Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Mental Illness Of Conservatism.

I came across this recently from a conservative writer who will remain nameless. It is repulsive. He wrote:

It must be admitted that all this was partly the result of extraordinary crafty tactics on the part of Liberals on the one hand, and obvious official stupidity or naïveté on the other hand. The Liberals were too clever to allow a simultaneous attack to be made on the whole of their Press. No one section functioned as cover for the other. While the alternative newspaper, in the most despicable manner possible, reviled everything that was sacred, furiously attacked the State and Government and incited certain classes of the community against each other, the national papers, also in Liberal hands, knew how to camouflage themselves as model examples of objectivity. They studiously avoided harsh language, knowing well that block-heads are capable of judging only by external appearances and never able to penetrate to the real depth and meaning of anything. They measure the worth of an object by its exterior and not by its content. This form of human frailty was carefully studied and understood by the Liberal Press.

I believe that our present generation would easily master this danger if they were rightly led. For this generation has gone through certain experiences which must have strengthened the nerves of all those who did not become nervously broken by them. Certainly in days to come the Liberals will raise a tremendous cry throughout their newspapers once a hand is laid on their favorite nest, once a move is made to put an end to this scandalous Liberal Press and once this instrument which shapes public opinion is brought under Conservative control and no longer left in the hands of Liberals and enemies of the people. I am certain that this will be easier for us than it was for our fathers. The scream of the twelve-inch shrapnel is more penetrating than the hiss from a thousand Liberal newspaper vipers. Therefore let them go on with their hissing.

By means of the Liberal Press, the Liberals spread the colossal falsehood about ‘American Militarism’ throughout the world and tried to inculpate America by every possible means, while at the same time the Democratic Party refused to assent to the measures that were necessary for the adequate training of our national defense forces. The appalling crime thus committed by these people ought to have been obvious to everybody who foresaw that in case of war the whole nation would have to be called to arms and that, because of the mean huckstering of these noble ‘representatives of the people’, as they called themselves, millions of Americans would have to face enemies ill-equipped and insufficiently trained.

What soon gave me cause for very serious consideration were the activities of the Liberals in certain branches of life, into the mystery of which I penetrated little by little. Was there any shady undertaking, any form of foulness, especially in cultural life, in which at least one Liberal did not participate? On putting the probing knife carefully to that kind of abscess one immediately discovered, like a maggot in a putrescent body, a little Liberal who was often blinded by the sudden light.

In my eyes the charge against Liberalism became a grave one the moment I discovered the Liberal activities in the Press, in art, in literature and the theatre. All unctuous protests were now more or less futile. One needed only to look at the posters announcing the hideous productions of the cinema and theatre, and study the names of the authors who were highly lauded there in order to become permanently adamant on Liberal questions. Here was a pestilence, a moral pestilence, with which the public was being infected.

I was happy at last to know for certain that a Liberal is not an American.

Are you a conservative? Do you think this writer is spot on? Are you ever upset that Liberals call conservatives “fascists”?

If you answered “yes” to all the above questions, then perhaps you should know that me personally calling YOU a fascist is more apt than you might think. Why? Because the following piece came directly from none other than Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, with the words “Germany” changed to “America” and “Jewish” changed to “Liberal”.

You are a Reich Winger. Seek professional help immediately.


Anonymous Laika the Space Dog said...

Sind Sie krank in der kopf?

Sind Sie auch ein Palestinian?

Holy Cow Alva!

That's why we're here to help you!

Sorry dude. You're the Nazi and you need guidence out of your mental quagmire. We're listening to your cry for help Alva.
Have you found "Cancer Man" yet?
Did you give to the Salvation Army yet? Oh....I'm sorry...I said Army and Salavtion.

What about "Atonement" Alva?
What about "Love"?

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Meowsevich said...

