By Calvin Palmer
Regular readers of this blog will already be familiar with my oft-quoted thesis that the ultra-conservatives and the Tea Party set strongly resemble the Nazi Party supporters of 1930s Germany.
This conclusion is not mud-slinging on my part, as many to the right of the political spectrum would have you believe, but based on an extensive knowledge of European history from 1918 to 1945. The tactics of the far right in the United States, with their latent racism, have alarming similarities to those employed by the Nazis during their rise to power.
The ultra-conservatives may seem respectable, plausible and persuasive to the less discerning but scratch the surface and you will find Nazis wearing suits.
Unless the Republican Party can counter this cancer pervading through its ranks, the America we all know and love could well become once again a land filled with intolerance and hatred.
The philosophy of the far-right and its media pundits, combined with the Fox News propaganda machine, one Joseph Goebbels would have been proud of, dishonors the courage and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation who 70 years ago fought to rid Europe and Asia of the scourge of fascism.
We owe it to our fathers and grandfathers to be ever vigilant, in order that this manifestation of the selfish and base nature of humanity never seizes the political control it so ardently seeks, inflicting a living nightmare on us all and plunging this country into the abyss of a new Dark Age.
It would appear my analysis is also shared by minds far greater than mine. Below is an interview with Prof Noam Chomsky of MIT.