Tuesday, September 23, 2008

When leftists go insane

Palin Derangement Syndrome has driven its first victim over the edge into complete raving insanity. Naomi Wolf sends up a Paranoid Schizophrenic scream for help in the Huffington Post:

Please understand what you are looking at when you look at Sarah "Evita" Palin. You are looking at the designated muse of the coming American police state.

You have to understand how things work in a closing society in order to understand "Palin Power." A gang or cabal seizes power, usually with an affable, weak figurehead at the fore. Then they will hold elections -- but they will make sure that the election will be corrupted and that the next affable, weak figurehead is entirely in their control. Remember, Russia has Presidents; Russia holds elections. Dictators and gangs of thugs all over the world hold elections. It means nothing. When a cabal has seized power you can have elections and even presidents, but you have freedom.

I realized early on with horror what I was seeing in Governor Palin: the continuation of the Rove-Cheney cabal, but this time without restraints. I heard her echo Bush 2000 soundbites ("the heart of America is on display") and realized Bush's speechwriters were writing her -- not McCain's -- speeches. I heard her tell George Bush's lies -- not McCain's -- to the American people, linking 9/11 to Iraq. I heard her make fun of Barack Obama for wanting to prevent the torture of prisoners -- this is Rove-Cheney's enthusiastic S and M, not McCain's, who, though he shamefully colluded in the 2006 Military Tribunals Act, is also a former prisoner of war and wrote an eloquent Newsweek piece in 2005 opposing torture. I saw that she was even styled by the same skillful stylist (neutral lipstick, matte makeup, dark colors) who turned Katharine Harris from a mall rat into a stateswoman and who styles all the women in the Bush orbit --but who does not bother to style Cindy McCain.

You can see that Ms. Wolf is seriously off the deep end. To address the most important point in her lunatic stream of consciousness the "torture of prisoners" she is talking about is using non damaging techniques like waterboarding to force terrorists to give up information about immanent attacks. In other words is it worth making an al Qaeda commanding officer extremely uncomfortable (but not actually harming him) in order to prevent another 9/11 attack. The vast majority of Americans say yes. The batshit crazy left (and, unfortunately John McCain) say no.

The fact that Governor Palin may sometimes sound more like George W Bush than John McCain is explained by the fact that George W Bush is more conservative than John McCain (though neither of them is really all that conservative) so Mrs. Palin, who is a true Reagan conservative, will often sound closer to Bush than she does to McCain. But just wait until she is campaigning for president herself and doesn't have to stick to McCain's "moderate centrist" talking points. Then you'll hear the kind of speeches that you haven't heard since the Gipper retired.

Also, Cindy McCain is a multimillionaire. She has staff to take care of her hair and makeup.

Then I saw and heard more. Palin is embracing lawlessness in defying Alaskan Legislature subpoenas --this is what Rove-Cheney, and not McCain, believe in doing. She uses mafia tactics against critics, like the police commissioner who was railroaded for opposing handguns in Alaskan battered women's shelters -- Rove's style, not McCain's. I realized what I was seeing.

The subpoenas she and her husband are "defying" are not binding upon them and are part of a partisan witch-hunt whose conclusions have already been written by Palin's enemies to be an "October surprise".

Is the new left-wing party line on the firing of the police commissioner that he was opposed to giving abused women the means to defend themselves from their tormentors? That is going to go over as even more of a lead balloon than the accusation that he was fired because he refused to dismiss an Alaskan State Trooper who drove his police car drunk, was physically abusive to his stepson and made death threats against his ex-wife's family.

Even though Ms. Wolf styles herself a feminist I guess she is unaware that abusive men are the most likely to actually kill their wives/girlfriends after those women have made a decisive break like filing for divorce and/or moving into a shelter. An abused woman is never in greater danger and therefore never in greater need of effective self defense than just after moving out.

Or perhaps she simply doesn't care about real women being murdered in flyover country.

Reports confirmed my suspicions: Palin, not McCain, is the FrankenBarbie of the Rove-Cheney cabal. The strategy became clear. Time magazine reported that Rove is "dialed in" to the McCain campaign. Rove's protégé Steve Schmidt is now campaign manager. And Politico reported that Rove was heavily involved in McCain's vice presidential selection. Finally a new report shows that there are dozens of Bush and Rove operatives surrounding Sarah Palin and orchestrating her every move.

Karl Rove is a halfway good political strategist who was very good at "get out the vote" efforts but is no more a conservative than George W Bush. All you had to do was listen to him on the Sunday shows talking about how we needed amnesty for alien criminals to know that.

What's the plan? It is this. McCain doesn't matter. Reputable dermatologists are discussing the fact that in simply actuarial terms, John McCain has a virulent and life-threatening form of skin cancer. It is the elephant in the room, but we must discuss the health of the candidates: doctors put survival rates for someone his age at two to four years. I believe the Rove-Cheney cabal is using Sarah Palin as a stalking horse, an Evita figure, to put a popular, populist face on the coming police state and be the talk show hostess for the end of elections as we know them. If McCain-Palin get in, this will be the last true American election. She will be working for Halliburton, KBR, Rove and Cheney into the foreseeable future -- for a decade perhaps -- a puppet "president" for the same people who have plundered our treasure, are now holding the US economy hostage and who murdered four thousand brave young men and women in a way of choice and lies.

