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Basil Fishbone

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Don’t Fear the Right
« on: July 18, 2010, 09:51:43 am »

http://dissidentvoice.org/2010/07/don%E2%80%99t-fear-the-right/

Don’t Fear the Right

They Are Potential Class Allies

by David Spero / July 15th, 2010

Wars and occupations keep coming. The police state expands without pause. Big capital takes all our money and destroys huge chunks of our environment. So why are liberal and progressive leaders telling us to fear grassroots conservatives? Wouldn’t it be better to fight the corporate police state that is doing these things to us?

We regularly hear warnings about militias and tea parties, but for the most part, these people are not the enemy. Although Tea Party leadership has been largely taken over by Republicans of the Sarah Palin school, many of the rank-and-file are potential class allies. Even some of the local leaders are libertarians who oppose war and defend civil liberties.

Militia members may be even more likely to have things in common with honest leftists and greens. The ideology is different, but the class interests are similar. And don’t forget; the government and their mercenaries have plenty of guns, and they’re not reluctant to use them. If the people are to resist, we may need to ally with people who have some, too. ...


...Guarding the Guardians

One group that has been singled out for demonization is the Oath Keepers. Founded two years ago by Stewart Rhodes, a lawyer and former US Army paratrooper, Oath Keepers (OK) organizes former and current military and police to resist unconstitutional orders. As a result, they have been attacked by everyone from Bill O’Reilly (who called them “anarchists”) to Bill Clinton (who linked them with “terrorists”). Mother Jones magazine accused them of “treason.” ...<snip>...
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Re: Don’t Fear the Right
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 07:10:11 pm »

Interesting article. The comments were pretty discouraging, though. I didn't see a single mention of the Constitution. Until the leftists are willing to consider our Natural Rights as a given, and not something to be manipulated and traded away for a promise of a handout, I don't see much hope for any sort of alliance.
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Re: Don’t Fear the Right
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 08:48:34 pm »

Basil,

Great post.  As usual the state is feeling threatened by anything that it cannot control.  It will naturally continue to ramp up to suppress, and if possible eliminate any "infringement" to its ability to rule.

Regards, Danl
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Re: Don’t Fear the Right
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 09:21:48 am »

Personally, I'll continue to be wary of any group that loudly proclaims their goal is to institute a theocracy over everyone. The tyranny of this administration would pale in comparison.

And I'm not talking about the Oathkeepers, of course, but the fanatic religious "right."
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Re: Don’t Fear the Right
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010, 12:21:09 pm »

Personally, I'll continue to be wary of any group that loudly proclaims their goal is to institute a theocracy over everyone. The tyranny of this administration would pale in comparison.

And I'm not talking about the Oathkeepers, of course, but the fanatic religious "right."

You got that right!

"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics." - R.A. Heinlein
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