Sunday, April 09, 2006

Real Men Stand Up to Fascists

The fascists' view of masculinity is that -- to be a real American man -- you have to rally around the "strong leader", you have to talk tough about the "war on terror", you have to get pleasure out of watching "our team" (the sole superpower) beat the stuffing out of a bunch of third-rate armies like Iraq and Afghanistan.

Are they right? Well, psychologists tell us that rallying around the authoritarian leader is actually a very infantile way to affirm one's masculinity.

Okay, listen up guys. Real men don't bluster like George W. Bush or Bill O'Reilly. Real men stand up to fascists.

Our forefathers stood up to the British king and fought for our freedom. Our forefathers stood up to tyrants and won their liberty and freedom.

THAT's what masculinity really means. That's where the pedal hits the metal and the rubber meets the road. It is the dictators running our country who are the danger, who are stealing the future from us, and our kids, and our grandkids.

Come on, buddy . . . stop posing. And start acting like a real man.

"If you're really a patriot, you will defend the constitution. If you're a coward, you'll defend the elite who want to subvert it. Real men stand up to fascism. Cowardly men become boot lickers."
- Chris D

"Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right."
- Joseph Sobran

Note: Of course, real women stand up to fascists, also. And I welcome women to write about why they are standing up to the strong men.

Moreover, it is not a question of how much testosterone or estrogen one has in one's body. Instead, I believe it is a question of
how much one cares.

This essay focuses solely on men who lack confidence, and who fall for a "quick fix" for their insecurities, because they are the ones who tend to rally around authoritarians. Women who are confident in their femininity don't tend to fall for the authoritarian trap, and so this essay does not address them.




23 Comments:

Blogger bb said...

great idea

5:44 PM  
Blogger Tahoma Activist said...

I love the concept - I've linked to it on my site.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Matthew Horton Woodson said...

run for congress it's the only way "the fascists" will loose their power AND a possible way to be heard in the "media"

11:13 AM  
Blogger EmptyGround said...

yeah, what up with that? GW for Congress.

9:26 PM  
Blogger orestes said...

There's some fantastic ant-fascist art from the Spanish Civil War at this Spanish Union web page.

http://www.ugt.es/ugtpordentro/guerracivil/carteles.htm

1:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the concept of empowering people, but I see a problem with using the term 'fascist' - not that I disagree that fascism is what we're dealing with, but then, I am already a member of the choir.
If I were to address someone uninitiated about the whole 911 agenda, and I launched into using the word 'fascist' then all I would have accomplished would be the discontinuation of any real communication.
In short: My listener would stop listening.
I know from exemplary experience because every time I start using that word in agitated political speeches here at home, my spouse shuts me down and says that I am annoying. Jakob.

4:29 AM  
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6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago I cribbed an idea from Woody Guthrie and handpainted "This machine kills fascists" on my guitar. Not much, I know, but at least people know where I stand.

_Kid Zed

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to anonymons, don't change your message, change your spouse.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stunning that noone has taken issue with your complete exclusion of ALL females in this article and also the comments written so far. So, let's see, how far have we really come as a human species?????

9:32 AM  
Blogger Oberststuhlherr said...

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9:04 PM  
Blogger Oberststuhlherr said...

Just be sure you don't get the fascist angry, or anything, eh?
http://www.911blogger.com/node/11376#comment-161244

Friggin' wuss!

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just met some a few weeks ago. I stood up to them. I agree. Remember what the American Legion was for- to combat facism when the hitler youth began to rise in the US.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Clarification said...

Let's get something straight before people start thinking that defeating fascism is a road to salvation...

It's socialism as a whole that we must defeat. The welfare/warfare criminals include every "leader" on the traditional right and left. It's just as juvenile to rally around a Bill Clinton as it is to rally around a George Bush. They both have the blood of untold thousands on their hands.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stood up to facists in the US just two weeks ago. Remember why Boy's State of the American Legion was created? Boy's state and Girl's state was created to combat the hitler youth movt. that began to rise in the US.

U agree- stand up to facism and just say no.

When you go against the constitution you are pro facist. When you follow the constitution you are pro American. No if ands or buts about it.

Peace

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zionist fascists run both political parties. Unfortunately it took segregationist Governor Wallace to reveal the truth that "there's not a dime's worth of difference between" Republicans and Democrats. The Democrats willingly went along with the War in Iraq, suspension of Habeas Corpus, detaining protesters, banning books like "America Deceived' from Amazon, stealing private lands (Kelo decision), warrant-less wiretapping and refusing to investigate 9/11 properly. They are both guilty of treason.
Support Dr. Ron Paul and save this great country.
Last link (before Google Books bends to gov't Will and drops the title):
America Deceived (book)

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Robert S. Finnegan said...

Excellent article, thank you.

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1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is nonsense. First, distorts history by trivialising the appeal of fascism, which historically often had the right answers to questions no one dared to ask at the time.

