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Mr Reich is using fascist methods here

Maybe US mainstream media should begin using the term ‘fascism’
Robert Reich

Yes, maybe it should. For fascism – as Goebbels said – is based upon the repetition of the Big Lie:

In Florida, discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity are now barred in schools.

No, that’s not true.

What does Florida’s law do?
1. It bans instruction or classroom discussion about LGBTQ issues for kindergarten through third grade. For older students, discussion about gay and transgender issues has to be “age appropriate or developmentally appropriate.”

Reich is lying, the Big Lie.

Yes, maybe we should be using the word fascism in US politics then.

30 thoughts on “Mr Reich is using fascist methods here”

  1. When Hitler, not Goebbels, talked about the ‘Big Lie’ he was describing the behaviour of the Leftist Media, not the Nazis.

  2. Would kiddiwinks at kindergarten through third grade even *understand* what they’re talking about? Thinking back to when I was five, I certainly wouldn’t.

  3. @jgh…

    Considering the range and prolixity of the alphabet-soup weirdos nowadays, I’m none-too-sure that I’d have understood it at fifteen!

  4. I’ve been watching the Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, for some time. Last Tuesday I tweeted: “Just wondering if ‘DeSantis’ is now officially a synonym for ‘fascist’.”

    I was surprised at the outrage my little tweet provoked in rightwing media.

    Your reaction when I defame you proves I was right to defame you. Heh, checkmate bigots.

    After a half-century in and around politics, I’ve got a thick skin.

    Fact check: No you don’t, you hysterical lying midget.

    DeSantis is the nation’s consummate culture warrior.

    The definition of a culture warrior is anybody who disagrees with sex changes for toddlers.

    Teachers are limited in what they can teach about racism and other tragic aspects of American history.

    If public schools aren’t berating the goy- I mean, fellow whites – about their new, inferior place in the racial hierarchy, is the children even learning?

    Abortions are banned after 15 weeks. (DeSantis recently suspended an elected prosecutor who said he would refuse to enforce the anti-abortion law.)

    Lawfully removing officials who publicly boasted that they will pick and choose which laws they plan to enforce according to their personal political preferences is fascism, bigots.

    Disney (Florida’s largest employer) has been stripped of the ability to govern itself in retaliation for the company’s opposition to the crackdown on LGBTQ+ conversations with schoolchildren.

    Removing corrupt sweetheart deals with massive corporations that simultaneously want to influence political controversies across the State and have their own quasi-governmental fiefdom with special perks not available to any other business or individual is literally Hitler, racists.

    He calls the state of Florida a “citadel of freedom” and says his job as governor is to fight critical race theory, “Faucian dystopia”, uncontrolled immigration, big tech, “leftwing oligarchs”, “Soros-funded prosecutors”, transgender athletes and the “corporate media”.

    Hello, Based Department?

    He charges – using a standard racist dog whistle – that “we’re not letting Florida cities burn down … In Florida, you’re not going to get a slap on the wrist. You are getting the inside of a jail cell.”

    Not weaponising America’s many violent criminals to terrorise whites and advance Democratic Party political objectives through arson, beatings and murder is doubleplusungood fascism, racists.

    Even Joe Biden, never known as a rhetorical bomb-thrower, last Thursday accused the Republican party of “semi-fascism”.

    Even a senile pedo – who publicly wished a winter of illness and death on his own subjects, and promised Americans they don’t need AR-15’s because the federal government would simply use $50m fighter jets to murder them if they revolt – thinks you’re baddies, bigots.

    Fascism also includes hatred of “them” (people considered different by race or religion, or outside the mainstream, or who were born abroad), control over what people learn and what books they are allowed to read, control over what had been independent government units (school boards, medical boards, universities and so on), control over women and the most intimate and difficult decisions they’ll ever make, and demands that the private sector support the regime.

    None of this is in ANY WAY descriptive of the current, extremely gay, dying American regime. #ACAB #BLM #TransWomenAreWomen #Deplorables #SponsoredByMicrosoft

  5. Oh dear… Imagine a sensible law regarding the exposure of younglings to some tricksy adult life issues to exist.. The Horror!!

