What great fun it’s been watching the Empire and its cheerleaders self-destruct! It all started with left-Neocon Charles Johnson attacking the patriotic conservatives he’d buddied with to support the Neocon Wars. Charles, like Bush and Cheney, welcomed Middle America when cannon fodder was in short supply for the war that would supposedly spark the global democratic revolution. Middle America swallowed their handlers’ lies that these wars supported traditional American values, though people such as Johnson openly despised those values.
As I said at the time, Johnson was never a conservative. He was a leftist promoting war — the ultimate big-government project — to advance a leftist cause.
Now the Neocon purge has ratcheted up yet another notch. Blogger Debbie Schlussel is tossing out accusations that certain pro-war bloggers aren’t sufficiently pro-Israel. In the mind of ideologues, insufficient militancy means apostasy, so Schlussel accused these backsliders of being “anti-Semitic” — a charge aimed at early opponents of the Neocon Wars, including those scary paleoconservatives.
However, Schlussel’s targets have fired back, affirming their faith in the orthodox Neocon doctrine — and the essential tenet of that faith is the centrality of Israel to all that is good and worth fighting for. Here’s how warblogger John Hawkins defended himself from Schlussel:
Yes, the same guy who has written articles like The Moral Superiority Of Israel and Seven Reasons Why Israel Will Never Get a Fair Shake was no different than Hitler in Debbie’s eyes.
Like I said, what fun!
The French Revolution had its terror, the Soviet Union its purge, and Red China its Cultural Revolution. Now the Neocons, just the latest batch of militant ideologues whose revolution is consuming its young, have their own purge.
Have at it, fellas. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.