October 19, 2004
InstaPocalyptic One-Party State?
One of the most fascinating bloggers I've had the fortune to read, David Neiwert -- a guy I really hope is engaged in satire (although I've been disappointed before) -- accuses Glenn Reynolds of unleashing a massive compaign of intimidation, the goal of which is the creation of a one-party state:
But led by the Drudge Report and a number of [NOTE: InstaPundit link] prominent right-wing bloggers, the right has again unleashed one of its massive intimidation campaigns aimed at forcing ABC News to toe the conservative-movement line, in much the way that Landay described in his Media Transparency piece:Wow! No wonder I never heard of the vast right wing conspiracy! Not only did the rightist apparatchiks stop Hillary dead in her tracks, but apparently, they have now charged Glenn Reynolds with the task of making the media toe the conservative line, towards of course the ultimate goal: establishing a ONE PARTY STATE!The apparat's media-attack organizations are charged with keeping journalists in line, mobilizing the base to wage harassment campaigns against media organizations and reporters they dub as too "liberal." Journalists who dare criticize the Administration are priority targets for abuse. For that reason, among others, Americans learn almost nothing from mainstream media about the apparat, whose media-attack operations effectively silenced Hillary Clinton's charges of a "vast right-wing conspiracy" operating against her husband's administration.
Whew! This is almost too much to process all at once. My limited mind just can't quite grasp the full enormity of this very serious situation.
There's much more, and it's... well, all part and parcel of a larger war. Something truly big:
.....what it most closely resembles, in fact, is a program of psychological warfare, waged not against opposing nations but the American populace itself.I am sure it will come as news to many that the mild-mannered law professor is a key player in the rise of one-party-state pseudofascism, and is charged with waging psychological warfare against.... the American populace itself!
Why, up until today, I swear, the man had me completely fooled. I believed his slick doubletalk about supporting gay rights, legalized drugs, stem-cell research, and abortion rights! I even believed him when he said he was a registered Democrat. And a libertarian!
Why, I was even dumb enough to fall for the cute picture of him wearing the "I had an abortion" T-shirt! I now see that this --
-- was not the real Glenn Reynolds.
It all figures, in a way....
"Crushing of dissent" has long been one of the favorite phrases used by Glenn Reynolds to ridicule the left.... Obviously, he's doing what the other pseudo-fascists do when they accuse others of being fascists:
When confronted with eliminationist fantasies like Limbaugh's, mainstream conservatives are quick to say that it's just intended as humor. (As though suggesting we eliminate about half the country were something to joke about.)It's all a diversionary tactic, and now that things are getting clear. I'm starting to -- what's the expression? CONNECT THE DOTS!
I see the future now, and it's a very scary picture!
It wasn't as if we weren't warned.
It's too late to escape the rise of eliminationist fantasies! I can almost hear them now, the horrid marching slogans of the sinister Blogfuhrer's pseudofascist one-party pseudolibertarianism....
"Ein volk, Ayn Rand, Ein Fuhrer!"
I'm not interested in being anything more than a tool for the right and an echo of their propaganda.This damning admission I found via Glenn Reynolds himself. Frankly, I am amazed that he would dare to publicly reveal the inner workings of his eliminationist strategy!
MORE: One-party rule seems to be catching on among Democrats. Jeff Jarvis has endorsed Glenn Reynolds for
Hey, someone has to sound the alarm!
MORE: I believe in promoting fairness, satire, and goodwill to the extent I can. (I also have a very liberal blogroll policy.) Conscience therefore dictates that I blogroll Mr. Neiwert -- just as I blogrolled Mr. Veit. While these two bloggers appear to have vastly different philosophies, to the extent that their work approaches satire, they might be analogous to being fellow travelers. Besides, I've linked both repeatedly, so I have to be symmetrically consistent.
AND MORE: Strongman Reynolds now dangles new InstaClues about what he would do if the vast power grab he's contemplating manages to succeed: appointing Randy Barnett "as an Associate Justice" to the Supreme Court! Wow! Does that mean Barnett's a fascist too? Never woulda known.
You can't be too careful!
While there's no escaping these dark truths that must be told, I nonetheless warmly welcome all new readers! (Ve know you haf relatifs in Visconsin!)
Lingering question: can Glenn Reynolds really make the trains run on time?
posted by Eric on 10.19.04 at 06:06 PM
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