Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Racism and Fascism in America

What I learned in 26 years of armed service to America

Stan Goff, a retired 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, sounds a warning call that many of the historical precursors of fascism—white supremacy, militarization of culture, vigilantism, masculine fear of female power, xenophobia and economic destabilization—are ascendant in America today. He was viciously attacked over parts of his book that touched on the racism displayed by fellow American soldiers deployed with him to Haiti.

Related to this is Pat Buchanan's latest book - State of Emergency. That it is a white nationalist screed hasn't stopped it from being a best-seller charts or him appearing on all the cable news shows with no mention of his increasingly open racism.
White America is changing color, Buchanan argues -- "one of the greatest tragedies in human history." The Mexican government is involved in a plot to take over the Southwestern United States, and parts of this country already look like the "Third World." The segregated South wasn't all bad "culturally" -- blacks and whites were united, after all. America, despite what its founders wrote, was a nation formed not on the basis of creed but rather a homogenous ethnic culture. To put it plainly, State of Emergency is a white nationalist tract. The thesis is that America must retain a white majority to survive as a nation.
There is an undercurrent of racism not very deep in America. My sister and brother-in-law recently talked about when they retire in fifteen or twenty years what is the whitest area of the country but still with a good climate they could move to.


Bulldog said...

People who try to make racist issues out of everything are sick and need help.

Gary said...

Not sure what this was refering to - the language in Buchanan's book is clearly racist. The other article by a Special Forces veteran describes the rampart racism sometimes seen in the U.S. special forces and how that is tied to Fascism. Which could be argued about, but if Bulldog just wants to defend racism let him get his own blog. I posted this remark of his because I am pretty tolerant about debate here.