Oct 10, 2007

"Islamo-Fascism": Fred Thompson Shills for the Neoconservative Agenda in First Debate

Question: What is the greatest problem and threat to America?
Answer: The greatest threat to America is Islamo-fascism. These are Islamic fundamentalists and jihadists that want to kill us all, especially Jews and Christians. 9/11 changed everything.
-- Unofficial Neoconservative Catechism required by the new republican establishment

Make no mistake, Fred Thompson is bought and paid for, another neoconservative shill, equally owned by the Israeli lobby. Israel Today reported this on June 6th:

Fred Thompson, US presidential hopeful and former star of the hit television series “Law & Order,” is scheduled to make his first visit to Israel in the coming days.

Thompson, who is said to have a fair chance of winning the Republican presidential nomination, will meet with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and various other senior officials during his tour of Israel.

Of the dozen or so candidates contesting the nomination, Thompson is among the most supportive of Israel.

Here again is the power of the Israeli lobby and neoconservatives, mostly Jewish and Zionist. Candidates that are establishment 'approved' must pass the muster not with Americans, but must be fully indoctrinated and approved by Israel and its imbedded dual-citizen officials within the government. The Zionist influenced media, with largely Jewish corporate heads, will also be sure to give these candidates more push and coverage. So Thompson shows himself to be another Israeli-firster and his commitment and oath to the Constitution and American interests are already compromised.

Fred Thompson, like Giuliani and Romney also, is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), like Cheney, a David Rockefeller organization pushing for world government and its key ingredient of a North American Union.
This is why not just anyone can become president of the U.S., they must have powerful "connections", and therefore loyalties, which immediately compromise constitutional law to a larger agenda subversive to America's legitimate government. (Democrats are members of the CFR as well, and also the Israeli lobby). Ron Paul is the only true conservative and constitutionalist that has no ties to these anti-American interests.


"Fascism" is a pejorative term to be taken and believed without thinking of its true definition of "centralized power", something that has no evidence in the Islamic world, or even in Iran. But it does describe the "Federal" Government in Washington (the term federal refers to limited and delegated powers from the states, not absolute central power).

The only "fascism" threatening America is what is being established by anti-constitutional "unitary Executive" power and legislated by a cowardly complicit Congress.
Key elements of Totalitarian Government and Fascism, like REAL (National) ID, USA PATRIOT ACT, Military Commissions Act, Domestic Spying, Homeland Security (America's Gestapo) have not been established by any Islamic "terrorists", but from the White-washed House on Pennsylvania Avenue and under the Capitol dome. 9/11 was used to "terrorize" Americans for this purpose, to usurp anti-constitutional powers over the American people and to hijack military power for a global Democratic Jihad of their own. The neoconservative fifth column, coercing and hijacking the republican party via Cheney and Bush, is behind it all. It is all THEIR plan, based upon THEIR ideology of a SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC WORLD GOVERNMENT AND THE SUPPRESSION OF ALL DISSENT. This is why a North American Union and illegal immigration amnesty is also part of their plan.

Thompson warns of Islamic fascism in debut debate
09 Oct 2007
Screen star Fred Thompson muscled into his debut 2008 presidential debate clash with Republican rivals Tuesday, vowing to repel a tide of "Islamic fascism" aimed at bringing down the West.

What is amazing is that some still believe this propaganda despite the lack of credible evidence. So here is an expose' on the term "Islamo Fascism" (linked to original at Lew Rockwell) and where it came from, and the neoconservative propaganda and ideology that it comes from, which comes not from American conservatives, but from disciples of Leon Trotsky! Anyone who repeats it, therefore, is reciting Trotskyist ideology and propaganda that continues to control and deceive Americans.

Springtime for Trotsky

by Daniel McCarthy

In most circles the word "fascist" is a generic pejorative, an epithet that conveys a moral judgment rather than a description. We Americans have perhaps become so accustomed to this use of the word that we don't even think about it. We should, because "fascist" in this sense was specifically coined by the Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky to identify all of his rivals, even Stalin, with Hitler and Mussolini – and with "the right." Its use reveals the undying influence of Trotsky.

By calling Stalin a fascist, Trotsky and his followers could claim that "real" socialism is not a murderous ideology. They could further claim that all true threats to human dignity and freedom really come from the right. Although Trotsky himself had a rather fateful encounter with an icepick in 1940, Trotkyists today continue his fight on behalf of international social democracy. These days however Trotskyists prefer to call themselves "neoconservatives."

