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"Liberal Fascism": The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning.
Author: Jonah Goldberg

A powerful book and very spot on.

SoD, the real enemy is invisible:

"Reptilians (also called reptoids, lizard people, reptiloids, saurians, draconians) are supposed reptilian humanoids, which play a prominent role in ... conspiracy theories. The idea of reptilians was popularised by David Icke, a conspiracy theorist who claims shape-shifting reptilian aliens control Earth by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate human societies. Icke has stated on multiple occasions that many world leaders are, or are possessed by, so-called reptilians."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptilian_conspiracy_theory

Mark Zuckerberg has laughably denied being a reptilian, but many of us know the real truth.

Of course, the MSM is running interference for the enemy:

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/lizard-brains-nbc-analyst-meacham-attacks-trump-supporters-functioning-primitive-limbic

However, none of it rules out a fascist liberal monster in your closet or under your bed. Beware.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biden-inauguration-mall/u-s-closing-landmarks-announces-vehicle-checks-in-washington-for-inauguration-idUSKBN29K27O

You Brits aren't intent on us again are you?

Bunch of damn crazy people - it seems to me Bob? - seem to me to be of questionable hmmm ... "capacity" is about to - peacefully transition us all into Looney-Tunes.

We overthrew y'all to get to this place?!!!

Bob, I'm thrilled that you will acknowledge the lizard population who're directing our lives. It's always been a worry of mine. Especially when you notice their greenish tinge and slightly scaly skin. Obviously, the royal family are involved in all this...just look at Philip who is slowly but inexorably turning into s lizard. We need no further proof!

I like QAnon's lizard allegory / metaphor.

I do actually believe that there's a pol gene. People who have it switched to "on", and who are psychotically arrogant and psychopathically lacking in empathy, become pols.

These people are simply not like the rest of us. For all intents and purposes, they are lizards under their human skin. The beast under the skin is used in sci-fi novels and movies as a construct for plot lines on a regular basis.

Some people read QAnon literally, like some read the Bible literally. I prefer the allegories, metaphors. They're striking at something horribly wrong in the world, and that thing is power, and the degradation of mankind's defences against it over recent years.

QAnon comes with its own fair share of lizards in human skin of course. But your enemy's enemy is your friend, so it's best to hold their coats while they go at it. While they're doing that the ordinary folks might get some respite, what you might call the most worst case.

A better case, one of the human skinned lizards might cease to be in denial of their detrimental effect on the rest of us, acknowledge the monster within, and put his hand up and say, "In the times we live in, government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem". Or maybe shorten the statement to "Drain the swamp". That's the least worst case.

The freedom of the individual is sustained by a mad dash between those two worst cases throughout history, and when those two options cease, it's a Dark Age.

The best case will come when gene therapy can innoculate the entire world's population at birth from expression of the pol gene.

I'm convinced that the scientists have already discovered where on the genome the pol gene lies, and a vaccine against it. But the reptiles in human skin have kidnapped the scientists and imprisoned them in underground caverns, next to the tunnels used for paedophile child trafficking.

Until the scientists are freed and deliver the vaccine into everyone's arms, it's most worst, or least worst, or a Dark Age for the ordinaries.

SoD

"shape-shifting reptilian aliens control Earth by taking on human form..."
Or, me in the morning during the long pilgrimage between my bed and my distant coffee pot.

Residents from Dulce, New Mexico will attest that the Archuleta Mesa in New Mexico has seen its share of bizarre events.

https://www.altereddimensions.net/2019/dulce-base-underground-new-mexico-alien-research-facility

Mary, I do my best to be helpful here at D&N.

SoD, you're a bit off track. Genes are involved, but it's not so simple as a single pol gene. Some people have an innate inclination to be authoritarian followers. The MAGA terrorists who fought against democracy certainly aren't liberals or socialists. They were put up to their insurrection by a manipulative group of authoritarian leaders:

"WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president's grassroots supporters."

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-01-17/records-trump-allies-behind-rally-that-ignited-capitol-riot

We know a lot more about sociology and political psychology than we did in the 1930's when Orwell wrote The Shape Of Things To Come. It would be worth some time to consider that blaming a single concept for all evils is just as overly simple as blaming a single gene. Or blaming Satan for that matter.