Second, it conflates our legitimate fear of TYRANNY with the hatred of fascism that has systematically been indoctrinated into the masses as a retrospective justification for the carnage of WWII.

The label 'fascism' is misleading and should be dumped. Let's just call TYRANNY by its proper name.

5:44 PM  
Blogger : JustaDog said...

You left out queers, gays, transsexuals, transgendared, cross-dressers, lesbians, gay bears, etc.

Guess that makes you a bigot huh?

5:41 PM  
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4:10 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

I have just struck a massive blow to the Mason/Zionist fascist cause.


To those of you lying about the truth, tough, it is all historically accurate.

Hey folks guess just how scared of what I am saying they are, they just posted my address so they believe someone can kill me. Well truth be told, I live in a neighborhood where I have many eyes and many friends. They watch my back so I can finish this. We are family and I wouldn't suggest you try to come up against them.
You could be at a stop light 10 years from now setting there thinking of a lovely day then a slight pressure behind your ear and and then all of a sudden you don't think anymore. That is how family is!
I got em on the run, everyone join in with the fun! You no longer have to fear these stupid *. I have opened the floodgates to wash them away!
If you are against Zionism now is the time to strike with everything you have got. Freedom for the world is at hand!

THEY ARE NOW DOABLE SO GO FOR IT EVERYONE1

Update*******
Hey Zionist fools!
I just got done taking down one of your finest on the radio for all to hear!
I put the fool down and showed him a fraud.
Never had a better time cutting one of you Zionist fools to shreds.
Jeff was laughing too in the end.
Score one for humanity against the most vile scum on the planet.
You can catch the fireworks tomorrow in Jeff Farias's Archives below. just after the fool hung up 1st hour..
You can catch it below, 11/19/07
lmfaoarotmf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://novamradio.com/index.php?pid=27&hid=1&qlt=hi


Don't you ever try to play your zionist BS games with me. I have been fighting you scum for too long to play up to that kind of crap!
You dirty buggers killed my family in Germany and Russia so you go to hell. This is a blood feud going on with you Mason/Zionist buggers.
You sent your proxies the Nazis after us so you could loot the wealth of European Jews.
You then used the holocaust as an act of Social Engineering to pack us all off to a God forsaken sand heap where you could manage us better and use us to increase your genocidal earned profits.
Every Jew who lost family in the war should know this and decide what they feel about this. This going through so called important people is worthless. Every Jew must know the truth of it and judge for themselves. For me you are nothing but cutthroats and murderers who have had the obstinance to believe you could ever rule any kind of world without destroying it. .You are complete and utter failures as leaders. It is time for you all to go!
Ve are good verkers aren’t ve heir Grantby. Ya vole! Ve make such good veapons for da Army!
Not good but it serves my point. After all Israel has one of the biggest arms industries.
You have never given a damn for us Jews and have tried to delude the people of the world.
I know the straight scoop on you thieving murdering buggers and I have already insured your eventual demise. Get a clue before this all hits you in the face. It is too late for you to fight with success; I have made sure of that already!!
I see where you have ramped up the propaganda to attack Iran; it will be to your peril because I can guarantee you that you’re Boy George will be asked to resign. Unless you start negotiating with everyone I wouldn't give you a chance in hell of survival. You all best mark my words; it is already too late for you to pull anything without being swept away for your stupidity.
You have made the bed for the unfortunate people in Israel; you have placed them in a trap.
Whatever happens to Israel let any responsibility be on your collective Zionist heads and no one else’s. You have done this evil vile thing and now you will atone according to the Law! It is coming you mark my words!
You conspired with the British to steal the land of Palestine and you conspired with and supplied the funds to all callers during the war, isn't that treason? You were best friends with the Nazi's and now follow their lead as far as tyranny is concerned. You are like twins it is so identical. You almost wear at least in public close to very near their posh designs. You are all such fashion plates.
When do you bring out your back shirts and boots eh, more stylish for your reign of terror?
I can hear the Zionist boot steps on the pavement getting ready for the final battle that will kill all Jews everywhere for even being associated with you scum. You have betrayed God and now he will get you.

As a Jew my stomach turned when I read this!



TO THE EDITORS OF THE NEW YORK TIMES:

Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine.

The current visit of Menachem Begin, leader of this party, to the United States is obviously calculated to give the impression of American support for his party in the coming Israeli elections, and to cement political ties with conservative Zionist elements in the United States. Several Americans of national repute have lent their names to welcome his visit. It is inconceivable that those who oppose fascism throughout the world, if correctly informed as to Mr. Begin’s political record and perspectives, could add their names and support to the movement he represents.

Before irreparable damage is done by way of financial contributions, public manifestations in Begin’s behalf, and the creation in Palestine of the impression that a large segment of America supports Fascist elements in Israel, the American public must be informed as to the record and objectives of Mr. Begin and his movement.

