Friday, July 08, 2011

A Cult of 'Uncommonly Angry Minds'

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

Not since the McCarthy era has the GOP been more delusional. It was always a characteristic of a group that is less a political party than it is a cult. Historian Richard Hofstadter called it the 'The Paranoid Style in American Politics'! But who let the dogs out?

Not even McCarthy witch-hunts outdo various instances of flagrant hypocrisy which define the GOP. An example is instructive: the so-called McCarthy 'era' in which the GOP indulged, perhaps created, the very template upon which 'outrageous conspiracy theories' may be designed and/or derived. The 'boogeyman' du jour was the 'World-Wide Communist Conspiracy' during which the right wing found 'commies' in the media, under sofas, in the movies, and among the masses who were, in fact, merely longing to be free, most certainly free of harassment and bullying. This aspect of the right wing mentality, the tendency to find conspiracies were none exist, is referred to by historian Richard Hofstadter. Hofstadter called it: '...the paranoid style' and, as such, it is still very much a defining characteristic of the American right wing.
Although American politcial life has rarely been touched by the most acute varieties of class confict, it has served again and again as an arena for uncommonly angry minds. Today this fact is most evident on the extreme right wing, which has shown, particularly in the Goldwater movement, how much politcial leverage can be got out of animosities and passions of a small minority. Behind such movements there is a style of mind, not always right-wing in its affiliations, that has a long and varied history. I call it the paranoid style simply because no other word adequately evokes the qualities of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy that I have in mind.
--Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and other essays
The GOP prefers to have it both ways. Whatever you believe is a 'conspiracy ' and conspiracies we are told no not exist. At the time same, the GOP clings to it's favorite 'conspiracy' --the world-wide communist conspiracy' which it promoted with fervor and propaganda until just recently. When a Republican tells you that 'conspiracies' do not exist, he means that your conspiracy does not exist; he means: you stupid; GOP smart! But, it was the GOP, the right wing in general, who either cooked-up or spread the most outrageous conspiracy theories imaginable back in the 1950s and beyond. Who recalls the drinking water scares? They were all the rage. Today, if you believe the GOP, conspiracies do not exist; except their conspiracies, of course.

Cults are defined by so-called 'leaders' that are, in practice, unaccountable. Hitler was typical. Unaccountable leaders are often charismatic figures upon whom are projected the many fears, phobias and insecurities associated with periods of great economic or political change. The exploitation of this 'demographic' often requires an assist in the form of an attack by either a foreign power (Peal Harbor) or a 'terrorist attack' (the Reichstag Fire, 911).

Demagogues invariably seek to be automomous, excercising authority free of supervision or restraint. This applies as well to Bush Jr as to Herr Hitler. If war does not often cause the rise of 'paranoid style' leaders, they are, in the end the result of those leaders and their fear-driven style. Thus war is but the real world manifestation of paranoid fears and delusions. The Reichstag Fire and 911 are the most obvious examples. As models by which fascist regimes may be easily installed upon waves of fear, they are to be studied. It is hoped that the tragic experiences will have been instructive. If nothing is learned then those who died will have been sacrificed for the vainglorious ambitions of just two men: Hitler and Bush.

More recently in America, having learned the lessons of corporatism from Adolph Hitler whose military adventures were financed by legal abstrations, specifically I.G. Farben, Thyssen, Krupp et al, the GOP leadership will conspire with their corporate sponsors to invade sovereign nations for the purpose of enriching the corporate sponsors. The GOP/corporate partnership wasted no time. In his second week in office, George W. Bush created the 'energy task-force' and placed Vice-President Dick Cheney in charge. As if it had been scripted, Dick Cheney's 'Energy Task Force' convened to carve up the oil fields of Iraq! And, as conveniently for Bush as was the Reichstag fire for Hitler, 911 provided the Jr Bush the pre-text he needed to commit this nation to a war of naked aggression against the peole of Iraq. It was a war crime for which the architects must stand trial as did Nazis at Nuremberg.


Anonymous said...

Have you read Eustace Mullins' work at all ? Mullins commented truthfully concerning the twin evils that plague the world - Zionism & Communism, Both emanate from the Talmud and the evolving "jewish narrative"...Both wings on the "Jewish" Buzzard are covered with Talmudic Stank...for what it is $$worth$${who prints the currency & owns the media?}...I recall my Grampa taking me to a feedlot north of Sweetwater when I was a wee lad, I asked When will we get there...? He said, you'll smell it first..[45,000 head]. "Jews" don't have to be "JEWISH"...{Its'a lie} Talmudia is a TERRORIST State, and the so-called "JEWS" are Ashkenazim Proselytes that can "UNJOIN" the Satanic/Talmudic Knowing the Truth about the Talmudic terrorists. See The Curse of Canaan by Eustace Mullins, if you can find it. [Anthony Clifton][;article=137725;title=APFN] cue up Sam Kennison..."YOU'RE IN HELL" !!!~

Anonymous said...

"....It was a war crime for which the architects of it must stand trial as Nazi were tried at Nuremberg...."

Yeah Len, I wish too, but we'll never see a war crimes trial.

We did the same thing in Afghanistan - we simply moved in on a phoney pretext of Osama Bin Laden bugga bugga....something or another.

Again, war crimes that will forever go unpunished.

These aren't wars Len. They're ILLEGAL INVASIONS and OCCUPATIONS. All of which violate the UN charter, international law and moral law. But that won't stop the death merchants.

Here's why we're in Libya


Len Hart said...

Anonymous said...

"Jews" don't have to be "JEWISH"...{Its'a lie} Talmudia is a TERRORIST State, and the so-called "JEWS" are Ashkenazim Proselytes that can "UNJOIN" the Satanic/Talmudic Knowing the Truth about the Talmudic terrorists.

I have, at last, decided to ignore all labels stuck on people and make decisions about whether or not I want to know them, do business with them, or, in any way interact with them based solely upon what they do. In fact, people are what they do. It is not only those people called 'Jews' who support the lobby called 'Jewish'! But what this lobby has DONE is enough to write several books including one having to do with the many ways in which Israel --by way of its lobby on K-street --benefited from 911. Who benefits? Who has method, motive and opportunity?

Now --it has been very convenient for the GOP and equally crooked allies to being a campaign the purpose of which was to discredit the very word 'conspiracy' when, in fact, the GOP itself, by reason of its verifiable ACTS have conspired with states like ISRAEL (bypassing normal diplomatic channels) to pull off 911 --an act of high treason for which many should HANG!


If anyone was going to be charged with war crimes it would should be Bush and his boys...bastids.

Hybrid Civil War said...

The chocojesus, the one, needs to round up those nazi republican scum and send them to reeducation comrade.

Len Hart said...


If anyone was going to be charged with war crimes it would should be Bush and his boys...bastids.

Browse the blog! You will find LOTS of ammunition to include links to case law, specific statutes violated by Bushco, including U.S. Codes, Title 18, Section 2441! Violations of that are CAPITAL CRIMES requiring the death penalty for violations. There are NUMEROUS violations of that law specifically that should be charged Bushco were there still some shred of respect for the RULE OF LAW in this nation.

Browse the blog. You will find much more.