Monday, July 19, 2010

Rightbloggers go Alex Jones, denounce bipartisan 'ruling class,' propose groovy revolution -- to elect Republicans

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 10:00 AM

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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

as a fascist, insane, racist, etc? Jones' own description suggests not;

Obama, he says, "works for the very same special interests that George

W. Bush does" to help establish a "federal reserve dictatorship."

Jones (below

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.

​Still, this

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

when the NAACP suggested that the Tea Party had racist elements

-- 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)

appeared in the American Spectator. Codevilla is a fellow at the impeccably right-wing Claremont Institute, so his

provenance is no mystery.

In "America's Ruling Class -- And The Perils of Revolution,"

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

to conservative theology, if not history.

The cross-partisan elitists, Codevilla added, also show

"disregard for

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,

Woodrow Wilson.)

​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

advocate and

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

where red

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

with," said

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.


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