I almost agree with her first sentence. McCain had internal polling telling him that enough conservatives were going to sit the election out to deny him any chance of victory. His only chance was to send up the white flag to the conservative movement by picking one of them to be his running mate. He did so and now rather than restructuring the GOP into a center-left McCain party it is being rebuilt into the party of Reagan once again.

However everything Wolf says after the first sentence only shows how deeply she has sunk into delusion.

In the first place McCain has a clean bill of health from his doctors (Obama, curiously enough will not release his medical records, why not?) and his still living mother is 96-years-old. Genes are a very good predictor of lifespan. In the second plate Halliburton is a company which provides services to the oil industry. If you eat lunch on an offshore oil rig the person ladling mashed potatoes onto your plate will be a Halliburton employee. So why are they regarded by the left as the focus of evil in the world today? Because Dick Cheney once worked for them and owned some company stock (he has none now). The left in their paranoia and abysmal ignorance saw that they had something or other to do with the oil industry and Cheney once had some kind of connection to them so of course there had to be some kind of evil conspiracy.

If Elizabeth Dole had been elected president the Red Cross would be getting the same treatment.

How, you may ask, can I assert this? How can I argue, as I now do, that there is actually a war being ramped up against US citizens and our democracy and that Sarah Palin is the figurehead and muse for that war?

How? That's easy. It is because you are crazy as a shithouse rat.

Look at the RNC. This is supposed to be McCain's America. But you see the unmistakable theatre of Rove's S and M imagery -- and you see stages eight, nine and ten of the steps to a dictatorship as I outlined them in The End of America. Preemptive arrest? Abusive arrest? "Newly released footage, which was buried to avoid confiscation, shows riot cops arresting and abusing a giant group of people for nothing."

These people would be those who were throwing bags of cement off freeway overpasses attempting to hit the busses carrying delegates to the Republican convention.

Journalists were arrested -- for reporting. Amy Goodman and ABC producers were arrested. Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake and others were forced to lie face down as armed agents tied their hands behind their backs. The riot police wore the black S&M gear of the Rovian fantasy life and carried the four foot batons cops carry in North Korea. All this is not John McCain's imagery or strategy: it is Karl Rove's.

Sometimes in situations like this cops have to arrest everyone and sort the good guys from the bad guys after order has been restored. As for how the police dressed cops doing riot duty or on SWAT teams tend to wear black or camouflage BDU's. If these cops had been in cammies what would she have said? That they were like Nixon's Vietmam baby-killers?

Again how does Karl Rove (the Pillsbury Doughboy of the GOP) figure into all of this?

In McCain-Palin's America, citizens who are protesting are being charged as terrorists. This means that a violent war had been declared on American citizens. A well known reporter leaked to me on background that St Paul police had dressed as protesters and, dressed in Black -- shades of the Blackshirts of 1920 -- infiltrated protest groups. There were also phalanxes of men in black wearing balaclavas, linking arms and behaving menacingly -- alleged "anarchists." Let me tell you, I have been on the left for thirty years and you can't get three lefties to wear the same t-shirt to a rally, let alone link arms and wear identical face masks: these are not our guys. Agent Provocateurs framing protesters and calling protest "terrorism" constitutes step ten of a police state:

"In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002 Minnesota version of the Federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County Prosecutors have formally charged 8 alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism... [they] 7 1/2 years in prison under the terrorism enhancement charge which allows for a 50% increase in the maximum penalty."

"Paid, confidential informants... infiltrated the RNCWC on behalf of law enforcement. They allege that members of the group sought to kidnap delegates to the RNC, assault police officers with firebombs and explosives, and sabotage airports in St. Paul. Evidence released to date does not corroborate these allegations with physical evidence or provide any other evidence for these allegations than the claims of the informants. Based on past abuses of such informants by law enforcement, the National Lawyers Guild is concerned that such police informants have incentives to lie and exaggerate threats of violence and to also act as provocateurs in raising and urging support for acts of violence."

Well if the uber-left National Lawyers Guild says it. . . Couldn't she find a quote from the Daily Worker?

And what all this "McCain-Palin's America" business all of a sudden? I though that McCain was the patsy who was going to die of "health related issues" sometime in the first two years of his term. Now he is one of the masterminds? Lunatics aren't big on consistency.

Also remember that we are talking about Minnesota here. This is the only state that went for Mondale in 1984. This is the only state where Al Frankin stands a chance of being elected to the Senate. We're hardly talking about Munich in 1928 here.

Under the Palin-Rove police state, you will see escalating infringements on your access to a free internet:

"Sarah Palin was baptized at Wasilla Assembly of God...Last Sunday our research team released a video, a ten-minute mini-documentary, focusing on the Wasilla Assemblies of God and the video seemed on the verge of a massive "viral" breakthrough when YouTube pulled it down, citing 'inappropriate content'. At the point the video was censored by YouTube it had been viewed by almost 160,000 people. The short of it is that YouTube has censored a video documentary that appeared to be close to having an effect on a hard fought and contentious American presidential election..."

