September 6, 2014

Someone please explain what "close to treason" means? Here's what wingnut Lord Christopher Monckton thinks it is, as he wrote in his op-ed for World Nut Daily:

There is a chance – it cannot yet be put any higher than that – that the GOP may recapture control of the Senate. The future of civilization itself may depend upon its succeeding.

No one should underestimate just how much the United States is respected, admired and even loved worldwide as an example and a beacon of freedom. But if the “Democrats” get their way, the flickering torch carried by the Statue of Liberty may yet be snuffed out forever, together with the nation of which it has long been the symbol.

Oh! The drama! Poor little Statue of Liberty has almost been snuffed out by all those crazy immigration protesters already, but hey, weep for her anyway.

By little and little, the “Democrats” have become the implacable enemies of everything for which the Founding Fathers so nobly and so successfully strove. Their increasingly close ideological links with international anti-capitalist, anti-democratic, anti-libertarian Marxism and its sinister bedfellow, pietistic environmental extremism, have become an existential threat to the very survival of the United States as an independent nation.

The threat is real – so real that even to vote “Democrat” comes close to being treason. Lest that statement should sound too extreme, let me explain.

Yes, Lord Idiot. Please proceed.

The ideologies of Marxism and its modern disguise, environmentalism, are explicitly internationalist – or, rather, anti-nationalist. The very idea of nation states whose citizens might wish to be free is utterly alien to the totalitarian mind, which considers that on all matters of politics only one opinion – that of Big Brother – has any value. All opinions contrary to the Party Line are not merely anathema: they are punishable, often by death.

Yes, those totalitarian Democrats want to punish women by death for wanting access to health care and control over their own bodies. Oh, wait.

Evidently Democrats are killers because..affordable electric power?

Just as the savage brutality of Marxism and its twin, Fascism, killed 100 million people in the 20th century, so the active hatred of Man that is the defining characteristic of that 21st-century species of totalitarianism that lurks behind the fig-leaf of environmentalism is bidding fair to kill 100 million more by denying them affordable electrical power.

See how this murderous hatred of all that is human is the very antithesis of the Founding Fathers’ devotion to the idea that each individual soul is of unique value; that, therefore, each individual should have the right to contribute to deciding the future course of his nation by regular secret ballot; and that the State exists to serve the family, which exists to serve its individual members.

I don't even know what that last paragraph means, given that the suppression of the vote is uniquely conservative. But I did think it was interesting that he used the pronoun "his" in relation to the individual. Evidently only the men are entitled to be free. Now it all starts to make sense.

It all comes down to the three things that aggravate oligarchs the most: national debt, policies to rein in global warming, and cuts in military funding.

They then say the planet will be doomed unless capitalism is destroyed by the simplest of all expedients – denying our industries the affordable energy that is the lifeblood of a free-market economy. For they know there is no surer way to make the bankruptcy of America complete than to choke off her industries and make them internationally uncompetitive.

These three destructive policies – excessive national debt, excessive cuts in the armed forces and excessive regulation and taxation of energy use – have not come together by accident. They are elements in a deliberate strategy, pursued by the international left not only in the United States but worldwide, to destroy the very notion of the nation state – and, in doing so, to overthrow the very notion of democracy and of the individual liberty of which the ballot box is at once the ultimate expression and the ultimate guarantor.

Rarely have I seen such drama inside of an op-ed. Why, you'd think the world was ending. Which it might, if conservatives like this lunatic have their way.

Of course, Monckton is thick as thieves with the Heartland folks. Oligarchy extraordinaire.

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