Wow, Alva is pushing the envelope this time! I do recall you (and your ilk) asking for the U.S to stay out of Iran, who by the way, wants to start a second Holocaust and will have the nuke soon. I also recall the left (you and your ilk) protesting in the streets while waving the Palestinian flag, which by the way, sends men, women and yes, even grandma, into Jewish shops and street cafes to blow up innocent civilians to bits. Oh, I hate to tell you Alva, but a majority of these "neo-cons" who YOU hiss and sneer at happen to be Jewish. And I'm sure many more will be switching parties soon since your side wishes to appease the Hitlers of our time (Ahmadinejad and Saddam). But you have the nerve to call us nazis? Well now, I find that offensive because my relatives were sent off to concentration camps to keep the nazis out of Altensteig. But you insist since we support Israel, Judeo-Christian values, the right to life and Western Civilization that we are all nazis. Yet you allow a woman’s "right to choose" go on and so far the tally is 35,000,000,000 unborn babies Alva (some who have been victims of partial-birth abortion, which is barbaric in itself). Let us not forget to mention the hundred million lives lost to communism (at least that’s the official tally, we really don't know because those mass graves are pretty deep!). Move to North Korea or China, enjoy civil liberties there Alva. I'm sure they will not censor your blog in their fine progressive nations. Or how about moving to Iran? Better yet, hedge your bet and move to sunny Cuba; the so-called classless society where everyone is equal (in poverty at least). I really need more Alva to understand your point of view other than you twisting the babble of a genocidal madman and linking it to conservatism. Conservative aren't racist Alva, I think you might have us confused with your parties new Pro-Tempore.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Laika the Space Dog said...

What I like is this spoon fed idea that Hitler was a "conservative" and the Nazis were "right wing".
Read "Mein Kampf" Alva. You'll find yourself in lock goose-step with Adolph concerning social welfare (except for the Jews).
Guess where the Palestinian flag was designed Alva? That's right! Berlin during WWII! Three of the colors represent the ideals of National Socialism and the fouth (green) is for Islam.
Ever hear of the Muslim SS Legion?
How about the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem?
Alva, you support National SOCIALISM and you don't even know it.
Afer finishing "Mein Kampf" read "The Gathering Storm" by Churchill, will you? Awww no, you can't do that because he was a Conservative!
By the way, your silly out of context trick has been done a thousand times with the passage you twisted and you're not the author, so don't pretend it was your idea because you have yet to have one of your own.
I'll continue to pray for you Alva.

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Horst Wessell said...

Mein Got!

Vhat vee have here are zee rantings of a unhinged moonbat!

Off to Treblinka vit you Herr Alva!

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Red Square said...

(or he can just google it)

"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions."

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Kevin Ralston said...

Now, this is interesting. You seem to believe that conservatives would agree with these words of Hitler. What the hell sort of a bigot are you?

For someone who's undoubtedly of a socialist bent you certainly are quick to call people you don't like National Socialists.

You demonize conservatives by comparing them to Hitler by claiming that they are demonizing the liberals (or the press?) the same way that Hitler demonized the Jews. Who's using Hitlerite tactics here? Who's doing the demonizing? You're the one doing the demonizing, sir. What a bigot.

Just so you know, I am not a conservative. I am something you'll probably never understand. I'm a radical for liberty, property rights, freedom, and human happiness as an ideal of the Enlightenment. And you sir, certainly are not.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

Didn't that touch a nerve. :)

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Red Square said...

Alva Goldbook said...
"Didn't that touch a nerve. :)"

That's what Ahmadinejad also said about his Holocaust Denial Conference. Didn't that touch a nerve. And he also added a smiley face, I believe. :)

3:30 PM  
Anonymous $.$. Halliburton said...

Ha ha ha! Alva, you really showed those Reich-wingers! Ha ha ha! Put a mirror right up to their faces! Anybody that believes in constitutional republicanism, the rule of law and the pursuit of happiness is nothing but a lousy fascist! Boy, you showed them! Good job! Ha ha ha!

