Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Buchanan Pimps Book on Nazi Radio

Why does this guy get invited to appear on cable news programs as if he is the patron saint of conservatism? From the New Republic:
“You read that right. On June 29th, MSNBC personality and three-time presidential candidate Pat Buchanan appeared on a neo-Nazi radio program to promote his new revisionist history of the Second World War, Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World. James Edwards is the host of the program "Political Cesspool," the stated mission of which is to "represent a philosophy that is pro-White."

So can we call him an anti-Semitic racist now, or is this just a “Neocon Jew” ruse as Pat would argue?

Hitchens' has a fine take on Buchanan’s recent fascist apology. In many ways, I am pleased that his book has been talked about on many news-related talk shows. The argument that our current war is one of “choice,” and that WW2 was one of necessity rings hollow, and Buchanan is right on this point: there is always another negotiation a nation can engage in with the enemy. All wars are inherently ones of choice. There is always another concession you can make to appease the opposing side to avoid conflict. Just because Japan attacked Pearl Harbor does not necessitate an all out war between both sides; the U.S could have handed over Hawaii and let Japan control the entire Pacific Rim as well as most of Asia. We could have avoided war if we had given into their demands, and we could have surely saved a load of American lives in the process. I am not in favor of this strategy; I believe WW2 was a just fight, as I believe the war against Islamic totalitarianism is. So it shouldn’t be surprising that a character like Buchanan not only opposes our current fight, but also the most decisive one in recent memory.

8 comments:

homesickamerican said...

good post!

it's idiots like him that give both rebublicans and conservatives a bad name.

thank god i am smart enough now to know that.

jams o donnell said...

Hmm So Buchanan is an appeaser....

David said...

This fucking cunt should be pushed against a wall and shot. Only way to deal with fascists.

E.D. Kain said...

Yeah, I saw this on Little Green Footballs. It's amazing, and disgusting--I thought Buckley got rid of this rot ages ago. Guess it seeped back in...

Roland Dodds said...

The “paleocons” are resurging, at least in media circles. I think the amount of support Ron Paul picked up goes to show that these kinds of ideas are still popular amongst a portion of our populace.

TNC said...

The Paleocons never really went away. What is interesting is their support bridges two of the main bases of the Republican party, libertarians (the Paulbots) and traditionalists (Buchanan et al). They are not as popular among the third base of the party, the hawks (once known as anti-Communists).

The Paleocons have united some libertarians and traditionalists in their dislike of neoconservatives. But they have proved unable to bridge the real cleavages between these two groups around issues like gay marriage, the war on drugs, abortion, etc.

Linked to this post on my blog, btw.

Incognito said...

I think everyone knows that Buchanan is a wacko. or they should, by now.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yep, a capital post. And Buchanan shows his true colors more and more.