The public avowals of Begin’s party are no guide whatever to its actual character. Today they speak of freedom, democracy and anti-imperialism, whereas until recently they openly preached the doctrine of the Fascist state. It is in its actions that the terrorist party betrays its real character; from its past actions we can judge what it may be expected to do in the future.

Attack on Arab Village

A shocking example was their behavior in the Arab village of Deir Yassin. This village, off the main roads and surrounded by Jewish lands, had taken no part in the war, and had even fought off Arab bands who wanted to use the village as their base. On April 9 (THE NEW YORK TIMES), terrorist bands attacked this peaceful village, which was not a military objective in the fighting, killed most of its inhabitants—240 men, women, and children—and kept a few of them alive to parade as captives through the streets of Jerusalem. Most of the Jewish community was horrified at the deed, and the Jewish Agency sent a telegram of apology to King Abdullah of Trans-Jordan. But the terrorists, far from being ashamed of their act, were proud of this massacre, publicized it widely, and invited all the foreign correspondents present in the country to view the heaped corpses and the general havoc at Deir Yassin.

The Deir Yassin incident exemplifies the character and actions of the Freedom Party.

Within the Jewish community they have preached an admixture of ultranationalism, religious mysticism, and racial superiority. Like other Fascist parties they have been used to break strikes, and have themselves pressed for the destruction of free trade unions. In their stead they have proposed corporate unions on the Italian Fascist model.

During the last years of sporadic anti-British violence, the IZL and Stern groups inaugurated a reign of terror in the Palestine Jewish community. Teachers were beaten up for speaking against them, adults were shot for not letting their children join them. By gangster methods, beatings, window-smashing, and wide-spread robberies, the terrorists intimidated the population and exacted a heavy tribute.

The people of the Freedom Party have had no part in the constructive achievements in Palestine. They have reclaimed no land, built no settlements, and only detracted from the Jewish defense activity. Their much-publicized immigration endeavors were minute, and devoted mainly to bringing in Fascist compatriots.

Discrepancies Seen

The discrepancies between the bold claims now being made by Begin and his party, and their record of past performance in Palestine bear the imprint of no ordinary political party. This is the unmistakable stamp of a Fascist party for whom terrorism (against Jews, Arabs, and British alike), and misrepresentation are means, and a "Leader State" is the goal.

In the light of the foregoing considerations, it is imperative that the truth about Mr. Begin and his movement be made known in this country. It is all the more tragic that the top leadership of American Zionism has refused to campaign against Begin’s efforts, or even to expose to its own constituents the dangers to Israel from support to Begin.

The undersigned therefore take this means of publicly presenting a few salient facts concerning Begin and his party; and of urging all concerned not to support this latest manifestation of fascism.

ISIDORE ABRAMOWITZ,
HANNAH ARENDT,
ABRAHAM BRICK,
RABBI JESSURUN CARDOZO,
ALBERT EINSTEIN,
HERMAN EISEN, M.D.,
HAYIM FINEMAN,
M. GALLEN, M.D.,
H.H. HARRIS,
ZELIG S. HARRIS,
SIDNEY HOOK,
FRED KARUSH,
BRURIA KAUFMAN,
IRMA L. LINDHEIM,
NACHMAN MAISEL,
SEYMOUR MELMAN,
MYER D. MENDELSON, M.D.,
HARRY M. OSLINSKY,
SAMUEL PITLICK,
FRITZ ROHRLICH,
LOUIS P. ROCKER,
RUTH SAGIS, ITZHAK
SANKOWSKY,
I.J. SHOENBERG,
SAMUEL SHUMAN,
M. SINGER,
IRMA WOLFE,
STEFAN WOLFE.

New York, Dec. 2, 1948
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NOW THAT MEN ARE ACTING, EVIL WILL FLEE.

Tim Winckler

11:12 PM  
Blogger A Real Man said...

I am tired of listening or hearing about Illegals , homosexuals, Global warming, Liberals, Political Correctness, Muslims and ACLU. This country has turned into a bunch of sheep. In WWII, the Jews were the sheep and Americans were BAD and Kicked the crap out everyone. Now the Jews aren't taking any crap from anyone and the Americans are. We are letting people in our own country tell us what we can do or say. No Prayers in Schools, No Ten Commandments displayed, No Saying Merry Christmas, No Manger Scenes, No Christmas caroles in Schools, No one can say anything about at High School Graduations. When are the REAL MEN, White, Black or Brown Going to say enough is a enough. REAL MEN don't talk, they act. Real men ran out the British and We can't even stop illegals from coming across the border. Our sovereignty is disappearing everyday and we are just going to stand around and watch. I will stand fight to the death for the Jewish State and for America with every part of my being. There should never be a divided Jerusalem, it is theirs not the arabs or muslims.

5:32 PM  
Blogger jeremiah shine said...

I wonder if there will be any sheepdogs who will be willing to help the sheep when the mask falls and the chains come out.

12:20 PM  

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