A recent Media Matters report itemizes the flagrant summoning of the ‘Nazi’ epithet by Glenn Beck and his Fox News ilk to describe the Liberal government policies and personalities they despise. They’re making it hard for me to use the same sobriquet in putting down right wing politicians and officious types whom I can imagine pointing us towards the gas chambers, after a collective time warp to Terezín.
There used to be consensus that ‘Nazi’ was reserved for obvious targets: neo-Nazi’s, juntas, lynching parties, petty bureaucrats “only following orders,” rogue cops using night sticks as dildos. But O’Reilly et al have succeeded in a semiotic turning of the tables and I’m not sure I’ll use the term anymore. At a recent dinner party the conversation turned to “what is a fascist”?
At the end of the meal we confirmed that the definition actually is: “the overtaking of the government by corporate elements, bending the aims of the nation to the will of big business.” In other words, we’re all right now living in a major Nazi regime (Halliburton, big pharma, military-industrial complex, I rest my case).
I wonder what the founder of the Fox Film Corporation, William Fox (born Wilhelm Fried in Tulchva, Hungary) would think of his venerable studio’s News Division strategy? This is what happens when we Jews allow the control of the media to slip between our dirty fingers. It’s time to buy out Rupert Murdoch and re-brand Fox as a twenty-four-seven Joan Rivers home shopping network.