I spent an entertaining hour laughing my ass off reading the comments here and here over at Sadly, No! about a new book by Jonah Goldberg called Liberal Fascists. Apparently the main thesis of the book is that Nazis were gay rights activists and environmentalists like todays liberals, therefore liberals must be Nazis. Too bizarre for words. It’s like he does not know the meaning of either the word liberal or the word fascist. And I don’t think that the word liberal comes to mind when I think of Nazis or neo-Nazis.
Some of my favorite quotes from the commenters at Sadly No!:
“the National Socialist revolution and the Nazi party were animated and dominated by militaristic homosexuals, pederasts, pornographers, and sadomasochists.”
Wow. If you could get “closeted” in there, this would be a dead-on description of the American Conservative Movement.
If this is true (i.e., the Nazi power structure was riddled with closeted, repressed homosexuals who were tacitly accepted by the non-gay elites, who then hypocritically engaged in virulent public anti-homosexual practice and policy), it sounds an awful lot like today’s Republican party! Way to analogize, Doughboy.
In 1942, the death penalty was instituted for homosexuality. Offenders in the German military were routinely shot.
And interestingly enough, according to Machtan, capital punishment was also the legal penalty for any German who spread rumours that the Fuhrer was homosexual…
Well, you know the old saying about Nazi Germany:
“At first, they didn’t go after the homosexuals, and I said nothing. Then, they didn’t go after the Jews. And I still said nothing. I guess that makes me a liberal fascist.”
A good alternate title would have been, ‘Contractual Obligation: Shit I Pulled Out Of My Ass And Tossed Over The Wall Onto My Editor’s Desk’.
I wonder what Jonah would do if the psychotic, racist twits over at Stormfront found out that Jonah says they are all a bunch of tree-hugging queers?