Of course the idea of shape shifting lizards is ridiculous. Everyone knows that human beings are descended from Thetans who came to earth and hid in volcanoes. Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and David Miscavage wouldn't lie to us, would they? All hail the memory of L Ron Hubbard. Now there was a lizard in human form.

https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2021/01/memes-that-made-me-laugh-41.html

I just thought that since Bob gets a free pass to put jokes here I should too.

Genes are involved, but it's not so simple as a single pol gene. Some people have an innate inclination to be authoritarian followers.

Nah, Bob. They're just the wannabes who, although they have the pol gene, aren't competent enough to rise to the top of the authoritarianism barrel. Who would go around putting leaflets through people's doors, FFS? Dumb lizards.

In Breaking Bad, the allegory is that of power, right, no arguments please. Walter White has got it bad. It took a nurture event to trigger his nature into action, the cancer thing per the plot line. There I grant you Bob, the pol manifestation is a nature / nurture combo job: each one is necessary but not sufficient on its own. They've gotta have the gene, but that's not enough, they've gotta be dropped on their heads when they were a baby too.

Breaking Bad is the greatest allegory of the power gene I've ever seen in any art form. To backup my claim that the grassroots activists are merely pol gened under achievers, consider Walter White's endless repetition throughout the series: "I'm only doing this for you, Skyler, and the family", as follows:

Pols and state people always say that, don't they? "I only want to serve you". As if no-one at MacDonald's wants to serve you, as though they are some kind of angels that no-one in the independent sector is.

Then, in the final episode, when he's destroyed everyone and everything around him, including himself, he utters the immortal truth: "I didn't do it for you, Skyler, or the family. I did it for me.". But the next sentence is my point: "Because I was good at it."

Although hopeless in the fair competition of the independent sector, his chemistry work and company plucked out of his hands by sassier operators, reduced to the lowly status of chemistry teacher at a high school, he turns to the cheating world that dodges the rules of fair competition, rules and justice: to crime and advancement therein by power.

Compared to his peers in this new world, he discovers he is excellent. A few bag carriers tag along with him, the less able than he, and disaster and destruction befalls all of them too.

On the subject of Satan, the final scene where his dying face spins and descends downwards surrounded by the wreckage of his burning crystal meth apparatus, is moot and brilliant.

Not even William Shakespeare comes close, those Breaking Bad guys comletely nailed it.

So when QAnon says "These people are sick", I just can't fault it.

SoD

SoD,

When QAnon says "These people are sick" they speak with tremendous authority. You're making headway. At least Breaking Bad is from the current century, even if it might not be a universal analogy.

Authoritarian followers don't want power. What they want above all else is surety. That's why when a political conman like Reagan or Trump comes along offering simple answers and a return to an imaginary golden age they just can't resist. A lot of them also can't resist messiah figures. Now that I've clued you in, promise you won't try being one yourself.

Claiming all politicians are ne'er-do-wells is a little harsh. What about Winston Churchill and your idol Maggie?

Glesga,

What about your Nicola, who's a champion of the "wellbeing economy"?

https://wellbeingeconomy.org/scotland

https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/get-ready-for-a-major-covid19-narrative-shift-based-on-consensus-and-science/

Coming to a town near you ...

https://babylonbee.com/news/most-popular-president-in-history-to-be-inaugurated-in-secret-guarded-by-army-behind-12-foot-fence

Claiming all politicians are ne'er-do-wells is a little harsh. What about Winston Churchill and your idol Maggie?

The ones no longer in denial of the harm they cause, who stick their hands up and say "We are the problem, not the solution", are still reptilian, but the least worst. Until the scientists are set free and the vaccine cones along, least worst is first best.

Here's the pecking order for the ordinaries, to be clear ...

1. Vaccine to clear the pol gene from the gene pool.
2. Pol not in denial, admits pols are the problem, not the solution (Maggie, Ronnie, the Don).
3. My enemy's enemy is my friend / two bullies in the playground better than one (Winston Churchill).
4. Dark Age

That's the lot of the ordinaries, to live a life of praying to the good Lord to up us on the list (with an AR15 close to hand as fallback).

SoD

SoD, you sound a lot like someone. Now who was it? Wait. Don't tell me. Oh yeah:

"And it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations," Obama said."

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2008/april/obama-they-cling-to-guns-or-religion.html

120 million dead worldwide in one century from just the class socialist human skinned reptiles.

We're not like them, that's for sure.

