I don't know why this sort of thing drives me so crazy. Here it is again, from that malicious jackass, Joseph Farah, at World Net Daily:
"fascism is often portrayed as a "right-wing" ideology, when, in fact, it is far left."
This is of course a total, utter lie. The great Fascists of history clearly regarded themselves as being on the right, allied with other right wing elements, and constantly attacked the left.
"Mussolini was beloved by the left and practically defined fascism."
Utterly false. He was hated by the left, and did everything he could to destroy them. Because most Americans know nothing about Mussolini, Farah can get away with this lie relatively easily, but the willingness of so many on the right to believe the following is much harder to swallow:
"Hitler was embraced by the Communist Soviet Union, until he betrayed Stalin's non-aggression pact."
This is more than a lie- it is an evil attempt to rewrite history. Hitler's chief enemy, other than Jews, was Bolsheviks. He justified his entire program from the very beginning, by claiming the necessity to wipe out Communism. The first party that he banned after taking power was the Communists. He formed alliances only with other right wing parties. And what's more, Joseph Farah knows this full well, and yet he is willing to participate in spreading this vicious distortion. The notion that Hitler was on the left would be ludicrous if it were not for the hatred and malice that lie behind it.
"Hollywood Communists led the "peace movement" in the U.S. and fought involvement in the European war until Hitler betrayed Stalin."
This is false. In fact, the real opposition to war with Hitler came almost entirely from Republicans, who, until we were attacked in 1941, fought every attempt by Roosevelt to offer any assistance to England and France in their fight against the Nazis. Even after Pearl Harbor, Republicans like George W. Bush's grandfather persisted in aiding the Nazis until they were forcibly stopped by our government.
This loathsome historical rewriting has but one purpose, and it is something I have spoken about before. If there is one defining characteristic of the right, it is their absolute refusal to take a shred of responsibility for the consequences of their actions. Whether it is their refusal to admit the disaster wrought by George W. Bush's implementation of their economic theories, the catastrophe brought about in the Middle East by using our military to pursue right wing political notions, or even the most obvious and manifest truth about the most evil man of the modern era, they will never admit their part in the damage.
I may be shouting in the wilderness, but I at least will not sit still for this disgusting behavior.
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