How Today’s Leftists are Like Nazi and Fascist Collaborators
My wife and I watched Walking With the Enemy the other night. It’s based on a true story of how the Jews were persecuted, stripped of their property, and murdered during the Nazi occupation of Hungary. The German Nazis were bad enough, but it was the Hungarian collaborators who were the worst since they turned on their fellow Hungarians.
“[T]ragedy struck in the summer of 1941. Some 18,000 Jews randomly designated by the Hungarian authorities as ‘Jewish foreign nationals’ were kicked out of their homes and deported to Kamenets-Podolsk in the Ukraine, where most were murdered. In early 1942, another 1,000 Jews in the section of Hungary newly acquired from Yugoslavia were murdered by Hungarian soldiers and police in their ‘pursuit of Partisans.’
“[The Hungarian] Arrow Cross immediately introduced a reign of terror in Budapest. Nearly 80,000 Jews were killed in Budapest itself, shot on the banks of the Danube River and then thrown into the river. Thousands of others were forced on death marches to the Austrian border. In December, during the Soviet siege of the city, 70,000 Jews were forced into a ghetto. Thousands died of cold, disease, and starvation.”
The Shoes on the Danube Bank is a memorial in Budapest, Hungary, to honor the people (mainly Budapest Jews) who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen. They were ordered to take off their shoes and were shot at the edge of the water so their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. Sculptor Pauer Gyula created sixty pairs of period-appropriate shoes out of iron for the haunting memorial. (Wiki)
While we were watching Walking With the Enemy, it reminded me of the way the Democrats and anti-free speech collaborators are attacking American citizens who hold a different opinion. Nearly every Democrat has remained silent about the protests. Some have even blamed the disruptions on the speakers.
During his interview with Tucker Carlson, Charles Krauthammer said the following about the cancellation of Ann Coulter’s Berkeley speech: ““[T]he danger here is, that we’re reaching a situation where thugs are threatening violence. Basically, fascist gangs can shut down free speech… [T]his is how it started in Europe in the 20s and the 30s, fascist gangs would literally intimidate their opponents to the point where they became dominant. I don’t think they’re going to take over. This is not Mussolini. But nonetheless, it is very disturbing that in America, somebody cannot speak because there are thugs who threaten violence.”
Nazi-like tactics were on full display in Oregon over a threatening email that led to the cancellation of a parade:
“We will have two hundred or more people rush into the parade into the middle and drag and push those people out as we will not give one inch to groups who espouse hatred toward LGBT, immigrants, people of color or others. In case the message was not clear to you this is a sanctuary city and state, and we will not allow these people to spread their views in East Portland. You have seen how much power we have downtown and the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely … This is non-negotiable.”
As a result of the fascist- and Nazi-like tactics, the city of Portland caved and canceled the parade.
It’s been a long time coming. Herbert Marcuse explains in his 1965 essay “Repressive Toleration” “that free speech and toleration are illusions so long as society has yet to conform to the Marxian ideal. So long as that is true, in fact, free speech must be suppressed and toleration itself must not be tolerated.” (FEE)
The self-proclaimed “anti-fascists” are the new fascists because their view is the only view.