Google News Archive contains the Spartanville Herald-Journal report of German Ambassador Dieckhoff getting all bent out of shape over former U.S. Ambassador William Dodd’s insensitive and hurtful comments on Hitler having his enemies rounded up and shot. As a private American citizen, Dodd could say anything he pleased. The story ran on 15JAN1938. An American comedian is said to have been arrested by National Socialists for a Berlin nightclub quip that most dictators jail their enemies; but Hitler jails his friends!
But that was then and this is now and America, right? Not so fast! At Syracuse University, according to Reason Magazine, The Tab Syracuse, a social media account that covers Syracuse University news, posted a photo of a syllabus that references the coronavirus as both the “Wuhan flu” and “Chinese Communist Party Virus.”(link) Here again, nothing hurts socialism like the truth leaking out.(link)
You can test this theory by describing a school owned and coercively operated by any level of government as a “government school” in the presence of intellectuals of the looter persuasion. The descriptor is objectively accurate, yet collectivist programming requires hotly riposting with the false belief that coercion is voluntary and that “The” government is “the” people–unless the wrong party is elected.
Oddly, the most strenuously worked up are the weak-minded derivative socialists divided along religious lines. “Right” conservatives wish they had the fortitude of Hitler, Franco, Mussolini and Moseley, while “Left” progressives pine for the decisiveness of Bellamy, Howells, London, Browder, Reed, Lenin, Mao and Marx. Today’s Bushes, Romney, Christie and Palins are just as insipid and tentative as Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi and Sanders compared to the real thing in the bottom square.
To recognize that a communist dictatorship released a germ warfare agent on the planet is thoughtcrime pure and simple.(link) When the Soviet communist dictatorship next door allowed an unnoticed Xenon buildup to explode and ignite a power reactor with no containment powering a military radar, looter newspapers knew better than to even hint of such an event even as fallout triggered radiation alarms all over the globe.(link) Yet the folks triggered and upset by the thought the communist virus may have been a germ weapon are just as upset by mention of the cover-up. (link)
Objectivists and libertarians are no less consistent in the defense of freedom than are communists and fascists in their insistence on coercion. Only the confused, cowardly or indecisive seek to compromise on a Guyana Kool-Ade cocktail blending free speech with censorship. Why not take a stand and cast a highly-leveraged law-changing spoiler vote for freedom and categorically against coercion? Why not send a message on principles instead of paranoia and personalities?
Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)
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