Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Buchanan and left-right convergence

An interesting article (via Jogo) in FrontPage by Steven Zak on The Old Right/New Left/Neo-Nazi Alliance. Zak juxtaposes some of the things that paleoconservatives, fashionable leftists and white supremacists have said, on Israel and on American foreign policy, to build the case for a disturbing left-right convergence.

Here is an edited version:

"It's all part of the same ball of wax, right? The oil companies, Israel, Halliburton." - Michael Moore

"Who would benefit from a war of civilizations between the West and Islam? Answer: one nation, one leader, one party. Israel, Sharon, Likud." - Pat Buchanan

"So, for whose benefit does America wage this war? The answer is Israel, Israel, Israel!" - David Duke

"The Israeli puppeteer travels to Washington and meets with the puppet in the White House. He then goes down Pennsylvania Avenue and meets with the puppets in Congress ... It is time for the United States Government to stand up and think for itself." - Ralph Nader

"The Founding Fathers of the United States deeply feared that a foreign government [like Israel] might gain this level of control over a branch of the United States government, and their fears have been vindicated." - Juan Cole

"The Jews are particularly adept at seizing or insinuating themselves into strategic positions in our society where they wield power far beyond the extent of their numbers....We White people of America have done nothing so far which would frustrate the Jews' expectations or their ambitions of becoming the world's slavemasters." - Ernst Zundel

"Neo-conservatism has unleashed a series of wars against foreign countries that posed no threat whatever to the U.S." - Lew Rockwell Jr.

"The warmongers anxiously want this war NOT to appear to be a result of the Israeli Fifth Column trying to strike down Israel's enemies one by one." - David Duke

"We still tiptoe around putting a name to...the neoconservatives' agenda on U.S.-Israeli relations...It's time, however, that we say the words out loud and deal with what they really signify. Dual loyalties." - Kathleen and Bill Christison (Counterpunch)

"Neocons say we attack them because they are Jewish. We do not. We attack them because their warmongering threatens our country, even as it finds a reliable echo in Ariel Sharon." - Pat Buchanan

"Jewish roots and currents...make the neocon movement nothing more than a Jewish supremacist apparatus." - David Duke

"They charge us with anti-Semitism -- i.e., a hatred of Jews for their faith, heritage, or ancestry. False. The truth is, those hurling these charges harbor a 'passionate attachment' to a nation not our own that causes them to subordinate the interests of their own country and to act on an assumption that, somehow, what's good for Israel is good for America." - Pat Buchanan

"Certainly, there are a number of stories sloshing around the news now...The purveyor of anthrax may have been a former government scientist, Jewish...with the intent to blame the anthrax on Muslim terrorists. Rocketing around the web and spilling into the press are many stories about Israeli spies in America at the time of 9/11...." - Alexander Cockburn

"But if you care to lay out the clear and copious evidence of ... Israel's obvious foreknowledge of the attacks of 9/11, then you are automatically labeled 'anti-Semitic,' probably the most hateful and onerous title that can be conferred on a human being." - David Duke (referring to a theory popularized by Justin Raimondo)

"Anti-Semitism is no longer a problem, fortunately. It's raised, but it's raised because privileged people want to make sure they have total control, not just 98 percent control. That's why anti-Semitism is becoming an issue. Not because of the threat of anti-Semitism; they want to make sure there's no critical look at the policies the U.S. (and they themselves) support in the Middle East." - Noam Chomsky

"Revisionists are not at all irrational hateful people but scholars who offer legitimate criticisms of the Holocaust story." - David Duke

"Indeed, it is the charge of anti-Semitism itself that is toxic." - Pat Buchanan

Other sources:
Unpatriotic Conservatives by David Frum
Michael Moore, Hezbollah Heartthrob

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