I don't know what was on the Internet video Ms. Wolf is referring to but the thing that most has leftists writhing on the ground in paroxysms of foaming madness is this comment Mrs. Palin made in June of this year to a graduating class of ministry students, "Pray... for this country, that our leaders... are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan".

Now anyone who isn't ready for a rubber room can see that she was praying that America's actions would line up with God's will not that God would rubber stamp Bush administration policy. Those not ignorant of US history will also recognize that Governor Palin was echoing Abraham Lincoln's thoughts on the US Civil War. Is she suggesting that the Great Emancipator was some kind of theocrat?

Under the coming Palin-Rove police state, you will witness the plans now underway to bring Iraqi troops to patrol the streets of our nation. This is not McCain's fantasy: it is Rove's and Cheney's.

If you follow the link to an article in the Army Times that Wolf thoughtfully provides you will find that US troops are being brought home and trained for disaster relieve and counter terrorism. Here is a sample of what Wolf thinks is some kind of smoking gun:

The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.

Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.

Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

It is not the first time an active-duty unit has been tapped to help at home. In August 2005, for example, when Hurricane Katrina unleashed hell in Mississippi and Louisiana, several active-duty units were pulled from various posts and mobilized to those areas.

Does she also think that the fighter aircraft flying combat air patrols over New York City after 9/11 were there to enforce BushHitler's police state?

Let's skip to here conclusion where we see her paranoid delusions running rampant:

Under the Palin-Rove police state, citizens will be targeted with state cyberterrorism. Bruce Fein of the American Freedom Agenda, a former Reagan official, warned me three years ago that the Bush team went after a Republican who had crossed them through cyberstalking: they messed with his email, messed with his phones and I believe messed with his bank account -- he became a cyber-pariah, unemployable and haunted. With modern technology, there really is less place to hide from the state than there was in East Germany in the Cold War era. I remember feeling a chill: of course. That is the wave of the future once we breach the protections around citizens of FISA and the fourth amendment. That way lies the abyss for us all.

How about giving us the name of this unfortunate man. After all he has been through some publicity could only help him, don't you think? Of course that would assume that he actually exists outside of Ms. Wolf's fever dreams.

Am I trying to scare you? I am. I am trying to scare you to death and ask you to scare your Republican and independent friends most of all. How do you know when it is war on citizens? When there are mass arrests, journalists are jailed, the opposition is infiltrated, rights are stripped and leaders start to ignore the rule of law.

Let's review. The "mass arrests" were of "protesters" whose tactics came straight out of Ernst Rohm's SA handbook.

Almost everyone I work with on projects related to this campaign for liberty has been experiencing computer harassment: emails are stripped, messages disappear. That's not all: people's bank accounts are being tampered with: wire transfers to banks vanish in midair. I personally keep opening bank accounts that are quickly corrupted by fraud. Money vanishes. Coworkers of mine have to keep opening new email accounts as old ones become infected. And most disturbingly to me personally is the mail tampering I have both heard of and experienced firsthand. My tax returns vanished from my mailbox. All my larger envelopes arrive ripped straight open apparently by hand. When I show the postman, he says "That's impossible." Horrifyingly to me is the impact on my family. My childrens' report cards are returned again and again though perfectly addressed; their invitations are turned back; and my daughters many letters from camp? Vanished. All of them. Not one arrived. Try explaining that to a smart thirteen year old. Try explaining it in a way that still makes her feel secure and comfortable.

You know the only proven bit of cyber-terrorism or cyber-stalking in this election season was when a Democrat hacked the Palin family's E-mail and published it on the web.

I am not telling you this because it's about my life. I am telling you this because it is about your life -- whoever you are, Conservative or Liberal, independent or evangelical. Your politics will not protect you in a police state. History shows that nothing portects you in a police state. This is not about my fear and anxiety: it is about what awaits you and everyone you love unless you see this for what it is:

No Ms. Wolf. It is about you and your life. With the insane it's always about them and their lives. They can't help it. This is Naomi Wolf's chance to parade herself as a martyr. As she sinks further into her madness she will become useless even to the organs of the left and the great Cheney/Rove/Palin conspiracy will be her explanation for why eventually even Zsa Zsa Algore won't print her ravings. But all is not lost for her. The DailyKos will always be open to any left-wing kook no matter how deranged. If only the asylem will let her have an Internet connection.

Scharansky divided nations into "fear societies" and "free societies." Make no mistake: Sarah "Evita" Palin is Rove and Cheney's cosmetic rebranding of their fascist push: she will help to establish a true and irreversible "fear society" in this once free once proud nation. For God's sake, do not let her; do not let them.

It would be fun to put all the leftists who invoke terms like Nazi and fascist into the real Nazi Germany or the USSR at the height of Stalin's purges and see how they would make out in a real police state.

But in Ms. Wolf's case that would be cruel. She really is bug-house crazy and therefore of only limited responsability for her words and deeds.