Gates of Vienna readers who delve into the comments are familiar with Laine, who comments here regularly and always has something interesting to say. I enjoy reading his posts because I almost always agree with him, and appreciate his rhetorical fluidity.
On CB’s recent post about Swedish public media’s radical Muslim darling, Laine had this to say (edited slightly for punctuation and clarity):
For “Swedish Public Media” substitute “leftist extremist media”.- - - - - - - - -
For “extreme right media” substitute also “leftist extremist media”.
Then there’s no mystery why “both” give a terrorist-promoting anti-Semitic imam a soapbox. There’s no “both”. It’s a single extremist mentality and it’s found on the Left.
The Left’s enormous public relations coup is twofold:
1. They managed to ascribe their secondary socialist tumor — Hitler and the Nazis — to the right side of the ledger, on the sole basis that he turned on their favored communist tumor the Soviets. That was simply a falling-out among leftist thieves who had signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of co-operation dividing up eastern Europe. Then one of the thugs got greedy and the other thug joined with “the good guys” to save his own skin and ended up grabbing the loot he’d been promised by Hitler and running a worse criminal enterprise that set new records for holocausts. 2. The Left, according to the Gramsci protocol for cultural communism, infiltrated and came to dominate all western organs of public information, including public education and the media. This leftist-dominated media has consistently presented as “centrist” leftist views that have become progressively more blatant and extreme. Concomitantly, anything to the right of them is then presented as “extreme right-wing” and smeared with the poor fit of Nazism. That a few ignorant boys dress up in Nazi regalia and spout the meme that they are right-wing does not make it so.
The Right — or conservatives, as I prefer to call us — has been absolutely lousy at the propaganda war. (If we really were Nazis we’d be a lot better at it). It’s the Left, whether Nazi or Soviet, that has a lock on this “talent”.
Conservatives are for liberty and individual rights. Both Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia were totalitarian systems with significant similarities (including denial of individual rights and eventual anti-Semitism) and trivial differences.
Sweden has no extreme right (demanding small government) or even centrist media. It is all left all the time, call it what you will. How much more extreme can you get than opening your gates to people who declare their intention is to substitute themselves and their culture for yours?
Why are these crazy people allowed to get away with calling themselves moderates or centrists or hide behind double euphemisms like “Public (meaning government) media”?