I was reading the Book Review section of the Sunday Times the other day, and I quite enjoyed the piece on a book called Liberal Facism by Jonah Golberg.
The book notes how close leftist ideology is with facism. And how political correctness is facism in action.
Indeed, much echoes what I learnt at university. That facism stems from Mussolini and the Italian trades unions. Facism and Socialism are just two faces of the same collectivist ideology.
National Socialism, International Socialism, same thing really!
Now, Goldberg has published a piece noting facist ideology underpinning The ObamaMessiah, as well as Tony Blair. Much stems from unity of thought, collectivism i guess, rathyer than individualism and liberty.
Political correctness is part of it, in ensuring it is upto the state and social engineers to change things, whether we like it or not.
And if we disagree, we are to be silenced, just as student unions when I was at university liked to deny a platform to anyone who they deemed racist, sexist or homophobic and you would be branded a facist if you said something the left disagreed with.
This week, I came across a couple of disgusting examples of such Liberal Facism in action.
Archbishop Cranmer blogs about the Islamic ZanuLiarbore peer in the UK House of Lords who has blocked Dutch MP Gert Wilders from giving a private showing of his movie Fitna.
In a similar vein, the London School of Economics has prevented a pro-freemarket author from chairing a debate on Islam and Liberalism, Archbishop Cranmer also notes.
All these silencings of free speech and debate remind me of the aims of Uncle Helen's own Electroal Finance Act, a classic example of Liberal Facism in New Zealand. I am sure we can find other similar examples.
Indeed, we know how the left like to attack individual freedoms, with our watermelon Greens being prime promoters, perfect facists. Look how they seek to ban or control so many things, be they light bulbs, pies, etc, etc.
So yes, the Liberal Facists are here. In the the White House, in Whitehall, in the Beehive and in our Town Halls.
It is time we lovers of freedom exposed them and stopped them!