Friday, April 30, 2010

Is Obama fomenting a race war? by Jeffrey T. Kuhner

Commentary by walford

Fascism is a statist ideology in which private property is tolerated only when it serves the state. And true freedom and justice is only seen as possible through the State. It disdains democracy as leaving the general population vulnerable to exploitation by the greedy bourgeois. As in the case with Leninism, there must be a Vanguard Party to act as stewards over a population that has been exploited too long by the capitalists to be capable of knowing what is good for them.

A key element of any dictatorship's success is to fracture the society against itself, thus keeping pressure off the government. As Edmund Burke Institute President Jeffrey T. Kuhner noted, dividing a society along racial/tribal lines is an easy weak-point to press.

Quoting recent remarks from President Obama:
"It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women, who powered our victory in 2008, stand together once again," he said.

Mr. Obama conveniently ignored the large chunk of white voters - suburbanites, latte-sipping professionals, environmentalists, labor union members - who voted for him in huge numbers. For Mr. Obama in the 2010 election, whites no longer matter - especially white Christian males.

In recent memory, no president has so deliberately and publicly sought to pit racial and gender groups against each other. The president is not simply the titular head of a party or the leader of government. He is the head of state and embodies the collective will of the American people. He is the president of all Americans - not just certain segments of his electoral coalition. Mr. Obama's rhetoric is reckless. It is fostering civil strife and racial animosity.

Imagine the media uproar had President George W. Bush, for example, in 2006 called for "whites, Southerners, Christians and veterans" to vote for the Republican Party. Mr. Bush would have been excoriated (rightly) for racist and sectarian pandering.
But there is method to this madness:
Instead of seeing Americans, he classifies people according to their race and gender. Modern liberal identity politics is rooted in fascist doctrine. The most influential philosopher of the 20th century was Martin Heidegger. His 1927 classic work, "Being and Time," is widely acknowledged as profoundly influencing Western thought - especially the academic left and its embrace of postmodernism. It's the very culture from which Mr. Obama - by his own admission - comes.

The German thinker developed the theory of the primacy of race, blood and group identity in a secular, relativistic world. Heidegger rejected eternal Judeo-Christian principles of moral absolutes. Instead, he called for the will to power through racial communities and tribal solidarity. Heidegger adamantly opposed democracy, capitalism and market-oriented growth - denouncing them as unjust and oppressive.
And Heidegger was a National Socialist.
Mr. Obama's presidency is not simply about erecting European-style social democracy. It is more insidious and dangerous than that. It is an attempt at establishing a liberal fascist regime - Heidegger meets Jane Fonda.

The results are similar to what exists in other fascist states: a pliant dominant media, greater government control over all aspects of national life, a bloated public sector, economic sclerosis, a corporatist economy, permanently high unemployment, crushing taxes, a hostility to Jews (Israel), a growing intolerance to dissent, the demonizing of critics and an irrational cult of personality.

The most distinctive characteristic, however, is the incitement of racial conflict. Fascism thrives on fomenting ethnic divisions and hatred, targeting internal race enemies to galvanize supporters behind their leader.
My father had told me that he anticipated that someday there would be a civil war in this country and it would split on racial lines. He hoped that it would not occur in his lifetime. It may come sooner than he thinks. The current flashpoint is in Arizona where the Left is openly calling for race riots in response to laws designed to curb illegal immigration. Minor outbreaks of violence are already in progress.

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