(what a schmuck)

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Hillary said...

Alva, you'll never get a job with all those black clothes and skinhead haircut. Look what you're doing to your poor mother. Punk is as passe and inspiring as disco, and just as dead. Nothing sadder when you got a guy pushing 30 years old and behaving like a 13 year old. You'll never get a girlfriend Alva, that is if you're straight. Time to grow up Alva and get some focus. You'll never be a rock star, not with that voice and the fact you're tone deaf. I'd rather listen to chainsaws and jackhammers all day than your slop.
Send me some cash from your trust fund and I'll give you a job on my campaign staff. I'll let you set up and gaff & grip my PA system when I'm stumping, how's that for starters?

12:31 AM  
Anonymous Speaks Truth to Chimps said...

Alva, you are right on! Here's another quote I saw on a Reich-Wing website:

"In this way, they (the GAYs) spread disease, plague, leprosy, typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, and so on. They are cunning, cowardly, and cruel, and are found mostly in large packs. Among the Liberals, they represent the rudiment of an insidious and underground destruction - just like the Liberals among human beings."- Conservative propaganda film, "The Eternal Liberal."

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you apparently believe that a little bit of word substituion is conclusive scientific proof that your patholigical hatred of individual freedom (a.k.a. conservatism) is on target?

Suppose I take something that Hitler probably said, like "Jews are evil" and substitute the word CONSERVATIVE for the word JEW, making the new statement "Conservatives are Evil". Since you obviously BELIEVE this, then I guess I now have conclusive scientific proof that you're the brownshirted (oh, excuse, me -- tie-dyed) fascist pig now, eh?

Get a clue, and get a life. This is the same pseudo-scientific nonsense used by the other mental midgets that "proved" that the WTC couldn't have been brought down by fire because his 6-inches of chicken wire over top of a puddle of gasoline didn't melt.

IMO, if you actually believe the nonsense that you're spewing, you are seriously in need of professional mental help, as you obviously have a problem with reality.

Get a life.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

No, a little word substitution does not prove anything. However, I couldn’t tell the difference between this screed and the garbage that Malkin and Coulter regularly pumps out, with the sole exception that Hitler is a more eloquent writer then those two bimbos.

As for the WTC, I’m not sure what that has to do with anything. But while we’re on the subject, name another steal framed skyscraper that has ever collapsed due to internal fires.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Wiz said...

Well I can't name any "steal" framed skysrapers that has collapsed due to fire. Steal is a verb, whereas "steel" is a noun. I can't name any steel framed skyscrapers to collapse due to internal fires, but I can't seem to recall that have been hit by jetliner either. Anyways gasoline burns at a lower temperature than jet fuel. Furthermore, there are a lot of accelerants in an office building, which can make things burn hotter and faster. The fire doesn't have to melt the steel, all it has to do is heat it enough to make it bend, and gravity will take over and do the rest.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

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8:48 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

Thanks for being my spell-checker. I always find it so enjoyable when people get into typo debates in the middle of political debates. By the way, that’s sarcazism. Opps, sarcasm. Well it looks like you won’t be getting your commission this time.

I don’t really feel like getting into a debate about 9-11. Anyone who’s seriously looked into that subject knows a lot of shady things were going on in the background. 1) the Empire State Building was hit by a plane I believe in late 1940’s, and yet it didn’t collapse. The one of the WTC towers caught on fire in the 1970s and yet it didn’t collapse. Now I’m not endorcing this film, but the documentary Loose Change documented several steel-framed skyscrapers (lost your commission again, oh well) that had internal fires. One building in Brazil I believe burned down to nothing but it’s steel frame, and yet didn’t collapse despite it burned for something like 24 hours. The WTC towers burned no longer than an hour and a half and did not collapse in a pancake (as would happen with weakened steel) but dissentragated into powder. Later that day, WTC 7 collapsed in just a few seconds, despite it was never hit by a plane. Why? WTC 4 and WTC 5 were sitting right next to the towers, and were damaged beyond repair, but yet they still stood until they were pulled down 4 weeks later.

