Recently the top Google Trend item -- with "volcanic" traffic -- was "Obama Deception Censored." The phrase relates to
filmmaker and Infowars proprietor Alex
Jones' claim that his movie Obama Deception had been
"erased, obliterated, censored" from YouTube via a hacked password.
(He doesn't explain why he didn't just make a new account and re-post
his film, but you can always buy the DVD version of it if this wave of publicity
has piqued your interest.)
Is the film yet another rightblogger-style blast against Obama
Obama, he says, "works for the very same special interests that George
W. Bush does" to help establish a "federal reserve dictatorship."
left) also denounces "the Left-Right paradigm" that masks this
totalitarian reality from us sheeple.
It may be nuts, but it doesn't appear to be partisan.
plague-on-both-your-houses schtick represents a market opportunity for
rightbloggers who want to pull independents to the GOP for the next
As unpopular as Democrats may be at the moment, people aren't crazy about the Republicans, either.
That's why rightbloggers have been insisting for months that the Tea
Party movement is non-partisan, even though it's transparently a campaign to get super-conservatives
nominated by the the Republican Party: They've been hoping the
tricorners and Gadsden flags would convince people that the Tea Party is
a genuine, independent Third Way.
(That's also why they flipped
-- racism being a big turn-off with the crucial youth demographic --
and why they always make good and sure to get pictures of the few black folks who attend their
eventsto prove they're really biracial.)
So if a chance comes up to portray their let's-face-it-Republicanism,
not as a partisan thing, but as something all true patriots
regardless of party affiliation should join them in, they will get with
it -- even if it seems a little nutty.
Last week an article by one Angelo Codevilla (below right)
provenance is no mystery.
Codevilla spiced up the usual Glenn Beck boilerplate against the curse of Woodrow
Wilson's Progressivism with a touch of the old
plague-against-both-your-houses routine. Both Democrats and Republicans,
he said, are part of a "ruling class" guilty of crimes against America.
For example, in the '00s they both pressured banks to give
mortgages to poor people, which caused the housing bubble -- according
The cross-partisan elitists, Codevilla added, also show
the text of laws" -- the usual complaint of the conservative "originalist" crowd. Plus, they're
anti-family. (Proper names used in this section: Hillary Clinton,
Etc. In other
words, both major parties have kept the People down -- with liberalism!
People who actually remember what happened in past Republican
Administrations will be flabbergasted, but the article is clearly not
meant for anyone who can remember much further back than his last bowel
If any of the brethren were too thick to get the message,
tipped his hand by explicitly stating that the Real America "has no
alternative but to channel its political efforts through the Republican
Party," giving Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan the traditional
tongue-bath, and positing a "country party" composed of True Sons of
Liberty that sounds like a John Birch fantasy of America redeemed from
the Kenyan tyrant. This constituency, if lured out of their trailers,
can be relied on -- in the absence of an independent candidacy by Ross
Perot, Jesus Christ, or Walker, Texas Ranger -- to vote Republican.
Rightbloggers got it: Extremism in defense of Republican midterm
is no vice!
Pajamas Media's Richard Fernandez connected the Codevillan dots --
to SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan. At her Senate hearings, Kagan "refused
point blank to hold an opinion on natural rights," said Fernandez. "It
was almost as if there was something in her DNA which balked at
accepting the self-evident grant of liberty from a source beyond
The more obvious explanation -- that something in Kagan's CYA
balked at getting into a contentious discussion of arcane points of law
during a politically treacherous confirmation process -- seems not to
have occurred to Fernandez.
Also, said Fernandez, "America may have an aristocracy," and
titles all date from Tammany Hall." Democrat Tammany Hall! (He
has the papers.) Anti-aristocratic citizens, your duty is clear!
Sissy Willis at Liberty Pundits took the occasion
to enlist a new dead guy into the international progressive conspiracy
along with Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt: 19th-Century Philosopher Herbert
Spencer, who according to Willis turned the phrase "survival of the
fittest" into "the meme of choice for generations of elitists who knew
little about the scientific method nor the origin of species but all
about what was best for us little people out here." Willis also attacked
Mitt Romney "for enabling an aide to diss Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin as
'not a serious human being,'" adding grimly, "Your days are numbered."