    The worst part is that the law is actually needed….

  6. Can we restore liberty please?

    Isn’t the real fascism that school is compulsory? If you didn’t have to go to school would such a law be needed?

  7. Robert Reich like Jennifer Rubin and Carl Reiner, is a Jew who puts out the most frothing anti white cuntery out there.

    The whole 109 countries thing is an absolute mystery.

  8. Ms Kobabe tells us that parents’ concerns about the book being distributed among children are merely, “a very organised effort to erase trans and queer and nonbinary voices from the public sphere.” A wickedness indulged in only by those “looking for books to complain about.” This, we’re informed, is part of “a very dangerous and upsetting effort to make it harder for trans people and nonbinary and queer people to live.” And not, as seems more likely, a reluctance among parents to have their 11-year-olds exposed to somewhat outré pornographic material.

    Somewhat related.

  9. Hmm. Robert Reich in 2004, predicting war:

    “The great conflict of the 21st century will not be between the West and terrorism. […] The true battle will be between modern civilization and anti-modernists; […] between those who believe in science, reason, and logic and those who believe that truth is revealed through Scripture and religious dogma.[/quote]

    Wonder who he means, radical Muslims? Osmonds-crazed Mormons? The Amish?


    The outcome of the 2004 presidential election will depend partly on what happens between now and Election Day in Iraq and to the U.S. economy. But it will also turn on the religious wars—fueled by evangelical Protestants, the ground troops of the Republican Party

    Remember those pesky Protestants and their early 2000’s religious wars? Me neither. But Mr Reich has been remarkably consistent in who he identifies as the enemy:

    Nor is the meaning of patriotism found in the ravings of those who want America to be a white Christian nation. – Robert Reich

    White Christian nationalism is the perfect foil for the rising tide of global corporate predation. – Robert Reich

    If somebody wouldn’t stop ranting about the evils of, say, brown-skinned Sikhs, and spread conspiracy theories about the bloody brown Sikhs, we would think that person a mad racist, and they’d be hounded out of public life and banned from social media (you can very easily lose your livelihood in the United States for being insufficiently respectful to the blacks, for example).

    But Robert Reich has been publicly promoting hatred of his least favourite ethnic and religious group for well over two decades now, and is a respected (if tiny) talking head. No Nick Griffin treatment for him.

    It would be easy to make the same mistake as Robert Reich, and parrot his own rhetoric back at him, substituting “liberal Jews” for “white Christians”, but that’s still a mistake I think.

    The Jews™ are not our enemy, or at least, we shouldn’t want them to be – we don’t need any more enemies. There’s a lot of seething racists in the Jewish community, but there’s also great guys such as Stephen Miller, or my own personal favourite offensive comedian, Jerry Sadowitz.

    From an evolutionary psychology pov, any diaspora community will inevitably contain at least some hostility toward its host population, as a survival strategy (contempt for, and discrimination against minorities isn’t a serious threat to the group, it’s a necessary precondition for their continued coherence as a group in the context of a multicultural society. It’s tolerance – assimilation – that’s the deadliest fear of the Reichies.)

    I think we’re probably better off just being honest about this stuff – and always being willing to cooperate in friendship with good people who don’t hate us, whatever ethno-religious group they happen to come from.

    Because ultimately, Reich is wrong. Christianity isn’t a deadly threat to Truth and Goodness, it’s the best template for living as men and not beasts in this veil of tears. Christ calls on us to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves – that doesn’t mean being anybody’s punching bag, it means living for something higher, more generous, and more sustaining than beady-eyed racial paranoia. We can tell the truth without anger. The fake dichotomy we’re presented – that you must either fully support your own racial self-abasement or have a funny little moustache – is fake. And gay.

    That’s all I’ve got to say about that.

    Jon – I’m sure I’ll appear on the news one day…

  10. At least in the UK, *school* is not compulsory, school*ing* is compulsory. How the parent complies with that is up to them (and their friendly neighbourhood social worker).