Over the past two months the word "Islamofascism" has gained currency. The term has appeared in National Review Online, The Weekly Standard, and at Andrew Sullivan's website, among other places. To a vigilant eye the word "Islamofascism" looks suspiciously like a classic Trotskyist coinage. You don't have to be a fan of either fascism or Islamic terrorism to wonder if there's more than meets the eye to this word.

"Islamofascist" was coined or at least popularized by Stephen Schwartz in his recent Spectator article "Ground Zero and the Saudi Connection." Note that within the article Schwartz singles out Stalin and Bolshevism for criticism, rather than Communism in general.

Schwartz, who now writes from National Review Online, is a hardly abashed Trotskyist. Here's how a one-time fellow traveler of Schwartz's describes him:

Schwartz's parents had been members of the pro-Moscow Communist Party U.S.A. In reaction against the Stalinist milieu he'd grown up in, he'd become a Trotskyist in his teens and eventually gravitated towards the left communism of the FOR [Fomento Obrero Revolucionario]. Schwartz and I agreed that all forms of Leninism were counter-revolutionary. This didn't stop Schwartz from intensely identifying with Leon Trotsky and blaming anything that peeved him, from bad weather to poor table service, on the machinations of "Stalinists".

By attaching himself to the FOR, Schwartz could gain notice among Trotskyists as the author of the most extreme left English language publication close to the Trotskyist spectrum, and guarantee himself a place in the future as a wax mannequin in the ludicrous icepickhead pantheon that was so dear to his heart.

And here is Schwartz in his own words, referring to information he gleaned from reseraching the Venona transcripts:

Dismissing questions about the guilt of Alger Hiss, Lauchlin Currie, and Harry Dexter White, Schwartz writes: "I am much less interested in the fates of these three bourgeois careerists than I am in those of such dissident revolutionists as Ignacy Porecki-Reiss, Andreu Nin and Leon Trotsky." "I have never understood the moral compass of certain U.S. intellectuals who consider the sufferings of White and Hiss, or of the heirs of Currie, to be more compellingly tragic than the assassination of Reiss, the death by torture of Nin or the smashing of Trotsky's brain by an ice ax" by Soviet agents, writes Schwartz.

For Schwartz, Stalinist assassinations are something of an obsession. He wrote a piece for the Weekly Standard earlier this year hypothesizing that Stalin murdered Frankfurt School theorist Walter Benjamin. From this article and his quote above it's hard not to conclude that Schwartz feels a great deal of continuing sympathy for Trotsky and the Trotskyists, and not just for the grisly ways they met their deaths. Was Trotsky's assassination really "tragic," as Schwartz says?

The Trotskyist pedigree of neoconservatism is no secret; the original neocon, Irving Kristol, acknowledges it with relish: "I regard myself to have been a young Trostkyite and I have not a single bitter memory." Nor is there any doubt about the influence – one might almost say hegemony – of "former Communists" on the post-war conservative movement. Just read the words of one neocon, Seymour Martin Lipset:

From the anti-Stalinists who became conservatives – including James Burnham, Whittaker Chambers, and Irving Kristol – the Right gained a political education and, in some cases, an injection of passion. The ex-radicals brought with them the knowledge that ideological movements must have journals and magazines to articulate their perspectives. In 1955, for example, William F. Buckley, Jr., launched National Review at the urging of Willi Schlamm, a former German Communist. In its early years, National Review was largely written and edited by the Buckley family and a handful of former Communists, Trotskyists, and socialists, such as Burnham and Chambers. It played a major role in creating the Goldwaterite and Reaganite New Right and in stimulating an anti-Soviet foreign policy.

Worthy of note is that while ex-Stalinists tended to denounce their Communist roots vehemently, neoconservatives like Kristol and Schwartz remain at least wistfully fond of Trotsky. It's also worth noting that the neoconservative preoccupation with exporting social democracy abroad through war and mercantilism reflects the original split between Trotsky and Stalin. Trotsky argued that there could not be "socialism in one country" but rather that the revolution had to be truly international. And so the neoconservatives push for "human rights" and social democratic governments to be imposed on Serbia, for example, by force of arms.

And so fifty-six years after the death of Hitler we're still fighting a war against "fascism" in one form or another. We're still fighting to make the world safe for (social) democracy. Somewhere in the bowels of hell Leon Trotsky must be smiling.

Postscript: I'm indebted to Paul Gottfried, whose lectures at the Mises Institute's History of Liberty conference inspired and informed much of this article.

November 6, 2001

Daniel McCarthy [send him mail] is a graduate student in classics at Washington University in St. Louis.

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