Okay, it’s tutorial time. For all my Old School Patriot friends, please, after reading this, pass it onto one of your progressive socialist friends. Sorry, I will no longer use the term “liberal,” there is nothing liberal about the left in America, or globally. We, the true constitutional conservatives, are classical liberals in the finest sense, as defined by the great English father of classical liberalism, John Locke. Therefore, it is time for us to have that honest discussion . . . ready?
Now, I was watching a tape of Sean Hannity at London’s anti-President Trump protest. Let me digress for a moment, and let’s be clear on something: only children play with balloons. What got my attention was when Sean asked an English protester what he was protesting. His reply was fascism. When Hannity asked him who was a fascist, he replied that Hannity was. Oh boy, that gave me a further window into the lack of a proper education for our dear wayward leftist friends.
I found this definition of fascist:
“A fascist is a follower of a political philosophy characterized by authoritarian views and a strong central government — and no tolerance for opposing opinions. Fascist traces to the Italian word fascio, meaning “group, bundle.” Under fascist rule, the emphasis is on the group — the nation — with few individual rights.”
I also found this definition:
“Fascism is a form of government which is a type of one-party dictatorship. Fascists are against democracy. They work for a totalitarian one-party state . . . Such a state is led by a strong leader—such as a dictator, and a martial government.”
There was also this definition:
“A governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.”
Okay, let’s break all of this down so that even our progressive socialist friends can understand. I find it perplexing, and disconcerting, that our education system is failing our population so horribly. First, constitutional conservatives do not seek a “strong central government;” this is why we have the system of Federalism instituted by our Founding Fathers. The Ninth and Tenth amendments of our Constitution reflect such. Yes, there are enumerated powers to the federal government, but if anything, our Constitution is a restrictive document regarding the powers of a “central government.” The only folks who embrace the idea of an authoritarian, strong, central government are the folks on the progressive socialist left — Marxists.
Constitutional conservatives do not consider a one-party dictatorship very enticing. However, we find that progressive socialists are always ready to embrace leftist dictators, if the number of Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara t-shirts are any indication. The old Soviet Union — Russia today — China, North Korea, Iran, all represent authoritarian views, with strong central governments. Certainly there are few, if any, individual rights.
Now, let’s see, it was the Obama administration that didn’t think Russia was a geo-political threat. It was under Obama that Hillary Clinton gave Russia a “reset button.” Obama, himself, talked about “more flexibility after his reelection.” It was Obama who sent billions of dollars to the repressive, authoritarian regime in Iran, and had a policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea.
However, to understand the true meaning of fascism, and fascists, is to know they have “no tolerance for opposing opinions.” Who does that sound like? Suppressing opposition and criticism? Now, of course, the progressive, socialist, leftists will point to President Trump labeling media outlets as “fake news.” Well, when you are caught spreading lies, and propaganda, how does one categorize it? Also, remember that one of the facets of an authoritarian regime is state control of media, and its message. How often have we seen Democrat talking points parallel media reports disseminated through liberal progressive outlets?
Can anyone tell me when the last time you heard about constitutional conservatives rioting to shut down a progressive socialist from giving a speech? And whazzup with a leftist, radical, domestic terrorist group called Antifa (“anti-fascist”) that enacts violence to prevent freedom of speech — oops, sorry — opposing opinions? Oh boy, you mean kinda like the whole IRS targeting of conservative grassroots organizations by the Obama administration?
Please, my dear little leftist cupcakes, show me evidence of President Trump — anyone — using the power of the federal government agencies to shut down progressive socialist grassroots organizations? I know, you can’t. Instead, you will just hurl demeaning, denigrating, and disparaging monikers, trying to force me to, well, shut up — suppression of political opposition and views.
Now, I know, the left will say Donald Trump is racist. Hmm, if he is a racist, then what was Barack Obama? I mean, just a year and a half into the Trump administration, we have the lowest ever recorded unemployment for Blacks and Hispanics in America. With Obama, we had the highest rates of poverty, and food stamp usage. Oh, by the way, which side is it that supports an organization founded by a white supremacist, and racist, and someone who addressed the Ku Klux Klan, that referred to Blacks as undesirables and weeds? Yep, good ol’ Margaret Sanger, and her Planned Parenthood. Black Lives Matter? Which ones? After all, that group is funded by George Soros, not a black person. Even the NAACP was established by white socialists. Yes, they put a black guy in charge, WEB Dubois. Oh, did ya know that he was an avowed socialist who renounced his American citizenship?
Here’s the factual deduction from our short analysis: the progressive, socialist, left comprise the real fascists. They are the ones who seek total, and complete, ideological domination, and destruction, of any political opposition — a la “Mad Max” Waters. The whole apoplectic meltdown of the left over Judge Brett Kavanaugh has nothing to do with his qualifications. It’s all about anger toward anyone who would stand in opposition to the advance of their ideological agenda, especially through the courts. The left wants activists, not judges, or Supreme Court justices who interpret the law based upon our Constitution. They want control, one-party domination, and authoritarian rule. The progressive, socialist, left in America has come to believe that the courts exist to implement their dogma, that which cannot be passed by our legislative branch.If you do not take a subservient posture, and bow down before the gods of progressive socialism, and their views, then you are an extremist. Yes, just because you do not agree, you are extreme. Now, who are the real fascists? Click To Tweet
And, if you do not agree — no, submit — and subjugate yourself to the authoritarian, progressive, leftist view then you will face coercion, intimidation, threats, and violence. If you do not take a subservient posture, and bow down before the gods of progressive socialism, and their views, then you are an extremist. Yes, just because you do not agree, you are extreme. Now, who are the real fascists?
Constitutional conservatives welcome the debate, the intellectual engagement; progressive socialists do not. That’s because they are the real fascists. It’s because their ideas suck, and the only way to advance group-think collectivism is to destroy any belief in individual rights, sovereignty, or liberty. Your existence is insignificant, your accomplishments as an individual are inconsequential. After all, “you didn’t build that.”
The next time a progressive socialist asserts that you, my friends, are fascist, or an extremist, tell that chucklehead to look in the freaking mirror — a la Michael Jackson’s song “Man in the Mirror.” There they will see the real fascists.
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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. His forthcoming book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, is due fall 2018 from Brown Books Publishing Group.