I don’t know who it was that first observed that Glenn Beck has a bad case of Nazi Tourette’s syndrome, the tendency to blurt out “Nazi” as an accusation against those one disagrees with. Tea Party Nation leader Judson Phillips seems to have the same affliction. And even criticizing him for this trait is, to him, proof that someone is a Nazi — even if the person doing it is Jewish. In an email to supporters he writes:
Are liberals really like the Nazis of 1930’s and 1940’s era German? Are they really the kind of people who engage in that kind of behavior? Or this just some conservative hyperbole?
Do liberals really want to silence their critics? To liberals really believe in a one party state? Do liberals really want to deny those who disagree with them the ability and the opportunity to offer different opinions?
The answer is yes.
Like the book burning Nazis of the 1930’s, the left wants to suppress all dissenting opinion.
This is not true of all liberals, only the overwhelming majority. I appear occasionally on Thom Hartman’s show on RT. Thom is very far to the left but to his credit, he brings on people like me who do not agree with him and he lets us make our points.
The vast majority of liberals are represented by people like Aaron Keyak who is the interim director of the National Jewish Democratic Committee.
After I made my blog post yesterday comparing liberals to Nazis, he took to Twitter to demand that Republicans denounce me…
He actually proved my point. Liberals do not want to discuss or debate issues. They want to silence those who disagree with them.
So did the Nazis.
The left is in love with totalitarian regimes. Obama himself has wistfully admired the power dictators have to simply impose their will.
But the truism of all totalitarian regimes is that they cannot stand criticism.
If that last sentence doesn’t set off your irony meters, they are in need of repair.
Like Dispatches on Facebook: