The BLACK POWER MOVEMENT
from “Liberal Fascism” by Jonah Goldberg
“Over the generations, black leaders have RANGED from NOBLE souls to SHAMELESS charlatans.” – Thomas Sowell
Jonah Goldberg: “Black athletes raised their FISTS in protest at the 1968 Olympics” …
The image was entirely derivative of FASCIST aesthetics”.
The FIST is the synthesis of our theory” – an Italian fascist in 1920.
By the end of the decade, the CIVIL RIGHTS movement had for all intents and purposes BECOME a black POWER movement.
BLACKPOWER, with its clenched fists, Afro-pagan MYTHOLOGY, celebration of VIOLENCE, emphasis on racial PRIDE and disdain for liberalism was arguably America’s most authentic INDIGENOUS FASCISM.
Indeed the movement of the 1960s may be considered the THIRD great fascist movement of the 20thcentury.
STOKELY CARMICHAEL – at one time the ‘prime minister’ of the Black Panther party
Himself DEFINED BLACK POWER (a term he originated) as a movement that will SMASH EVERYTHING WESTERN CIVILIZATION HAS CREATED.
CARMICHAEL SHARED HITLER’s DREAM of building a folkish racial state upon the ASHES of the OLD ORDER.
When one reads the RACIAL INDOCTRINATIONtaught to the children of Nazi Germany, it’s DIFFICULT to SEE the DIFFERENCE BETWEEN Carmichael’s BLACK pride and Hitler’s GERMAN pride.
What is the first commandment of every national socialist – love Germany above all else and your ethnic pride as your self” stated a nazi catechism.
The connections between black nationalism and Nazism, fascism and other supposedly right-wing racist groups are not merely rhetorical – or recent.
VIOLENCE has been a part of nearly ALL revolutionary movements.
Fascists inherently REJECT the PAST in their quest to build a UTOPIAN FUTURE, PERSECUTE “HERETICS” against “progress”.
“In the PAST it has been all the black people who have done all the DYING … NOW the time has come when the PIGS are going to DIE”, shouted a leader of the black radicals.
The STUDENTS wanted to RUN the universities, which to traditional academics was akin to INMATES RUNNING the ASYLUMS.
Professors who deviated from the NEW ORTHODOXY faced all the familiar tactics of the campus left of the 1960s.
Their classrooms were barricaded or occupied, THREATS were put in their mail, DENUNCIATIONS were posted on campusbulletin boards and published in student newspapers, lecturers were HECKLED.
When administrators tried to block or punish these antics, the students mounted MASSIVE PROTESTS, and students naturally won, often forcing the resignation of the administrator.
“The [University] President was MANHANDLED by a FASCIST GOON in front of an audience made up of the campus community.” …
Events came to a climax when students took over the student union and local radio station.
Armed with rifles and shotguns, they demanded an ethnically pure educational institution staffed and run by members of their own race.
When it was SUGGESTED that those who opposed their agenda might be KILLED, most of the ‘moderates’ quickly reversed course and supported the militants.
Eventually the FASCIST THUGS got everything they wanted.
The authorities gave in to their demands.
The few who remained opposed QUIETLY LEFT the university.
Where did this happen? the University of Berlin in 1932? Milan in 1922? good guesses.
This happened at CORNELL in the spring of 1969.
Paramilitary black nationalists under the banner of the Afro-American Society SEIZED CONTROL of the university after waging and increasingly aggressive campaign of INTIMIDATION and VIOLENCE.
The PUBLIC EXCUSE of the armed seizure of the Cornell student union was a CROSS BURNING outside a black dorm.
This was later revealed to be a HOAX orchestrated by the black radicals THEMSELVES in order to provide a PRETEXT FOR THEIR VIOLENCE.
This REICHSTAG FIRE tactic WORKED PERFECTLY, as the gun-toting fascist squadristi stormed straight into the hall in the predawn hours, rousting bleary-eyed parents who were staying there for parents weekend.
These bewildered souls who had the misfortune to bankroll the educations of the very gun-toting scholarship students now calling them ‘PIGS’ were forced to jump from a three foot high cargo deck into the freezing Ithaca rain.
THIS is NAZISM in ITS WORST FORM”, declared a mother with breathless, if understandable, exaggeration in it’s strictly political dimension,
there is no denying that the movement’s activist core was little more than a FASCIST YOUTH CULT.
Readers of a certain age probably KNOW NEXT to NOTHING about the CORNELL UPRISING, …
… and an even larger number probably have a hard time reconciling this spectacle with the IMAGE of the 1960s conjured by the popular culture.
Liberal baby boomers have smeared the lens of memory with vaseline, depicting the would-be revolutionaries as champions of PEACE and LOVE– FREE love at that!
Self-styled revolutionaries had grown increasingly brazen in their campaign to FORCE CONCESSIONS from the university.
Students and professors who were labeled RACE TRAITORS received DEATH THREATS.
ENEMIES of the racial nation were SAVAGELY BEATEN by ROAMING THUGS.
Guns were brought onto the campus, and students dressed up in military uniforms. professors were HELD HOSTAGE, BADGERED, INTIMIDATED and THREATENED whenever their teaching CONTRADICTED RACIAL ORTHODOXY.
GERMAN STUDENTS insisted that they be taught “German science” and “logic”.
The black radicals wanted to be taught “black science” and “black logic” by black professors, demanding a SEPARATE school tasked “to create the tools necessary for the formation of a BLACK NATION.
They backed up these demands NOT with ARGUMENTS BUT with VIOLENCE and“passionate” assertion
At Cornell most of the black students were admitted on what we’d today call affirmative action, with lower than average SAT scores.
Many of the gun-toting revolutionaries were recruited tothe school precisely because they fit [the] STEREOTYPE of the NOBLE ‘GHETTO YOUTH the AUTHENTIC negro … given preference over other blacks with higher scores and better qualifications – because more qualified blacks were TOO ‘WHITE’
By the end of the decade, the CIVIL RIGHTS movement had for all intents and purposes become a BLACK POWER movement.
Black POWER, with its clenched fists, Afro-pagan mythology, celebration of VIOLENCE, emphasis on RACIAL PRIDE and disdain for liberalism was arguably America’s most authentic indigenous fascism.
MARCUS GARVEY, the founder of the black nationalism movement, admitted in 1922 that his ideology was perfectly simpatico with Mussolini – ‘we were the FIRST fascists he declared’”
The founder of the black nationalist movement, marcus garvey, mandated as far back as the 1920’s that black groups should BORROW their ideas and methods from white supremacist groups, such as the KKK and NAZIS.
GARVEY PROPHESIED that ONE DAY the BLACK RACE WOULD PRODUCE THEIR OWN “BLACK HITLER”.
“No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that BECAUSE HE BELONGS to this or that RACE he will be advanced in life regardless of HIS OWN merits or efforts.” – Booker T. Washington
In the 1930s and 1960s, the left’s popular-front approach yielded POWER – and that is the true object of liberal NOSTALGIA; nothing more, nothing less.
It is NOT UNITYhe left longs for but VICTORY (POWER); unity on terms not their own (such as the staid conformity of the1950s)
Universities became tools of totalitarian indoctrination, not liberal “education”.
The self-styled revolutionaries had grown increasingly brazen in their campaign to force concessions from the university.
GERMAN STUDENTS insisted that they be taught “German science” and “logic”.
The black radicals wanted to be taught “black science” and “black logic” by black professors, DEMANDING a SEPARATE school tasked “to create the tools necessary for the formation of a BLACK NATION.
They backed up these demands not with arguments but with VIOLENCE and“passionate” assertion
Stewart Alsop: “The fascistic overtones are OBVIOUS to anyone who has seen those forest of arms raised in unison by the revolutionary young, or heard their mindless shouted chants.
Surely, anyone with a sense of the political realities can smell the danger that these silly, kind, irrational people, in their cushioned isolation from reality, are bringing upon us all”.
the danger starts with the universities, but it does not end there. that is what makes them much more scary” stewart alsop, The Greening of America
”Academic freedom” must be re-defined so that students and professors alike could work together toward the larger cause. Fascist “ACTION” manifested in American history
CORNELL university President JAMED A. PERKINS was a product of the progressive-pragmatic tradition of William james and John dewey” …
“Perkins … rejected the idea that universities should be dedicated to the pursuit of eternal truths and traditional scholarship”
Perkins was hostile to the idea that the past had much to say about the present.
“for perkins, the watchword was ‘relevance’,which in the 1960s quickly led to ‘empowerment’”
fascists inherently rejectthe pastin their quest to build a [dys]utopian future
“perkins believed that universities should be laboratories for social change, training grounds for ‘experts’ who would parachute into the real world and ’fix’ society, like the progressives ofwilson’s and fdr’s day”
“for these reasons – plus a decided lack of courage – perkins prostrated himself to fascist goons while he ruthlessly turned his back on those whose educations, jobs and even lives were threatened by black power radicals”
In John Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” Satan, expelled from heaven, wakes up next to the burning lake in hell, rationalizing the situation:
“BETTER to REIGN in HELL than serve in HEAVEN”.
Peter Berger observed the [American] radicals in action …Berger explored a lot of themes common to 1960s radicals and European fascists – “I was repeatedly reminded of the STORM TROOPERS that marched through my childhood in Europe “the table-thumping for a new VOLK [people] centered “community”… that would replace capitalism with a more “organic” totalitarian approach.
“romantics” building utopia(“feelings” vs “facts”) … who threw adolescent “temper tantrums” against the “cold logic” of their parents … “spoiled little brats” with an exaggerated sense of victimization and sense of (their own) “social” justice.
Fascist violence based on the cult of unreason, lust for action, and craving for “authenticity”(being “real”) seeking to “be real”, lacking any sense of “reality”?
the german-jewish novelist thomas mann wrote the nazi revolution was “without underlying ideas, …AGAINST everything nobler, better, decent, against freedom, truth and justice.
The “common SCUM” had won the day, “accompanied by vast rejoicing on the part of the MASSES”
FASCIST “rebels with a cause”or rebels without a “clue”?
FASCISM: Then and TODAY –
FASCISM seeks COLLECTIVE “salvation”, eventually producing a TOTALITARIAN society of ONE, single, “organic” “WHOLE” benefiting ALL, COMPLETE CONFORMITY allowing no “separateness”.
Fascism promises UTOPIA through THIS-worldly political “REBIRTH”, redemption and realization of “meaning”, “solutions” to never ending “CRISIS”, overcome with revolutionary “CRUSADES” of “ACTION” of “social justice” based on their own “WILL to POWER”, instincts and feelings, which typically produce reactionary tantrums by “heretics” who seek limitations on their power and/or critically question fascist utopian lack of “reason”, “reality” and/or DYSTOPIAN RESULTS. (“tragic” UNintended consequences)
Totalitarian, all powerful GOD-STATES use political-religion to promise “heaven on earth”.Mussolini said “fascism IS a religion”. Fascists purposely mix and confuse politics and religion, Government and God, co-opting “God” in their pursuit of political POWER, a POLITICAL RELIGION OF government idol worship.
The sheep-like masses, contemptible “clingers” and “deplorables”, require leadership by an elite “enlightened” political governing ruling class and/or messianic “CULT of PERSONALITY” (“gods” IN government).
Contemptuous of freedom and democratic self-government,the “god OF government” seeks to SOCIALLY ENGINEER utopian “political paradise” through “science” and an evolutionary “Cult of “Progress”.
A utopian FUTURE requires INDOCTRINATION of YOUTH and CENSORSHIP of anything contradicting politically correct conformity, preventing eventual totalitarian control on ALL aspects of society, propagated and proselytized by elite media “priests” and educational “seminaries”.
Utopian idealism requires total elimination of anything old & corrupt, erasing past history, destroying politically INcorrect dogmas, and/or persecuting non-utopian “heretics” (“tragic” realist “phobes”) which question and PREVENT the “CULT of PROGRESS” and necessary transformational change “we can ALL believe in”.
FASCISM Rubric: #1-The Collective #2-Rebirth #3-Crisis & Crusade #4-Action #5-Politics as Religion #6-Contempt for Democracy #7-The Cult of Personality #8-Social Engineering #9-Youth #10-Censorship #11- Fascist Economics
FASCISM DEFINED – a Rubric
Fascism #1) COMMUNITY and the “COLLECTIVE”
Fascism is a quest for community – the collective “ it takes a VILLAGE”. Fascism seeks UNIFORMITY and CONFORMITY through collectiveCRUSADE, collective political religion – the god of government and state, sacrificing individual freedoms to secure collective “UTOPIA”.
Fascism is hostile to anything outside the collective – the individual, a potential “heretic” or enemy of the state or FAMILY, anything that might resist their “CULT” of collective “PROGRESS”. A TOTALITARIAN society is one ORGANIC whole – your home, private thoughts, everything no realm of human life (from food, sex, entertainment) NOTHING is beyond collective POLITICAL meaning. Mob manipulation, control and conformity, censorship, propaganda and indoctrination all produce an “organic” collective political “CORRECTNESS”, tolerating NO islands of SEPARATENESS.
#2 – “REBIRTH”
Fascism promises“rebirth”, expressed as a revolutionary FAITH in thefuture, towards a utopian NEW age. The CULT of “PROGRESS”, “CHANGE”and the possibilities of TRANSFORMATION is invoked. A“NEW” man, earth & society, building “earthly paradise” is possible.
Fascists “IMAGINE” or RE-INVENT REALITY, which is viewed as EXTERIOR “SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS” that can be“RE-MADE”. Utopian “redemption” is gained by destroyingthe past. It is pathologically necessary to reject and deconstruct the old to build the new.
