violence, as a core part of its politics.”

Fascists sent brown shirts and black shirts into the streets to protest against democratically elected leaders, rough up the opposition and riot. That’s exactly what today’s neo-fascists and their fellow travelers on college campuses have been doing over the last several months.

(Note: After the fact but to their credit, both Berkeley and Claremont have promised that conservatives will be allowed to speak on campus in the future.)

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria summed up campus intolerance nicely when he said, “American universities these days seem to be committed to every kind of diversity – except intellectual diversity.” He went on to say, Liberals think they are tolerant, but often they aren’t.”

Democrats can’t shrug off all this fascism with a “kids will be kids” excuse. These “kids” have become the face of the Democratic Party, the neo-fascist face.

In true fascist style, Democratic public officials loosed our government’s two most fearsome entities – the IRS and the intelligence community – on conservatives, hoping their actions would take place out of the public eye.

Obama’s IRS scandal started the fascist ball rolling. To aid Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, agency staff deliberately prevented conservative political action committees from participating in the election. Obama got a pass: The media covered it only after the election; no one was fired, much less prosecuted.

A more recent manifestation: illegal intelligence targeting of the incoming Trump administration.

Former Obama Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas let the cat out of the bag on a live MSNBC news broadcast. She said, “… if (Republicans) found out how we knew what we knew about … the Trump staff dealing with Russians ….”

Farkas admitted what up until then was speculation. The Obama administration clearly targeted intercepts of Trump transition team communications well beyond what was needed to monitor the Russians.

If U.S. citizens’ communications are “incidentally” collected as is now claimed, their names are required to be “masked,” that is blacked out before the intercept is reported. Obama’s U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power made hundreds of requests to “unmask” individuals blacked out in intelligence intercepts.

Next, these unmasked reports were widely distributed within the administration with the knowledge that they would almost certainly leak to the media, causing turmoil in the new administration. This purely political act violated normal intelligence protocols where only those with a need to know receive such intelligence.

Their intent is clear: Neo-fascist Democrats used the government to gather what they hoped would be politically damaging information about Trump/Russia ties. The result so far is lots of damage, no crimes.

This whole thing sounds like the Watergate break-in, this time with the NSA as burglars and Obama’s cronies imitating Nixon’s bumbling staff trying to cover up.

Forrest Gump said “Stupid is as stupid does.” Those words apply to large numbers of today’s college students and to the Democratic Party, although “a fascist is as a fascist does” is more apt.

I choose to judge today’s Democratic Party by what it does, not by what it says.

Howard Sierer is an opinion columnist for St. George News. The opinions stated in this article are his own and may not be representative of St. George News.

Email: hsierer@stgeorgeutah.com

Twitter: @STGnews

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18 Comments

  • desertgirl August 10, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Great article, Mr. Sierer. I would add the neo-fascists have been violently and vigorously at work since the Bush administration, with an increase of activity since the election of President Trump. George Soros and a number of other wealthy and influential pro-Fascist are hiring the mindless no-goods to do their work; just like the Nazis and Mussolini.

    • stg-anon August 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      The whole conspiracy theory about rich liberals hiring protesters is so delusional I honestly can’t figure out how people think that it would even work. Seriously, they’re supposedly throwing around millions of dollars, and there’s magically no paper trail or slip up anywhere in the process to prove what they’re doing?

      This is conspiracy on the level of claiming the moon landing was faked, 9/11 was an inside job, or that the holocaust never happened.

  • Sedona August 10, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Fascists are just fine…..Just fine in my crosshairs.

  • Craig August 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Excellent. Conservatives want a smaller government back within the confines of the Constitution. They want the freedoms in the Constitution. These values are the anthesis of fascism.

    Liberals, on the other hand, believe they are morally and intellectually superior and want ever increasing government size and regulation of our lives to match their values. They are fine with removing constitutional rights and using force. This is fascism.

    Reagan was correct that fascism will come disguised as a liberal. (I think this was Reagan but did not proof it)

    • stg-anon August 10, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      The quote you’re thinking of is “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” but Reagan didn’t say it. No one said it. It’s a made up misattributed quote.

      http://www.snopes.com/sinclair-lewis-on-fascism/

      But hey, if you don’t know, why not just repeat it to try to score political points instead of learning the truth yourself.

      • Brian August 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm

        Yeah, because Snopes is the source of all truth in the universe. They people behind it are flaming liberals that have been shown repeatedly to put their agenda before the truth.

