Another Day in the Empire
Thu, 09 Feb 2006 12:00 UTC
Since Steve Plaut's career consists primarily of character assassination and slandera fallback position for Straussian neocon conservative (not) and Jabotinsky Likudite apologists who are allergic to making reasoned arguments, because they really don't have anyhis take on Rense is ho-hum predictable (he does not bother to explain exactly why Rense is a neo-Nazi, but then Straussian neocon wannabes and Jabotinsky fanatics never explain themselves), while Smith's take is seriously paranoid (as of late Smith has expended a lot of energy casting numerous folks in the deflated patriot movement as "crypto-Jews," whatever that meansas a matter of a fact, and Plaut would likely have a laugh at this one, Smith considers your humble blogger a "crypto-Jew" because on occasion Rense posts my blog entries on his Holocaust Denier website).
I mention all of this as an example of how polarized and schizoid political thought is out on the margins in America. Most Americans are either Republican, Democrat, or none of the above, and the antics of Plaut and Smitha sort of political theater of the absurdmatter not to them, if they even bother to notice (and they don't notice, since the vast majority of Americans get their paltry diet of political awareness from CNN or Fox News).
Smith and Plaut will if lucky warrant a scant footnote as the political tide in this country is moving toward a "unitary" dictatorship and a bleak future of forever war waged against manufactured "clash of civilization" enemies. Mr. Plaut, a vocal if easily passed over supporter of the emergent fascist trend in American politics (and, of course, in Israel, where he settled, chucking his identity as an American), will likely consider himself victoriousalthough, if history serves, fascist dictatorships (and communist as well) eventually subsume their bastard progeny and dispose of them as threats to the imposed order, for authoritarian dictators are not unlike Saturn eating his children to prevent Zeus from usurping power. Israel is of course no refuge.