  11. It constantly amazes me how the descendants of people who fled oppressive states that wanted to control every aspect of people’s lives, down to the complete destruction of dissidents, want to create an oppressive state and control every aspect of people’s lives, down to the complete destruction of dissidents.

  12. ‘He charges – using a standard racist dog whistle – that “we’re not letting Florida cities burn down”‘

    That can be a racist dog whistle if and only if the perpetrators of the arson are Persons of Color.

    Isn’t that a racist allegation by the miniature Person of Choler?

  13. @Jonathan “I want to see Steve’s Party Political Broadcast.”

    Easy, just watch Russia Today while reading a copy of the Dearborn Independent.

  14. snag, in the tolerant, free-speech respecting UK, RT is banned from the airwaves. I have no idea what the Dearborn Independent is…

  15. Robert Reich like Jennifer Rubin and Carl Reiner, is a Jew who puts out the most frothing anti white cuntery out there.

    The whole mad left puts out frothing anti-white cuntery, but you see Jews.

    Cuntery should take a look in the mirror from time to time.

  16. Easy, just watch Russia Today while reading a copy of the Dearborn Independent.

    Imagine thinking I watch TV :cringe:

    I get all my news from the only reliable sources: cryptic dreams sent from God, staring directly at the Sun, and Melanie Phillips (she’s delightful).

  17. I defend Steve’s right to spout his pathological anti-Semitism on here, and I reserve the right to call him a cunt every time he does so.

  18. “discussions” can be understood to mean “all discussions” or “some discussions”. It may be deceptive to use it when reader will misunderstand it to mean the opposite one to you, but it’s not a lie.

    I’m sure that somewhere else there is another publication that has or would publish an article describing the same situation saying in a horrified tone that “discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity are now taking place in schools”.

  19. @Charles… yes… because the Nutters are doing their damnedest to include “pre”- and “primary” to “school”.
    Which are places where this kind of stuff does. not. belong. Other than the usual Your Body Will Be Going Through Some Changes at the end of Primary.

    Highschool, possibly, as part of a solid and scientific curriculum around Sex Ed. Including the Nasties, proper Anticonception, and how ignoring these two would cost the girl her future, and the lad his teeth and his future.
    And yes.. homo/bisexuality ( every highschool has a couple.. the incidence requires it..) and a mention of Other Things in increasing rarity.

    But by that time the “kids” are most likely already self-edumacated by either Pornhub or the Media Groomers, and you’re fighting a losing battle against propaganda with boring facts.
    And honestly, if by ,say, 15-ish a lad or lass hasn’t figured out a thing or two by themselves, then you really have to start worrying.
    Sex-Ed should, by that time, be filling in the details with some stern warnings about Adult Realities and some myth-busting.

    As such, the Florida law does nothing but consolidate tried and tested common sense into formality.
    Tough luck on the Groomers, who now have one less opportunity to get their mitts on someone else’s kids….

  20. Bloke in North Dorset

    “ snag, in the tolerant, free-speech respecting UK, RT is banned from the airwaves. I have no idea what the Dearborn Independent is…”

    The last time someone made a statement like that on here I pointed out that my RSS feed still had links to pro Russia bloggers. (Who have since been very, very, quiet) recently).

    If you really want to get the latest Kremlin story about how Russia’s brave soldiers defending Zaporizhzhia foiled a Ukrainian special forces attempt to capture the UN nuclear inspectors so that Boris could claim the situation is so bad he had to stay in power, it isn’t hard.

    Why anyone would think we should licence and legitimise that sort of shit is beyond me.

    I’ve no idea what the Dearborn Independent is either, but I can imagine, and if I’d been accused of reading it I’d go out of my way to find out why. Your lack of curiosity speaks volumes, like all conspiracy theorists you are only interested in your own narrow views.

  21. In other news – Jennifer Rubin is calling for mass arrests.

    But I suppose I’d offend pricks like snag if I noticed.

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