June 25, 2018
MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey
You Don’t Get It Yet? It’s the Nazi Thugs who are Ruining Amerika (AKA Trump and His Gestapo)
Yesterday in MY CORNER (“You Are a Nazi—Or Worse—if you Voted for Donald Trump or Believe in Borders,” June 25, 2018: http://boydcatheyreviewofbooks.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-24-2018-my-corner-by-boydcathey.html) I passed on a sharp and at times satirical critique by prize-winning novelist C. J. Hopkins (see “Awaiting the Putin-Nazi Apocalyse,” June 15, 2018: http://www.unz.com/article/awaiting-the-putin-nazi-apocalypse/) of the near completely unleashed and foaming-at-the-mouth response by the Mainstream Media, academia, Hollywood, and the political Left concerning the president’s—at times unwieldy--attempts to get control of our borders and have some form of immigration reform enacted by Congress.
The strategy of the unhinged left and their millions of automaton minions has been to fit their response into the anti-Trump narrative established back in late 2016 and carried forth with a fanatical vengeance throughout 2017 and into this year: somehow it’s the Russians—it’s Russian collusion—Trump working with Vladimir Putin—Trump and his administration acting like Nazis—it’s Trump supporters who have, in effect, become latter-day Nazis. In other words, they have created an all-encompassing Putin-Nazi-Trump bugaboo, an evil force on which they can blame everything they dislike or loathe or see happening since November 2016.
It’s the ultimate argument, the reductio ad Hitlerum, everything reduced to the template that your enemy is the “new Hitler” whose name is Vladimir Vladimirovitch Putin. It’s all those “mainstream” Democrat politicos comparing the president’s policies to Nazi actions; it’s former Fox pundit, Colonel Ralph Peters, calling Tucker Carlson an apologist for Putin and then comparing him to Hitler on prime time because Carlson would not buy into the rigors of the standard leftist and Neoconservative narrative; it’s the continual drum beat by the media, Hollywood, and various Dems and Republicans (e.g., Mitt Romney, Senators Jeff Flake, Ben Sasse, etc.) that somehow Trump is a dictator-wannabe who is willing to violate “human rights”—like a Nazi—and thus similar to that evil genius in the Kremlin, that wily ex-KGBer: you know, the guy who persecutes LGBTQ activists and won’t allow same sex marriage and who forbids same sex proselytization in Russian schools, who goes around and demolishes those revered (by American Leftists) edifices to Communism and replaces them with churches, that guy who says that his country must return to its Christian traditions—you know, that evil guy. Shudder! He is a real danger to what is called “American democracy,” you see!
Anyway, our satirist friend, C. J. Hopkins, offers another savage satirical look—and it could have been authored (half seriously) by almost any run-to-the-tall-grass Neoconservative columnist for National Review or on Fox News, after figuring out that, oops!, he had said or written a boo-boo in the eyes of the PC establishment and his cocktail party friends over on the “farther Left.
So, malefactors who violate the steadily advancing Marxist standards of speech, action, and thought must be brought into line and forced to beat their breasts and apologize profusely and often—one way or another. See that ICE agent over there? Okay, he really is a latter-day Gestapo agent rounding up poor Jews, uh, I mean poor Honduran children…You understand yet? Go harass him, threaten him, even employ violence if that what it takes. That’s the authoritarian narrative--it's no longer the extremist lunatic fringe; rather it’s the lunatic fringe that has become the overpowering mainstream—and you deny it at your own professional and very personal—and physical—risk.
Confession of a Putin-Nazi Denialist