June 3, 2021
Before the fake election of November 2020, a friend of mine was discussing politics with a group of people, all of whom he thought were capable of giving respectful consideration to differing opinion. At one point someone asked, “You’re not voting for Trump, are you?” to which he answered that yes, he proudly was, and fantasies of liberals actually being liberal blew up in front of his face.
“Oh my god!” she shrieked. “He’s a fascist!”
The person in question, by the way, is Jewish. That a sixty-something Jewish individual cannot correctly define fascism is a ten on an irony scale of one to ten.
Another friend of mine recently posted her take on the Black Lives Matter movement to her Facebook page. Said opinions were verified almost word for word on the BLM website. In other words, said opinions were not opinions at all; they were facts. Nonetheless, the California newspaper for which she wrote a weekly column on parenting issues cancelled her column for cause, that being she failed the left’s ideological purity test by factually pointing out that BLM wants to destroy the Constitution and the traditional family, among other things. BLM is a Marxist/fascist organization that embraces lawlessness if lawlessness is what it takes for them to accomplish their Marxist/fascist objectives.
My friend’s experience is why I send the sort of stuff you are currently reading only to subscribers. Yes, I have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but I have NEVER personally posted anything to them. My daughter, Amy, manages my social media, which means “John Rosemond” posts contain no obvious political content. I don’t have to tell people who subscribe to this weekly essay that I am prime fodder for the left’s fascist cancel culture machine. How they haven’t figured out how to get me yet is a mystery. Maybe they’re hoping I’ll develop a false sense of security and come out of hiding. Not.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines fascism as “a political philosophy, movement, or regime…that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”
Okay, did you get that? Exalts race above the individual? Why, that sounds an awful lot like the objective of the Critical Race Theory crowd. Merriam-Webster goes on to say that fascism is all about centralized autocratic government, economic and social regimentation, and suppression of opposition! In order: the Democrat Party, the Democrat Party, and the Democrat Party!
No, ladies and gentlemen, the fascists among us are not people who voted for Donald Trump. One must make exception, however, the few isolated idiots out there in militia-land, but there is no Republican or conservative equivalent to the group-think on America’s left. The left has decided that if you don’t agree with them, you should not be allowed to express your opinion, whereas we on the right believe that if you don’t agree with us, so what? You don’t need a re-education camp; you simply need to retake elementary school civics.
I’ve been a recovering liberal since 1992. All of my friends share my conservatism. None of them believe opposing points of view should be suppressed in any way. We believe that in a free marketplace of ideas, right ideas will eventually prevail. America’s left does not believe in a free marketplace of ideas for the very same reason: right ideas will eventually prevail.
My next post, which will show up in your email box next week, concerns my close brush with the left’s cancel culture in 1991. It’s fascinating, if I do say so myself. Stay tuned!
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