#3) CRISIS-CRUSADE: MOBILIZING SOCIETY like an ARMY
A core value of crisis is the imposition of WAR valueson society. The sense of crisis and CRUSADE brings conformity, regimentation and unity of purpose that mobilizes people into progressive action. Crisis is a TOOLfor “progress”. Crisis-conflict-struggle prohibits ordinary rules of behavior. Crisis-conflict-struggle provides “opportunity” that is to create UNITY of “CRUSADE” (“holy” war),requiring (not “wasting”) re-organization of the collective towards building utopian paradise in its “holy war”. CONFORMITYis ensured by mobilizing MOBS– totalitarian TERRORclaimed as “SOCIAL JUSTICE”, a EXTRA-ORDINARY CAUSE against CONSPIRACY by “the ENEMY”to destroy “progress” and “utopia” of the secular “god-state”.
#4: “ACTION” – The “WILL to POWER
“Action” becomes a “romantic”REBELLION AGAINST “REASON”,often the glorification of VIOLENCEand TERROR, a “WILL to POWER” engaged towards “progress” and “holy” cause – SOCIAL JUSTICE, commanding politically correct, totalitarian conformity, by ANY MEANS NECESSARY. Fascist community, cause and crisis all UNITE into action – CRUSADE. (e.g. state sponsored propaganda, scapegoating, witch-hunts). “HERETICAL” THINKING becomes a “HATE CRIME” that must be terrorized and terminated, before the “cancer” spreads. Terror and “HUMAN SACRIFICE” both cleanses “in-organic” impurities and promotes fascist unity of the “organic” whole. The Cult of “Action” pits “FEELING” VS “FACTS”.Fascists are consumed by PASSION, FEELINGS, EMOTION and the WILL and POWER – the ENDS JUSTIFY the MEANS. “Action” often becomes a TEMPER TANTRUM, an adolescent expression of the WILL to POWER against “adult” logic, reason and wisdom, crusade against the traditional, corrupt, un-holy pastexpressed in the “CULT of YOUTH”.
A SPOILED CHILD is despot-ic, never satisfied, intolerant, uncompromising, useless and “clue-less”.
Once “enemy” opposition is actively crushed, the fascist “revolution” then usually “EATS its OWN” in its own BLOOD-LUST and insatiable, never ending WILL to POWER.
#5) POLITICS (the State) a RELIGION:Totalitarian Heaven On Earth
The fascist state becomes the MONSTER “LEVIATHAN”: GOD & GOVERNMENT become ONE – MIXING secular & sacred.
The CITY-STATEtakes on “ULTIMATE MEANING”(becomes “god”). POLITICAL IDOL-ATRY brings utopian “RE-BIRTH” and “COLLECTIVE SALVATION“. “Fascism is a Religion” – Mussolini Fascist government is an expression of UTOPIAN “FAITH” in SECULAR “SALVATION”, the creation of “HEAVEN ON EARTH” through the CULT of political “PROGRESS”. Fascism CO-OPTS, COMPROMISES, then SUBORDINATES traditional religion, towards STATE SUPREMACY OVER CHURCH. Freedom of conscience is sacrificed for fascist conformity. It is NATION WORSHIP– government “realizes” meaning and “fulfillment”. “Heretics” do/can not PURSUE happiness – the State PROVIDES it.
Ironically, the individual SACRIFICES “SELF” in the TRIBAL “IDOLATRY” of the totalitarian state-polis, in an act of ultimate political “self-WORSHIP”.
#6 – CONTEMPT for DEMOCRACY
FASCISM generally is a REACTION against DYSFUNCTIONAL and “MESSY” democracy, a REACTION against“democracy gone mad”that resulted in “dystopia”. Fascists presented a “THIRD WAY” – TRANSCENDING“selfish, corrupt” politics of “rights” that ignored collective “responsibilities”, a SUPERIORform of social organization BEYONDpopular, elected self-government, promising to be more democratic than parliamentary representative republican-ism, providing people’s wants without having them vote for it.
#7 – The “GREAT”LEADER – CULT of PERSONALITY
Fascist leadership is based on the idea of an ELITE who KNOWS what the people NEED, NOT what they WANT. The “great leader” is the AUTHORITY or “FATHER” who “knows BEST/BETTER” than the ruled know themselves. Not responsible to an electorate, “great” rulers understood and represented the “will” of the people and nation (the “ruled”). A Cult of Personality uses rhetoric and propaganda to exaggerate the importance, necessity & CONTROL of the leader. The “promise” – “PROGRESS”;the “price”- “sell your soul”. (hiding a will to POWER – “FOOLED AGAIN” by “BAIT and SWITCH”? (confusing “progress” and POWER, PUBLIC good with PERSONAL gain/interest). The DEMOGOGUE is the master MANIPULATOR and “IDOL” of the political MASSES.
