Saturday, November 11, 2006


Years ago I read these disturbing twin volumes about male fantasies and repressed sexuality and the emergence of fascism in Germany. Then yesterday Steven Hart posted over at The Opinion Mill the following pathetic nonsense by Goucher College graduate Jonah Goldberg:

How Bush Should Handle Loss

I think James Baker and Dick Cheney should take Bush out to the woods around Camp David. After 24 hours in a sweat lodge, he should be given only a loin cloth, a hunting knife and a canteen of water. Bush should then set out to track and kill a black bear, after which he should eat its still beating heart so he can absorb its spirit. He should then fly back to Washington in Marine 1. His torso still scratched from the bear's claws, his face bloodied and steaming in the November chill, he should immediately give a press conference at which he throws the bearskin on the front row of the press corps, completely enveloping Helen Thomas, declaring, "I'm not going anywhere."

This will send important messages to Democrats and well as to our enemies overseas, who are no doubt high-fiving as we speak.

I think people on the Left do use the 'fascist' label a bit too freely when talking about today's rabid ultra-rightists. But when I read claptrap like Goldberg's pathetic masculine fantasy about the Dear Leader, I think of Goering and Goebbels and Himmler at a hunting lodge, blood on their faces, sitting in the steam room together in the 1930s. Whatsa matter Jonah? You went to Goucher the first year it was co-ed instead of all-gal and found out you still weren't regarded as particularly masculine on campus? Still feeling some sorry need to compensate? Still upset that those Volvo-driving elitist lefties outnumbered you in college? Loser.

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