Ed Driscoll

Roger L. Simon: Is Obama "Objectively Pro-Fascist?"

Roger writes, “I don’t know much about Honduras, but I do know something about Iran”:

And Obama’s bizarre behavior, taking days to come to the conclusion any decent person knew immediately, indeed other world leaders like Merkel and Sarkozy had demonstrated as much  – that there were very clear good and evil sides in the Iranian election, even though the good wasn’t perfect.  (Is it ever?)  So when I heard that our President had joined Chavez and Castro in condemnation of the supposed coup in Honduras, this time with immediacy, I felt a tightening in the gut.  Chavez particularly was on the side of Ahmadinejad in the recent  Iranian brutality.

This was a side I didn’t want to be on, didn’t want our country on.  I heard many suspicious things about  Zelaya, the booted Honduran president, including allegations of drug ties. Also, he was running for succor to the UN, the very organization just weeks ago I had personally seen embrace Ahmadinejad in Geneva. So when I read this message from a Honduran on The Corner, I wasn’t surprised.

Obama has strange friends.  He equivocates and equalizes in disturbing ways.  Is he “objectively pro-fascist” as George Orwell memorably wrote in his famous essay “Pacifism and the War”?

I give you Eric Arthur Blair.  Make of it what you will.  For me, the word “pacifism” could be replaced by some coinage (it’s too late here in LA for me to come up with one, if I could anyway) that encapsulates Obamaism in its supposedly even-handed international  policy: “Pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side you automatically help that of the other.”

Obama objectively pro-fascist? That language may work for Mr. Blair, but don’t try it at the former home of Mr. Mencken (whom one could make a somewhat similar case for, truth be told).

Meanwhile, a new ad from OurCountryPAC.org and found via Breitbart.tv attempts to square the circle — with a comparison that would have been perfectly acceptable to describe an American president for much of the decade before — to pick a date entirely at random — this past November, but will also make the Sunpapers less than happy:

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Update: As will the latest edition of Chris Muir’s Day By Day cartoon:

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Update: Related thoughts from Glenn Reynolds and Allahpundit.