The GOP, Party of Lincoln. Lincoln Rockwell.
Posted by Charles II on December 11, 2015
Eric Alterman on conservatism, as exemplified by its most venerable organ, National Review:
[editorship of NR,] as founder and longtime editor William F. Buckley Jr. once explained, could only be filled by a “believing Christian.” All three [Jeff Jacoby, Jennifer Rubin, and Jonah Goldberg] are Jews and therefore disqualified by birth.
How ironic, therefore, that the man [Elliott Abrams] asking this question [how could Stalin have killed so many of his own people] worked tirelessly in the Reagan administration to ensure that Guatemala’s mass-murdering dictator, Efraín Ríos Montt, could continue his genocidal campaigns…[not to mention Angola, South Africa, El Salvador, etc.]
you can also find a contribution from the armchair warrior Victor Davis Hanson insisting that opinion polls demonstrate that “outsider presidential candidates such as Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina may represent about half the country.”
And some great NR quotes:
“The central question that emerges…is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas in which it does not prevail numerically? The sobering answer is Yes—the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced race” (The Editors, 1957).
On Adolf Eichmann’s trial for genocide in Jerusalem: a “lurid
extravaganza” promoting “bitterness, distrust, the refusal to forgive,
the advancement of Communist aims, [and] the cultivation of pacifism”
(The Editors, 1961).
On AIDS victims: “Everyone detected with AIDS should be tattooed
in the upper forearm, to protect common-needle users, and on the
buttocks, to prevent the victimization of other homosexuals” (Buckley,
[only available in print edition] On ending segregation: “[A] suddenly enfranchised, violently embittered Negro population… will take up the vote and wield it as an instrument of vengeance, shaking down the walls of Jericho even to their foundations, and reawakening the terrible genocidal antagonisms that scarred the Southern psyche during Reconstruction.” 1965
This is respectable conservatism. Modern conservatism is Stormfront and Trump.
[crossposted with edits at Eschaton]
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