I have no clue what happened on 9-11. I don’t know what “conspiracy theory” is true, or if any of them are true. I don’t know if Bush was behind it, or if it was just a business scam. What I do know is that the official 9-11 story as told by the government is NOT true. Think I’m full of it? Fine. Read this.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would suggest you look up the term "Tensile strength" and do the math Alva.
As well as being an economist, I'm sure you're a chemist and a physicist.
The steel beams in the upper floors were deprived of the asbestos coating the lower floors had because of environmental law changes in the building code during the middle of the WTC twin towers construction.
If those beams had the asbestos coating, they would have withstood the immense heat and not collapsed.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Margaret said...

Just checked out the link to the BBC news you provided on the subject "Hijack 'suspects' alive and well" Sunday, 23 September, 2001.

There is a link at the bottom of that article:

(Note: An update on this story was published in October 2006 in the BBC News editors' blog)

Check out the link at the bottom of the article, Alva.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

you should check this out.

This article and this article.

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As for the WTC, I’m not sure what that has to do with anything. But while we’re on the subject, name another steal framed skyscraper that has ever collapsed due to internal fires."

Ok, how about here where it states

"Sections of a well-known Madrid office building 32 storeys high disintegrated on Sunday morning after a fire raged through the upper floors."
"Large pieces of the Windsor Building plunged to the ground as the blaze destroyed its top floors, sending columns of black smoke into the night."
Several top floors have slumped onto lower ones, and Madrid fire chief Javier Sanz told local radio the 106m (350ft) tall building was still unstable.
"It is clear the structure has been damaged and has suffered high temperatures, and we cannot be certain that a pillar, girder or some other structural element will not collapse," he said.

And this building wasn't even hit by a 70,000-plus pound aircraft traveling at 150+ kts.

As to what the WTC has to do with your post, it's simple -- using word substitution as conclusive evidence that conservatives are "evil" is equivalent to the conspiracy nut that "proved" that the WTC couldn't have collapsed due to fire (and it's therefore an "evil conservative conspiracy") because his chicken wire didn't melt. You're both grasping at straws for whatever justification you can find to back up your deep-seated hatred of individuality, liberty, and self-reliance. QED.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...


July 28th, 1945 - a B-52 bomber lost in the fog crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building. The crash caused more than a million dollars in damage. The building did not collapse.

February 14th 1975 - a fire breaks out in the north tower of the WTC. 6 floors are destroyed. The fire leads to a decision to install a sprinkler system in the WTC towers. The WTC did not collapse.

May 4th, 1988 - a 62 story skyscraper in Los Angeles burned for 3 hours, spread over 4 floors. It did not collapse.

February 23rd, 1991 - 38 story skyscraper in Philadelphia built the same year as the WTC towers burned for over 19 hours spread over 8 floors. It did not collapse.

October 17th, 2004 - 56 story skyscraper in Venezuela built in 1976 burned for over 17 hours spread over 26 floors, even engulfing the roof. It did not collapse.

And the Windsor Building burned for 24 hours, leaving virtually nothing but the building’s steal frame behind. While the top few stories failed, the building did not collapse. The Windsor actually had to be pulled down.

You are correct that the Windsor was not hit by a plane. WTC #7 wasn’t hit by a plane either. And yet, while it the Windsor was nearly entirely engulfed in flames as it burned for over 24 hours, WTC #7 collapsed to a pile of dust in less than 10 seconds despite that there was only an isolated fire in one section of one floor of the building. Could WTC #7’s collapse have a lot less to do with terrorism and more to do with WTC #7 being pulled with internal explosives? You decide.

1:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is from a Canadian with common sense:

The media, not the Liberal or Conservative media, but the entire media, is not doing its job properly. Also, Bush is a douchebag but comparing him to Hitler makes Hitler seem like less of an evil person, which demeans all of the people who suffered in WWII.

