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9/29/2005

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Goes International

Filed under: Politics — Angry Clam @ 5:53 am

[Posted by The Angry Clam]

What do the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, the Kuomintang in the Republic of China, the Mozambique National Resistance, and the Republican Party have in common?

Among other things, they’re all part of the International Democratic Union, an organization founded by Margaret Thatcher to be an alliance of various conservative parties throughout the world, and was patterned after the Communist International.

That’s right, lefties, we’re conspiring to dominate the entire world.

18 Responses to “The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Goes International”

  1. “That’s right, lefties, we’re conspiring to dominate the entire world. ”

    Nationalist patriotic parties. Working together in the spirit of solidarity.

    actus (c9e62e)

  2. The IDU doesn’t have the severe nationalist parties in it.

    For example, it’s Austrian affiliate is the Austrian People’s Party, not Joerg Haider’s Freedom Party.

    Likewise, the French affiliate is Gaullist, not Le Pen’s people.

    There’s a difference between reflexive nationalism as embodied by Le Pen et al. and the rational recognition of your ideological fellows around the world.

    Angry Clam (fa7fff)

  3. “There’s a difference between reflexive nationalism as embodied by Le Pen et al. and the rational recognition of your ideological fellows around the world.”

    Very Gaullist.

    Just because there is some even more nationalist party, doesn’t mean you’re not that nationalist. I mean, this is DeGaulle you’re talking about right?

    actus (ebc508)

  4. I’m not disputing the label, which I self-apply incidentally, only the supposedly ironic implications you wish people to draw from it.

    Angry Clam (fa7fff)

  5. “I’m not disputing the label, which I self-apply incidentally, only the supposedly ironic implications you wish people to draw from it.”

    The idea that nationalists are banding together for international solidarity is not that disputed by the fact that there are even more extreme wingnutty nationlists out there.

    actus (ebc508)

  6. Once again, you’ve shown an utter inability to read the post, and instead decided to restate your original comment.

    I will repeat myself once:

    The implication you wanted people to draw from your comment was “Internationalist nationalists! Isn’t that funny?”

    I pointed out that it isn’t, because the type of nationalist that humor rests on is not the type involved in the IDU.

    Now, let’s watch you simply repeat yourself yet again, because I know it’s coming.

    Angry Clam (fa7fff)

  7. Presumably, this organization doesn’t include Republicans, either. The ones in Germany, that is.

    Xrlq (6c76c4)

  8. “I pointed out that it isn’t, because the type of nationalist that humor rests on is not the type involved in the IDU.”

    Its the right wing nationalism that isn’t nationalist, because there is a more extreme, insular nationalism that is not the kind of right wing nationalism that is not nationlist. Gotcha!

    actus (ebc508)

  9. Stop drinking for twenty four hours before posting, actus.

    Angry Clam (a7c6b1)

  10. “Stop drinking for twenty four hours before posting, actus. ”

    The kind of drinking I do in the morning (caffeine) is not the kind of drinking that your attempted humor is addressing.

    actus (ebc508)

  11. We already KNOW that, silly fundy.

    We’re way ahead of you … if you don’t collapse from your own corruption and cronyism, your ineptitude will spell your doom.

    Barry (d3b506)

  12. As a leftist, all I can say is, “C’mon, tell us something we don’t know.

    Phaedrus (3141ec)

  13. Phaederus:
    And as another leftist, all I ask is they put a genius like GWB in charge of this conspiracy.

    Robert (6b95ab)

  14. Here’s hoping they are as successful as the comintern was.

    aphrael (e0cdc9)

  15. Could you kids just try to act like grown-ups?

    Drew (52e6d0)

  16. “That’s right, lefties, we’re conspiring to dominate the entire world. ”

    And you are losing because your kind is illiterate, stupid, and hubristic.

    The U.S. has been in existence for a mere two hundred years, and half-way civilized for about fifty.

    Most cultures in the rest of the world are thousands of years old.

    Read Gibbons’ “Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire”. If you can understand any of it, you should be able to infer what happens to super-powers gone amok: they self-destruct.

    Thank you for contributing to the destruction of my country.

    Neo-progressive (d6f5a0)

  17. Neo,
    Happy to oblige. I hope I see the day when the Democratic party collapses entirely and collectivist ideas are laughed at publicly as they should be.

    Bostonian (34df6e)

  18. Hmm. Who is this Gibbons, and what is this “Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire” you speak of?

    I know of an Edward Gibbon (no “s”), but he wrote “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.”

    Also, you should try reading it yourself- he blamed the lack of military expansion and conquest after Trajan for part of the societal decay, along with the corresponding massive welfare state that the Romans had erected.

    Essentially, he pinned the cause as that the Romans weren’t vicious enough in their conquests of foreign lands, and they were too willing to enact socialist domestic policies. Do you still think that’s a good sign for the modern world? Because if you do, America should be out there conqueroring territory. I think a good place to start would be seizing the oil fields of Mexico and Venezuela.

    Gibbon also blamed Christianity, so its interesting that you didn’t go off on that.

    Moral of this story: if you’re going to call someone dumb and illiterate, first, don’t do that to someone who’s smarter and more well read than you are, and second, don’t be dumb and illiterate yourself.

    Angry Clam (a7c6b1)


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