Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Have You No Decency, Sir?

McCarthyism is alive and well.

or perhaps this is a version of the, Rousseau led to the camps argument.

the idea of something being "impeccably researched" which claims that political correctness of some systematic oppression on all college campuses -- are conservatives still bemoaning the fact that they weren't popular at Dad's alma mater?

of course, at this point there is probably nothing that is not fascist, so perhaps the aim is to undo the argument, or rather assertion ... fascism is not collectivism or planned economies, fascism is nothing to individual, everything to the state. its the resacralization of the state and the sacredness of the state (Burke's lament for Marie Antoinette and the age of chivalry) is what the first modern version of conservatism (rhetorically) held up as an ideal. without regulation, you live in Russia, which apparently is quite hospitable to strong men and authoritarians still. yet Britain & France which for years operated under existing socialism with active communist and socialist parties have never flirted with authoritarianism.