Don't polarize the country in the same way that the pundits you insult are. That's called hypocrisy.

Furthermore, think about this: a plane hits a building, and warps the steel on one or two floors. Then, because a section in the middle of a building has just been destroyed, the entire weight of the upper half of the building comes down onto the bottom half.

Wouldn't that make a tower crumble?

And, say everything you said was absolutely correct, and the government is as inept as it seems... wouldn't someone have been able to rat them out by now? They couldn't have silenced everybody. Someone would have a conscience.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

My Canadian friend,
I have to say that I highly admire our friends to the north. Canada is a beautiful country with wonderful people who have somehow managed to do what us Americans can’t. Keep our cities clean and be polite to each other.

While our friends up north get to enjoy the CBC, most Americans do not. Hell, few of us even bother with the BBC. American media is simply a disgrace to the profession of journalism. It has turned into nothing more than a bunch of highly paid idiots spouting conservative talking points on topics they know virtually nothing about. There are no more facts, much less journalistic investigation in the US media any more. Just a serious of doughbags repeating the corporate line that the boss wants them to say.

I entirely agree that Hitler was an evil man. If there ever was a man worthy of the one-dimensional title of “evil”, it would be Hitler. However, I have no doubt that Bush would do precisely to the Arabs what Hitler did to the Jews if the US Constitution wasn’t getting in the way of his having an absolute dictatorship. And while Hitler killed 6 million Jews over 12 years, Bush….to date….from the data we have, has killed 655 thousand Iraqis in 6 years. I suppose if numbers mean anything, then you could call Bush 10% as bad as Hitler.

While I think that it is might be feasible what you’re saying about the WTC, a closer look seems to indicate otherwise. For one, the WTC towers were built to be able to withstand a hit from a Boeing 707. But if a plane was able to take out enough of the infrastructure of an entire floor to make it collapse, then if the building failed at all, it would result in what is called a “pancake collapse”. If that happened there would be a large mass of crushed flattened floors at the bottom of the building, and the inner steal frame left in tact, still some 100 stories high. This isn’t what happened. The towers instead literally turned to piles of dust and rubble in the matter of a few seconds. Plus, there is the other fly in the ointment, that WTC #7 was never hit by a plane, was relatively unscathed from the towers falling as it was a block away, and still WTC #7 collapsed in the same way in 9 seconds.

As to the question of if the conspiracy is true, why wouldn’t someone rat them out? What makes you think they haven’t been ratted out? Suppose for a moment that you had absolute proof that 9-11 was an inside job. Perhaps you were one of the people who put bombs in the towers, and you had absolute proof of this. What do you do with this proof? Go to the media with it? The same media that is making a killing in telling the lies to go to war in Iraq? At best, the media would ignore you and your proof, or perhaps denounce you as a nutcase. At worse they would rat you out to the feds where you’d find yourself living the rest of your days in Guantanamo, or suddenly be found dead due to a “suicide”.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One word: stupid.

12:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I entirely agree that Hitler was an evil man. If there ever was a man worthy of the one-dimensional title of “evil”, it would be Hitler. However, I have no doubt that Bush would do precisely to the Arabs what Hitler did to the Jews if the US Constitution wasn't’t getting in the way of his having an absolute dictatorship.

Great point. It only seems fair to judge people based on what you think of their moral fiber. Or for that matter what secret desires you believe this person has.

This greatly increases the number and range of people who can stand trial for crimes, and more trials means more justice!

Let me start: I believe that Sarah Palin secretly wants to kill all non-Christan people and forcefully convert the rest. She should be arrested, and stand trial for this travesty!

Furthermore, I forcefully agree with your post. You have clearly demonstrated the danger which these reich wing pundits represent. We must, at the least, return the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE and shut these nefarious people down. By controlling the message, we will control people's minds.

8:49 PM  

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