SoD

https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/19/democrats-pledge-to-fight-trump-rule-ensuring-banks-wont-refuse-service-to-conservatives/

Add that to your argument kit Loz.

(You've probably already mentioned the tech de-platforming.)

Yo Bob.

https://rssdailynews.com/2021/01/18/one-other-armed-man-was-arrested-at-a-dc-safety-checkpoint/

Lessee if you can figure out the problem with that opening paragraph:

"A 22-year-old Virginia man, Guy Berry, was arrested while carrying a pistol, three high-powered magazines, and 37 rounds of ammunition near the U.S. Capitol on Sunday. This made him the third person to be arrested by police under increased security that weekend in response to the January 6 riot."

If it isn't readily apparent ask Loz.

SoD,

The reptiles don't have a philosophy other than that they should rule the world. Mary points out the royal family are reptilian, but you don't care because they're a tourist draw. We're not like them, indeed.

JK, what's wrong with this, also at your link:

"The ABC news outlet in Washington, DC reports that Berry was arrested for owning an unlicensed pistol, carrying high-capacity magazines, and unregistered ammunition. In the city, it is illegal to have an unregistered weapon, openly carry a weapon, have a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and carry ammunition without registering a weapon."

Her Maj is probably not reptilian, funnily enough. She was born into the role but she skipped the gene in the family, like one kid with blue eyes in a family of brown.

Any Queen who says "I don't know why anyone would want the job" to every lip-licking, fork tongued prime minister on first meeting to inaugurate them is defo an ordinary.

SoD

Firstly Bob it's the "high powered magazines" then the .. as you note, "Berry was arrested for .. etc etc" which, after the followup, it was determined he [as a LE guy] was 'acceptably carrying' which charges, "in the city" ended up as I was mentioning to you on an earlier thread.

"Summarily dropped" you may recall Bob.

But that wasn't what I was pointing to Bob (checking whether you, and yours know doop No what I was interested in was whether you knew what the heck makes a "high powered magazine" which, I see, appears to be as expected.

Ignorance unbounded.

https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2021/01/accurate-information-is-good.html

SoD, I skipped the intelligence gene in my family. My clever children are a prime example of generational skipping. My siblings are all cleverer than me..but, and it's a big but..are they more informed and therefore better equipped to deal with real life situations? I doubt it. Nobody knows how things are going to go, we can none of us see the future. We're all bounded by the here and now, and our prejudices and our beliefs that can't be changed.

JK,

Quick, what's the band gap energy for a silicon diode? Sorry, that's the buzzer. The answer is around seven tenths of a volt. Ignorance unbounded.

SoD,

That distinctive wave Her Maj does is equivalent to a reptilian secret handshake. She's got the wool firmly over your eyes.

There will be one less lizard in charge at 12:00 noon EST. It appears Mitch McConnel, the now Senate minority leader, has calculated the best way for the Republican party to recover is to back conviction of impeachment and heave The Don over the side. There could be more great TV ahead.

It's time for your type to start thinking of a catchy slogan. "He made the trains run on time" won't work because we haven't really invested in trains, but you'll think of something.

Didn't hear much about these inauguration day riots on CNN, Wapo, NYT, BBC ...
https://www.foxnews.com/us/anti-biden-antifa-portland-police

Are Pelosi and AOC gonna be impeached or equivalent for inciting BLM / Antifa and disputing the election before last?

And try googling the news tab for "inauguration day riots", you'll only find one news agency reporting it, all others say "few protests, sparse crowds". Google and Big Tech doing their airbrush bit for the cause ...

https://www.google.com/search?q=inauguration+day+riots&tbm=nws

When the media, big tech and the education system are behind one political party, democracy has failed. The American system is now explicitly no different from Russia. The decline and fall of Uncle Sam through one party rule facaded with fake elections can now begin.

SoD

SoD, good observation. That joining of big biz, big government and big media ought to have a name from the recent past but I just can't think of one. That inauguration yesterday was a massive fund raising event for an assault on the white working class as well as any minorities who consider joining them. A war on "domestic terrorists" meaning anyone who is not 'woke', not down with Critical Race Theory, not in tune with "safetyism" and not in tune with the new god of secular Leftism and their assorted demi gods.

Democracy has succeeded only by mob rule. It is the loss of our Republic "if we can keep it" that is so troubling. Things may get ugly over here.

A cartoon:
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/branco-cartoon-torquemada/

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