In the matter of Fascist Democrats, and Treason, and Free Speech
Posted by DNW on 2013/10/05
The title of the blog essay in question is, as a glance will tell: “Fascist Democrats … Or is it Stalinist?”
The blog entry had been prompted by news reports recording prominent progressive politicians as having labeled various conservatives who were standing on constitutional principles, and operating according to long-standing parliamentary rules, as traitors.
Which brings us to the matter of Mr. Perry Hood, a sometime blogger, and self described liberal activist.
Mr. Hood, although neither prominent nor a politician, has himself gone so far as to call on his blog for a mob to be gotten up in order to “literally” eject Ted Cruz, both a citizen and an elected Senator from Texas, from the United States.
I thought that this malevolent bit of hysteria was remarkable, even on progressive terms; since most of us had probably assumed, until relatively recently at least, that the homicidal rhetoric of the left was not quite matched by a literal, or at least immanent, intent.
Mr. Hood however, seems determined to prove otherwise.
Mr. Hood does not stop with calling for the unlawful ejection of Senator Cruz from the United States.
But, in one of the most remarkably nonchalant examples of Orwellian doublethink I have ever witnessed out of a supposed American, Hood goes on to label anyone actively opposed to his own and the Democrat Party’s efforts to direct every aspect of our lives, as themselves totalitarian.
This remarkable accusation, as readers of the old Common Sense Political Thought blog will recall, comes from someone who has explicitly admitted that as far as he was concerned, there were in fact no legitimate moral or practical limits to the depth and extent of a government’s control of the lives of the “citizen”.
Yet, those who seek to maintain the opposing tradition, that of constitutional limits on government power and sway, and who do so while operating both within the public law and by parliamentary rules, are labeled as “totalitarian”, and as treasonous.
I commented on Mr. Hood’s remarkable attitude.
Mr. Hood, had the opportunity while visiting here to discuss or clarify his call for the illegal ejection of Mr. Cruz from the country, or to modify his accusation of treason.
Hood chose instead to repeat the treason theme, and to broaden his targeting.
Mr. Hood was admonished to address the issue or to lose his commenting privileges here, as he had already lost them on so many other forums.
Now, Mr. Hood, apparently uninterested in actually discussing the “limitless government” predicate which he assumes, finds himself frustrated, and claims that his ability to engage in “free speech” – primarily through the deposition of invective and accusation – is not being honored.
Of course, and looking at it from Mr. Hood’s likely perspective, he may believe, as his remarks have given us reason to suspect in the past, that some portions of the American population are simply behaviorally incompatible with the society he has planned, because their genetic constitutions render them less collective minded, self-sacrificing, and compliant to centralized direction, than he would permit.
If that is the case, and every time Mr. Hood opens his mouth he seems to confirm that it is, then it is little wonder that he merely wishes to use the web sites of more constitutionally minded others as a kind of perch, wherein he may eject his accumulating bile and vitriol on the heads of those who would frustrate his aims if they could.
If he cannot argue his so-called principles, but only declare them, then it is no wonder that his comments, like those of so many other values nihilists, quickly degenerate into ad hominem.
In any event, there is little reason to give his malevolent and bitter gibbering an additional platform.
One of the other men he regularly reviles, is already giving him one, and a rather exclusive one, at that.
That Mr. Hood when at that home, winds up shouting to an empty room, is the fault of no one but himself.
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