Thursday, February 2, 2017

One Difference Between France And The United States Is That We've Actually Got A Fascist Government Here, They've Avoided It So Far

The emerging picture of the mass murderer who attacked the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center, killing eleven and injuring more, shows that he's a fan of Donald Trump and the French neo-fascist Marine Le Pen.  Le Pen has yet to control the government of France, which they can take some comfort in.  We, in the United States, aren't so fortunate.

But he came across as intelligent to his peers, and joined the chess club at Laval University, where he studied anthropology and political science.   

Bissonnette appeared to enjoy discussing politics with select classmates at university. Jean-Michel Allard Prus, who took a politics class with Bissonnette, said they often debated with each other on Facebook.

Muslim leaders find it difficult to ignore tensions that preceded shooting
In these debates, Bissonnette expressed fairly mainstream conservative views. A hunter, he opposed gun control and was pro-Israel, but otherwise didn't bring up more divisive issues such as Muslims or immigration.

But that was a year ago.

"I think … something happened. He radicalized a lot," Prus said. "He seemed just a normal right-wing individual."

As Bissonnette began to espouse more radical views, he stopped interacting with his fellow students. He took part in at least one informal discussion group, but quickly found its members too moderate and stopped attending.

"He was not interested by our politics meeting because we are conservative and moderate right wing," said √Čric Debroise, a Laval University student and member of the discussion group.

"He is more far-right or alt-right."

Trump, Le Pen political idols

Debroise described Bissonnette as nice but anti-social. In their meetings, he said, Bissonnette often spoke admiringly of U.S. President Donald Trump and the French far-right politician Marine Le Pen Trump enjoys the support of the alt-right, a loosely defined political movement that includes white nationalists and white supremacists.

The alt-right is known, too, for its army of online trolls who circulate racist memes and virulent attacks on perceived opponents.   

Within activist circles in Quebec City, Bissonnette has been considered an extremist troll in his own right. 

In a Facebook post, a refugee support group said Bissonnette is "known to several activists in Quebec City for his pro-Le Pen and anti-feminist positions."

The group said Bissonnette is fond of using the term "feminazi" — alt-right slang for those who advocate women's rights.

First, let's call the "alt-right" what it is, FASCISM.  To use the fascist Steve Bannon's own invented euphamism for his own fascism is to cooperate with his fascism.  Our media has shown it is entirely willing to cooperate with it.  That is when it's more accurate to call it neo-Nazism.   Second, let's stop helping them by pretending that they are just some other political ideology which deserves to be allowed to air their views and propagate them BECAUSE AN INTRINSIC PART OF THEIR POLITICAL POISON IS TO KILL, OPPRESS AND DISCRIMINATE AGAINST OTHER PEOPLE.    That certainly transforms them into something which normal people should not ignore, pretend is innocuous and allow the same rights as those who favor equal rights, economic justice and a peaceful, decent life for all people, a right, the denial of which defines the politics of fascism.

Anyone who insists that fascists, Nazis, white-supremacists, male-supremacists, Marxists, etc. who advocate inequality, oppression and murder of other people deserve an equal hearing so those intended victims can stand a chance of being oppressed and killed is a total asshole no matter what Ivy League law school they came from or what eminent newspaper or magazine hires them to write such crap.   Only, these days, it's TV and radio and the internet that pushes that nonsense.  I say let the advocates of such false equality put their rights, their lives, the rights and lives of their loved ones on the line for the absurd, nonsensical and entirely irresponsible and unnecessary pose.  I'm sure if it were possible to make them the focus of the fascist "alt-right", setting them up to be those in front of their automatic weapons they'd quickly drop the crap.   Those who oppose universal liberty, equality and good will have no legitimate claim to it for themselves.  You might forgive them their errors but you have no right to risk them putting it into effect to target others.


  1. Here it goes shithead -- and this is the last time I will ever talk to you.

    The lesson of the Holocaust? For Jews?

    None of you non-Jewish assholes will ever protect us. Six million dead? No place to go because of anti-Semitism? By which in your case I mean centuries of European Christian anti-semitism? Which you deny and babble about Darwin?

    Tough crap, Jews, you're on your fucking own.

    Hence, Israel. But of course you know that.

    Fuck you. I hope Trump's brownshirts string you up by your pasty Irish ass.

    1. You must never had heard of this place called Yad Vashem in Israel where they give this award called "Righteous Among The Nations" to gentiles who risked and gave their lives to protect Jews from the Nazis. Some of them were given to people who not only died when they were caught aiding Jews, but their entire families were, as well, as the Nazis had threatened to do. I know I've written about that in response to your serial lying before.

      At times, I'm glad you decided to troll me because you embody so much of the total and absolute assholish lying stupidity and just plain assholishness that has blighted the American left for pretty much its entire existence. It's such a time saver for me to have you volunteer as an example of what a bunch of assholes we're plagued with. If you assholes had gone to the right where you belong, we'd probably have a liberal nation today.

      I never think of you as a Jew, Simps because, though I have met total assholes who were supposedly Jewish, I've only ever thought of assholes as assholes and they are anatomical, not ethnic.

      You obviously don't really care enough about the Nazi period to have done anything more than to have skimmed that one book published well before the Wannsee conference and well before it's author had anything like an understanding of the full depravity of the Nazis. Like so many an asshole of your stripe, all you do is repeat the same old lies over and over again, mostly to other assholes like you who find them gratifying but who, like you, don't care about the truth. I'm talking about the large majority of your audience, the grumbling, grouchy, geezers of Eschaton.