(Romney had, well prior to Willis' post, gone the route of
political expediency and denounced his aide's statements. Why didn't
Willis note this? Must have something to do with a healthy Republican
hatred of elitism.)
At Blogs for Victory, Mark Noonan further described this anti-American
elite that runs our country: "It comprises the overwhelming majority of
elected Democrats as well as a substantial minority (and perhaps, at
times, a plurality) - Ed. Note: this had said 'majority', but that
was a typo, sorry for the confusion -- of the Republican party."
Glad we got that straight. This mostly-Democrat elite is "very
educated," but you wouldn't know because they all received "dumbed-down
degrees from prestige universities" which aren't worth the canival
parchment they're printed on. Plus they took power via a "tightly
disciplined minority" which was somehow made to look like huge electoral
so-called "majorities" in 2006 and 2008. That's how wily the elitists
The elitists are also
"anti-Christian" and "anti-Jewish religion" -- to which Noonan added,
"(to distinguish from those non-observant Jews who are members of the
ruling class)," so that the religious maniacs in his audience (and we're
sure he has many) will not mistake the many rootless cosmopolitan Jews who vote Democrat with
the more exclusive Republican kind.
Then Noonan got a little carried away: "The changes we must
carry out are, indeed, revolutionary," he cried. "We must think and act
like revolutionaries..." We thought at that point he'd just call for
more tricorners and Gadsden flags, but no -- he actually advocated
putting Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid in prison. "We must
not shrink from the prospect of eventually putting all of them in jail
for their violations of the law," he wrote. "Not that we will, but we
must be prepared to do so." Oh, so he's being reasonable!
DRJ at Patterico's Pontifications hinted at secession. "I
think most blue states have already chosen the ruling class with its
comfortable promises and European-style goals," he wrote. "I pray most
red states and especially my fellow Texans will choose the Country
Party, but at this point I have little hope it will be enough." There'll
be only one choice left then, and the Texas Governor is down for it! Then all
neighboring states may flock to the cause, and the South may indeed Do
It Again (i.e., lose).
(You ought not miss DRJ's commenters. "It would reach a point
state America will find it too much to bear," wrote one, "and it will
secede." But another was pessimistic: "The scenario is complicated," he
wrote, "by the fact that a lot of those prospective Hispanic Democrats
live in what are now red states." That's why Democrats love them illegal
Probably the weirdest bit relating to Codevilla's story was the
of Instapundit proprietor Glenn Reynolds, the
high-traffic king of rightbloggers.
In an unusually lengthy post (Reynolds usually likes to just
throw up a
link with a sentence or so of dressing), he suggested ways to fight
back against this ruling class. For one: "Mockery" (yeah, that always
works). For another, "Organize and infiltrate. Take over party apparats
from the ground up." (Surely this will work equally well in both
Then he quoted a reader: "Be armed, both intellectually and
with guns. The ruling class hates it, but more importantly, it mitigates
their baser instincts." Especially with guns? You might expect a
respectable figure like Reynolds, though a Second Amendment stalwart,
would suggest the use of firearms against the government right this
moment is a little over the line.
You'd be wrong. "Yes, they'll do whatever they can get away
Reynolds, "so it's important to be sure they can't get away with too
much." Pew pew! Cold dead hands!
Then Reynolds actually approved a reader suggestion that the
class was on the verge of seizing the entire U.S. telecommunications
structure ("There's always ham radio, and probably a lot more out
there") -- which paranoid notion, come to think of it, is shared by Alex Jones' crew ("They wanna censor the
web ... they're gonna counter people who are anti-war or
Top rightblogger Reynolds, previously a contributor to the New York
Times and the Wall Street Journal, echoing the fringey
Alex Jones? Why not? Jones gets lots of traffic, too. Plus he's
anti-government -- and, since the government at the moment just happens
to be run by Democrats, rightbloggers can get with that, at least until
they get their boys back into office.
Then Alex Jones and Ralph
Nader can go compare war stories about how they tried to break up
the Republican-Democrat duopoly -- and wound up electing Republicans.