Skip to comments.The Anti-American Right
Posted on 11/04/2003 3:08:17 PM PST by quidnunc
Sounds like an oxymoron, doesnt it? Its the Left liberals, left-wingers, socialists, commies, pinkos, the Noam Chomskys and Alec Baldwins and Barbra Streisands that hates America. But the Right good old flag-waving patriotic God Bless America conservatives? How could they possibly be anti-American? It sounds ridiculous.
Yet whatever sense or nonsense it makes, anti-Americanism is seeping into the entire conservative movement and is threatening to splinter it into pieces.
Im not talking about the racist nuts, the white supremacists and militia types. Im talking about mainstream heartland conservatives. Howard Phillips, head of the famed Conservative Caucus, is one of the founders of the entire modern conservative movement in America. He is a dear friend whom I care for personally, with whom I worked closely on organizing support for the Reagan Doctrine in dismantling the Soviet Empire.
Yet Howard Phillips writings and speeches now are indistinguishable from those of Howard Deans in their outpouring of vitriol and condemnation of President Bush, accusing him of war crimes against the people of Iraq.
Jon Utley, an influential conservative writer and activist of long anti-Communist standing during the Cold War, has simply gone around the bend in his hatred for everything America does in terms of foreign policy and everything the Bush administration does, foreign and domestic.
The same is true for conservative economist Paul Craig Roberts, whose syndicated columns have become so rabid that they seem deranged with hate such as the claim that the Bush administration is organizing genocide for Arabs.
David Keene, head of the American Conservative Union, organizer of the annual C-PAC conference (the largest gathering of conservatives in the country) and member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association, is now in bed with the ACLU in its efforts to demonize Attorney General John Ashcroft and prevent the Patriot Act from catching Moslem terrorists.
Former Congressman Bob Barr, who led the impeachment of Bill Clinton in Congress and is also an NRA board member, has become a paid whore for the ACLU, and now makes a living bashing Bush and Ashcroft.
The single most influential conservative activist in Washington, Grover Norquist, is being investigated by the FBI for his long-standing connections to a network of financiers of Moslem terrorists.
There are many people in Washington who look upon Grover as the conservative movements most valuable asset. His Americans for Tax Reform is in the forefront of the entire conservative tax reduction effort.
Yet ATR shares office space and staff with the Islamic Institute at 1920 L Street. The same receptionist answers both groups phones. Grover is the founding chairman of the Islamic Institute and got the seed money from Abdurahman Alamoudi, just indicted by federal prosecutors for financial connections to al-Qaeda terrorists.
Grover is the conservative movements gatekeeper to Karl Rove and the White House, yet he is doing everything he can to demonize John Ashcroft, recently appearing on a panel with Alec Baldwin to denounce the attorney general.
Grover is amazingly smart, talented and influential. The source of his pro-Moslem obsession and his passionate defense of radical Moslems linked to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah and al-Qaeda is a mystery to many.
The source of many conservatives and libertarians hatred for America is, however, no mystery: the baneful influence of the founder of the Libertarian Party, Murray Rothbard. He is the reason why so much of the entire libertarian movement is in bed with the hate-America left, and why so many conservatives are getting under the same covers.
The intellectual parents of the libertarian movement are philosopher Ayn Rand and economist Murray Rothbard, whose followers caused an ideological split in the movement in the 1970s. Randian libertarians are pro-defense, pro-America; Rothbardians are the opposite. Tragically, the latter seized control of the Libertarian Party and have not relinquished it since.
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All of these people were staunch anti-Communists during the Cold War. Somehow they have lost their interest or their courage in opposing Islamism in the War on Moslem Terrorism.
Or maybe one they're bought, they stay bought.
Seems Mr Phillips has some students who post regularly on Conservative Forums.
Maybe in the past. But that's not what I hear coming out of the Rand Institute these-a-days.
Oh my. Will wonders never cease? :::snicker:::
Howard Phillips is head of that dopey Constitution party.
Wonder if Paul Abdul-Craig al-Roberts has professed Shahada yet?
Howard Phillips is pushing the Constitution Party over all else. He has no loyalty to President Bush.
Taliban Pat Buchanan got 0.42%± of the vote in the Y2K election.
No mystery. Grover's either bought and paid for or he's a old-fashioned Jew-hating sonofabitch.
Most likely both.
I would consider myself closer to libertarian than conservative, yet I am pro-defense, anti-abortion, pro-prayer and pro 10 commandments. Where I differ is 1) I don't do drugs nor want others to but believe the FDA and DEA and WOD are abomination, 2) I'd hack the education department to pieces 3) I'd cut taxes and welfare at the same time. If this combination makes me a crazy libertine, so be it.
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