Skip to comments.The Notional Dangers of the Fictional Far Right
Posted on 05/08/2009 2:27:37 AM PDT by Scanian
Arlen Specter has left the Republican Caucus and become a Democrat. Why? The ostensible reason was because Republicans were dominated by the far right. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano issued a dire warning to watch out for members of the far right in combating the nonexistent threat of "domestic terrorism." Again, the far right is the bogeyman. Listen to Nancy Pelosi or Barney Frank or MSNBC reporters or the New York Times. What is the mythical danger? It is the "far right."
Now, the far right of the liberals' imagination simply does not exist. Those accused of representing the mythical "far right" -- historical figures like Father Coughlin or the Ku Klux Klan -- have nothing in common with American conservatism, and they never have. Coughlin and Long, as I point out in my January 2006 book, Sinisterism: Secular Religion of the Lie, were radical socialists who were strong supporters of the Democratic Party.
Why, then, do so many rail against a "far right" that does not exist? Those who want to make everything in life political (and run all politics themselves) must create a nebulous and indefinable "enemy."
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The left wants to define the “far right” to use as a means of driving wedges. The evolution question asked of Jeff Sessions is a good example of what they’re trying to do. They want to divide creationist conservatives from evolutionist conservatives. Personally I think this left wing fantasy can be used against them.
The people who actually do fit the KKK mold are more left than right these days as it is. David Duke has had a webpage dedicated to support for Cindy Sheehan for several years now and the KKK has had anti war rallies.
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