#8 – SOCIAL ENGINEERING
An all-powerful (totalitarian) state GOVERNMENT CO-ORDINATES “PROGRESS”. “SCIENCE”and SOCIAL planning PROMISE to “IMPROVE” the human condition.
“REDEMPTION” and “SALVATION” could only be achieved collectively by all-powerful (TOTALITARIAN) state GOVERNMENT, BUREAUCRACY being superior to “dysfunctional” democracy, POWER CONCENTRATED in “SUPERIOR” government ELITES). “SCIENTIFIC” social engineering has a UTOPIAN “FAITH” in “MODERNITY” and the
PERFECT-ibility of HUMANITY towards “progress”, the POSSIBILITY of earthly utopian “paradise”. Final “SOLUTIONS” to humanity’s seeming “tragic” limitations and stubborn, never-ending “PROBLEMS”. FAITH in “FIXING” the PAST – RE-CREATING the “FUTURE”.
#9) OBSESSION with YOUTH (CULT)
The CULT of CHILD is the fascist quest for the NEW MAN and society THROUGH the CHILDREN, where ALL feel the warm and loving embrace of the god-state, which starts from the CRADLE until the GRAVE. Children were the UTOPIAN FUTURE. Hitler required and sought a REVOLT AGAINST REASON for “[i]ntellect has poisoned our people”. Hitler rejoiced that he STOLE the hearts and minds of youth, transforming universities into incubators of non-critical activism for the Fatherland. CAMOUFLAGE was KEY – do and say whatever it takes to gain POWER. The youthMUST WREST CONTROL (POWER) of society from their elders.Schools become INCUBATORS of REVOLUTIONARY SOCIAL ACTION, REJECTINGthe “cold logic”of their PARENTSand “CORRUPT” TRADITIONS of society PAST. Youthful “genius” and “originality” was superior to ‘old”, traditional WISDOM. Utopian Political CORRECTNESS would “CURE” the CORRUPTIONof the dystopian PAST. The Youth would lead unto collective “SALVATION”.
#10 – Fascist CENSORSHIP
Censorship, government limits and CONTROL of INFORMATION is required towards “desired” state-group goals. Expression resisting group “progress”, disagreement and/or dissent against desired, “POLITICALLY CORRECT” goals of the state, must be ELIMINATED. Anything outside or in opposition to god-state “orthodoxy” was HERETICAL. State control of media and education is used to STIFLE DISSENT and DEBATEand promote orthodoxy and conformity state-dictated utopian goals. Building utopia does not tolerate “competition” – heretical “conspiracy” and “crisis” required “action” (censorship) to PROTECT the political collective FAITH in “PROGRESS.Political correctness and MOB conformity (e.g. scapegoating, demonizing, “witch hunts“) stops debate/division, to ensure uniformity, control & conformity.
#11 – Fascist ECONOMICS
Fascists seek non-Marxist SOCIALISM – a STATE DOMINATED economy, a “THIRD WAY” for the ‘forgotten man’ and masses BETWEEN the “selfish/chaotic” dogma of “free market” CAPITALISM and the impersonal, cruel and unforgiving command economy of COMMUNISM. The FASCIST (Faust-ian?) BARGAIN promised STABILITY and “SECURITY” in exchange for absolute SUBSERVIENCEand loyalty to the purposes of the fascist STATE, which eventually dominates BOTH politics (“the people”) and economics (business), An ingenious, devious and deceptive “BAIT and SWITCH”, fascist big government RHETORICALLY claims CLASS WARFARE, “protecting” the masses from rich “fat cats”, while in REALITY COLLUDING with big business, using CRONY-CAPITALISM to limit risk, chaos and competition from small business competitors.
Unlike communism, profit is allowed. The state dispenses favors for the “public good”, picking “winners and losers” in it’s collective political “will to power”. CORPORATE, big business sells out FREEDOM in exchange for SECURITY– accepting state regulation, domination and control in return for guaranteed profits and “protection” from the small-scale, common “forgotten man” and free market competition. This is done despite the rhetoric of the POPULIST “PROTECTION” against “fat cats”. (e.g. “Main Street” vs “Wall Street”) The fascist state DIVIDES and CONQUERS both MASSES and BIG-CORPORATED BUSINESS by MANIPULATING BOTH AGAINST EACH OTHER.
The fascist state creates and promotes the very thing it professesto be against. We are “Fooled AGAIN”.