The Right Wing’s Resemblance to Stalinism

Think Progress reports that Morton Kondracke has called referred to the move to dump Fox from covering a Democratic debate as “junior grade Stalinism.” Funny, I’ve noticed Stalinist tendencies on the right for quite a while:

The obvious number one example is the use of Fox News as a propaganda organ pretending to be a real news outlet.

The K Street Project forced corporations and their lobbyists to only play ball with Republicans, just as it was necessary to be a member of the Communist Party in the USSR.

The politicization of the Justice Department had several Stalinist tendencies including dumping prosecutors on political grounds, violating the law with the “national security letters,” supporting violations of the Geneva Convention, and ignoring issues of election integrity.

Conservatives ignore established science on issues such as evolution and climate change while promoting faux-science such as is seen at the Discovery Institute, reminiscent of Stalinist support for Lysenkoism, which also denied established evolutionary science.

That’s not to mention the authoritarian tendencies seen by the Republicans as they support the social agenda of the religious right.

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    Artie Karl says:

    Mark Crispin Miller’s book “Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election” has just been released on paperback. We need to support this vital book!!

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