  • NickDanger August 10, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Well-written, and true. Say what you will about conservatives, but we do accept the outcome of elections.

    Still, the writer fails to plumb the true depths of political depravity here. When many people think of liberals, they picture wealthy New Yorkers watching street violence from the comfort of their 5-story townhouse and wanting to pay it all away with handouts. These effete, wealthy, over-educated pseudo-intellectuals certainly exist.

    But the bulk of the Democratic Party is comprised of the uneducated and the inexperienced. Idealistic college kids with nothing but a “Nice Makes Right” philosophy and all the time and energy in the world to shove their vision of the world down any available throat. Projects-dwellers living on the government dime because they’re either too lazy or too under-qualified to enter the workforce. Sexual deviants. Illegal immigrants. There’s your Democratic Party.

    So it’s no surprise to see that the whole “movement” (is that what you call it when a bunch of special snowflakes start rolling downhill and form one big special snowball?) has devolved into fascism. We are talking here about America’s sub-intellectuals, incapable of ever understanding how governments and economies function, and they have recently been denied their Great Victory – a murderous war-hawk in the White House.

    I expect to see much, much more of this. And when the smoke clears and the American public continues to elect conservatives 12-16 years down the road, maybe America’s liberals will finally wake up and realize that they did it to themselves. If they can tear themselves away from their iPhone 22’s long enough to dwell on reality for a few minutes, anyway.

    • stg-anon August 10, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      > we do accept the outcome of elections

      I guess you missed the 8 years of Trumpian bigots demanding Obama’s birth certificate?

      • NickDanger August 11, 2017 at 4:25 am

        People were simply making a valid demand on a sitting President. I.E., “Produce your birth certificate, Mister President – you know, the legal document that verifies you were born on U.S. soil, which happens to be a Constitutional requisite for the job you are currently holding. It is not currently on file anywhere available for public viewing, so please produce it so we’ll know you qualify to be President. Thank you.”

        I’ll tell you something, pal, I’ve been asked to produce my birth certificate for a lot lesser reasons than qualifying for the Presidency of the United States, and I have produced it, with no delays and no problems. It should have been no big deal. It was actually Obama and the Democrats who decided to drag the thing out by not producing it, which, big surprise, they did in the end. But there’s nothing less appealing to voters than angry Republicans, especially when it is seemingly such a minor matter. Pure gamesmanship by Obama.

        There’s a huge difference in THAT level of questioning the President – the valid level based in legality – and taking the route of today’s screeching liberals: outright refusing to acknowledge Trump’s presidency, period (“He’s not my President!”), calls for impeachment over every Trump-ism that triggers them, calls for Trump’s ASSASSINATION, American (liberal) citizens apologizing to foreigners for the USA’s election of Trump, unprecedented liberal media bias, and so on, and on, and on. It’s an ugly disgrace, and it touches on no legally valid points, such as Obama’s birth certificate. It’s just liberals who didn’t get their way, lashing out.

        The irony of this is that today’s liberals have become far more overbearing than Trump ever was. So overbearing, in fact, that I’ve pretty much tuned them out at this point – they’re starting to sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher to me.

  • comments August 10, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    The dem party has gotten very very bad, turning into the party of degeneracy, etc etc. But let’s keep in mind that the modern repub party are not conservatives. Actual conservatives have very little representation in gov’t. And the faces change in politics whether presidents or senators, but behind the scenes it’s the same zionist banksters with the real power, because they control our economic finance and money system. They set the rules, and they are untouched by sham “elections” like this most recent between the 2 degenerates trump and hillary. These two were selected well in advance for us to “choose” between. Our system is corrupted to the core, and until the filth is cleansed out it will continue to get worse.

  • John August 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Ever hear of right wing fascism? I woke up this morning thinking I was a hippie snowflake only to learn that I must go out and bust some heads! This columnist projects his own fever dream on the left. Does he live in his own bubble?

  • dhamilton2002 August 10, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    So all I can say is that Mr. Sierer is a perfect example of why we have the idiot DT as our president. Stupid is as stupid does.

    • Henry August 11, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Rather than make a logic-based counter argument, you resort to sophomoric name calling. Apparently you’re the stupid one.

    • comments August 11, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      got to agree

  • Kilroywashere August 11, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Well written article. Makes the point undeniable.

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