Trafford Publishing author Mark Gooding holds strong views against the mobilization of popular hatred against other political parties. Gooding contends that these tactics are exclusively used to fan the flames of anger among those that are disentitled in society, rather than fix the roots of the problems that cause this disentitlement. This demonization can be quite literal, whilst never pertaining to actual policies.
These tactics, the similarities drawn by Gooding between Hitler in Mein Kamf and current U.S. leaders, a monotonic public service announcement on the radio, and Goodingai??i??s affection with B-grade 1950s horror films all played significant roles in the creation of his tongue-in-cheek, humorous fictional book Organisms. Ai??Ai??Ai??
Organisms grew from my irritation at some of the collectivist rhetoric spewing from Washington in 2009.Ai?? That irritation was considerably inflamed by the treatment of dissenters, notably the Tea Party.
Members of the political class, including many academics and of course many in the Naprosyn tablet price mainstream media, spoke and wrote about Tea Partiers as though they were unhinged extremists.Ai?? They hurled invective at them with the most sinister, hateful intent.Ai?? But the real targets of that invective were the rest of us. Ai??Our big thinkers in politics, higher education, and the press wanted us all to realize what a genuine menace to society those Tea Partiers were.
The unfounded accusations of ai???racism,ai??? and other insulting jibes, were intended to imply a connection with Nazism, a point that was driven home by Noam Chomskyai??i??s ridiculous speculation that with high unemployment and seething frustration among middle-class Americans, a ai???charismatic leaderai??? might just happen along at an opportune time and cajole everyday Americans into who knows what kind ofAi?? madness.Ai?? The Tea Partiers were neo-Nazis!
Given the Tea Partiersai??i?? platformai??i??reasonable taxes, limited government, individual libertyai??i??the claptrap hurled at them (but meant for us) by ostensibly ai???sophisticatedai??? political commentators was laughable.Ai?? The Tea Partiersai??i?? political ideology was hardly the ideology of fascistsai??i??they wanted to constrain government, not use it to take over the world.
I had read Jonah Goldbergai??i??s excellent book Liberal Fascism, the thesis of which is that Americans throw the term ai???fascistai??? around pretty wildly, and while those ostensible sophisticates among us tend to associate the word with rabid right wingersai??i??like those evil Tea Partiersai??i??the worldai??i??s most notorious twentieth-century fascists were staunch left wingers.
Fascism as such doesnai??i??t really have a ai???wing.ai???Ai?? What it has is an ideological focus on centralized power, Buying arimidex online uk social cohesion, a sense of common purpose.Ai?? It is communitarian, in other words.Ai?? Fascists love to demonize those in their societies who they determine are causing problems for everybody else, and they just love to appeal to the gullible young and those who perceive themselves to be disenfranchised.Ai?? This is a page straight from Marxai??i??s playbook: pick out a group or groups to demonize, and try to turn the majority against them.
Goldbergai??i??s book prompted me to read a few of the fascists themselves, notably Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler.Ai?? Their totalitarian rhetoricai??i??ai???Weai??i??re all in this together!ai???ai??i??bore no resemblance to what we were hearing from the Tea Partyai??i??but it did sound suspiciously like some of the stuff we were hearing from Washington.
I was reading Mein Kamf when I got the idea to write Organisms, and Hitler wrote himself right into the novel in the person of the unnamed ai???president.ai???Ai?? The presidentai??i??s speeches are all taken, most of them verbatim (in translation, of course), from Hitlerai??i??s infamous memoir.
The actual genesis of the novel, though, was a particular public service announcement that used to play on my bedside radio when Iai??i??d get up to take my dogs to Alavert order the bark park on Sunday mornings.Ai?? It featured one young American male droning on in a numbing monotone about climate change, and how we as individuals are powerless to stop it.Ai?? As the commercial continues, though, the lone voice is joined by others, a few at a time, until a whole monotonous chorus is telling us that collectively, of course, we have the power to halt climate change in its tracks if we just act in concert.
Given the message, the tone of the messengers, and Americaai??i??s current fascination with zombies in literature and film, the commercial was impossible to pass up.Ai?? The One World, One View movement in Organisms was born.Ai?? Organisms is my contribution to zombie literature.
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