The new American fascism.


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The new American fascism.

Another day, another witch hunt — this time in duplicate. “Twin brothers David and Jason Benham,” CNN reports, “have lost their opportunity to host their own HGTV show.” On Tuesday, the pair was gearing up for their new role; by sundown the next day, the network had announced tersely that it had “decided not to move forward with the Benham Brothers’ series.” And that, as they say, was that.

Their real crime:

Per Right Wing Watch’s rather hysterical indictment, the brothers’ main crimes against humanity are to have “led a prayer rally,” talked a few times on the radio, written a few articles, and — shock! — been involved in “protests outside of abortion clinics” and “at a 2009 LGBT event.” In other words, to have taken to the public square and to have spoken — an activity free societies have traditionally tended to cherish.

The persecution shall continue until we are all free!

And then there’s this: A football player has been fined and suspended for posting tweets critical of a newly drafted homosexual football player.

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  • mpthompson

    I recently re-read Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451. There is a part of the novel where the Fire Chief Beatty is explaining to Guy Montag how books became banned. It wasn’t the government that originally banned books, but rather the government just formalized the process started by society at large. In the novel, people as a whole determined that the ideas presented in the plethora of books would always make some segment of society feel bad so it was best just to get rid of all of them. Those who didn’t give submit to the new orthodoxy were deemed insane and arrested for rehabilitation. Given the path we seem to be on, Ray Bradbury now seems to be very prescient.

  • Cotour

    These are two examples of the Liberal medias continuing attempt at making, no forcing Americans to begin to believe that these are examples of “Normal”, capital” N”. When they are examples of a lower case “n” individual / subjective normal. I respect all people no matter who or what they are but I for one am growing tired of this constant insertion (no pun intended) of a persons sexuality into defining who and what they are and how society is to judge or accept them.

    And I get the long term cultural propaganda power that the constant drone, on and on and the imagery serves to reinforce that attitudes are changing and that these personal behaviors are more culturally accepted. But a picture of Micheal Sam kissing his boyfriend and him receiving a telephone call that he was chosen to play ball in the draft and him bursting into tears is not doing anyone any good IMO. The media is effectively re-stereotyping him and using him not liberating him or anyone else. Its has become a spectacle.

    This is part of the pussification / disarming of the American male, and I do not refer to being gay when I say that I refer to the media / government and academia’s attempt at sensitizing and acclimating the American male to be entirely comfortable with such things and convincing him and everyone else that it is Normal capital “N”. Some day thousands of years in the future when there no longer are genders, when man has evolved himself through technology and steps off into another dimension or into what ever we will eventually be they will look back at us when there was gender and wonder what all the fuss was about. How boring will that be? Sounds like a Star Trek episode.

    Am I alone in my perspective here?

    PS: I wish Micheal Sam well and much success in what ever he chooses to do.

  • Kelly Starks

    Liberals again show their intolerance for diversity.

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